- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Camille Little hit a jumper with 8 seconds left for her only points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-77 in overtime Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

The Sun closed on a 7-2 run, taking a 76-75 lead on Jasmine Thomas’ 3-pointer with 27 seconds left.

Maya Moore, who scored 20 of her 25 points after halftime, had one final chance, but her shot with 2 seconds left missed. The All-Star forward hit a driving layup to give the Lynx a one-point lead with 17 seconds remaining, before Thomas found Little for the winner.

Thomas hit a 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, tying it at 69.

Shekinna Stricklen led Connecticut (8-7) with 15 points.

League-leading Minnesota (12-4) played without All-Stars Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen. Augustus is sidelined by a knee injury, and Whalen sustained an eye injury in the Lynx’s previous game, ending her consecutive starts streak, including the playoffs, at 106.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tina Charles had 14 points and 14 rebounds for her eighth double-double and the New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Sparks 59-53 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

New York (12-5) won its third consecutive game on the road to secure sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star break.

Epiphanny Prince added 13 points for New York and Essence Carson had 12. New York tied its lowest scoring total of the season after shooting just 26 percent from the field (17 of 66). But the Liberty held a 55-33 advantage on the glass, including 19-3 on the offensive end, and made 25 of 34 free throws. The Sparks had only 12 free throws, making them all.

Kristi Toliver led Los Angeles (3-13) with 16 points.

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