Storm downs Lynx with defenseJun 25, 2011 - 4:48 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Camille Little scored 16 points and Swin Cash added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Seattle Storm clawed their way to a 65-55 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
Playing without three-time MVP Lauren Jackson, who was diagnosed with a labral tear in her hip, the Storm were aided by 11 points from both Lecoe Willingham and Tanisha Wright and eight assists from Sue Bird.
Minnesota, which failed to record its first six-game win streak since 2004, was paced by Seimone Augustus' 17 points.
The Storm held a 35-25 lead at the half, thanks largely to the Lynx's wretched first quarter, which saw them commit six turnovers and tally just eight points on 2-of-15 shooting.
Minnessota, which has excelled on the defensive end this year, muscled its way back into the game after the half by stifling the Seattle offense. The Storm scored just 12 points in the third quarter on 4-of-11 shooting, and held a slim 47-45 advantage headed into the fourth.
Seattle never relinquished the lead in the final period, however, and led by as many as 14 down the stretch to secure the victory.
- MINNESOTA: 55
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- MINNESOTA: 0
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