Seattle 92, Minnesota 75
Storm Pull Away Late
To Rout Lynx
SEATTLE, July 1 (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Lynx apparently did not realize that WNBA games consist of four quarters.
Holding a lead entering the final period, the Lynx collapsed en route to absorbing their fifth straight loss, a 92-75 defeat to the Seattle Storm.
Seattle held a 40-29 lead at halftime but was outscored, 32-20, in the third quarter to head into the final period facing a one-point deficit.
But that was where Jackson and Burse took over, scoring nine and eight points, respectively. Jackson's basket with 7:43 remaining gave the Storm the lead for good at 66-64 and her three-point play with 5:22 left capped Seattle's 21-3 run to open the period.
Jackson made 9-of-10 shots from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Storm (10-8) in scoring for the 14th time this season. Burse connected on 9-of-11 shots and pulled down eight boards, while Sue Bird added 11 points and a franchise-record 14 assists for Seattle.
Rookie sensation Seimone Augustus scored 24 points to lead Minnesota (5-11). Nicole Ohlde added 15 points for the Lynx, who shot 38 percent (25-of-65), including 4-of-15 in the fourth quarter.
Next Games: The Seattle Storm host the Fever on Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET and the Minnesota Lynx host the Washington Mystics on Wednesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET.