Abrosimova Powers Lynx Past Shock

Minnesota 87, Detroit 77

MINNEAPOLIS, August 16 (AP) -- Svetlana Abrosimova scored a season-high 25 points and Seimone Augustus added 19 as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Detroit Shock 87-77 on Thursday night.

Abrosimova hit her fourth 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter to give the Lynx a 31-16 lead and become the 51st player in WNBA history to score 2,000 points. Minnesota (9-24) set a record for points in the quarter and tied a team mark with seven 3s.

Ivory Latta had 15 points to lead the Shock (24-9), who have lost three straight since clinching home-court advantage throughout the postseason on Saturday.

Detroit's Katie Smith, the all-time leading scorer in women's basketball, had 10 points to top 6,000 as a professional - including her play in the ABL. Smith has 4,572 points in the WNBA, including 3,605 while playing for the Lynx.

Also, Augustus increased her scoring total to 755 points, breaking the single-season franchise reord of 744 she set as a rookie last year.

Katie Feenstra scored eight points in the second quarter to pull the Shock to 49-43 at halftime. However, they didn't get closer than five points the rest of the way.

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