MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 (Ticker) -- Teresa Edwards scored 18 points as the Minnesota Lynx moved into sole possession of third place in the Western Conference with a 64-61 victory over the Seattle Storm.

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Teresa Edwards did her part to drive the Lynx through the Storm.
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Seattle held a 33-27 lead at halftime, but Edwards scored five points in a key 17-0 second-half run that gave the Lynx a 50-42 lead with 11:25 remaining.

Sue Bird and Betty Lennox responded as Seattle went on a 17-5 run of its own over the next 9½ minutes to take a 59-55 lead with less than two minutes left.

Minnesota scored nine of the game's final 11 points as it snapped a four-game home losing streak. Nicole Ohlde added 16 points, including the go-ahead layup with 67 seconds remaining, and Helen Darling had a career-high 10 assists for the Lynx, who moved within one game of the Storm for second place in the conference.

Bird scored 15 points to lead the Storm, who need just one win to clinch a postseason berth.