Jones’ Hook Shot Leads Sun Over Lynx

Connecticut 78, Minnesota 77

UNCASVILLE, Conn., June 6 (AP) -- Asjha Jones made a jump-hook shot with 19.7 seconds remaining and the Connecticut Sun rallied from a five-point deficit in the final 1:39 Friday night to defeat the Minnesota Lynx, 78-77.

Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus missed a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer, and the Lynx lost for the first time this season.

Minnesota (5-1) had entered the game leading the Western Conference and was the last remaining undefeated team in the WNBA.

Minnesota rallied from a 71-61 deficit with 7:19 remaining by holding Connecticut without a field goal and to one point in a span of 5:58.

Charde Houston's three-point play gave the Lynx a 77-72 lead.

But the Sun (6-1) rallied with a basket by Tamika Whitmore and two by Jones.

Jones led the Sun with 25 points. Whitmore had 18 and Lindsay Whalen added 16 for Connecticut.

Augustus led the Lynx with 22 points and Candice Wiggins had 17. Wiggins scored nine of her 17 in the fourth period. Her two free throws with 2:57 left gave the Lynx a 74-72 lead, their first lead since early in the second period.

Jones scored 16 of her points in the first half as the Sun rallied from a five-point deficit with a 14-2 run late in the second period.

Whalen made a fall-away jumper at the first-half horn to give Connecticut a 43-35 halftime lead, and the Sun led by as many as 12 points in the third period.

Augustus scored 11 of her team's first 24 points, including a 3-pointer early in the second period that gave the Lynx a 24-19 lead.

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