Maya Moore scores 26, Seimone Augustus has 21; Minnesota beats Connecticut 85-79



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UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Maya Moore scored 26 points and Seimone Augustus had 21 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat Connecticut 85-79 on Tuesday night, the Sun's fourth straight loss.

Minnesota made all five of its free throws over the final 15 seconds after Chelsea Gray's 3-pointer had pulled Connecticut within three points with 57 seconds remaining.

Rebekkah Brunson added 12 points for Minnesota (10-3) and grabbed a key offensive rebound with 35 seconds left. Moore made four 3-pointers, and had seven rebounds and five assists.

Minnesota led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter. But Connecticut went on a 9-0 run to open the fourth for a 63-62 lead. Minnesota retook the lead at 76-72 after Augustus and Moore scored 14 straight for the Lynx.

Alex Bentley hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points for Connecticut (7-5), which was 11 of 23 from 3-point range.

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