Sun snap a losing skid by stealing one from the Lynx late


The Minnesota Lynx let it slip away in overtime as they fell to the Connecticut Sun 78-77 Wednesday afternoon at Target Center.

The Lynx were without All-Star guard Lindsay Whalen against her former team. She missed the game with an eye injury, snapping her streak of 106 consecutive games started. Whalen was poked in the eye in Sunday's win over Tulsa.

Connecticut's Camille Little knocked down a 15-foot jumper with eight seconds to play in overtime, giving the Sun the one point lead.

Minnesota had a last-second opportunity, but Maya Moore's jumper didn't go and the Lynx came up short.

The Lynx also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but were hurt when Shekinna Stricklen connected a big shot with two seconds remaining to force overtime.

Moore led Minnesota with 25 points (20 in the second half), but she was just 9-of-32 shooting on the afternoon. Rebekkah Brunson had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. She also finished with three steals and three assists.

Stricklen was big off the bench for the Sun, scoring 15 points.

The victory for the Sun ended a six-game losing streak. The Lynx go into the All-Star break with the WNBA's best record at 12-4.

Moore, Whalen and Seimone Augustus were named All-Stars, although Augustus is out with a knee injury and Whalen's status for the game is unknown.

Next Up

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.