INDIANAPOLIS – When the Minnesota Lynx needed a basket, Seimone Augustus was in the right position at the right time.
Augustus’ rebound score as time expired lifted the defending champion Lynx to their 10th consecutive victory, 66-64 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
Lindsay Whalen’s 15-foot baseline jumper rattled around the rim before falling into the hands of Augustus, who finished with 18 points and five rebounds.
“They collapsed in (the middle) and Lindsay got a great look at the basket,” Augustus said. “I was just in great position to get that tip-in rebound.”
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While the Lynx (23-6) celebrated the victory, the Fever (13-16) dropped to 6-9 in games decided by five points or less.
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League-leading Phoenix (24-4) has won 17 of 18 and set a franchise mark for victories.
Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points for Atlanta (17-11), which has lost six of eight.
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Ivory Latta scored 16 points, leading Washington to a rout of New York.
Sky 82, at Sun 66
Epiphanny Prince had 20 points, helping Chicago beat Connecticut.
Shock 96, at Sparks 90
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