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Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) takes a shot against San Antonio Silver Stars guard Danielle Robinson (13) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Minneapolis. AP

MINNEAPOLIS — Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus both scored 22 points as the Minnesota Lynx rebounded from their worst performance of the season to beat the Tulsa Shock 88-79 on Sunday night.

Lindsay Whalen had 19 points and nine assists for Minnesota (6-2), which has won four of five. Rebekkah Brunson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Glory Johnson scored 24 points to lead Tulsa (3-8), which lost for the first time in three games. Candice Wiggins had 14.

In a 28-point loss on Friday at Los Angeles, Augustus, Moore, Whalen and Brunson combined for just 11 points on 5 of 22 shooting.

Moore had 15 points in the first half, Augustus added 14, and Whalen had 11 as Minnesota shot 60.7 percent and took a 49-40 lead before halftime. A 3-pointer by Moore gave the Lynx a 69-55 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Dream 78, Sun 77

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Angel McCoughtry had a game-high 34 points with five rebounds and three steals in the Dream’s win.

McCoughtry, the only player in double figures for Atlanta, scored the final points of the game on a layup with 51.4 seconds left.

Jasmine Thomas had seven points and six rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Dream. Alex Bentley scored nine.

Tina Charles had 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, and Kelsey Griffin added 16 points and four rebounds for the Sun (2-6). Kalana Greene had 14 points and five rebounds.

Silver Stars 78, Liberty 77, OT

NEWARK, New Jersey — Shenise Johnson’s jumper with 36.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Silver Stars over the Liberty.

Danielle Robinson scored 18 points, Danielle Adams had 16 and DeLisha Milton-Jones 15 to lead the Silver Stars (3-5), who ended a four-game skid.

Cappie Pondexter had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Plenette Pierson scored 18 points for New York (4-3), which lost at home for the first time in this WNBA season after opening with four wins.

The Liberty had three chances after Johnson’s go-ahead basket, but Katie Smith missed two 3s, including one blocked by Jia Perkins with 1.9 seconds left. New York had a chance to win in regulation, but Pondexter’s jumper at the buzzer fell short.

Sparks 79, Mystics 69

LOS ANGELES — Lindsey Harding scored 22 points and had seven assists, and Candace Parker added 20 points to lead the Sparks.

Harding scored a season high in points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and made all 10 free throws in 40 minutes of action. Parker also had seven rebounds and four blocks, while Neka Ogwumike added 15 points and nine rebounds.

The Sparks (5-2) won their third straight game and remained undefeated at home.

Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics (4-4) with 16 points and 13 rebounds, but Washington went winless on a three-game road trip. Tayler Hill also had 16 points in a reserve role.

Washington leading scorer Ivory Latta was held to five points on 2-for-8 shooting.


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