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Damiris Dantas converts go-ahead three-point play; Lynx rally past Seattle 76-73

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SEATTLE — Damiris Dantas converted a go-ahead three-point play with 18 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx rallied past the Seattle Storm 76-73 on Thursday night.

Minnesota overcame an 18-point deficit, outscoring Seattle 22-11 in the fourth quarter. Dantas' free throw gave the Lynx their first lead since it was 2-0.

Seimone Augustus led Minnesota (6-2) with 24 points. Dantas finished with 10, five in the final minute. Augustus moved past Chamique Holdsclaw for 16th place on the WNBA's career scoring list.

PHOTO: Seattle Storm's Abby Bishop, left, of Australia, collides with Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Storm's Abby Bishop, left, of Australia, collides with Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sue Bird hit a 3-pointer with 1:00 remaining to give Seattle a 72-68 lead. Dantas scored the next five points and Minnesota made 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch. Bird's half-court heave at the buzzer hit the backboard.

Jenna O'Hea had 17 points for Seattle (2-5) and Bird added 16, 13 in the first half. The Storm lost their third straight home game.

Seattle made three consecutive 3-pointers, two by Abby Bishop, to take a 60-44 lead with 7:07 left in the third quarter. But the Storm only scored two points the rest of the quarter, going scoreless for five-plus minutes, and the Lynx pulled within 62-54.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma was in attendance, watching former players Bird, Renee Montgomery, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Maya Moore and Asjha Jones.

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