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Shekinna Stricklen makes go-ahead putback with 8.2 seconds left, Sun beat Storm 67-66

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UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun's 67-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

The Suns (9-8) snapped a four-game home losing streak, and handed the Storm (5-15) their eighth straight road loss.

PHOTO: Seattle Storm’s Ramu Tokashiki of Japan wipes her eye after a collision with a Connecticut Sun player during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Seattle Storm’s Ramu Tokashiki of Japan wipes her eye after a collision with a Connecticut Sun player during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Seattle's Sue Bird made a pullup jumper with 2:13 left to give Seattle a 66-60 lead. Alyssa Thomas answered with a layup and, after a Seattle turnover, Stricklen made a 3-pointer to make it 66-65.

Seattle's Crystal Langhorne missed an off-balance jumper with 22 seconds left and, after Connecticut took the lead, Abby Bishop missed a jumper at the buzzer.

Kelsey Bone added 12 points, and Elizabeth Williams had 10 points and a career-high six rebounds for Connecticut. Stricklen made 4 of 5 3-pointers against her former team.

Bird scored 15 points, six in the fourth quarter, for Seattle.

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