Lynx blow lead, lose in OT 08 Jul 16

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alex Bentley made three 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes of regulation and scored seven points in overtime to help the Connecticut Sun rally past Minnesota 93-89 on Thursday night, overcoming Maya Moore’s 40 points for the Lynx.

Minnesota was ahead 77-66 with 1:59 left in regulation, but Bentley made three 3s on four Connecticut possessions to pull to 79-77. After a Minnesota turnover, Chiney Ogwumike went coast-to-coast for a layup to tie it and Lindsay Whalen missed a layup at the buzzer.

The Sun closed regulation on a 13-4 run.

In overtime, Camille Little hit a 3-pointer and had a steal on the other, leading to Jonquel Jones’ baseline jumper for a 91-87 Connecticut lead. Moore made two free throws to get Minnesota to 91-89 with 31.9 seconds left and had a steal on Connecticut’s next possession. After a timeout, Moore was whistled for an offensive foul and Bentley made two free throws for a two-possession lead.

Bentley finished with 24 points for Connecticut (5-13), which is ranked 11th in the AP power poll. Ogwumike added 21 points.