Jewell Loyd scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61 on Wednesday night. Loyd had a shot blocked on a drive but it fell to Langhorne in the lane for a layup to give Seattle the lead. After a timeout, Maya Moore missed a baseline jumper and Sylvia Fowles' putback hit the bottom of the rim.
The WNBA and its players are showing their support for the victims of racially charged violence in Charlottesville. The Los Angeles Sparks and the Washington Mystics locked arms at center court before the start of their nationally televised game Wednesday night. The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm did the same thing before their contest later in the evening.
Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Lynx were 20-2 and burning through their WNBA schedule. Then the team lost point guard Lindsay Whalen to a hand injury and the league's best team is 1-3 since. Things in Minnesota will get a little easier Friday when the Lynx (21-5) host the Indiana Fever (9-19) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.