Sun close regulation on 13-2 run; beat Lynx in OT.
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.
Moore was just 1 of 9 from the floor for two points in the first half, but she had 15 points in the third quarter and 16 points in the fourth for second-ranked Minnesota (15-4). She made 13 of 27 shots for her third career 40-plus scoring game.
Whalen scored four quick points in the first quarter to become the 15th player in WNBA history to reach 5,000 points. She's the first player in the league to have 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds.