Seimone Augustus capped off a game-high 18 point performance with a game-winning putback just before the final buzzer sounded to give the Minnesota Lynx a 66-64 road win tonight against the Indiana Fever.
Swanny Says: @seimoneaugustus putback was her first career buzzer-beater & the 8th in @minnesotalynx franchise history. #moneymone— Alan Horton (@LynxRadio) August 6, 2014
The win is Minnesota's 10th in a row as full health has helped them supplant the Phoenix Mercury as the league's hottest team. If the Lynx win their final six games of the regular season - which includes a visit to Phoenix - they would match the Mercury's 16-game winning streak that ended in Minneapolis last week.
More importantly, the win brought the Lynx temporarily tied with the Mercury for the top record in the league at 23-6 while the Mercury are in progress against the Atlanta Dream.
The Fever mounted a 15-point lead in the first half, but led by just six at halftime before shooting just 23.3% - including 4-for-22 inside the 3-point arc - in the second half. The loss marks the seventh game of the season that the Fever have lost after leading by 10 or more points and the third time they've lost a game in which they were up by 15, according to the numbers at Lynx Data.