INDIANAPOLIS – When the Minnesota Lynx needed a basket, Seimone Augustus was in the right position at the right time.
Augustus’ rebound score as time expired lifted the Lynx to their 10th consecutive victory, 66-64 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
Lindsay Whalen’s 15-foot baseline jumper rattled around the rim before falling into the hands of Augustus, who finished with 18 points and five rebounds. She was mobbed by her teammates when the buzzer sounded.
“They collapsed in (the middle) and Lindsay got a great look at the basket,” Augustus said. “I was just in great position to get that tip-in rebound.”
While the Lynx (23-6) celebrated, the Fever (13-16) walked off with another tight loss. Of Indiana’s 29 games, 15 have been decided by five points or less. Indiana is 6-9 in those games.
Maya Moore had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Minnesota, which is battling Phoenix for the West’s top spot. Whalen had nine points and six rebounds.
Karima Christmas led the Fever with 15 points, and Erlana Larkins had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana is still chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.