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Published September 30 2012

Seattle outlasts Minnesota Lynx in 2 OTs, forces Game 3

SEATTLE – Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 in Game 2 on Sunday night, evening their Western Conference semifinal series.

Minnesota 27 10 22 11 5 4 – 79

Seattle 18 18 17 17 5 11 – 86

MINNESOTA (79): Moore 5-17 0-0 12, Brunson 9-15 4-5 22, McWilliams-Franklin 2-5 2-4 6, Augustus 6-16 7-9 20, Whalen 2-15 6-6 10, M.Wright 1-4 5-6 7, Wiggins 0-4 2-2 2, Peters 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-77 26-32 79.

SEATTLE (86): Smith 2-6 2-2 7, Little 5-11 2-4 12, Jackson 4-17 0-2 9, T.Wright 5-8 7-7 18, Bird 8-15 2-2 22, Wauters 0-3 1-2 1, Thompson 4-11 1-2 10, Stricklen 2-4 0-0 5, Abrosimova 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 31-77 15-21 86. 3-Point Goals- Minnesota 3-16 (Moore 2-7, Augustus 1-4, M.Wright 0-1, Whalen 0-2, Wiggins 0-2), Seattle 9-21 (Bird 4-7, Thompson 1-2, Stricklen 1-2, T.Wright 1-2, Smith 1-3, Jackson 1-5). Fouled Out- Jackson. Rebounds- Minnesota 55 (Brunson 15), Seattle 55 (Jackson 14). Assists- Minnesota 10 (Whalen 5), Seattle 18 (Bird, T.Wright 7). Total Fouls- Minnesota 23, Seattle 28. Technicals - Jackson, Smith. A- 8,479 (9,686).