Lynx vs. Storm final: Seattle buzzer beater keeps Storm playoff hopes alive

Seattle Storm forward Lauren Jackson made a game-tying three as time expired in regulation and the Storm eventually defeated the Minnesota Lynx in double overtime, 86-79. Seattle's win leaves the two teams knotted at one game apiece in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Seattle entered the fourth quarter down six points, but quickly mounted a comeback, holding a two-point lead with under two minutes to play. A few missed shots and a turnover, coupled with free throws on the other end had the Storm down four points late. Sue Bird made a jump shot with 12 seconds remaining to cut the lead to two. After a quick foul, Taj McWilliams-Franklin was faced with two free throws to put the game on ice, however, she could only convert 1-of-2, and Seattle's Lauren Jackson drilled a three as time expired.

The Storm were led by strong efforts from Sue Bird and Tanisha Wright. Bird scored 22 points, including six points in the second overtime period, and added seven assists and four steals while Tanisha Wright scored 18 points of her own.

Seimone Augustus led the way for Minnesota with 20 points and seven rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson contributed to the winning cause as well with a double-double, 22 points and 15 rebounds.

The Lynx and Storm will square off in a series-deciding Game Three of the conference semifinals Tuesday in Minnesota.

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