Stricklen hits go-ahead with 8.2 left, Sun beat Storm 67-66
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun's 67-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.
The Suns (9-8) snapped a four-game home losing streak, and handed the Storm (5-15) their eighth straight road loss.
Seattle's Sue Bird made a pullup jumper with 2:13 left to give Seattle a 66-60 lead. Alyssa Thomas answered with a layup and, after a Seattle turnover, Stricklen made a 3-pointer to make it 66-65.
Seattle's Crystal Langhorne missed an off-balance jumper with 22 seconds left and, after Connecticut took the lead, Abby Bishop missed a jumper at the buzzer.
Kelsey Bone added 12 points, and Elizabeth Williams had 10 points and a career-high six rebounds for Connecticut. Stricklen made 4 of 5 3-pointers against her former team.
Bird scored 15 points, six in the fourth quarter, for Seattle.