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Kia Nurse and Asia Durr star as New York Liberty beat Minnesota Lynx

Associated Press

Thursday 13 June 2019 06:36, UK

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Highlights of the Minnesota Lynx's visit to the New York Liberty in the WNBA

Kia Nurse scored 26 points and Asia Durr added a career-high 20 to help the New York Liberty beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Wednesday night.

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Nurse had 11 of her points in the fourth quarter and the Liberty (2-4) held off a few Lynx rallies.

Minnesota got to 61-58 before Nurse hit a three-pointer as the Liberty scored 10 of the next 14 points to build a 71-62 lead.

Kia Nurse initiates the Liberty offense against the Minnesota Lynx
Image: Kia Nurse initiates the Liberty offense against the Minnesota Lynx

The Lynx rallied within four, but Durr made a spectacular move, splitting two defenders and scoring with 20 seconds left to seal the win.

Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Minnesota (4-3), who have dropped three of their last four games.

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The win was the second straight for New York, which had a 17-game losing streak before Sunday's victory over Las Vegas.

New York used a 14-2 run spanning the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second quarter to turn a 9-8 lead into a 13-point advantage.

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Durr was a big part of that spurt as the rookie surpassed her previous career-high of 12 points before half-time. She finished the opening 20 minutes with 14 points as New York led 38-28 at the break.

Fowles moved into the top 20 on the WNBA career scoring list, passing Taj McWilliams-Franklin in the first quarter for 20th. The Lynx star has 5,025 points.

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