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Charles helps Liberty beat Storm in OT

Charles helps Liberty beat Storm in OT

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SEATTLE (AP) — Tina Charles broke a tie on a put-back with 23 seconds left in the New York Liberty’s 84-80 overtime time victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points, and Charles added 18 points and 14 rebounds to help New York (10-13) win its third straight game. The Liberty, fighting for a playoff spot, have won six of their last eight after a 4-11 start.

After Charles gave New York the lead, Pondexter added a basket just before the buzzer after Seattle missed two shots in the final 13 seconds.

Camille Little scored 22 points, and Crystal Langhorne added 17 for Seattle (9-17). They Storm have lost four in a row and five of their last six.

Seattle guard Temeka Johnson had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 assists and a career-high 10 rebounds. She started in place of Sue Bird, sidelined by a strained neck.

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