MINNEAPOLIS - Matee Ajavon scored on a driving layup with 21.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Mystics ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night.
Ivory Latta had 24 points for Washington (10-13), which moved percentage points ahead of New York for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Monique Currie had 20 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left, and Ajavon 18.
Maya Moore scored 24 points and Lindsay Whalen had 19 for the Lynx (17-4), who lost for the first time in 11 games and ended an 18-game home winning streak. Minnesota has lost twice to Washington and twice to Los Angeles.
Minnesota center Janel McCarville missed the game with a concussion, sustained in Tuesday's win at San Antonio. Coach Cheryl Reeve said she is day-to-day.
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