The Seattle Storm were looking for a big win on Wednesday night as they continue to chase a final WNBA Playoff spot. The team got just that, thanks to a late Crystal Langhorne bucket to push her team past the Minnesota Lynx 62-61. Here's a look at the latest Lynx vs. Storm recap with top performers, game stats, a WNBA standings update, and what's next for the two teams.

WNBA game recap

Breanna Stewart notched a double-double in the Seattle Storm victory with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Jewel Loyd led all Storm players with 16 points on 7-for-17 shooting. Forward Crystal Langhorne scored 14 points for Seattle but also had the two biggest points in the game.

With just 11 seconds remaining, Langhorne made a layup to put her team ahead by one. After a timeout, Maya Moore missed her 17-footer. Sylvia Fowles snatched the rebound and tried for a shot but failed to do so as time ran out on the Lynx.

The Storm shot 42.4 percent for the game and 33.3 percent from downtown. The team had 12 turnovers with the Lynx losing the ball 11 times. Minnesota had a bad shooting night too, with just a 33.3 percent rate overall and 36.4 percent from downtown. The Lynx also dominated the boards 40-32 but just couldn't come up with that final shot to get the win.

In the losing effort, Sylvia Fowles had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Maya Moore also recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. No other Minnesota Lynx players finished in double digits for the game.

The Lynx had 15 points combined from their bench while Seattle got just seven total. However, the spirited play of the Storm and the big bucket down the stretch by Langhorne should certainly give this team some momentum as the WNBA season is moving towards the playoffs.

Standings & what's next

The loss drops the Minnesota Lynx to 21-5 for the season. They're still leading the WNBA standings by two games over the Los Angeles Sparks who were winners on Wednesday night. The Lynx and Sparks both have clinched playoff spots, as have the Connecticut Sun. Next up, Minnesota takes on the Indiana Fever this Friday night starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Seattle Storm are now 12-16 overall and 9-6 at home.

Tonight's win puts them in the eighth and final WNBA Playoff spot as they're now a half-game ahead of the Chicago Sky and 2.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Dream. They haven't secured an official postseason spot just yet, though. Next up for Seattle is a home contest against the San Antonio Stars beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday night.

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