Fowles has 29 points, 12 rebounds; Lynx beat Storm 93-82
Jul. 31, 2017
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 29 points on 11-of-14 shooting and added 12 rebounds to help the WNBA-leading Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 93-82 on Sunday night for their sixth straight victory.
Maya Moore had 24 points, and Rebekkah Brunson added 20 for Minnesota (19-2). Jia Perkins, starting with Seimone Augustus out for personal reasons, had a career-high seven assists and a season-high six rebounds.
Breanna Stewart's layup trimmed Seattle's deficit to 44-40 early in the third, but Fowles scored 14 points in the quarter — including a personal 10-7 run in which she converted two offensive rebounds into four second-chance points — and the Lynx went into the fourth leading 69-57. Moore had 12 points in the final quarter and her 3-pointer with 1:35 to go gave Minnesota its biggest lead, 91-65.
Jewell Loyd led Seattle (10-13) with 26 points, and Breanna Stewart added 24. The Storm have lost three of four.
Elsewhere, Connecticut and Washington maintained a share of top spot in the Eastern Conference with wins, Los Angeles beat Dallas 95-74 to maintain its hold on second spot in the Western Conference, New York held off Chicago 86-82 and Phoenix had an 81-64 win over last-place San Antonio.
At Uncasville, Alyssa Thomas had 14 points, eight assists and four steals in Connecticut's 89-73 victory over Indiana. The Sun have won 13 of their last 17.
Washington won 77-70 at Atlanta, with Emma Meesseman scoring a career-high 30 points and Kristi Toliver adding 19 for the Mystics.
Candace Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points in Los Angeles' victory over Dallas.
The New York Liberty won for the fourth time in five games, shooting a season-high 53.3 percent (8 of 15) from 3-point range, against Chicago.