Lynx Blow Big Lead, Hang on to Win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Fowles was 8 of 10 from the field and had three steals and two blocked shots. Natasha Howard scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Lynx (21-4).
Howard and Moore scored six points apiece during a 14-2 run that made it 68-51 with 9 minutes left and Minnesota held on from there.
Breanna Stewart had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Storm (9-15). Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd scored 16 points apiece and Alysha Clark had 10. Bird added eight assists.
The Lynx, ranked second in the AP WNBA power poll, had 21 assists on 29 field goals.
The 10th-ranked Storm shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the field.