Lynx Defeat Phoenix in WNBA Action
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 28 points and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 13 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 71-61 on Sunday night.
Renee Montgomery had 15 points for the Lynx (20-10), who now lead Phoenix by three games in the Western Conference.
Minnesota, which was 2-of-10 shooting to open the game and missed 11 straight shots in the second quarter, started the second half with a 10-2 run, including a 3-point play by Fowles that gave the Lynx their first lead of the game, 41-39.
A jumper by Moore with 2:53 to play gave capped a 16-4 spurt and made it 66-56 — the Lynx's biggest lead of the game.
Lindsay Whalen was injured in the first half, and is not expected to play in the remaining regular season games.
DeWanna Bonner scored 15 points, Candice Dupree added 14 and Brittney Griner 13 for Phoenix (17-13). Griner also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a season-high nine shots, the most in the WNBA this season.