Moore's 24 lead Lynx over Sun 93-79

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " Maya Moore scored 24 points, including was 4 of 5 from 3-point range, to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 93-79 on Sunday night.

Sylvia Fowles added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points.

Minnesota remained tied with Los Angeles for first place in the overall standings and will face the Sparks on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The winner will not only take a one-game lead in the playoff race, but also secure the head-to-head tiebreaker with four games remaining.

The Lynx took the lead for good early in the second quarter but didn't pull away until a 9-0 run spanning both halves made it 47-34 early in the third quarter. The Sun (11-18) got no closer than 12 the rest of the way.

Alex Bentley had 16 points, Jonquel Jones and Chiney Ogwumike added 14 each for Connecticut.


Nneka Ogwumike had 21 points, six rebounds and eight assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks past the Indiana Fever 88-81 in a home game.

Candace Parker added with 19 points, and Kristi Toliver 18 points for Los Angeles.

Erica Wheeler scored 20 points, and Shenise Johnson added 19 for Indiana.

SKY 97, STARS 73

At Rosemont, Elena Delle Donne made 12 of 20 shots and scored 35 points in Chicago's victory over San Antonio.

Delle Donne made 3 of 4 3-pointers, 8 of 9 free throws and also had six rebounds to lead Chicago (15-13) to its fourth straight victory.

Monique Currie scored 20 points, hitting all 10 of her free throws, and Moriah Jefferson added 18 points for San Antonio (6-22).


Tayler Hill made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 2:09 and had 25 points to help Washington to an away win over Dallas.

Kia Vaugh added 17 points for Washington. Skylar Diggins led Dallas with 25 points, and Aerial Powers had 21 points and 10 rebounds. The Wings have lost 11 straight.


Breanna Stewart had 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks in the Seattle's victory in Atlanta.

Sue Bird added 23 points, Jewell Loyd had 17 and Alysha Clark 11 for the Storm. Angel McCoughtry was 12 of 17 from the field and had 32 points for the Dream.

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