Lynx close on 17-4 run to beat Sparks 66-57

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57 on Thursday night.

Minnesota (17-9) closed on a 17-4 run, highlighted by a long 3-poiner by Aerial Powers with 3:11 left for a five-point lead. Los Angeles (10-18) was held to four points in the fourth quarter, going 1 for 13 from the field.

Powers finished with 13 points for Minnesota. Fowles was 7 of 10 from the field, but the Lynx shot just 34.5%.

Ogwumike had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Los Angeles. Wheeler finished with 16 points and seven assists. Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver did not play.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Allisha Gray had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points and Dallas beat Atlanta.

Moriah Jefferson added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Dallas (12-15). Courtney Williams led Atlanta (6-20) with 25 points and seven assists.

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