MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seimone Augustus scored 17 points in her return from a knee injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-78 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
After missing eight games and the All-Star Game because of bursitis in her left knee, Augustus received a loud ovation as she was introduced in the starting lineup. The cheers were even louder in the fourth quarter when she fueled a 12-0 run that put the game out of reach.
Lindsey Whalen added 14 points to help Minnesota (19-6) beat San Antonio for the 10th straight time at Target Center. Maya Moore had 12 points three nights after scoring a career-high 48 against Atlanta.
Danielle Robinson led the Stars (12-13) with 15 points.
Minnesota led by 10 points in the third quarter before San Antonio used a 13-6 run to cut the Lynx’s lead to 52-51 with 5:15 to play in the period.
SKY 79, DREAM 75
ATLANTA (AP) – Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points and Chicago held off Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
Jessica Breland added 15 points, Allie Quigley had 13, and Sylvia Fowles finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Sky (10-14).
Sancho Lyttle and Tiffany Hayes each had 15 points for Atlanta (15-8). The Dream have lost three straight for the first time this season.
MYSTICS 82, SHOCK 77
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ivory Latta scored 17 points and Washington beat Tulsa despite making only one field goal in the fourth quarter.
Monique Currie scored 16 points – all on free throws – for Washington (12-13). The Mystics have won three in a row and five of six.