ATLANTA (AP) Maya Moore scored 22 of her season-high 36 points in the second half and the Minnesota Lynx overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream 84-82 on Friday night.
Sylvia Fowles had 19 points, 15 in the second half, and added eight rebounds and five blocks to help the Lynx (18-6) win their third straight. Seimone Augustus started after missing 10 games following arthroscopic surgery on her right knee and scored six points.
Angel McCoughtry had 32 points for Atlanta (8-15), including two free throws midway through the third quarter that put the Dream up 59-43. Reshanda Gray’s 20 footer made it 76-70 with 6:31 to play, but the Dream missed 12 straight shots before McCoughtry’s 3-pointer at the buzzer. Shoni Schimmel had 18 points, but only scored five in the second half.
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Moore, from nearby Lawrenceville, put the Lynx ahead 80-79 with her fifth 3-pointer with 2:19 left.
LIBERTY 90, SUN 78
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Tina Charles scored a season-high 31 points, Epiphanny Prince added 23 and New York beat Connecticut for its fourth straight victory and ninth in 10 games
The Liberty (16-6) leads the Eastern Conference, three games ahead of Indiana, Washington and Chicago.
Charles, coming off a career-worst four-point game Tuesday night, was 14 of 21 from the field and also had eight rebounds. Prince topped 20 points for the third straight game.
Alex Bentley led the Sun (12-11) with 19 points, and Kelsey Bone had 17.
SKY 94, STORM 84
SEATTLE (AP) – Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot each scored 21 points to help Chicago beat Seattle.
Delle Donne was back in the lineup after missing a game with an ankle injury. The WNBA scoring leader was 5 of 13 from the field and 11 of 11 at the foul line.
Vandersloot added eight assists for the Sky (15-10). Jessica Breland had 15 points with 11 rebounds, and Erika de Souza and Cappie Poindexter each scored 13 points.
Markeisha Gatling, waived by the Sky during training camp, led the league-worst Storm (6-19) with a career-high 16 points.