Collier's 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night.
Minnesota scored the first five points of the game, never trailed and led by as many as 23 points to end a three-game losing streak. The Wings trailed by at least 15 points the entire second half.
Danielle Robinson added 14 points and Sylvia Fowles scored 12 for Minnesota (14-15). Fowles and Collier combined for 24 first-half points as Minnesota led 47-32.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 10 of her 22 points in the first quarter for Dallas (9-19). Allisha Gray added 16 points. The Wings were outrebounded 35-25.
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders sat courtside.