LAS VEGAS (AP) Maya Moore scored 23 and Sylvia Fowles added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 88-73 on Sunday.
Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus added 11 points each for the Lynx (7-6), who won their fourth straight and fifth of the last six.
Minnesota never trailed, outscored the Aces 32-20 in the third quarter and maintained the lead throughout the fourth.
Fowles was 9 of 13 from the field and Minnesota made 38 of 69 (55.1 percent).
Kayla McBride had 18 points, Kelsey Plum scored 15 and Tamera Young added 12 for the Aces (5-10). Las Vegas cut an early 26-11 deficit to 31-27, but got no closer.
The Aces’ A’ja Wilson entered the game averaging 20.8 points and was held to a season-low 10 points with a season-low nine attempts from the field.
SUN 87, FEVER 78
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Rachel Banham scored 20 points and the Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Fever.
Brionna Jones added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5), whose four-game skid came after a 7-1 start to the season. Courtney Williams had 14 points and Chiney Ogwumike scored 13, each with nine rebounds.
Connecticut scored 10 straight to pull away to a 75-62 lead on Alex Bentley’s layup with 6:58 left. The Sun kept the lead in double digits until the Fever cut it to nine on Kelsey Mitchell’s 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Natalie Achonwa scored 16 to lead the Fever (1-13), who lost their third in a row.
SPARKS 80, LIBERTY 54
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Riquna Williams scored a season-high 25 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, to help the Sparks rout the Liberty.
The Sparks (10-3) scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 72-41, their largest of the game.
Los Angeles bounced back from a 101-72 loss to the Dallas Wings on Friday night and stayed atop the WNBA standings.
Candace Parker scored 15 and Nneka Ogwumike added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Amanda Zahui B led the Liberty (4-8) with 19 points. Tina Charles added a season-low 10.
STORM 97, WINGS 76
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Breanna Stewart had 28 points and 12 rebounds and powered a late run for the Storm to beat the Wings.
The Wings took their second lead of the second half at 71-70 on Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 3-pointer with 7:56 left in the game. The Storm (10-4) then held Dallas (6-6) scoreless over the next 5:28 as they scored 22 straight to pull away. Stewart hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points during that run.
The Storm held the Wings to eight first-half rebounds and finished the game with a 39-22 edge on the glass.
Seattle had a scary moment in the first half when coach Dan Hughes went down on the sideline when Dallas’ Kayla Thornton accidently ran into him. Hughes went back to the locker room for a few minutes before returning to the bench.
Liz Cambage had 20 of her 23 points in the first half for Dallas.
SKY 97, MERCURY 88
CHICAGO (AP) – Allie Quigley scored 20 points and hit a key basket late to help the Sky put away the Mercury.
Courtney Vandersloot grabbed the rebound off her own missed runner and passed out to Quigley, whose 3-pointer made it 94-82 with 52.3 seconds left. Vandersloot finished with 14 points and 12 assists for Chicago (4-9), which ended a six-game slide.
Brittney Griner was ejected for a flagrant 2 with 2:50 left in the third quarter. The play was reviewed after Griner struck Stefanie Dolson with a left hand to the face and Dolson fell to the ground.
The ejection came during the middle of an 11-2 Chicago run that ended with a 69-60 lead late in the third. Phoenix cut the deficit to 71-67, but got no closer.
Griner managed 19 points and 10 boards before leaving the game and Diana Taurasi added 18.