ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Maya Moore scored 26, including the final six points of the game, to lift the Minnesota Lynx to their seventh straight win, 76-72 over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Moore made a pair of free throws to tie it at 72 with 1:50 left and hit a baseline jumper with 1:09 left to give the Lynx (10-6) the lead for good.
The Wings (7-8) took their first lead since the middle of the second quarter when Allisha Gray capped an 8-0 run to make it 72-70 with 2:12 left.
The Lynx built a 48-33 lead with an 8-0 run to open the third quarter. The Wings cut the deficit to 56-55 before the end of the period.
Skylar Diggins-Smith led Dallas with 16 points and Gray scored 15. Wings center Liz Cambage left the game near the beginning of the third quarter with an eye injury and did not return. Cambage finished with 14.
LIBERTY 97, SKY 94, OT
CHICAGO (AP) – Tina Charles scored on a putback with 15.8 seconds left in overtime and the Liberty snapped a five-game skid with a win over the Sky.
Charles’ basket made it 95-94 and Shavonte Zellous added a pair of free throws with less than a second left.
The Liberty (5-11) opened the overtime period with a 9-2 run to lead 93-86. The Sky (6-10) rallied with eight straight points to briefly take the lead on Courtney Vandersloot’s pair of free throws with 34.3 seconds left.
Vandersloot scored on a hard-driving scoop layup to give Chicago an 84-82 lead with 47.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Charles tied it less than four seconds later with a hook shot from the middle of the lane. Both teams had a chance to go ahead in their final possessions of regulation but missed and sent it to overtime.
Charles had 28 points to lead New York.
Allie Quigley was one point short of her career high with 28 points for Chicago. Vandersloot added 20.
DREAM 87, FEVER 83
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Tiffany Hayes made a key runner in the final minute and the Dream held off the Fever.
Hayes made it 85-79 with 26.2 seconds left and added a pair of free throws with 9.1 seconds left to secure the victory.
The Dream (8-8) had a 17-point halftime lead cut down to 72-69 on Candice Dupree’s jumper with 5:06 left and the Fever hung close the rest of the way.
Brittney Sykes led Atlanta with 20 points and seven assists. Hayes added 19 points and Angel McCoughtry scored 15.
Victoria Vivians had 21 of her career-high 27 points in the second half for the Fever (1-16). Natalie Achonwa added 16 points.
Indiana lost its sixth in a row after getting its only win of the season against the Dream on June 16.
SPARKS 87, ACES 71
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jantel Lavender scored 17 points and the Sparks snapped a two-game skid with a win over the Aces.
Chelsea Gray added 13 points and Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker scored 12 apiece for Los Angeles (12-5). Ogwumike was making her return from a three-game absence due to a back injury.
Los Angeles led 59-37 at halftime and was never challenged in the second half. The Sparks had an 11-2 run to end the first quarter with a 10-point lead and opened the second with a 12-2 run to lead 42-22.
Tamera Young had 16 points to lead the Aces (6-12).
STORM 84, SUN 70
SEATTLE (AP) – Natasha Howard scored 13 points to lead six players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 84-70 on Sunday.
The Storm (12-5) pulled away with a 21-2 run to lead 72-49 on Jordin Canada’s driving layup with 7:03 left in the fourth quarter. The Sun (9-7) got no closer than the final score from there.
The teams entered the game as the top two scoring offenses in the WNBA. Connecticut’s 70 points matched a season low. The Sun were still missing Alyssa Thomas to a shoulder injury and Courtney Williams was out for personal reasons.
Alex Bentley led Connecticut with 15 points. The Sun have lost six of eight after a 7-1 start to the season.