Sunday’s WNBA Capsules
Monday, August 1, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lindsay Whalen hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner over Jayne Appel with 1.5 seconds left to give the Minnesota Lynx a 70-69 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday in a battle of the WNBA's best teams.
Becky Hammon had a chance to give the Silver Stars the win but missed a runner at the buzzer.
Whalen scored 23 points, while Seimone Augustus had 16 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 15 for the Lynx, who have the WNBA's best record at 13-4.
Minnesota now has won as many games as it did during the entire 2010 season and moved two games ahead of the Silver Stars (11-6) in the Western Conference.
Jia Perkins scored 18 points, Hammon had 15, and Sophia Young and Danielle Robinson had 10 apiece for the Silver Stars.
Sun 99, Dream 92
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Renee Montgomery scored 19 points and Asjha Jones had 17, including eight in the final 3:50, to lead Connecticut to its fifth win in six games.
Danielle McCray scored 16 points and Tina Charles had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sun (11-6) overcome a 10-point deficit in the second half.
Angel McCoughtry scored 19 of her 36 points in the fourth quarter for Atlanta (8-10). Erika DeSouza and Coco Miller had 18 points each and Iziane Castro Marques scored 10. DeSouza also had nine rebounds.
Jones' three-point play with 1:47 left gave the Sun the lead for good at 91-89. Connecticut sealed the game by making eight free throws over the final 1:12.
Fever 98, Sparks 63
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jessica Davenport scored 16 points as the Indiana reserves combined for a franchise-record 57 to help the Fever win their fourth straight.
Tangela Smith scored 15 points to lead the starters for Eastern Conference-leading Indiana (14-6). The 98 points were a season high.
Shavonte Zellous scored 13 points, Jeanette Pohlen added 10 for the Fever.
Former Fever player Ebony Hoffman scored 13 points to lead the Sparks (7-11). Rookie reserve Jantel Lavender added 12.
The Fever used a 17-5 run over the last 4:32 of the first quarter to take a 27-15 lead. Fever coach Lynn Dunn flooded the floor with reserves in the second quarter, and they followed the starters' example, to extend Indiana's lead to 53-30 at halftime.