Monday's WNBA Capsules
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 16 points and the Minnesota Lynx handed the Tulsa Shock their WNBA record-tying 17th straight loss with an 82-54 victory on Sunday night.
In a matchup of the teams with the best and worst records in the league, the Lynx (18-5) won their 11th in 12 games, while Tulsa fell to 1-22.
Lindsay Whalen chipped in 12 points and nine assists for Minnesota.
Sheryl Swoopes scored nine points for the Shock, who will try to avoid setting a new league record for consecutive losses when they face the Los Angeles Sparks at home next Sunday. Tulsa is tied with the Atlanta Dream, who lost the first 17 games of their inaugural 2008 season.
The victory allowed Minnesota to match its franchise record for victories in a season and moved the Lynx one step closer to their first playoff appearance in seven years. Any combination of four Lynx wins or Los Angeles losses will put Minnesota in the playoffs.
Sky 85, Silver Stars 73
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 28 points, hitting 12 of 16 shots from the field, and added 17 rebounds to lead Chicago.
Tamera Young scored 15 points and Michelle Snow added 11 as Chicago (11-14) won for only the second time in its last six games.
Jia Perkins scored 18 points, Sophia Young had 16 and Becky Hammon added 14 for the Silver Stars (13-10), who have lost five of their last seven.
Chicago led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter before San Antonio cut the lead to eight points down the stretch.
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