Tuesday's WNBA Capsules
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 26 points and Courtney Vandersloot added 17 as the Chicago Sky beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 83-70 on Tuesday night.
Carolyn Swords had 11 points and nine rebounds to help the Sky (12-17) pull into a tie with New York for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining. Chicago was without Olympic center Sylvia Fowles for the second straight game due to a calf strain.
Maya Moore scored 18 points to lead the Lynx (24-5). Rebekkah Brunson had 17 and Candice Wiggins added 14.
The Sky broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run over the final 5 minutes. Chicago finished with a 40-18 scoring edge in the paint and had a 31-24 rebounding advantage.
DREAM 77, STORM 61
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points, Erika DeSouza had 20 and Atlanta pulled away late to beat Seattle.
Sancho Lyttle added 13 points and Armintie Price had 10 for the Dream (17-14), who have won five of their last six.
Lauren Jackson had 14 points and nine rebounds and Camille Little added 13 points and eight boards for the Storm (13-15), who have already secured their WNBA-record ninth consecutive playoff berth.
Seattle pulled to 55-54 on a 3-pointer by Sue Bird early in the fourth quarter. However, Atlanta went on a 13-0 run to regain control and finished with a 22-7 spurt.