Friday's WNBA Capsules
Games played Aug. 2, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 16 as the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 85-63 on Friday night for their eighth-straight win.
Monica Wright finished with 14 points for the Lynx (15-3) and Lindsay Whalen scored 12. Janel McCarville grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
The Lynx were sluggish from the floor early but still managed to extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 17 games, the fourth-longest in WNBA history. Minnesota is 9-0 at home this season.
Shameka Christon scored 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting on 3-pointers, and Danielle Robinson added 12 points for the Silver Stars (6-13). San Antonio, which had won two straight heading into the All-Star break, shot 25 for 73 (34 percent) from the field.
SKY 85, MYSTICS 78
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had a season-high 32 points and 15 rebounds, and Chicago overcame the absence of injured leading scorer Elena Delle Donne.
Tamera Young had 13 points and Swin Cash added 10 for the Eastern Conference-leading Sky (13-5), who have won six of their last seven.
Matee Ajavon scored 19 points and Monique Currie had 13 as Washington (9-11) lost its second straight and fourth in its last five.
Chicago led 55-53 midway through the third quarter before pulling away with a 12-0 run.
The Mystics closed twice closed to within one point late in the fourth quarter, but Fowles made two free throws with 3:23 left to help Chicago pull away for good. Chicago was 28 for 34 from the line.
SHOCK 96, SPARKS 89
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Liz Cambage scored a career-high 28 points and Candice Wiggins matched a season-high with 18 points as Tulsa won for the fourth time in five games.
Glory Johnson added 17 points for the Shock (7-14), including 10 in the first quarter.
Kristi Toliver scored 23 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles (12-7). The Sparks, starting a season-high five-game road trip, were without All-Star game MVP Candace Parker due to an injured right wrist.
Cambage and Wiggins combined for 24 points in the fourth quarter as Tulsa held off a late rally by the Sparks. Los Angeles pulled to 80-77 on Marissa Coleman’s 3-pointer with 3:30 to play.
Wiggins answered with a 3-pointer and a short jumper to extend Tulsa’s lead back to 85-77, and the Sparks got no closer than four again.
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