Sunday's WNBA Capsules
Games played Aug. 18, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 21 rebounds to help the East-leading Chicago Sky rally from a 25-point deficit for an 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Connecticut scored the game's first 15 points, capped by a desperation 3-pointer by Renee Montgomery with 4:35 left to beat the 24-second shot clock. Montgomery's layup with 1:58 remaining in the first half gave the Sun a 43-18 lead.
The Sky outscored Connecticut 62-35 in the second half, taking their first lead with 2:48 left in the game on Epiphanny Prince's three-point play.
The Sky (17-8) were without Elena Delle Donne for the second straight game. The rookie star is day to day with a left foot she sprained Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Tan White scored 16 points for Connecticut (7-17), which has lost five of six.
Prince scored 21 for Chicago, which won for the fourth time in five games and swept the four-game season series with Connecticut.
DREAM 76, MYSTICS 58
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes tied her career high with 23 points, Angel McCoughtry added 22 and Atlanta beat Washington for its second straight win.
Ivory Latta finished with 12 points and Monique Currie had 10 for Washington (12-14), which ended a three-game winning streak.
The Mystics started fast, taking a 10-point lead on Currie's 3-pointer 2 minutes into in the first, and they didn't trail until Hayes' 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in the second quarter made it 38-37.
Hayes scored 10 points in the second and nine in the third. She added a 3 with 8:14 left in the game to make it 66-48.
Atlanta (13-9) led the rest of the way to win its eighth straight in the series.
LYNX 88, LIBERTY 57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Minnesota beat New York to end a three-game losing streak.
Seimone Augustus and Janel McCarville each had 12 points for the Lynx (18-6), who moved one-half game ahead of Los Angeles atop the Western Conference standings.
Katie Smith and Alex Montgomery scored 11 points each to lead the Liberty (10-15), who were without leading scorer Cappie Pondexter due to a foot injury. New York lost for the third time in four games and dropped one game behind fourth-place Indiana for the last playoff position in the East.
The Lynx used a 16-5 run — including 3-pointers by Moore and Rachel Jarry — to take a 59-39 lead late in the third quarter. Moore hit another 3 midway through the fourth to make it 74-50.
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