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Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Games played July 7, 2013

July 7th, 2013 in News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 14 of her 23 points in the third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx earned their 10th straight victory over Phoenix, beating the Mercury 91-59 on Sunday night.

Monica Wright added 17 and Lindsay Whalen chipped in 14 for the Lynx, who earned their third victory over the Mercury this season in a winning streak that dates to 2011.

WNBA leading scorer Diana Taurasi, who entered the contest averaging 23 points per game, was held to a season-low 4 points on 2-for-6 shooting for the Mercury. DeWanna Bonner, the Mercury's second-leading scorer, had seven points on 3-for-13 shooting.

The victory came at a price, as the Lynx (8-3) lost Seimone Augustus to a left ankle injury in the second quarter.

Candice Dupree scored 12 points for Phoenix (8-5), which had its season-best five-game winning streak snapped. Rookie Brittney Griner had eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points and Epiphanny Prince added 18 to help Chicago rout New York.

Led by its prized rookie, Chicago (8-4) has the second-best record in the East, trailing Atlanta by 2½ games. The Sky are trying to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Delle Donne leads the WNBA in All-Star voting and is fourth in scoring at nearly 19 points per game.

Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points to lead New York (5-7), which has lost five of its last six games.