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May 19, 2016 - 2:04 AM ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Sylvia Fowles had 24 points and 13 rebounds in the first game against her former team, Maya Moore added 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 97-80 on Wednesday.

Fowles spent seven seasons with the Sky before signing with the Lynx late last season and was named the 2015 WNBA Finals MVP.

Moore was 7 of 12 from the field and Fowles only missed three of 13 attempts for Minnesota (2-0), which shot 51 percent.

Elena Delle Donne, the reigning regular season MVP, played in her first game of the season after missing the Sky's opener due to an illness. She finished with 28 points and six rebounds for Chicago (1-1).

Minnesota, top ranked in the AP WNBA power poll, cruised in the fourth after a 13-6 spurt to start the quarter. Chicago, which is third in the poll, fell behind by as many as 20 in the decisive fourth.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 22 points, Karima Christmas had 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Wings beat the Mystics.

Washington got within 74-71 with 3:44 left but Dallas scored on its next three possessions for an 81-73 lead. Christmas and Sims sealed it by combining to make 6 of 6 free throws down the stretch.

Erin Phillips made three of Dallas' eight 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. The Wings (2-1), who are ranked No. 7 in the AP WNBA power poll, also got 10 points from rookie Aerial Powers.

Skylar Diggins missed her third straight game while recovering from an ACL tear suffered last season.

Tayler Hill had 20 points to lead the eighth-ranked Mystics (0-2).


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Shenise Johnson had 16 points and seven assists to lead a balanced Indiana offense and the Fever beat the Mercury.

Indiana was up 95-86 with 1:49 remaining but Diana Taurasi's four-point play capped Phoenix's 7-0 run to pull to 95-93 with 44 seconds left. After an Indiana miss, Phoenix nearly turned it over on the other end but regained possession with 15.2 seconds left. Taurasi missed an open layup and Marissa Coleman made two free throws with 9 seconds left to seal it.

Erica Wheeler and Devereaux Peters each scored 16 points for Indiana (1-1), which had seven players score in double figures. Erlana Larkins had 11 points and 10 rebound for the Fever, who are ranked No. 5 in the AP WNBA power poll.

Taurasi finished with 32 points for Phoenix (0-2).

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