Lynx remain unbeaten with 75-72 win over Sky
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus added 17 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 75-72 on Monday in a showdown of unbeaten teams.
WNBA scoring leader Maya Moore, who came into the game averaging nearly 34 points, scored 14 for Lynx (5-0).
Elena Delle Donne and Jessica Breland each had 16 points while reserve Allie Quigley added a career-high 15 points for Chicago (4-1).
Trailing 75-72 with a few seconds left Delle Donne's desperation 3-pointer that would have tied the game bounced off the backboard and rim before falling off harmlessly.
She had tied the game at 63 with a long jumper with 6:33 to play and added a put back for a 65-63 lead with 5:02 showing. But the advantage didn't last as Tan White had back-to-back scores to give the Lynx a lead it never relinquished at 67-65.
Whalen scored 12 points in the first half -matching the combined 12 from Lynx top guns Moore and Augustus on the way to a 42-39 halftime lead.
Quigley had 10 points while Delle Donne, who was second in the league in scoring, was held without a point for nearly 10 minutes and closed the half with seven.
The Lynx used a 10-2 run with 8:26 left in the half to claim a 28-26 lead and made it 42-37 lead following Damiris Dantas' layup with 1:07 showing.
The Sky trailed 59-56 following Courtney Clements' jumper with 59 seconds left in the third. But Whalen's fade way jumper with 21 seconds left closed scoring, giving the Lynx a 61-56 lead.