Lynx pull away for 80-63 win over Wings, 7-0 start
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Sylvia Fowles had 16 points, four steals and three blocked shots, and Lindsay Whalen added 11 points and eight assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 80-63 on Saturday night.
Seimone Augustus scored 14 points, Maya Moore added 13 points and six assists, and Rebekkah Brunson had 10 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (7-0) - the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press WNBA Power Poll.
Whalen scored or assisted on 12 points during a 16-5 run that made it 69-54 with 5:09 to play and the Lynx led by double figures the rest of the way.
Minnesota, which saw 20-points leads evaporate before holding on for wins in its last two games, took control in the fourth quarter against Dallas (3-4). The Lynx made 12 of 17 (70.6 percent) field-goal attempts while limiting the Wings to 33 percent (6-of-18) shooting and forcing six turnovers in last 10 minutes.
Rookie Aerial Powers scored a career-high 20 points to lead fifth-ranked Dallas. The Wings have lost three in a row.