Lynx used balanced attack to beat Sky

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Field Level Media
22 Aug 2021, 12:55 GMT+10

Layshia Clarendon led six players scoring successful treble figures with 18 points, and the Minnesota Lynx rebounded from a two-game losing skid with their 101-95 decision of the big Chicago Sky connected Saturday night.

Minnesota (14-9) countered 27 points apiece from Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley with a balanced scoring attack, which included 16 and 10 points disconnected the seat from Crystal Dangerfield and Aerial Powers, respectively.

Powers added a captious violative rebound with 1:16 remaining that led to a Sylvia Fowles basket. The series efficaciously snuffed the Sky's comeback efforts, pushing the Lynx pb from six points to 8 successful the last minute.

Four of the 5 Lynx starters recorded astatine slightest 14 points, including 15 from Fowles. She took vantage of a bladed Chicago frontcourt, with Candace Parker sidelined owed to an ankle injury, shooting 6-of-9 from the level earlier fouling out.

Parker's lack besides loomed connected the solid for Chicago (11-12), wherever the Sky gave up a 33-23 rebounding disparity. Kayla McBride, who scored 16 points for the Lynx, and Damiris Dantas led the mode with 7 rebounds each.

Fowles grabbed six rebounds, and Napheesa Collier added 5 boards to spell with 14 points and 4 assists.

Minnesota charged up aboriginal and built a 13-point pb successful the 2nd quarter, but Chicago closed the fractional connected a 10-1 run. The Sky remained successful striking region passim the 2nd fractional down Vandersloot and Quigley, with Kahleah Copper and Stefanie Dolson adding 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Chicago chopped the spread to arsenic fewer arsenic a constituent precocious successful the 3rd quarter, but ne'er rebounded from an 8-1 Minnesota tally that began successful the precocious 3rd and extended into the aboriginal 4th period.

Saturday's contention marked Chicago's past astatine location until Sept. 5. The Sky deed the roadworthy for 5 consecutive games opening Tuesday successful Atlanta. Minnesota, meanwhile, heads location to commencement a four-game homestand against reigning WNBA champion Seattle.

--Field Level Media

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