Odyssey Sims scores 20 points to help Lynx beat Liberty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 20 points and Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Minnesota Lynx’s 92-83 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.
Napheesa Collier added 19 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota (5-5). Fowles and Collier combined to shoot 24 for 38 from the field and the Lynx finished at 51.6%.
Minnesota outscored New York 28-14 in the third quarter. Reshanda Gray’s 3-pointer with 3:46 left brought New York to 76-71, but it couldn’t get closer.
Kia Nurse led the Liberty with 24 points, and Tina Charles had 22.
ACES 86, STARS 68
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reserve Dearica Hamby scored 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting and Las Vegas’ strong second quarter propelled the Aces past Dallas.
A’ja Wilson added 20 points, combining with Hamby to shoot 20 for 26 from the field.
Dallas led 24-22 after the first quarter but the Wings fell apart in the second. Las Vegas (5-4) outscored Dallas (2-6) 27-10 in the period and wasn’t challenged again, leading by as many as 27 points.
Arike Ogunbowale had 25 points for Dallas, which was 2 for 14 in the second quarter. The Wings missed 25 of 31 3-point attempts.