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Odyssey Sims hits clutch jumper to earn Minnesota Lynx narrow win over Chicago Sky

Wednesday night wins for Mercury, Aces and Dream

Thursday 11 July 2019 08:25, UK

Odyssey Sims rises to the rim to score
Image: Odyssey Sims rises to the rim to score

Odyssey Sims hit the go-ahead jumper with 6.4 seconds to play and finished with 16 points in the Minnesota Lynx's 73-72 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.

Wednesday night's WNBA scores

  • Minnesota Lynx 73-72 Chicago Sky
  • Phoenix Mercury 91-68 Washington Mystics
  • Las Vegas Aces 74-71 Indiana Fever
  • Connecticut Sun 75-78 Atlanta Dream
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Minnesota Lynx 73-72 Chicago Sky

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Highlights of the Minnesota Lynx's visit to the Chicago Sky in the WNBA

Sylvia Fowles added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota. She has 156 career double-doubles, one shy of the WNBA record set by Lisa Leslie.

Asia Taylor, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 2, scored a career-high 13 points. The Lynx (9-6) have now won three in row.

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Sims drove, spun into the lane, pump faked to get her defender in the air and hit a jumper that proved to be the winner. Chicago's Allie Quigley missed a deep three-point shot as time expired.

Quigley scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half and tied her career high with six three-pointers, including two during a 14-0 run that gave the Sky (7-8) a 55-54 lead, their first since midway through the first quarter, with 22 seconds left in the third.

There were three ties and nine lead changes from there.

Phoenix Mercury 91-68 Washington Mystics

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Highlights of the Phoenix Mercury's visit to the Washington Mystics in the WNBA

Brittney Griner had 25 points and eight rebounds and DeWanna Bonner added 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 91-68 on Wednesday for their fifth win in six games.

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Griner and Bonner each scored 15 points in the first half, and Phoenix used a 10-0 run midway through the second quarter to take a 49-44 lead at the break. The Mercury led 70-58 at the end of the third quarter and held Washington to 10 fourth-quarter points.

Briann January added 18 points and six rebounds for Phoenix (7-6).

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Tianna Hawkins paced Washington (9-5) with 24 points and seven rebounds, and Ariel Atkins added 14 points. The Mystics lost back-to-back games for just the second time this season.

Washington forward Elena Delle Donne did not play after suffering a nasal fracture during the first quarter against Los Angeles on Sunday. She is averaging 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for the season

Las Vegas Aces 74-71 Indiana Fever

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Highlights of the Las Vegas Aces' trip to the Indiana Fever in the WNBA

Liz Cambage had 19 points and six rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 12 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Indiana Fever 74-71 for their fourth straight victory.

Cambage made a driving lay-up to give Las Vegas a 70-68 lead until Indiana rookie Teaira McCowan grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 33.7 seconds left to tie it.

Wilson scored inside on a broken play with 15.1 seconds left and added two free throws on Las Vegas' next possession for a three-point lead. The Fever did not get off a three-point attempt on their final possession.

Kayla McBride and Kelsey Plum each scored 14 points for Las Vegas (10-5), who have won eight straight over Indiana.

Candice Dupree scored 13 points and McCowan had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana (6-10). The Fever had just four points through the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter.

Connecticut Sun 75-78 Atlanta Dream

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Highlights of the Connecticut Sun's visit to the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA

Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points and Elizabeth Williams had a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds in Atlanta's victory over Connecticut.

Renee Montgomery added 12 points for Atlanta (4-10) while Courtney Williams led Connecticut (9-6) with 13 points.

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