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WNBA: Washington Mystics beat Minnesota Lynx to claim top spot

Associated Press

Monday 12 August 2019 09:08, UK

Aerial Powers celebrates the Mystics' victory over Minnesota
Image: Aerial Powers celebrates the Mystics' victory over Minnesota

The Washington Mystics took over top spot in the WNBA standings thanks to a resounding 101-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx.

Sunday night's WNBA scores

  • Minnesota Lynx 78-101 Washington Mystics
  • Connecticut Sun 81-91 Las Vegas Aces
  • Chicago Sky 81-84 Los Angeles Sparks
  • Seattle Storm 84-69 New York Liberty
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Minnesota Lynx 78-101 Washington Mystics

Elena Delle Donne drives to the basket against the Minnesota Lynx 1:19
Highlights of the Minnesota Lynx's visit to the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA

Emma Meesseman scored a season-high 25 points and Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds in Washington's victory over Minnesota.

Aerial Powers added 20 points for the Mystics.

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Washington (17-7) have won three games in a row and eight of its last nine.

Odyssey Sims led Minnesota (12-12) with 20 points and eight assists.

Connecticut Sun 81-91 Las Vegas Aces

Liz Cambage celebrates a basket against the Connecticut Sun 2:08
Highlights of the Connecticut Sun's visit to the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA

Liz Cambage scored 10 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 rebounds to help Las Vegas beat Connecticut.

Kayla McBride had 18 points, including four three-pointers.

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Kelsey Plum scored 16 points and Jackie Young had 13 for Las Vegas (15-9). Dearica Hamby added 12 points, nine rebounds and a career-high six assists.

Courtney Williams led Connecticut (16-7) with 13 points.

Chicago Sky 81-84 Los Angeles Sparks

Chelsea Gray drives baseline against the Chicago Sky 1:40
Highlights of the Chicago Sky's visit to the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA

Chelsea Gray scored seven of her 26 points in the final 1:25 as the Los Angeles Sparks overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Chicago Sky 84-81 on Sunday.

Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Maria Vadeeva added 12 points for the Sparks (15-8).

Los Angeles have won five in a row overall and eight straight at home.

Allie Quigley led the Sky (14-10) with 20 points. Cheyenne Parker added 19, and Diamond DeShields had 16.

Seattle Storm 84-69 New York Liberty

Alysha Clark handles the ball against the New York Liberty 1:21
Highlights of the Seattle Storm's visit to the New York Liberty in the WNBA

Alysha Clark scored 21 points as Seattle spoiled New York's lone regular-season game at Barclays Center.

The Liberty have played a majority of their games in Westchester the past two seasons. The team was bought by a group led by Nets owner Joe Tsai in the offseason.

Tina Charles scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half to lead the Liberty (8-15). They have lost five straight and eight of nine.

The defending champion Storm improved to 14-11.

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