LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seimone Augustus scored 26 points, Maya Moore and Damiris Dantas both had double-doubles, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-72 on Sunday.
Lindsay Whalen added 19 points and Janel McCarville scored 11 to give the Lynx (8-1) five players in double figures. Dantas had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Moore had 12 points and 13 rebounds as Minnesota never trailed.
Candace Parker had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points for the Sparks (3-4), who didn’t make a field goal in the game’s final five minutes.
Minnesota led just 75-72 with four and a half minutes remaining but finished on a 10-0 run thanks to six points from Whalen and the Sparks’ cold shooting.
LIBERTY 81, MYSTICS 64
NEW YORK (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored a season high-21 points and Tina Charles added 14 to help New York snap a three-game losing streak.
Alex Montgomery added 13 points and Anna Cruz had 10 for the Liberty (3-5), who came into the game with the second-worst record in the league.
Kara Lawson scored 17 points to lead Washington (4-4), which was playing its third game in five days.
New York jumped to a 10-0 lead at the outset and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. Lawson helped the Mystics briefly get back into the game with a steal and buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to narrow the gap to 22-17.
But then Charles and Pondexter got rolling and New York used an 18-4 run to increase the advantage to 50-28 late in the half.