- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Natasha Howard scored 21 points and the Minnesota Lynx ended a three-game skid with a 91-68 win over the San Antonio Stars on Saturday night.

The Lynx (14-3) led the entire way with Maya Moore and Jia Perkins adding 14 points each. Moore avoided the first four-game losing streak of her career.

Lindsay Whalen scored 12 and Rebekkah Brunson had eight points and 12 rebounds. Minnesota opened the season with 13 straight wins - a WNBA record for best start - but fell to No. 2 in the AP WNBA poll after losing two last week and dropped another on Wednesday night in overtime to New York.

The 11th-ranked Stars (4-13) got no closer after the break than the 19-point halftime deficit and the Lynx had their largest margin at 75-43 with 8:51 left in the game.

Kayla Alexander had 11 points and Moriah Jefferson 10 for San Antonio, which won its first road game on Friday night in Indiana.

SUN 86, WINGS 83

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alex Bentley scored 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting and the Sun snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Wings.

Alyssa Thomas gave the Sun (4-13) an 85-80 lead on a baseline drive with 22 seconds left. Skylar Diggins drew a foul on her 3-point attempt less than two seconds later and made all three free throws to pull Dallas (8-10) within two.

Bentley then missed one of her two free throws which gave Dallas an opportunity to tie on the final possession. But Diggins missed a pair of 3-point attempts.

Thomas added 17 points and Camille Little scored 14 for Connecticut, the No. 11 team in the AP WNBA power poll. The Sun took the lead for good during a 10-0 run capped at 76-69 on Chiney Ogwumike’s layup with 5:18 left.

Johnson had 16 points and rookie Aerial Powers added 15 to lead six in double figures for the sixth-ranked Wings.

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