- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 33 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the Minnesota Lynx outlasted Elena Delle Donne’s strong performance for an 87-82 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

Moore hit a 3 just before the shot-clock buzzer with 55.7 seconds left to give Minnesota an 85-80 lead. Chicago had the ball, down three, with 19.7 seconds left but Rebekkah Brunson jumped a pass attempt and went coast-to-coast for a layup to seal the win for Minnesota (15-3), which is ranked No. 2 in the AP power poll.

Delle Donne scored 25 of her season-high 38 points in the first half for sixth-ranked Chicago (7-10). She made 10 straight shots, including an open 3-pointer with 7:33 left in the third for a 58-52 lead. Chicago was up 10 midway through the third quarter before Minnesota rallied.

Sylvia Fowles’ putback with 7:20 remaining capped a 10-2 run to open the fourth for a 71-70 lead, the Lynx’s first since the opening minute of the third.

Courtney Vandersloot injured her right ankle with 6:57 left in the first quarter and did not return after being helped to the locker room. Her replacement, Jamierra Faulkner, finished with 18 points and seven assists.

WINGS 77, MERCURY 74

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Glory Johnson had 23 points and a WNBA season-high 22 rebounds to help the Wings beat the Mercury.

It was the first 20-20 performance in the WNBA this season. She was 10 of 20 from the field and grabbed nine offensive rebounds.

Diana Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to pull Phoenix to 75-72 with 43 seconds left. Taurasi added two free throws with 7.3 seconds left to make it 75-74 but Aerial Powers answered with two free throws.

Phoenix had possession with 5.3 seconds left, but Taurasi’s good look from 3 hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.

Odyssey Sims added 19 points and Powers finished with 17 for Dallas (9-10), which is ranked No. 7 in the AP power poll. The Wings outrebounded Phoenix 46-24.

Taurasi made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for fifth-ranked Phoenix (8-11). Brittney Griner added 13 points, six assists and five blocks.

DREAM 77, STORM 64

ATLANTA (AP) - Sancho Lyttle had a season-high 22 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 18 points, and the Dream ended a six-game losing streak with a victory over the Storm.

Lyttle was 11 of 13 from the field and McCoughtry hit Atlanta’s only 3-pointer during a 13-2 game-changing run to open the fourth quarter.

Tiffany Hayes added 15 points for Atlanta (9-9), which won for the first time since hosting Chicago on June 17. Elizabeth Williams had a career-high seven blocks for the Dream, ranked No. 9 in the AP power poll.

Atlanta controlled the boards 38-27, including 16-4 on the offensive end, and outscored Seattle 25-10 in the fourth.

Jewell Loyd scored all 13 of her points in the third quarter for 10th-ranked Seattle (6-11). Breanna Stewart had her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Storm, who turned it over 16 times.

Dwight Howard, who signed with his hometown Atlanta Hawks Friday, was in attendance.

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