WNBA Roundup: Lynx hold off Silver Stars to stay perfect
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson each scored 17 points and the Minnesota Lynx held off the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-79 on Sunday night.
Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and seven assists for Minnesota (7-0). Seimone Augustus added 14 points.
It is the sixth time in league history that a team has won at least seven straight to start the season. Los Angeles holds the league record, starting 9-0 in 2001 and 2003.
Danielle Adams scored 21 points for San Antonio, Jia Perkins had 16 and Sophia Young 14. The Silver Stars (2-3) have lost seven straight regular season games to Minnesota.
Minnesota led by 26 points midway through the third quarter, but a putback and 3-pointer by Danielle Adams keyed an 11-2 San Antonio run at the end of the third quarter to get the Silver Stars within 67-53.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points to lead New York to a victory over the Fever, snapping the Liberty's longest winless start in franchise history.
Essence Carson had 16 points and Plenette Pierson added 14 for New York (1-5), which lost by 23 points at Indiana the previous night. Leilani Mitchell scored 13 points and Kia Vaughn had 10.
Tamika Catchings scored 19 points and Katie Douglas had 15 for the Fever (4-1). Briann January added 12 points and Shavonte Zellous 10.
PHOENIX (AP) -- DeWanna Bonner scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Shock, sending Tulsa to its sixth straight loss to open the season.
Rookie Sammy Prahalis added 19 points and six assists. She converted a three-point play with 3:15 left to give Phoenix (2-4) a six-point lead after Tulsa (0-6) had cut the lead to 69-66. The Mercury had led by as much as 12 in the third quarter.
Jennifer Lacy had 19 points, including her fourth 3-pointer with 4:55 remaining that brought the Shock to within three. But she missed a layup with 41 seconds left and the Shock down 74-70.
The Mercury's only other win this season was a 89-87 decision at Tulsa on May 22 when Prahalis hit two free throws with 22.2 seconds remaining. Phoenix led by 11 with 4:42 left.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Tina Charles had 30 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and the Sun beat the Mystics.
Kara Lawson had 18 points and four assists for the Sun (4-1). Asjha Jones added 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Connecticut shot 52.5 percent from the floor. Washington was nearly as good, shooting 48.5 percent.
Crystal Langhorne had 25 points and five rebounds for the Mystics (1-4). Reserve Jasmine Thomas scored 17 points with three steals.
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