WNBA: Lynx beat Silver Stars, run win streak to 10 games
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Maya Moore had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-80 on Tuesday night for their second 10-game winning streak of the season.
Seimone Augustus added 21 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 20 and Lindsay Whalen had 11 points and 10 assists for league-best Minnesota (17-3).
Danielle Adams had a season-high 31 points and Jia Perkins added 18 points for San Antonio (7-14). Jayne Appel, who averaged 13.3 rebounds in the team’s four previous home games, was limited to three rebounds in 30 minutes.
San Antonio had won three straight at home after falling 87-71 to Minnesota on July 19, but couldn’t overcome the Lynx’s depth again.
Minnesota shot 57 percent from the field, including 65 percent in the first quarter, in extending their league-high winning streak.
Moore tipped in her own miss to give the Lynx a 77-64 lead with 7 minutes remaining.
Adams tossed in a fall-away jumper and Perkins followed with a 3-pointer to pull San Antonio to 84-73 with 3:28 remaining, but the teams essentially exchanged baskets after a Minnesota timeout.
The Silver Stars were 4 for 7 on 3-pointers to open the game, enabling them to remain within single digits for much of the first half against the active Lynx.
Attacking the basket and forcing mismatches on San Antonio’s defensive switches, Minnesota shot 46 percent from the field in the first half.