Fowles, Lynx beat Connecticut 89-57

Published 10:04 pm Friday, August 9, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat Connecticut Sun 89-57 on Friday night.

The Sun had won eight games in a row, their longest streak since 2006, dating to a July 10 loss to Atlanta.

Danielle Robinson and Stephanie Talbot had 14 points each, Odyssey Sims scored 12 points and Damiris Dantas 11 for the Lynx.

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Napheesa Collier added 10 points and eight rebounds and tied her career high with four steals.

Minnesota (12-11), which never trailed, jumped to a 10-4 lead and Robinson and Dantas scored six points apiece during a 17-0 run that made it 36-14 midway through the second quarter. Connecticut (16-7) went 0 for 10 from the field, 0 for 2 from the free-throw line and committed 10 turnovers during that stretch.

The Lynx set season highs for field goals (36), field-goal percentage (53.7), 3-point field-goal percentage (50), assists (27) and margin of victory (32) while tying their season marks for 3-pointers made (nine) and points in a quarter (30 in the second).

Bria Holmes led Connecticut with 10 points. The Sun, who were held to the lowest-scoring output of the season, shot just 30.9% percent (21 of 68) from the field, made just 5 of 23 from 3-point range and hit 10 of 19 free throws.