Sylvia Fowles sits alone in WNBA history after Lynx win over Phoenix

Minnesota has won six of eight after beginning the season 4-5.
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Sylvia Fowles has more double-doubles than any player in WNBA history. 

Fowles recorded the 158th double-double of her illustrious career in Minnesota's 75-62 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. She finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds, passing Lisa Leslie on the all-time list. 

“She’s just incredible. She’s relentless. The game has changed in terms of how she’s being officiated this year, how the paint is being officiated… but she just still finds a way,” said Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, via the team's website

“I’m just really proud of her and I’m just really thankful that I have a chance to be a part of so many double-doubles out of that big number.”

Fowles also ranks fourth on the all-time rebounds list with 3,201. Only Leslie (3,306), Tamika Catchings (3,316) and Rebekkah Brunson (3,356) have more rebounds than Fowles. 

Meanwhile, the Lynx got 15 points from Odyssey Sims, 14 points and 11 rebounds from rookie Napheesa Collier, and 13 points each from Danielle Robinson and Stephanie Talbot. 

The Lynx have won six of its last eight games to improve to 10-7, good for fourth in the WNBA and just 1.5 games behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces (11-5). 

Up next: Lynx vs. Seattle, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Target Center. 

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