Still unbeaten: Lynx ride high against the Sky in Chicago


The unstoppable Maya Moore has been front and center as the Minnesota Lynx has gotten off to an unbeaten start of its season; she's been the WNBA's scoring leader averaging nearly 34 points a game.

But the Star Tribune reported Moore was held to 14 points in Monday's road victory over the Chicago Sky. In the team's fifth consecutive victory, Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus added 17 to help the Lynx defeat Chicago 75-72 in a showdown of unbeaten teams.

Chicago's Elena Delle Donne, who is second in the league in scoring and, as the Associated Press noted, came into the game averaging 23.5 points per game, was held without a point for nearly 10 minutes and closed the first half with seven and scored 16 for the game. “

"They do have a lot of heads to the snake,” said Delle Donne about Minnesota’s multiple threats.

The Lynx host San Antonio on Friday in the first of a home-and-home series that continues next Sunday.

Whalen scored 12 points in the first half —matching the combined 12 from Lynx top guns Moore and Augustus on the way to a 42-39 halftime lead.

Quigley had 10 points while Delle Donne, who was second in the league in scoring, was held without a point for nearly 10 minutes and closed the half with seven.

The Lynx used a 10-2 run with 8:26 left in the half to claim a 28-26 lead and made it 42-37 lead following Damiris Dantas’ layup with 1:07 showing.

The Sky trailed 59-56 following Courtney Clements’ jumper with 59 seconds left in the third. But Whalen’s fade way jumper with 21 seconds left closed scoring, giving the Lynx a 61-56 lead.

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