June 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles (34) goes up to block the shot of Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
The Minnesota Lynx continued their hot play this season with Saturday's 79-67 win over the Chicago Sky. Minnesota's Lyndsay Whalen was the story in this game, scoring 25 points, dishing out eight assists and grabbing six rebounds. The Sky's Sylvia Fowles had a strong performance of her own, with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but was unable to overcome the Lynx's 51-34 halftime lead.
Chicago was able to close the gap with a run in the third quarter, cutting the lead to five, but Minnesota's long-range shooting helped them pull away yet again. The team finished 6-11 from three-point range, continuing their dominant streak from beyond the arc. They lead the league in three-point percentage at 41.5 percent.
The win gives the Lynx the best record in the league at 12-1, and keeps them unbeaten at home for the year. They'll have a chance to extend that streak in their next game, when Phoenix visits on June 27.
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