ROSEMONT, Ill. — Former LSU standout Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 21 rebounds to help the East-leading Chicago Sky rally from a 25-point deficit for an 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Connecticut scored the game’s first 15 points, capped by a desperation 3-pointer by Renee Montgomery with 4:35 left to beat the 24-second shot clock. Montgomery’s layup with 1:58 remaining in the first half gave the Sun a 43-18 lead.
The Sky outscored Connecticut 62-35 in the second half, taking their first lead with 2:48 left in the game on Epiphanny Prince’s three-point play.
The Sky (17-8) were without Elena Delle Donne for the second straight game. The rookie star is day to day with a left foot she sprained Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Tan White scored 16 points for Connecticut (7-17), which has lost five of six.
Prince scored 21 for Chicago, which won for the fourth time in five games and swept the four-game season series with Connecticut.
Chicago swept the four-game season series from Connecticut. The Sky are also closing in on the franchise’s first playoff berth.
Lynx 88, Liberty 57: In Minneapolis, Maya Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Minnesota beat the New York Liberty to end a three-game losing streak.
Seimone Augustus, a former LSU standout, and Janel McCarville each had 12 points for the Lynx (18-6), who moved one-half game ahead of Los Angeles atop the Western Conference standings.
Katie Smith and Alex Montgomery scored 11 points each to lead the Liberty (10-15), who were without leading scorer Cappie Pondexter due to a foot injury.