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Kayla McBride, Sylvia Fowles lead Lynx past Sparks, 66-57

Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57.
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Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) shoots over Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike during the fist quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday Sept. 2, 2021 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

MINNEAPOLIS — Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57.

Minnesota closed on a 17-4 run, highlighted by a long 3-poiner by Aerial Powers with 3:11 left for a five-point lead. 

Los Angeles was held to four points in the fourth quarter, going 1 for 13 from the field. Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler combined to score all of Los Angeles’ 16 second-half points. 

Powers finished with 13 points for Minnesota. Fowles was 7 of 10 from the field, but the Lynx shot just 34.5%. 

Ogwumike had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Los Angeles (10-18). Wheeler also scored 16 points.