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Saturday morning WNBA links: Minnesota continues streak and Fowles drops 32

The Lynx gained a game on the Sparks, who had to play without Candace Parker. Meanwhile the Sky were able to win without Elena Delle Donne thanks to another spectacular effort by Sylvia Fowles against the Mystics.

Sylvia Fowles led the league in scoring on Friday.
Sylvia Fowles led the league in scoring on Friday.
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  • Elena Delle Donne writes about having to miss the All-Star Game on WNBA.com.
  • Mike Brown of The Tulsa World writes about Glory Johnson's goal to dunk during a game this season.
  • Anthony Oliva of WNBA.com interviewed Skylar Diggins about the first half of her rookie season.
  • Christian Mordi of SLAM gives out mid-season awards for the WNBA, including Shavonte Zellous as Most Improved Player and Mike Thibault as Coach of the Year.
  • Kent Youngblood of The Star Tribune recaps the Lynx's eigth straight win and their seventh in a row over the Silver Stars.
  • Mike Brown recaps the Shock's home win over the second place Sparks. Candace Parker did not play in the game due to a wrist injury, but it was still a big win for Tulsa.
  • Matt Carlson of The Associated Press recaps the Sky's win over the Mystics, which was all about Sylvia Fowles and her 32 points and 15 rebounds. Fowles helped Chicago win without Elena Delle Donne, who sat out another game due to the concussion she suffered on July 24. They Mystics got a balanced effort from their starters, with Matee Ajavon leading them in scoring for the second straight game and Michelle Snow tying a season-high with 12 points. Fowles fell three points shy of her career high in points and has been the Mystics' worst nightmare this season.