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Recap: Angel McCoughtry, Elena Delle Donne, Kayla McBride shine during Friday’s six WNBA games

Also, the Lynx end the Mercury’s win streak, and the Aces are gaining ground.

WNBA: Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points against the Lynx on June 22.
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Happy Saturday everyone. Every WNBA team played last night! If you didn’t have a chance to watch all the games, here’s what went down.


Dream comes back from 13 point deficit to defeat Sun, 75-70

Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points while Brittney Sykes and Damiris Dantas also scored in double figures to lead the Dream to a win over the Sun. For Connecticut, Alex Bentley led their scorers with 18 points. The Sun blew a 13 point lead and had a poor fourth quarter which helped Atlanta complete the comeback.

Wings blow out Sparks, 101-72

The Wings (6-5) got a signature win on Friday by blowing out Sparks (9-3). Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9 of 10 shooting last night. Everything was going so well for the Wings to the points where Cambage only played 21 minutes! For the Sparks, Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points in the loss.

Mystics win back to back against the Sky, 93-77

The Mystics (8-5) are slowly gaining momentum in the WNBA standings after Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points on her former team last night in a blowout win. The Sky (3-9) weren’t totally listless all game though. They were able to chip in on a 25 point deficit in the third quarter, and Allie Quigley scored 21 to lead Chicago last night. But in the end, the Mystics were the more talented team and it showed last night.

Kayla McBride and A’ja Wilson lead Aces to 88-78 win over Liberty

After beating the Liberty (4-7) on the road on June 13, the Aces (5-9) did it again in Vegas last night. Though this game wasn’t a blowout like last time, Kayla McBride scored 27 points on 8 of 15 shooting while A’ja Wilson scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and dished four assists in the win. For New York, Kia Nurse had a bounce back game where she scored 13 points off the bench, while Tina Charles and Amanda Zahui B. scored 14 points each.

Lynx end Mercury’s eight game win streak with 83-72 win

Maya Moore scored 23 points to lead the Lynx (6-6) to a big 83-72 win over the Mercury (9-3). Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen also added 14 and 15 points, respectively in the win. In a season where the Lynx haven’t looked like themselves, Friday was a classic vintage performance against a classic conference rival — even if conferences don’t matter anymore. For the Mercury, Diana Taurasi led the way with 23 points and six assists, but Minnesota’s overall first half assault was just too much to overcome.

Storm defeat Fever 72-63

Jewell Loyd scored 25 points on 10 of 15 shooting to lead the Storm (9-4) to a home victory over the Fever (1-12). This game was pretty close for the most part, but Indiana only managed to scored eight points in the second quarter and followed that up with 14 points in the third. For the Fever, Candice Dupree scored 15 points while Erica Wheeler scored 13 more.