WNBA Roundup: Dream win seventh straight; Cunningham leads Mercury over Solar

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Rhyne Howard had 21 factors and 7 assists, Nia Coffey added 13 factors and 10 rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Minnesota Lynx 82-73 on Tuesday night time to increase their profitable streak to seven video games.

Atlanta (12-8) led by 22 factors within the first half earlier than Minnesota rallied behind Napheesa Collier, who scored a career-high 35 factors, to get inside 70-68. Howard made Atlanta’s first subject objective in over seven minutes to increase the benefit to 72-68 with 2:44 left. That began a 10-0 run that additionally included Howard’s three-point play that made it 78-68 with 1:37 left.

Minnesota (9-12) couldn’t get better.

Howard additionally set a WNBA report along with her 18th consecutive sport of creating two or extra 3-pointers.


PHOENIX — Sophie Cunningham scored 17 factors, hitting 5 3-pointers, Diana Taurasi added 15 and the Mercury beat the Solar to snap a six-game shedding streak within the collection.

Phoenix (5-15) beat a staff with a profitable report for the primary time this season. It was the Mercury’s first residence win towards the Solar because the 2018 season.

Cunningham made her fourth 3-pointer to increase the result in 53-43 with 2:45 left within the third quarter. Her fifth gave Phoenix a 58-48 lead heading into the fourth.

Brittney Griner completed with 12 factors.

DeWanna Bonner had 19 factors and 10 rebounds for Connecticut (15-6). Alyssa Thomas had 11 factors and 7 assists.

Thomas grew to become Connecticut’s all-time chief in assists, passing Jasmine Thomas (994).

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