WASHINGTON -- Ivory Latta had 18 points and 13 assists as the Washington Mystics rallied from a 21-point deficit and beat the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Sky 82-78 on Wednesday.
Latta scored 10 points in the third quarter and rookie Emma Meesseman had all 12 of her points in the fourth. The Mystics (9-9) took control with a 15-4 run midway through the final quarter and went on to snapped a two-game skid and pick up a rare victory over Chicago.
Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and Epiphanny Prince added 18 for the Sky (12-5), who had won 10 of 11 against Washington and entered with a season-high, five-game winning streak.
Chicago rookie Elena Della Donne, the top All-Star vote-getter, suffered a concussion late in the third quarter and did not play in the fourth. She finished with 12 on 2-for-15 shooting from the field and is questionable for the All-Star game on Saturday.
LYNX 81, MERCURY 69
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lindsay Whalen had 18 points and seven assists to lead Minnesota past Phoenix.
Seimone Augustus added 16 and Monica Wright 14 for the Lynx (14-3), winners of seven straight. Minnesota has beaten Phoenix 10 straight times, including all five meetings this season.
Candice Dupree scored 17 points for the Mercury (9-9), who played without an injured Brittney Griner and suspended Diana Taurasi. DeWanna Bonner added 15 points.
Leading by five at the half, Augustus and Whalen had six points each during a 14-4 run to open the third quarter and push the lead to 53-38 in front of a franchise-record 16,404 fans.
DREAM 74, SUN 65
ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, Alex Bentley added 17 and Atlanta snapped a four-game losing streak.
Tina Charles finished with 14 points and a season high 16 rebounds for Connecticut (4-12), which has lost three straight and dropped to 1-7 on the road.
Atlanta held the Sun to 20 points in the first half, the lowest output by an opponent in the Dream's six-year history. The previous low was 21 two years ago at Seattle.
The Dream (11-5) took their first double-digit lead with 1:15 left in the first on McCoughtry's runner. McCoughtry padded the lead to 22 in the final minute of the second.
Erika de Souza had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which improved to 8-0 at home.
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