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Lynx beat Sky, ruining Angel Reese’s record-breaking day – NBC Sports Chicago

Lynx beat Sky, ruining Angel Reese’s record-breaking day – NBC Sports Chicago

Lynx beat Sky, ruining Angel Reese’s record-breaking day – NBC Sports Chicago

Kayla McBride scored 16 points, Napheesa Collier had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx ruined a record-breaking day by rookie Angel Reese, rallying for a 70-62 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

Reese broke a WNBA single-season record with her 10th consecutive double-double, finishing with 10 points and 16 rebounds. The previous record was set by Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2015.

McBride hit two 3-pointers and added five rebounds and five assists for the Western Conference-leading Lynx (14-4), who were coming off a 94-88 loss to last-place Dallas that ended their seven-game winning streak.

Collier had six assists and recorded her 11th double-double of the season. Alanna Smith scored 11 points and seven rebounds.

Reese had a rough shooting day, going 4-for-16 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line. He got to 10 points on the second of two free throws with 23 seconds left.

Chennedy Carter scored 15 points for Chicago. Lindsay Allen hit three 3-pointers and scored 13, adding seven assists and six rebounds. Marina Mabrey scored 11 on 4-of-17 shooting.

The Lynx trailed 51-42 on Carter’s jumper with 2:58 left in the third quarter, but cut the deficit to five points late in the period on Collier’s jumper at the buzzer.

Minnesota clamped down defensively in the fourth quarter, outscoring Chicago 18-5.

A three-point play by Courtney Williams put the Lynx up 61-59 with 3:14 left. McBride made four straight free throws and Minnesota held a two-possession lead over the final two minutes.

The Lynx held the Sky to 30.5 percent shooting from the field after allowing the last-place Wings to shoot 48.7 percent, go 9 of 15 from beyond the arc and score the most points against them this season.

Chicago selected Reese with the seventh overall pick in the draft, a spot Minnesota traded up from.

The Sky fell 3-7 at home.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

Minnesota plays at New York on Tuesday. Chicago travels to play the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday.