ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 13 rebounds to power the East-leading Chicago Sky to an 80-69 victory Saturday over the New York Liberty.
Fowles missed Chicago's 75-55 victory over the Liberty on Thursday with a sprained right ankle and was questionable for Saturday. She played 27 minutes and helped the Sky to their fifth straight victory and fourth in a row over New York with her seventh double-double.
Rookie Elena Delle Donne, the leading vote-getter for the All-Star game, scored a career-low seven points. But Chicago had five players in double digits, led by Tamera Young's 17, and increased its lead over idle Atlanta to one game for first place in the East as it chases its first postseason berth.
Cappie Pondexter, who on Thursday was named a starter for the July 27 All-Star game, snapped out of a brief offensive slump to lead New York with 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting. She had shot 21.9 percent over her previous three games.
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SAN ANTONIO -- Danielle Adams had 20 points and San Antonio ended a four-game skid.
Jia Perkins added 15 points and Danielle Robinson had 10 points for San Antonio (5-12), which held the Sun to 28 percent shooting.
The Sun (4-11) had only four points in the third quarter and 17 total for the second half.
Tina Charles, who had 18 points, was the only player in double figures for Connecticut in a matchup of struggling teams.
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