WNBA Capsules

Updated: August 24, 2013, 10:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Rookie Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and Chicago strengthened its hold on the Eastern Conference lead by beating the cold-shooting Atlanta Dream 67-56 on Saturday night.

Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Swin Cash had 12 points for the Sky (20-8). Chicago, which has won five straight, stretched its lead in the East to 4½ games over second-place Atlanta.

Angel McCoughtry had 20 points for the Dream (14-11), who fell to 11-2 at home. McCoughtry opened the game by sinking a jumper, but that 2-0 advantage was Atlanta's only lead.

The Dream matched their fewest points in franchise history and set the mark for their lowest field-goal percentage (28.6 percent).

LYNX 84, FEVER 77

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored a career-high 35 points to lead Minnesota to its third win in four games.

Seimone Augustus had 17 points and Janel McCarville added 12 for the Lynx (20-7), who lead Los Angeles by 1½ games atop the Western Conference.

Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and Shavonte Zellous had 19 as the Fever (12-15) fell a half-game behind Washington for third place in the Eastern Conference. Indiana has lost four of five and five of seven.

Tied at 72 midway through the fourth quarter, Moore had five points and Augustus four as Minnesota went on a 12-2 run. The duo accounted for 18 of Minnesota's 23 fourth-quarter points.


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