Fowles' 27 points, 13 boards lead Lynx over Dream

ATLANTA — Sylvia Fowles had 27 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 81-72 on Tuesday night.

Fowles became the 10th player in WNBA history to reach 2,500 rebounds.

The WNBA-leading Minnesota had a 66-64 lead entering the fourth quarter and held the Dream to just eight points the rest of the way. Elizabeth Williams' basket with 4:09 remaining got Atlanta within five points, but the Dream didn't score again.

Seimone Augustus banked in a shot for a 79-72 lead and Fowles hit two free throws with 31.4 seconds left.

Maya Moore added 16 points for Minnesota (21-3), which played its second straight game without injured point guard Lindsay Whalen.

In other games, the Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut beat Seattle Storm 84-71 and New York beat Indiana 81-76.

Courtney Williams scored a career-high 27 points and Jonquel Jones posted her fifth straight double-double for the Connecticut Suns.

Connecticut opened the fourth quarter with an 18-2 run, grabbing a 69-64 lead on Alyssa Thomas' layup.

Jones had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Connecticut (16-9). Thomas finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Breanna Stewart scored 17 points for Seattle (10-16), ending her 12-game streak with 20-plus points. Sue Bird became the WNBA's leader with 471 career starts, passing Tina Thompson.

At New York, Tina Charles scored 26 points as the Liberty overcame Erica Wheeler's career-high 33 points for Indiana.

Wheeler made two of her seven 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds. Charles answered the first with two free throws for a 79-73 lead, and Epiphanny Prince made two more with 13 seconds left to seal the win.

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