WNBA roundup: Holdsclaw leads Dream by LynxAs Chamique Holdsclaw’s knee goes, so does her play. And as Holdsclaw’s play goes, so do the fortunes of the Atlanta Dream. The nine-year veteran felt great Wednesday, and it showed — she tied a season-high with 28 points as the Dream beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-77.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Chamique Holdsclaw’s knee goes, so does her play. And as Holdsclaw’s play goes, so do the fortunes of the Atlanta Dream.
The nine-year veteran felt great Wednesday, and it showed — she tied a season-high with 28 points as the Dream beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-77.
Holdsclaw had arthroscopic surgery on her right knee about five months before signing with the Dream in April, ending a two-year retirement. The injury has limited her at times. But when she’s playing well, the Dream can be tough to beat.
“My knee was feeling really good and that’s the thing that’s really been limiting me this season after my surgery,” Holdsclaw said. “Today was one of those days where it was feeling good. I had it drained right before we left so I was feeling great.”
Fever 84, Sky 74
INDIANAPOLIS — Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 22 points and Tamika Catchings did a little bit of everything to help the Indiana Fever defeat the Chicago Sky 84-74 on Wednesday for their 10th straight win.
Catchings, the top vote-getter for the All-Star game, had 16 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and six steals.
Silver Stars 79, Mystics 78
WASHINGTON — Becky Hammon scored 21 points and Sophia Young had 20 to help San Antonio hold off Washington.
The Silver Stars (6-6) nearly blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead and gave the Mystics a chance to win when Hammon committed an offensive foul with 3 seconds.
Phoenix 100, Monarchs 81
PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi scored 22 points and Cappie Pondexter had a franchise-record 15 assists to lead Phoenix.
DeWanna Bonner had 15 points, Kelly Mazzante added 14, Le’Coe Willingham and Temeka Johnson had 13 apiece for the Mercury (11-4).