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To their credit, the Lynx (6-15), who were coming off a 92-64 win over Dallas, made a game of it, but the Aces (15-5) had an answer for every push the Lynx could come up with
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Moriah Jefferson's triple-double leads Minnesota with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists
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Kayla McBride and Jessica Shepard each scored 15 points for Minnesota, which also got 12 from Sylvia Fowles, 11 from Moriah Jefferson and 10 points from Natalie Achonwa.
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Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles -- recently named a starter and a co-captain for the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game -- played for the first time since June 7

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Minnesota's 32-16 advantage in points off the bench proved key in countering Skylar Diggins-Smith's game-high 25 points
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Leading 93-91 with 16 seconds to play, forward Dearica Hamby knocked down a corner 3-pointer for the Aces (13-2) to stave off a pesky effort from Minnesota (3-13)
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Minnesota (3-12) gave itself a chance to snap its three-game losing skid with stifling defense down the stretch, holding Seattle to just five points for the final 5:07 of action
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Washington also held the Lynx (3-10) to just 32.8 percent shooting, including 6-of-21 from beyond the arc.
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Fowles, 36, playing her 15th and final WNBA season, is averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in 12 games for the Lynx.
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The Lynx (3-9) had beaten the Liberty 84-78 on May 24 at Target Center and 84-77 this past Sunday in Brooklyn despite 31 points from Ionescu.

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But through 10 games, the wing has entrenched herself as a cog in the Lynx’s machine through her production and versatility.
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Rhyne Howard and Kristy Wallace combined for 40 points, including a career-high mark of 18 points for Wallace
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Minnesota (2-7) had a chance to force overtime, but Kayla McBride couldn't connect on a pullup jumper from the left wing in the last three seconds

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