MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Napheesa Collier scored 21 points and Aerial Powers added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-75 Saturday night.
Lynx (18-9) has won 13 out of 15, including five wins in a row to go on to a third-place finish in the standings with Seattle. Washington (10-17) equals New York Liberty to the final playoff spot.
The Mystics welcomed Tina Charles, who missed four games with a left gluteal strain. She had 12 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. Washington missed Elena Delle Donne and Myisha Hines-Allen with injuries.
Washington trailed by 15 in the half, but took itself within 64-62 before the Lynx scored the final basket in the third quarter. Minnesota then scored the first 15 points in the fourth to take control and lead 81-62 with 6:23 left on Rachel Banham’s 3-pointer. She finished with 13 points and eight assists.
Kayla McBride scored 15 for Lynx and Sylvia Fowles had 12.
Ariel Atkins scored 25 points for Washington.
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