Lynx beat Fever 89-72 in first of 3 straight meetings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Aerial Powers scored 20 points and Kayla McBride added 15 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 89-72 on Friday night. Minnesota moved into a tie with Phoenix for fourth in the WNBA standings. The Lynx face Indiana the next two games, and play Washington in the regular-season finale – aiming for a top-four finish and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Sylvia Fowles had 13 points, seven rebounds, four steals and five blocks for Minnesota. Fowles tied a franchise record for blocks in a first half with four. Tied at 41 early in the third quarter, Minnesota scored 40 of the next 59 points. Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points for Indiana.