Williams scores 22 points as Sun stay hot, beat Lynx 89-75

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) shoots over Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams shoots over the Minnesota Lynx defense during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) runs into the defense of Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini (9) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Minnesota Lynx guard Tanisha Wright (30) beats teammate Maya Moore (23) and Connecticut Sun forward Alysssa Thomas (25) and guard Courtney Williams (10) to a long rebound during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, bottom, tangles with Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, getting called for a flagrant foul on the play, during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) runs Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams into a screen from Rebekkah Brunson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, top left, beats Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) to a rebound as Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) and forward Chiney Ogwumike, right, watch during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, top left, beats Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) to a rebound as Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) and forward Chiney Ogwumike, right, watch during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) uses a screen from teammate Sylvia Fowles (34) to get a clear drive to the basket against the Connecticut Sun during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Courtney Williams had 22 points, Jasmine Thomas added 18 and the Connecticut Sun beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 89-75 on Saturday.

The Sun (7-1), who won their first five games of the season and are off to their best start in more than a decade, led by double digits early in the fourth quarter before Minnesota (3-6) cut the margin to 74-67 with 6½ minutes to go. Connecticut scored nine straight points to pull away for good.

Chiney Ogwumike had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Shekinna Stricklen also scored 11 for Connecticut.

Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Maya Moore added 17 points and Cecilia Zandalasini scored 11.

Minnesota trailed 44-38 at halftime but briefly took control with a 14-4 run to start the second half. The Sun quickly regained the lead with a 13-0 run and never trailed again.

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