MINNEAPOLIS -- Sylvia Fowles registered 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx clinched a playoff spot by delivering a 93-85 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night, Aug. 27.
Fowles' big night moved her into third place in WNBA history with 3,307 career rebounds. She passed legendary Lisa Leslie (3,306).
Odyssey Sims posted 23 points and eight assists for the Lynx (16-15), who won their third straight game. Napheesa Collier added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Damiris Dantas had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Minnesota wrapped up its ninth straight playoff berth.
Cheyenne Parker contributed 22 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots off the bench for Chicago (18-12), which had a three-game winning streak halted. Diamond DeShields scored 19 points, Astou Ndour added 17 and Allie Quigley had 14.
Chicago's Courtney Vandersloot recorded 10 assists to break her own single-season record. Vandersloot set the mark with 258 last season and has 263 this season.
Minnesota is 3-0 against the Sky this season.
The Lynx shot 48 percent from the field, including 7 of 13 from behind the arc.
The Sky shot 43.2 percent from the field and were 7 of 18 from 3-point range.
Chicago whittled away at a nine-point halftime deficit, eventually pulling within 66-65 on Katie Lou Samuelson's basket with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter.
Parker's inside hoop 22 seconds later pushed the Sky ahead. DeShields drained a 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left to cap an 11-0 run and give Chicago a 70-66 advantage.
Sims' basket with 19.5 seconds let pulled the Lynx within two entering the final quarter.
Collier's 3-pointer gave Minnesota the lead again at 73-72 with 8:12 remaining. The Sky knotted the score at 75 and 77 before Sims drained a 3-pointer to put the Lynx ahead to stay with 5:58 left.
Danielle Robinson added a bank shot to make it 82-77 with 5:07 remaining, and Minnesota stretched the lead to 10 en route to closing it out.
Dantas scored 15 first-half points and Sims added 13 as Minnesota led 51-42 at the break.
The Lynx led 30-29 after a high-scoring opening stanza but led by as many as 11 in the second quarter as Chicago was just 5-of-19 shooting in a 13-point period.