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Sylvia Fowles lifts Lynx over Fever, secures first-round bye


The Minnesota Lynx secured a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs, downing last-placed Indiana Fever 92-73 Friday night.

Sylvia Fowles led the team in points with 21, shooting 88.9 percent from the field. The star center also added ten rebounds to the Aces’ tally for her 13th double-double of the season.

Napheesa Collier put on a dominant performance for the Lynx as well, notching 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

The Lynx’s win sets up a battle with the Seattle Storm for the third playoff seed. Minnesota will clinch the third seed with a win in their last regular-season game against the Washington Mystics. A loss on Sunday would slide the team into fourth.

Next up: The Lynx face-off against the Mystics on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN3.