Lynx edge Chicago behind Collier’s 20 points

Napheesa Collier scored 20 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky on Thursday night, 83-81. The Lynx are now 2-1 this season.

Chicago missed three potential tying shots in the final 7 seconds, including two by Courtney Vandersloot before Gabby Williams’ attempt at the buzzer.

Damiris Dantas contributed 14 points, while Rachel Banham had 13 off the bench and Sylvia Fowles added 10 points for the Lynx.

The Lynx played without forward Karima Christmas-Kelly, who suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon in Tuesday night’s loss vs. Seattle. Guard Lexie Brown sat out because she is in the concussion protocol.

The Lynx next play on Saturday vs. Connecticut in Bradenton, Florida.