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After losing four straight games, the Minnesota Lynx bounced back nicely on Thursday afternoon in the nation’s capital.

The Lynx got back in the win column in a matinee matchup against the Washington Mystics, coming away with an 88-80 victory.

With the Lynx trailing 69-68 after three quarters, they came up big in the fourth, outscoring the Mystics 20-11 in the final frame. Minnesota ended up erasing a 10-point deficit, its largest comeback win since they trailed the Chicago Sky by 10 in an 87-82 win on July 5, 2016.

Up 79-77 with 1:33 remaining in the game, Rebekkah Brunson hit a late 3 to give the Lynx some breathing room en route to the win.

Sylvia Fowles recorded yet another double-double for the Lynx in the win finishing with a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. She recorded her sixth double-double of the 2018 season and her 133rd of her career.

Maya Moore continued her strong start to the season, backing Fowles’ performance up with 19 points and five boards. Tanisha Wright provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the defending champions, tallying 13 points and four assists in 25 minutes. Wright has now scored in double-figures in two straight games in her first season in Minnesota.

Seimone Augustus finished with 16 points in the game, which moved her to 11th on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list.

The Lynx, who shot 47.1 percent from the field in the game, took care of business on the glass in the game, out-rebounding the Mystics 34-20.

Elena Delle Donne, who has missed a few games prior to Thursday due to illness, was held in check for the most part by the Minnesota defense. Delle Donne finished with eight points and two rebounds in a little over 26 minutes.

Kristi Toliver went off from three in the first meeting between the Mystics and Lynx, but was held to just two 3s and a total of 15 points in 34 minutes for Washington.

Minnesota, which improves to 3-5 on the season, returns to action on Saturday against the Connecticut Sun. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. start at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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