Collier scores 20 points, Lynx hold on to beat Sky 83-81

Minnesota Lynx forward Bridget Carleton (6) loses control of the ball as she runs into Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) during the second half o...
Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) reaches for the ball in front of Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) during the first half of a WNBA bask...
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) works against Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game...
Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) drives against Minnesota Lynx forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) during the second half of a WNBA basketball ...
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) looks to pass around Minnesota Lynx guard Shenise Johnson (42) during the second half of a WNBA basketball...
Minnesota Lynx forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) goes up in front of Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketb...
Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) shoots over Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper (2) and forward Gabby Williams (15) during the first half of...
Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, right, (24) gets fouled by Chicago Sky forward Gabby Williams (15) during the first half of a WNBA basketball...

Minnesota Lynx forward Bridget Carleton (6) loses control of the ball as she runs into Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) during the second half o...

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) reaches for the ball in front of Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields (1) during the first half of a WNBA bask...

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) works against Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game...

Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) drives against Minnesota Lynx forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) during the second half of a WNBA basketball ...

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) looks to pass around Minnesota Lynx guard Shenise Johnson (42) during the second half of a WNBA basketball...

Minnesota Lynx forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) goes up in front of Chicago Sky forward Azura Stevens (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketb...

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) shoots over Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper (2) and forward Gabby Williams (15) during the first half of...

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, right, (24) gets fouled by Chicago Sky forward Gabby Williams (15) during the first half of a WNBA basketball...

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Chicago Sky 83-81 on Thursday night.

Damiris Dantas added 14 points, Rachel Banham scored 13 and Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).

Azura Stevens had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Cheyenne Parker added 16 points and 10 boards for the Sky (2-1).

Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws to give the Lynx a 12-point lead with 3:26 to play, but Parker hit a 3-pointer eight seconds later to spark a 10-3 run that trimmed Chicago’s deficit to 79-74 when Stevens made a 3 with 1:41 to go.

Collier answered with a layup, but Courtney Vandersloot made a layup and then Diamond DeShields had a steal and a layup to make it a three-point game with 53.6 seconds left.

After two free throws by Collier, Allie Quigley’s 3-pointer capped the scoring with 38.2 remaining.

Vandersloot missed two potential tying layups in the final seven seconds and Gabby Williams couldn’t convert an alley-oop at the buzzer.