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Collier scores 32 points, Lynx beat Fever 90-83 for their fourth straight victory

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier had 32 points and eight rebounds, Kayla McBride added 21 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 90-83 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Minnesota took its first double-digit lead with 4:01 left in the fourth quarter on a free throw by Collier to make it 80-70. Indiana scored six straight points to get within 82-76 following Lexie Hull’s steal and fast-break layup, but Collier answered at the other end for an eight-point lead with 1:12 left.

Lindsay Allen scored 16 points for Minnesota (8-9), which started a four-game homestand. Rookie Diamond Miller, coming off a career-high 25 points, was held to one point in 24 minutes.

Collier scored 10 of Minnesota’s opening 17 points before going to the bench late in the first quarter with two fouls. Collier had 16 points at halftime and 28 entering the fourth quarter. She finished with 30-plus points for the fourth time this season.

Aliyah Boston had 22 points and nine rebounds and NaLyssa Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana (5-12), which has lost five straight games. Kelsey Mitchell, averaging 17.6 points per game, was held to just one point in the first half and she finished with seven points.