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Fowles, Whalen pick up WNBA monthly honors

Chicago's Sylvia Fowles and Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference players of the month for games played in August.

Fowles guided the Sky to a 5-5 record in August while leading the league in rebounds (11.9 rpg) and field goal percentage (.680 on 83-of-122 shooting.) She also ranked third in the WNBA and second in the Eastern Conference in scoring (20.5 ppg) and blocks (1.8 bpg).

The former No. 2 selection in the 2008 WNBA Draft, Fowles scored in double figures in every game during the month. She set a WNBA record for consecutive double-doubles in a single season with eight.

Whalen helped the Lynx record an 11-2 mark in August, which extend the team's overall mark to 24-6. She led the league in assists (5.8) and ranked among the scoring leaders with 14.2 ppg, good for fifth in the West.