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Sylvia Fowles scores 21, Elena Delle Donne adds 18 to lift Chicago past Washington 72-69

  • Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles (34) works to get past Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson (31) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles (34) works to get past Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson (31) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne (11) guards Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson (31) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington.  The Sky won 72-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne (11) guards Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson (31) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington. The Sky won 72-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault reacts to an official's call during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington.  The Sky won 72-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault reacts to an official's call during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in Washington. The Sky won 72-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Elena Delle Donne scored 18 to lift the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics 72-69 on Wednesday.

The Sky (15-17) improved to 5-1 since Delle Donne returned following a flare-up of Lyme disease, including two victories over the Mystics. The win pulled Chicago into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference with Washington.

Monique Currie scored 18 points for the Mystics (15-17), who have lost four of six games. In her first career start, rookie Stefanie Dolson had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Washington played without leading rebounder Kia Vaughn (suspension) and guard Kara Lawson (sprained ankle).

Chicago outrebounded the Mystics 41-29 and finished with a 42-30 scoring advantage in the paint.