Tuesday night's WNBA schedule featured the Phoenix Mercury paying a visit to the Minnesota Lynx. Both teams had gone 2-3 over their last five games. However, the Minnesota Lynx had also blown out one of their last five opponents by 59 points. On Tuesday evening, they blew out the Mercury by 36 points to grab their 23rd win of the season. Here's the latest Mercury vs. Lynx game recap including the top game stars, stats, a standings update, and what's up next on the schedule.

Game recap

In tonight's 105-69 victory, the Minnesota Lynx took a 24-19 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Minnesota outscored Phoenix 25-15 in the second, 26-19 in the third, and 30-16 in the fourth quarter to dominate tonight's game.

Maya Moore led all Lynx players with 21 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Teammate Sylvia Fowles had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. None of the other starters on Minnesota finished with double digits in scoring, but three bench players did. Jia Perkins scored 18 points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Alexis Jones had 11 points, while Natasha Howard finished with 12 points, eight boards, and three assists.

The Phoenix Mercury players were held in check for the game with only Monique Currie finishing in double digits. She had 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Diana Taurasi was held to just five points on the night, while Brittney Griner had nine points and just two rebounds. Bench players Leilani Mitchell and C George also had nine apiece for the Mercury.

For tonight's game, Phoenix shot 27-for-57 or 47.4 percent from the floor with a 36.4 percent 3-point rate. They also had just 19 rebounds compared to 32 for the home team.

Minnesota shot at a rate of 54.2 percent overall and 60 percent for their 3-point shots. The team had 13 turnovers, but Phoenix had 20 in the game.

Standings & what's next

Tonight's loss didn't help the Phoenix Mercury in terms of landing a WNBA Playoff spot. Phoenix is now 15-15 overall and 8-8 on the road. They're holding onto the No.

6 spot, with the Seattle Storm and Dallas Wings currently in the seventh and eighth spots. However, Chicago and Atlanta still have an outside shot to grab playoff spots from these teams. Next up for Phoenix is a home game against the L.A. Sparks on Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Minnesota Lynx are now 13-2 on their home court and 23-6 overall. They're holding onto the top record in the league which would give them the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. However, the Los Angeles Sparks are still trying to catch them and are 1.5 games back. Next up for Minnesota is a road game against the San Antonio Stars on Friday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.