The WNBA's top team overall showed just why they have the league's best record on Friday night. The Minnesota Lynx came into Indiana having just recently lost back-to-back games. However, the top contenders for this year's WNBA Championship routed the Fever by 59 points at home to snap that losing skid. Here's a look at the Fever vs. Lynx game recap with tonight's top performers, game stats, a WNBA standings update, and a look at the next games on the schedule.

Game recap

With guard Lindsay Whalen out due to a fractured left hand, guard Renee Montgomery has been a suitable replacement.

In tonight's game, she shot 7-of-9 from the field including a 5-for-7 performance from 3-point range. Montgomery finished with 20 points and six rebounds. Sylvia Fowles led all Minnesota scorers with 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting and also had eight rebounds. Maya Moore scored 11 points while fellow All-Star Seimone Augustus had 10 points and eight assists for the game.

The Lynx shot a red-hot 59.2 percent from the floor and 63.6 percent from downtown. Also, they outrebounded the Fever 45-20. Indiana had 19 turnovers in the game and shot just 19-for-62 from the field or 30.6 percent.

Only three of the Indiana Fever players managed to finish in double-digits for scoring. Jazmon Gwathmey was 4-of-14 and had 12 points while All-Star Candice Dupree was 4-for-16 with 11 points. The rest of their teammates combined for just 29 points on the night.

Minnesota opened the game on a dominant run, finishing the first quarter up 37-9. At halftime, the Lynx were leading 68-23. Indiana managed 16 points in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth quarter, with their lackluster scoring performance resulting in an embarrassing blowout loss.

Standings update & next games

The Minnesota Lynx continue to hold the best overall record at 22-5, leading the No. 2 seed Los Angeles Sparks by 2.5 games for the top spot. Minnesota has clinched a playoff spot, as have the Sparks and the Connecticut Sun. Next up, Minnesota will play at the New York Liberty with game time set for 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday afternoon.

The Indiana Fever haven't been eliminated from playoff contention but at 9-20 are getting closer. They're currently 2.5 games behind the Seattle Storm for the No.

8 spot, with Seattle participating in a game against San Antonio as of this report. The next game for Indiana will be on Sunday evening when they'll host the Washington Mystics at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

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