CHICAGO, June 3 (AP) -- On "Candice Dupree Bobblehead Night,'' Chicago's star forward had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-72 on Sunday.
"I had to live up to the hype,'' Dupree said.
Dominique Canty had 16 points and five assists for the Sky (3-3), who beat Washington 75-70 on Friday to give them back-to-back wins for the first time in franchise history. Chasity Melvin added 12 points for Chicago.
"For the players that were here last year, I think they've got the idea that we can win some games,'' said Sky coach Bo Overton, after the second-year team reached .500 for the first time.
Seimone Augustus, the WNBA's leading scorer coming into Sunday, had 23 points for the Lynx (0-7), who are off to their worst start in franchise history. They have lost ten consecutive games going back to last season.
Minnesota came into the game shooting a WNBA-worst 35.4 percent and missed their first ten shots as the Sky took a 20-4 lead with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Chicago extended its lead to 35-17 on a pair of free throws from Armintie Price with 3:11 left in the half.
Dupree hit two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in the third quarter to give the Sky their biggest lead of the night at 64-46.
The Lynx opened the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run, cutting Chicago's lead to 66-60 with 5:12 left. But consecutive lay ups by Dupree and Canty gave the Sky a 70-60 lead with 4:20 remaining.
"We made a nice little run,'' Ohlde said. "We just can't wait until then to do it. That's the problem right there.''