MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 25 of her 30 points in the first half to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 97-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday night.
Seimone Augustus had 16 points for Minnesota (22-7), while rookie Rachel Jarry had a career-high 14. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points and Monica Wright had 10. Moore shot 12 for 15 from the field to reach 30 points for the second time in her career. She had 35 against Indiana last Saturday.
Tina Thompson tied a season high with five 3-pointers en route to a team-high 18 points as the Storm (15-15) lost for just the second time in seven games. Temeka Johnson had 16 points and Tanisha Wright added 11.
Despite the defeat, Seattle clinched a Western Conference playoff berth with San Antonio’s loss to Los Angeles.
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