MAY 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) grabs a rebound in the second half against the Los Angeles Sparks at Target Center. The Lynx defeated the Sparks 92-84. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
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The Seattle Storm came to the Target Center winless on Sunday in WNBA play, and the homestanding Lynx were undefeated. Those states ares till true after Minnesota cruised to a relatively easy 84-71 win. Maya Moore led the way with 19 points for the Lynx while Seimone Augustus
The Lynx only trailed once at 5-4 in the very early going, but built a comfortable 17-9 lead after one. The Lynx then led 37-24 at the half and had increased their lead to 68-50 after three quarters before cruising for more of the fourth quarter. The Storm could not mount a comeback thanks to only 35% shooting from the field.
Minnesota shot better than 44% and was scorching hot from three-point range. The Lynx hit on 8 of 12 shots from long range to set the tone that they would be in control throughout. Minnesota also owned a 32-21 rebounding edge on the night.