Jun 27, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) dribbles up court against the Phoenix Mercury during the first quarter at Target Center. Lynx won 96-80. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Lynx Vs. Mercury: Minnesota Continues With Mostly Winning Ways

The Minnesota Lynx were able to win again on Wednesday night. With the win, the Lynx improved to an impressive 13-1 on the season.

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Lynx vs. Mercury Final Score: Minnesota Improves to 13-1

The Minnesota Lynx continued their strong start to the season with a 96-80 win over a banged-up Phoenix Mercury squad on Wednesday night. This improves their league-best record to 13-1.

They won it on a balanced scoring effort, with Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus finishing with a team-high 16 points and Maya Moore scoring 15. Brunson added a team-high 13 rebounds and Taj McWilliams-Franklin also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards.

Six Lynx finished in double figures, with Monica Wright and Amber Harris scoring 13 and 10 respectively off the bench.

DeWanna Bonner and Samantha Prahalis led Phoenix in a losing effort. Bonner finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, with 18 of her points coming in the first half. Prahalis had 20 points.

The Mercury were without Diana Taurasi (strained left hip flexor) and Candice Dupree (left knee contusion).

Minnesota out-rebounded Phoenix 45-31. They had 27 assists, while Phoenix had 14 turnovers to their eight assists.

The Lynx play next on Sunday in San Antonio.

For more on the Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury and every other team in the WNBA, head over to Swish Appeal, SB Nation's home for all the news and analysis you need on women's basketball.

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Lynx Vs. Mercury Score Update: Minnesota Up At Halftime

The Minnesota Lynx aren't dominating the injury-riddled Phoenix Mercury, but they're hanging onto the lead at halftime on Wednesday, 51-45.

The Mercury are without Diana Taurasi (strained left hip flexor) and Candice Dupree (left knee confusion) but still managed to trail by just one point after the first quarter.

Minnesota's Taj McWilliams-Franklin almost finished the first half with a double double -- she has 11 points (on 5-for-9 shooting) and nine rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson has 10 points and seven rebounds and Maya Moore has nine points.

Dewanna Bonner is carrying the Mercury with 18 points on 5-for-11 shooting. She's 6-for-6 from the line. She played the entire first half.

Minnesota's out-rebounding Phoenix 26-17 at halftime and is winning the assist battle 16-6.

For more on the Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury and every other team in the WNBA, head over to Swish Appeal, SB Nation's home for all the news and analysis you need on women's basketball.


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Lynx Vs. Mercury: Minnesota Look To Continue Strong Start To Season

The Minnesota Lynx (12-1) look to keep the fast start to the season going when they face the Phoenix Mercury (3-8) on Wednesday.

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