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Moore scores 38, Minnesota Lynx hold off Mercury

(David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

PHOENIX — Maya Moore scored 38 points, Danielle Robinson added 16 and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Phoenix Mercury 80-75 on Saturday night.

Minnesota (14-10) used a 14-2 run, with Moore scoring all, in the last 3:30 minutes of the first quarter for a 24-17 lead. Phoenix (15-10) drew within 40-38 at halftime and took its last lead on Yvonne Turner’s 3-pointer to make it 42-41 after the break. But the Lynx quickly took control and outscored Phoenix 28-12 for a 15-point lead to end the third.

Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus scored 16 points and Rebekkah Brunson had 11 rebounds and three blocks, the last coming on a put-back attempt by Stephanie Talbot off her offensive rebound with 43 seconds left and the Lynx leading 78-75.

DeWanna Bonner led Phoenix with 29 points.


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