Lynx secure West’s top seed with win in Seattle

Updated: September 11, 2013

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Maya Moore scored 20 points, Lindsay Whalen
chipped in 19 and the Minnesota Lynx downed the Seattle Storm, 73-60, to
secure the top seed in the Western Conference for the third straight year.

Minnesota led by as many as 24 in its first regular-season sweep of the Storm
since 2001. The teams will also play in the first round of the playoffs, as
the loss sealed Seattle’s fate as the No. 4 seed in the conference.

Tanisha Wright paced the Storm with 14 points, but the club was outrebounded
by a 36-20 margin and had two fastbreak points to Minnesota’s 20.

The Lynx took control in the second quarter, using a late 10-0 run to build an
18-point spread. They eventually took a 40-28 cushion into the break and led
by double digits the entire second half.