Moore, Whalen combine for 46 points in Lynx 81-57 win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Maya Moore had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Lindsay Whalen added 22 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 81-57 on Tuesday.

Whalen was 9-of-12 shooting from the field and moved into 13th place on the WNBA's career scoring list with 5,052 points.

Minnesota opened the third quarter on an 18-4 spurt to take a 54-31 lead, highlighted by Moore's steal and one-handed alley-oop finish on a fast break with Whalen.

Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota (17-4), which is ranked No. 2 in the AP power poll. Seimone Augustus missed her third straight game with soreness in her left knee.

Minnesota controlled the boards 43-26, including 18-7 on the offensive end, and held a second straight opponent to under 60 points.

Moriah Jefferson scored 14 points and Monique Currie added 10 points for 12th-ranked San Antonio (5-16). The Stars have lost three straight.

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