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Lynx defeat LA Sparks 82-72

Lynx defeat LA Sparks 82-72 Click to Enlarge Photo: WNBA.com

Jul 9, 2014 at 4:48 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 16 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 82-72 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.

Lindsay Whalen added 16 points for Minnesota, which improved to 8-1 at home.

Jantel Lavender scored 17 points and Candace Parker added 16 for Los Angeles, which closed the third quarter with a 9-0 run to take a 59-56 lead.

Moore, announced the top vote-getter in All-Star balloting earlier in the evening, then took over for the defending champions.

Nneka Ogwumike led all rebounders with 14 for the Sparks, who lost their second game in a row.

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