Aug 19, 2013 at 5:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 88-57 Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Seimone Augustus and Janel McCarville each had 12 points for the Lynx, who moved one-half game ahead of Los Angeles atop the Western Conference standings.
Katie Smith and Alex Montgomery scored 11 points each to lead the Liberty, who were without leading scorer Cappie Pondexter due to a foot injury. New York lost for the third time in four games and dropped one game behind fourth-place Indiana for the last playoff position in the East.
The Lynx used a 16-5 run — including 3-pointers by Moore and Rachel Jarry — to take a 59-39 lead late in the third quarter. Moore hit another 3 midway through the fourth to make it 74-50.
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