Lynx dominate in Vegas to clinch 8th straight ticket to the playoffs

Maya Moore scored 34 points to lead the way.
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Down two starters, Maya Moore scored 34 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 89-73 road victory over the Las Vegas Aces Thursday night. 

The victory clinches a spot in the playoffs for a the eighth consecutive season, the longest active streak in the WNBA. The last time the Lynx didn't make the playoffs was in 2010, the year before they drafted Moore first overall out of the UConn.  

“That’s what we told our team. Just making the playoffs is not a goal. It is the first step,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said, according to the Lynx website

Moore scored 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting, including 5-of-7 from 3-point land to lead the way. Her effort was critical considering Rebekkah Brunson (nose) and Lindsay Whalen (rest) did not play. They also lost point guard Danielle Robinson to an ankle injury in the second half, and her long-term status is unknown. 

Minnesota also got a huge effort off the bench from Tanisha Wright, who stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. 

The Lynx return home to host WNBA-leading Seattle on Sunday at Target Center. 

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