Lynx begin its title defense with a win over Phoenix


The defending WNBA champion, the Minnesota Lynx, kicked off their regular season with a 95-76 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night.

Maya Moore led the way for Minnesota with 27 points; shooting 55 percent from the floor. She also dished out 10 assists giving her a double-double.

Center Sylvia Flowers also had a big night with 17 points and 14 rebounds, which is good for her 100th career double-double.

The Lynx trailed after the first quarter, but went into the half up 8 points and never looked back.

Minnesota shot an overwhelming 54 percent from the floor and played solid defense allowing Phoenix to shoot just 45 percent from the floor in their win.

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The Lynx are off until Wednesday when they travel to Chicago to take on the Chicago Sky.

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