Lynx quiet the Storm to lock up top spot in the West

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The Minnesota Lynx will head into the WNBA playoffs with the best record in the Western Conference.

The Lynx held off the Seattle Storm 73-67 Tuesday night to lock up the No. 1 seed in the West.

Minnesota stretched its lead out in the second quarter, by outscoring the Storm 23-14 during the period.

Things completely changed for Minnesota by the end of the night, as Seattle stormed its way back into the game by outscoring Minnesota 21-16 in the fourth quarter.

The Lynx also went cold, as they finished shooting just 43 percent.

Maya Moore led the way for the Lynx, finishing with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting. She also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists.

Ana Cruz chipped in 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with eight assists, and even though she struggled inside, Sylvia Fowles finished with 13 points for the Lynx.

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