The growing the Minnesota Lynx need to do to become a contender in the WNBA’s Western Conference may not take all that long.
The Lynx rebounded from an opening-night loss to the Los Angeles Sparks by defeating L.A. 86-69 Sunday in Minnesota.
Rookie Maya Moore scored 16 points in her second career game, and 14 of those came in the second half as the Lynx took control. Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus scored 17 points to lead all scorers.
Minnesota held L.A.’s Tina Thompson and Candace Parker to 11 points apiece.
The Lynx play the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night before visiting the Storm on Thursday.
In Sunday’s other game, The New York Liberty defeated the defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream 94-88 in overtime. It was a nice early-season win for the Liberty, but keep in mind they did it without having to face Dream star Angel McCoughtry, who was out with a sprained left knee.