Storm fall to Lynx in home opener

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SEATTLE –  Maya Moore had 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots, and Sylvia Fowles scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 78-71 on Sunday.

Lindsay Whalen added 14 points and Rebekkah Brunson scored 12 for the Lynx (3-0). Whalen moved past Sheryl Swoopes into 14th on the WNBA career scoring list with 4,882 points.

Alysha Clark led the Storm (1-2) with a career-high 20 points. Jewell Loyd scored 14 points and Sue Bird added 12 with nine assists. Rookie Breanna Stewart had 14 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, but was scoreless — on 0-for-10 shooting — in the second half

Bird hit a jumper that pulled the Storm within two with four minutes to go. Minnesota responded with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to pull away as Fowles made a layup, Brunson knocked down a baseline jumper and Whalen hit a 3 from the top of the key to make it 74-65.

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