Minnesota Lynx win opener

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Jun 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Maya Moore scored 26 points and Seimone Augustus added 20 as the Minnesota Lynx opened the season with a 90-74 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday night.

Moore and Augustus combined to shoot 20 for 32 from the floor for the Lynx (1-0), who shot 50 percent.

Kara Lawson made five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points for the Sun (1-2), and reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles had her third double-double in three games with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Minnesota, which lost in last season's WNBA Finals to Indiana a year after winning the title, had little problem offensively against Connecticut.

Moore scored nine points during a 13-2 run to open the second quarter. Her 3-pointer with 5:58 to play in the first half gave Minnesota a 34-20 lead and the Lynx led by double digits the rest of the way.

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