Back at Full Strength: Moore And The Lynx Knock Off Sun 76-65
Rebekkah Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (20-6) and Janel McCarville had 11 points and seven rebounds. Seimone Augustus also scored 13.
Kelsey Bone had 15 points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Thomas added eight points and nine rebounds for the Sun (10-16), who have lost 10 of 12.
It was just the second game in which defending WNBA champion Minnesota had its entire team available. Brunson missed the first 24 games after knee surgery. Augustus returned Friday after being out eight games with a knee injury.
It was another frustrating game for Connecticut as it needed a late surge to push its field goal percentage to just under 33 percent.
Minnesota led for all but 47 seconds in the first quarter. Tan White's 3-pointer gave the Lynx a 17-16 lead with 3:08 left in the first quarter and they never relinquished it.
McCarville banked in a 3-pointer to give the Lynx their biggest lead, 57-40, with over a minute left in the third quarter.
Connecticut managed to rally despite its offensive woes. Katie Douglas' 3-pointer with over a minute left cut the Sun's deficit to 72-65.
The Lynx shot 48 percent.
"There is no question we have had more struggles than other teams in the league over the past season with injuries and other aspects that have made our season harder than usual," Moore said. "Now that we have overcome some of those obstacles -- and we are not where we want to be yet -- but we have everything that we need to get there now that everyone is healthy and locked in.
"I like having the cards in our hands now and it is up to us."
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