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Associated Press, Published June 28 2013

Whalen helps Minnesota rout Los Angeles Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS – Lindsay Whalen scored 20 points, and Seimone Augustus had 19 in the Minnesota Lynx’ 88-64 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.

Devereaux Peters added 14 points and nine rebounds to help the Lynx improve to 7-2.

Candace Parker had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks (5-3), who beat Minnesota by 28 points last Friday night in California.

Los Angeles 15 15 17 17 – 64

Minnesota 24 20 22 22 – 88

LOS ANGELES (64): Beard 1-5 0-0 2, Ogwumike 3-8 2-2 9, Parker 7-12 3-6 17, Toliver 5-12 3-3 14, Harding 4-14 3-4 11, Lavender 1-4 0-0 2, Coleman 1-5 0-0 3, Mathies 0-0 0-0 0, Hoffman 2-3 0-0 4, O’Hea 0-2 2-2 2, Abdi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-65 13-17 64.

MINNESOTA (88): M.Moore 5-10 2-3 12, Brunson 1-5 2-2 4, McCarville 1-5 0-0 2, Augustus 9-16 0-0 19, Whalen 6-10 8-9 20, Wright 5-8 3-3 13, Harris 1-2 0-0 2, Peters 6-11 2-2 14, Jarry 0-1 0-0 0, L.Moore 0-2 0-0 0, Rodgers 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-71 17-19 88.

3-Point Goals: Los Angeles 3-11 (Ogwumike 1-1, Coleman 1-3, Toliver 1-3, Harding 0-1, O’Hea 0-1, Parker 0-2), Minnesota 1-7 (Augustus 1-3, L.Moore 0-1, Wright 0-1, M.Moore 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Los Angeles 31 (Parker 11), Minnesota 52 (M.Moore, Peters, Brunson 9). Assists: Los Angeles 18 (Parker 6), Minnesota 24 (Whalen 6). Total Fouls: Los Angeles 20, Minnesota 17. Technicals: Minnesota defensive three second. A: 8,814 (9,181).