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Associated Press, Published July 19 2013

Whalen paces Minnesota past Silver Stars in WNBA play

SAN ANTONIO – Lindsay Whalen had 21 points and seven assists and the Minnesota Lynx rolled by the San Antonio Silver Stars 87-71 on Friday night, their fifth straight victory.

Maya Moore had 14 points, Devereaux Peters added 13 points, and Janel McCarville scored 10 points for Minnesota, which has won seven of eight.

Shenise Johnson, Danielle Adams and Jia Perkins each had 13 points for San Antonio. It was the fifth loss by 20-plus points this season for the Silver Stars, who have dropped four straight.

Minnesota 26 20 24 17 – 87

San Antonio 14 17 14 26 – 71

MINNESOTA (87): M.Moore 6-11 0-0 14, Brunson 4-9 1-2 9, McCarville 5-5 0-0 10, Augustus 2-6 0-0 4, Whalen 10-15 1-1 21, Wright 1-4 0-0 2, Peters 5-10 3-3 13, Harris 1-2 3-4 5, Jarry 0-3 0-0 0, Rodgers 3-8 0-0 9, L.Moore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-73 8-10 87.

SAN ANTONIO (71): Adams 5-12 2-4 13, Milton-Jones 0-4 0-0 0, Appel 2-3 2-2 6, Perkins 5-15 3-4 13, Robinson 2-4 1-2 5, Johnson 6-14 0-0 13, Christon 1-4 0-0 3, Alexander 1-2 1-1 3, Whyte 2-6 6-6 11, Kraayeveld 1-2 2-3 4. Totals 25-66 17-22 71.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 5-13 (Rodgers 3-6, M.Moore 2-5, Augustus 0-2), San Antonio 4-18 (Christon 1-3, Johnson 1-4, Adams 1-4, Whyte 1-4, Perkins 0-3). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 40 (M.Moore 8), San Antonio 44 (Appel 9). Assists: Minnesota 25 (Whalen 7), San Antonio 11 (Robinson 3). Total Fouls: Minnesota 15, San Antonio 9. A: 7,105 (9,839).