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Associated Press, Published July 21 2013

Moore, Lynx win 6th straight over Mercury

PHOENIX – Maya Moore hit a 3-pointer and made a key steal in the final minute to lift the Minnesota Lynx to their sixth straight victory, an 82-77 win over the Phoenix Mercury.

Rebecca Brunson had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Seimone Augustus 15 points for the Lynx, who have won eight of their last nine. Minnesota hit four of six free throws in the final 19 seconds to secure the win.

Diana Taurasi had 26 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Mercury, who led much of the game, and had a 64-59 advantage going into the final period and a 74-73 lead with 1 minute, 35 seconds left.

DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. Moore had 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting.

Minnesota 17 19 23 23 – 82

Phoenix 18 26 20 13 – 77

MINNESOTA (82): M.Moore 5-14 2-2 14, Brunson 7-15 4-8 18, McCarville 2-6 5-6 9, Augustus 7-13 0-1 15, Whalen 7-16 1-2 15, Peters 1-3 0-0 2, Wright 4-7 0-1 9, Rodgers 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-76 12-20 82.

PHOENIX (77): Houston 1-6 0-0 3, Bonner 6-14 8-9 23, Dupree 4-10 2-2 10, Gilbreath 2-3 0-0 4, Taurasi 8-24 7-9 26, Thomas 3-5 1-2 7, James 2-4 0-0 4, Hornbuckle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-66 18-22 77.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 4-18 (M.Moore 2-7, Wright 1-3, Augustus 1-4, Whalen 0-1, McCarville 0-1, Rodgers 0-2), Phoenix 7-26 (Bonner 3-9, Taurasi 3-14, Houston 1-2, James 0-1). Fouled Out: Houston. Rebounds: Minnesota 46 (Brunson 13), Phoenix 49 (Bonner 10). Assists: Minnesota 16 (Augustus, McCarville 4), Phoenix 15 (Taurasi 6). Total Fouls: Minnesota 19, Phoenix 19. Technicals: Taurasi. A: 9,806 (9,510).