Former Husker Lindsey Moore helped the Minnesota Lynx sprint to an 85-62 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in the first game of the WNBA Western Conference Finals on Thursday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Moore, a first-round pick of the Lynx in the 2013 WNBA Draft, saw nine minutes of action off the bench in Minnesota's victory. She grabbed two rebounds while dishing out an assist and grabbing a steal.
The Lynx put the Mercury away in the first half, dominating the second quarter 21-6 on the way to a 45-22 halftime lead.
Lindsey Whalen and Maya Moore set the tone for the Lynx. Whalen scored 20 points while adding six rebounds and five assists. Maya Moore added 20 points of her own, including a long three from near midcourt with a second left before halftime. She added five rebounds and three assists. Seimone Augustus pitched in 18 points, while Monica Wright gave the Lynx four players in double figures with 11.
Diana Taurasi led the Mercury with 15 points, while Brittany Griner managed 13.
The Lynx improved to a perfect 3-0 in the playoffs, and will look to lock up their second straight Western Conference title on Sunday. Minnesota will travel to Phoenix to face the Mercury with a 4 p.m. (CT) tip in a game nationally televised by ESPN2.