Augustus, Lynx roll to Game 1 win over Mercury

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus had 21 points and seven assists to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 95-67 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

Maya Moore scored 13 of her 15 points in the first quarter and Candice Wiggins added 14 off the bench for the top-seeded Lynx, who held the highest scoring team in the league 22 points below its regular season average.

Diana Taurasi had 22 points and five rebounds for the Mercury, who were outrebounded 42-26 and shot just 35.7 percent from the field.

The Lynx opened the game with a 15-3 run and the Mercury never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

Game 2 is Sunday in Phoenix.