Liston Leads 5 in Double Figures; Lynx Rout Storm 94-70
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to a 94-70 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.
Minnesota (3-0) never trailed en route to its 10th straight home win. Liston hit four 3-pointers. Jennifer O'Neill, Seimone Augustus and Rebekkah Brunson each added 12 points apiece and Damiris Dantas chipped in 10 for the Lynx, who shot 53 percent from the floor.
Asjha Jones scored eight points in her Lynx debut.
Seattle (1-2) shot just 38 percent, and followed another double-digit loss after opening its season with an 86-61 win over Los Angeles. Sue Bird scored 12 points and Renee Montgomery 10 to lead the Storm.
Bird made a jumper to pull the Storm within 49-38 midway through the third quarter. The Lynx answered with a 12-0 run and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Minnesota guard Monica Wright, who averaged 5.8 points in 2014, has missed all three games with a strained right calf.