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Lindsay Whalen scored 17 points, Lynx beat Fever 78-69 to improve to 2-0

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INDIANAPOLIS — Lindsay Whalen scored 17 points, Maya Moore and each had 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 78-69 on Saturday night.

The Lynx (2-0) never trailed after the opening minutes but needed a 6-0 run late in the fourth quarter to surge to a 68-59 lead with 2:58 left.

Seimone Augustus added 11 points for Minnesota, which scored 13 straight in a run spanning both halves to take a 40-27 lead.

Indiana (0-2) cut it to 60-57 on 's 3-pointer with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter, but would get no closer.

led the Fever with 16 points, Johnson added 15, had 14 and 11.

The Fever had a better night shooting from the field, but the Lynx had a 26-9 edge in points scored from the foul line.

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