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Lynx run all over Mercury in Game 1

Lynx's Augustus, Moore, Whalen combine for 58 points as series shifts to Phoenix

Originally Published: September 26, 2013
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was going to be different on Thursday night. Phoenix hadn't played Minnesota since late July. New Mercury boss Russ Pennell hadn't coached against Minnesota. Phoenix was playing better defense now.

That 10-game losing streak the Mercury had against the Lynx dating back to last season was not applicable here in the Western Conference finals.

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The Phoenix Mercury now have to pull off more than a mere bounce-back ...

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