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MVP Moore leads Lynx past Stars, 88-84, in Game 1

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The defending champion Minnesota Lynx got a reminder from the San Antonio Stars that nothing comes easy in the postseason.

Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the beat the Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

Minnesota led by 15 with 9 minutes to go before the Stars went on an 18-2 run to go ahead, 73-72 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone Augustus scored six of her 16 points in the final 2:11 as Minnesota recovered to pull out the win.

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