Lynx at a glance: Seimone Augustus proved she was recovered from Sunday's rib injury against the New York Liberty. The 6-foot guard scored a game-high 22 points as the Lynx (2-0) won 80-62. ... After shooting 57.1 percent from the field in their season opener, the Lynx cooled only slightly to 51.6 in their second game. ... Ageless Taj McWilliams-Franklin had a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) against one of her former teams. ... Maya Moore had a career-high seven assists plus 15 points and five rebounds.
Sparks at a glance: Los Angeles is 2-0 like the Lynx, beating Seattle twice in different ways. The Sparks rallied from a 21-point deficit in the second half to win by six in Seattle on Friday and then they won by 13 at home on Tuesday. ... Candace Parker had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the latest victory; as a team L.A. outrebounded the Storm 35-24. ... Guard Kristi Toliver has scored 25 points off the bench and 18 points as a starter.