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Augustus still sidelined with sore knee

Seimone Augustus will miss her third straight game because of soreness in her right knee when Minnesota faces San Antonio today. Augustus had surgery on her right knee midway through last season and played in only 16 regular-season games, but did return for the team's playoff run to the WNBA championship.

Augustus this season is averaging 10.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Both are career lows.She's shooting 42.1 percent from the field, which is also a career low, well off her 48-percent career field-goal percentage.

The Lynx started the season 13-0, but are 3-4 in the last seven games. The Lynx game at San Antonio today starts at 11:30 a.m.

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Reeve signs off on playing Moore for Lynx-Sparks rematch

With the Lynx expecting their biggest home crowd of the season, the prospect of the team playing without star forward Maya Moore, who suffered a thigh bruise in the second half of a victory at Los Angeles on Tuesday, had some fans uneasy.

They can put their fears to rest as Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve confirmed that Moore is expected to occupy her usual spot in the starting lineup for her team's rematch with the Sparks at Target Center.

“She’s moving well,” Reeve said. “She moved well yesterday and she moved well in shootaround today. Unless she’s uncomfortable with something that happens in warm-ups, she’s a go. We just have to keep an eye on it as the game progresses.”

Reeve said that she has no plans to play Moore on a limited basis.

“I’m a big believer that if a player’s available and it’s her job to start, she’ll start,” Reeve said.

-- The Lynx are expecting their biggest home crowd of the season for this rematch between the two top teams in the WNBA. The lower bowl at Target Center is sold out, so the team has is selling tickets for the upper bowl, which often doesn’t get used.

“It’s exciting,” Reeve said. “We’re going to surpass our home opener, which takes six months to sell. These are the things that make it fun.”