SAN ANTONIO -- Maya Moore scored 10 of her 18 points during a 19-0 run in the third quarter when the Minnesota Lynx outscored the San Antonio Stars 25-9 en route to a 78-61 victory Friday night.
Moore hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and also had seven assists and six rebounds to help the Lynx (19-8) end a two-game skid. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsay Whalen had 12 points and 10 assists.
Anna Cruz, replacing injured Seimone Augustus, had 14 points, and Rebekkah Brunson had 11 rebounds and nine points.
Kayla McBride's jumper in the opening seconds of the third quarter gave San Antonio (7-20) a 40-37 lead. Moore scored to start the game-changing run and capped it with a second 3-pointer at 3:43 for a 56-40 lead.
Jia Perkins led San Antonio, which lost its fourth straight, with 16 points, and McBride had 13.
Sky take 2-1 series lead with historic rout of Mercury
The Sky beat the Mercury 86-50 in Game 3 for the biggest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history.
Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50
— Kahleah Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago used a dominant defensive effort to reach a record rout of the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on Friday night, moving the Sky one victory away from the franchise's first WNBA title.
Quigley banks home the floater to beat the shot clock
Allie Quigley hits a floater as time expires on the shot clock to extend the Sky's lead.