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Whalen scores 22 points to lead Lynx to 18th straight home win, 90-72 over Seattle

Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points, Seimone Augustus added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 90-72 Sunday night for their 18th straight home win,.

Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Maya Moore scored 16 points as Minnesota (16-3) extended its overall winning streak to nine games.

Minnesota's home win streak, dating back to last season, is tied with the 2010-11 Storm teams for the third longest streak in WNBA history. Los Angeles won a record 28 straight at home from 2000-02 and 19 in a row from 2012-13.

Shekinna Stricklen led Seattle (8-11) with 24 points. Tina Thompson had 12 and Tanisha Wright 10.

The Storm cut a 31-point second-half deficit to 13 midway through the fourth quarter before the Lynx regained control down the stretch.