Rebekkah Brunson scored 19 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 75-60 on Saturday night, clinching at least a tie for the Western Conference title.
Seimone Augustus had 14 points, Maya Moore added 11 and Lindsay Whalen 10 to lead the Lynx (24-7) to their sixth straight win.
Minnesota can secure its third straight conference title outright with its next win or loss by second-place Los Angeles. The Lynx play the Storm here again Tuesday night and then visit Los Angeles on Thursday.
Tanisha Wright scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half for Seattle (15-16).
The Storm, who are assure of a postseason spot, can catch Phoenix for the No. 3 seed, but now trail the Mercury by two games with three left.