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Maya Moore has 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lynx past Mystics, 75-65

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsey Whalen, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Monique Currie, center, during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. Currie was charged with a blocking foul on the play. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsey Whalen, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Monique Currie, center, during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. Currie was charged with a blocking foul on the play. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman, right, pressures Minnesota Lynx forward Damiris Dantas, left, during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

    Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman, right, pressures Minnesota Lynx forward Damiris Dantas, left, during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Lynx center Janel McCarville, left, gives guard Lindsey Whalen, right, a hug during a timeout in the fourth quarter against the Washington Mystics in a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 75-65.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

    Minnesota Lynx center Janel McCarville, left, gives guard Lindsey Whalen, right, a hug during a timeout in the fourth quarter against the Washington Mystics in a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 75-65.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)  (The Associated Press)

Maya Moore had 20 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 75-65 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

Seimone Augustus scored 19 points and Lindsay Whalen had 12 to help the defending champion Lynx (10-4) win for the second time in five games.

Kia Vaughn had 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Washington (5-8), which lost its third straight and sixth in seven. Kara Lawson had 14 points.

Moore scored on a turnaround, Augustus hit a jumper and Moore made a driving layup to put the Lynx up 55-42 in the third quarter. A 3-pointer by Moore and a jumper from Augustus put Minnesota up 65-51 early in the fourth.

Washington pulled within nine on a jumper by Bria Hartley with 3:08 to play, but could get no closer.

Augustus returned after missing Wednesday's loss in Phoenix due to left knee bursitis.