SEATTLE — Rebekkah Brunson had 22 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double in four games, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the defending champion Seattle Storm 81-74 Thursday night.
Seimone Augustus added 17 points and rookie Maya Moore had 14 to help Minnesota (3-1) snap an eight-game skid in Seattle. Lindsay Whalen also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.
The Lynx snapped Seattle’s 18-game regular-season home winning streak. The Storm were 17-0 at home last year and won their opener on Saturday.
Sue Bird scored 24 points and Swin Cash had 18 to lead Seattle (1-1). Three-time MVP Lauren Jackson was held to nine points.
Bird scored 16 in the fourth quarter to help cut a 30-point, second-half deficit to six points with 29 seconds left.