Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen each scored 21 points to lead the Lynx over the Mercury, 71-56. Phoenix center Brittney Griner had 14 points and 11 rebounds in her season debut.
The Stars slipped by the Storm, 73-71.
Russia’s sixth-place finish at the Eurobasket Tournament today means they won’t have a team at next year’s Olympics for the first time in 32 years.
Former Louisiana-Lafayette point guard Bianca Davis was killed by a stray bullet two weeks ago. Her funeral was today.