Lynx take game two, 83-71

What a game:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the WNBA finals at one game apiece.

Maya Moore pitched in 23 points and the defending champion Lynx forced the Fever into 24 turnovers, 15 after halftime. Tamika Catchings led the way as usual with 27 points and eight rebounds, but the Fever’s defense faded after a dominant start. They let the Lynx score 29 points in the third quarter and bring an already-loud crowd into the game even more.

The series now moves to Indiana. Game 3 is on Friday and Game 4 is on Sunday.

Lynx got mad and got even.

Fever Coach Lin Dunn said it was the most physical game she’s been a part of, in 42 years of coaching.

College news:

Elena Delle Donne’s choice to be drafted next year is Chicago.

Cal basketball launches its new website in four days.

Overseas professional news:

A back injury has sidelined Australian superstar Lauren Jackson. She is out of WNBL play for at least two weeks.