The Minnesota Lynx downed Washington 81-62 Thursday night to improve to 19-6.  Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 18 points and Maya Moore added 14 points.  Minnesota shot 57 percent from the field and Washington shot 42 percent.

The Lynx will host Los Angeles at 7pm Saturday night.  If the Lynx beat the Sparks Saturday night they clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference.