The Minnesota Lynx began defense of their WNBA title with a 78-70 win over Seattle Friday night.  Lindsay Whalen led the Lynx with 20 points and 6 assists, Seimone Augustus added 19 points and Maya Moore added 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The Lynx led the best of 3 series 1 game to none and will play Game 2 at Seattle on Sunday.