A great mother's day crowd of 4,524 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester cheered on the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx in their final pre-season tune up before the regular season begins next Saturday.

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Keisha Hampton had 15 points and Maya Moore added14 to lead the scoring in a losing effort against the Washington Mystics 85-68.

The game also marked the return of Janel McCarville to the team after taking a year off. The Lynx kick off the regular season at Target Center next Saturday against Phoenix