Fever stun Lynx in Game 1, 76-70

Fever stun Lynx in Game 1, 76-70
October 14, 2012, 10:18 pm

The Minnesota Lynx players celebrate their team's 80-79 win after Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Indiana Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory over the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.

Tamika Catchings added 20 points for the Fever, who played without leading scorer Katie Douglas because of a sprained left ankle.

Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who are looking to become the WNBA's first repeat champion in 10 years.

Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Wednesday night in Minneapolis.