MAY 18, 2014 7:43p ET
Lindsay Whalen scored Minnesota's last eight points to help the defending champion Lynx improve to 2-0. They opened the season Friday night with a victory in Washington.
Rookie Chiney Ogwumike led Connecticut (0-2) with 25 points. The Sun led by 16 points in the third quarter before Moore keyed a furious rally. Katie Douglas added 13 points for Connecticut.
Augustus finished with 18 points, and Whalen had 17 after being held to seven in regulation.
The Lynx had 24 turnovers.
MERCURY 74, SPARKS 69
Diana Taurasi scored 23 points, including the go-ahead runner in the final minute, and Phoenix beat Los Angeles to spoil the Sparks' home opener.
Taurasi added six rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Mercury (2-0) outscored the Sparks (1-1) 9-2 over the final 46 seconds for the come-from-behind victory.
DeWanna Bonner had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Brittney Griner finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. Candace Parker had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles.