Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – Maya Moore had 32 points, nine boards, five assists, two steals and a block to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Tulsa Shock, 93-82 Wednesday at Target Center.
Lindsay Whalen scored 18, Monica Wright had 10 points and five steals, Devereaux Peters had 10 points and three blocks and Janel McCarville added 11 points in the win.
The Lynx, who never trailed, took a 22-12 lead late in the first behind Moore’s seven points.
Odyssey Sims hit a 3-pointer in the Shock’s 7-0 blast to end the first and cut their deficit to 22-19.
Whalen had two layups as the Lynx scored the first eight points of the second for a 30-19 lead.
But the Shock ended the first half with a 13-4 run led by Glory Johnson’s five points to reduce the Lynx lead to 40-39 at the break.
The Lynx used four straight points to start the third and a 8-2 run later in the quarter to pad their lead to 54-46.
A 3-point play by Sims and a layup by Skylar Diggins allowed the Shock to close in at 56-53.
Damiris Dantas scored five as the Lynx used a 9-0 burst for a 65-53 lead with 2:27 left in the third.
But Jordan Hooper, Diggins and Sims combined for six points as the Shock pulled within 77-74 with 4:58 left.
Maya then scored six as the Lynx answered with a 15-6 run to put the game away.
Diggins led the Shock with 19 points.
They were also doomed by 16 turnovers that led to 26 points by the Lynx.