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Associated Press, Published July 12 2012

Moore’s second-quarter performance fuels Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 19 points in just the second quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx out of an early funk and onto an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday, their last game before the Olympic break.

One of the Lynx’s three Team USA members, Moore finished with a season-high 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter. The second-year star shot 8 for 12 from the floor and 11 for 12 from the free-throw line.

The Lynx finished the first half on a 25-7 spurt, with 17 points by Moore.

Tulsa 21 17 14 22 – 74

Minnesota 22 33 15 19 – 89

TULSA (74): Holt 2-6 0-0 4, Pedersen 2-6 2-2 6, G.Johnson 8-19 14-15 30, Latta 0-5 0-0 0, T.Johnson 2-8 1-1 6, Black 1-1 4-4 6, Williams 4-16 3-6 11, Hodges 4-8 1-2 9, Paris 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-71 25-30 74.

MINNESOTA (89): Augustus 6-14 1-1 14, Moore 8-12 11-12 28, McWilliams-Franklin 4-7 0-0 8, Wright 5-11 4-5 14, Whalen 4-6 2-4 11, Harris 2-8 0-0 5, Thorn 0-1 0-0 0, Wiggins 3-13 0-0 9, Wojta 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 18-22 89.

3-Point Goals– Tulsa 1-14 (T.Johnson 1-3, Pedersen 0-1, Latta 0-3, Hodges 0-3, Holt 0-4), Minnesota 7-25 (Wiggins 3-10, Whalen 1-1, Harris 1-2, Moore 1-3, Augustus 1-4, Thorn 0-1, Wojta 0-1, Wright 0-3). Fouled Out– Moore. Rebounds– Tulsa 44 (G.Johnson 14), Minnesota 54 (McWilliams-Franklin 12). Assists– Tulsa 14 (Hodges, Latta 4), Minnesota 22 (Whalen 8). Total Fouls– Tulsa 23, Minnesota 25. Technicals–T.Johnson 2, McWilliams-Franklin, Wiggins. Ejected– T.Johnson.