« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Associated Press, Published August 28 2012

Whalen leads Lynx to overtime win

MINNEAPOLIS – Lindsey Whalen scored five of Minnesota’s 10 consecutive points to start the overtime period and the Lynx avoided a rare home loss with a 96-84 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Tuesday night.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored a season-high 19 points and set a WNBA record by recording her 1,050th offensive rebound in the second period. Rebekkah Brunson set a franchise record and a career high with 20 rebounds to go with 17 points as Western Conference-leading Minnesota pushed the third-place Silver Stars three games back in the standings.

Whalen scored eight of her 15 points in overtime, Seimone Augustus chipped in 19 and Maya Moore scored 14 as the Lynx (20-4) extended their winning streak to seven games. They also improved to 12-1 at home.

San Antonio 19 17 21 22 5 – 84

Minnesota 17 18 24 20 17 – 96

SAN ANTONIO (84): Christon 1-4 0-0 2, Young 8-13 3-5 19, Appel 2-3 1-2 5, Hammon 4-16 4-4 13, Robinson 4-10 2-2 10, Perkins 7-14 2-2 19, Adams 3-10 0-0 6, Johnson 0-1 3-4 3, Morrison 2-3 1-2 5, Smith 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-77 16-21 84.

MINNESOTA (96): Moore 6-19 2-2 14, Brunson 7-11 3-5 17, McWilliams-Franklin 9-14 1-1 19, Augustus 8-23 2-2 19, Whalen 6-11 0-1 15, Wiggins 1-4 2-2 5, Wright 0-5 0-2 0, Harris 3-5 0-0 7, Peters 0-0 0-0 0, Thorn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-92 10-15 96.

3-Point Goals: San Antonio 4-17 (Perkins 3-7, Hammon 1-7, Adams 0-1, Smith 0-1, Christon 0-1), Minnesota 6-20 (Whalen 3-3, Harris 1-2, Wiggins 1-4, Augustus 1-5, Moore 0-6). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: San Antonio 43 (Young 6), Minnesota 64 (Brunson 20). Assists: San Antonio 19 (Robinson, Hammon 4), Minnesota 22 (Whalen 8). Total Fouls: San Antonio 18, Minnesota 13. A: 8,532 (9,181).