Aug 29, 2012 at 7:11 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 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.
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