TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 18 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 78-72 win over Tulsa on Tuesday night, extending the Shock’s WNBA record to 19 straight losses.
McWilliams-Franklin blocked Ivory Latta’s jumper in the lane with 19.1 seconds remaining to help Minnesota hold off a late rally.
Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points, Amber Harris had 13 and Seimone Augustus chipped in 12 for the Lynx.
Amber Holt scored 18 points, Tiffany Jackson added 13, and Sheryl Swoopes and Latta each scored 10 for the Shock, who fell to 1-24 this season.
Tulsa trailed only 55-50 after three quarters but stumbled through two brief yet costly scoring droughts in the fourth. The Lynx broke off a 7-2 run to pull away and scored five unanswered points later in the quarter for a 12-point lead.
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