The Lynx pushed their record to 20-4 Tuesday night with a hard fought 96-84 victory in overtime over San Antonio. It was a record setting night for Minnesota as Taj McWilliams-Franklin broke the all-time WNBA record for offensive rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson set a Lynx record for rebounds in a single game with 20.
"The game was hard. Like I said, we expected it to be," said head coach Cheryl Reeve. "I thought they played great defensively, and lucky for us, we were able to kind of hang in there and play great defense ourselves."
After trailing much of the first half, the Lynx appeared to turn the corner in the four quarter jumping to a 67-58 lead on a 8-1 run. The Stars closed on a run of their own and had the lead with a little over a minute left in the game. Maya Moore, who shot just six-for 19 from the field made her biggest of the night knotting the game at 79 and forcing overtime.
The Lynx outscored the Stars 17-5 in overtime and allowed only one field goal in the extra five minutes that came when the game was well in hand for the home team with under a minute left in the contest. Linsday Whalen took over in overtime scoring eight points including two dagger three-pointers that helped extend the lead.
McWililams-Franklin and Siemone Augustus led the team with 19 points each while Brunson added 17 points to her 20 rebounds. Whalen dished eight assists and scored 15 points in the win while Moore pumped in 14.
The Lynx host Tusla on Friday night at Target Center with a 7 p.m. tip.