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Minor-league journeyman Zac Dalpe played a key role by scoring the tying goal before Eric Staal won it.
The Lynx coach opened her postgame news conference by criticizing the officiating and calling for change.
Cheryl Reeve took a seat behind a microphone and lit into the officials, noting that a key Los Angeles basket came after the shot clock expired and the play was not reviewed.
The Lynx led by six at halftime in a head-spinning game that featured 24 lead changes and 11 ties in front of a packed Target Center crowd of 19,423 fans. The lead changed hands four times in the final 23.4 seconds.