Led by Candice Wiggins and converted power forward Maya Moore, the team set a mark shooting 69.5 percent from the field.
TULSA, OKLA. - Candice Wiggins scored 25 points, Maya Moore had 24 and the Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock 107-86 on Tuesday.
Seimone Augustus added 17 points, Lindsay Whalen had 14 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin 12 for the Lynx, who finished with a season-high scoring total.
Moore, playing power forward for the first time in place of the injured Rebekkah Brunson, was 8-for-12 shooting and made all six of her free-throw attempts.
"Maya was tremendous playing the 4 position for the first time," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. "She was really poised and made plays for us."
The Lynx shot a WNBA-record 69.5 percent from the field (41-for-59), topping the previous mark of 65.4 percent by Los Angeles on June 15, 2005.
"Minnesota is really good," Tulsa coach Gary Kloppenburg said. "The second half we tried to get up, really fight them and they hit some difficult shots. It is tough when teams are making tough shots like that. That type of percentage is going to be difficult to overcome for anybody."
The Lynx led by five at halftime and stretched the advantage to 10 midway through the third quarter. However, Tulsa pulled within one in the opening minute of the fourth before Wiggins scored eight points during Minnesota's 18-2 run to pull away for good.
"They shot the ball very well," Tulsa's Ivory Latta said. "They really executed their offense down the stretch."
Latta scored 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting to lead the Shock.
"It was a really hard game," Reeve said. "Latta ended up dropping 25 points on us and she was really hard to guard. We know that when we play Tulsa it is going to be a really hard game and you have to stay the course."
The same two teams will meet again Thursday at Target Center before the league begins a monthlong break for the Olympics.
"It is a big game for us going into the break," Whalen said. "We need to come out again and be ready to go. It will be another tough matchup because we just played today. We have to go out and have energy and be ready to go."
|Seattle - LP: C. Furbush||8||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Smith||10|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||7|
|NY Yankees - WP: D. Robertson||6||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: P. Strop||4|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: S. Marcum||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels||1||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: A. Sanabia||5|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||5|
|Oakland - WP: B. Colon||9||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: J. Lindblom||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: Y. Gallardo||1|
|Boston - LP: J. Lester||4||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Axelrod||6|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||5||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||6|
|Arizona - WP: P. Corbin||5||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. Garland||1|
|St. Louis||2||Top 9th Inning|
|Washington||0||Bottom 8th Inning|