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Lynx update: The Lynx return from a 2-1 road trip to take on red-hot Tulsa, which has won five in a row since losing to the Lynx at Target Center on opening night. The Shock is tied with the Lynx for first place in the Western Conference. It has often been close, but the Lynx have won 16 consecutive vs. Tulsa, eight in a row at home. The Lynx haven’t lost to Tulsa since 2010. The Lynx shot a season-high 55.4 percent in Friday’s victory at San Antonio. Minnesota has shot 60 percent (51-for-85) in its past six quarters. The Lynx are first in the WNBA in shooting proficiency (46.4 percent) and in fewest points allowed per game (67.7). G Seimone Augustus has scored in double figures in every game this season. She has led the team in scoring twice and is shooting 31-for-50 (62.0 percent) over her past four games. After going 8-for-15 vs. L.A. on Tuesday, F Maya Moore was 5-for-13 in San Antonio and is shooting just 37.9 percent this season. F Rebekkah Brunson (back) is coming off a career-high five blocks vs. San Antonio and is listed as probable. G Tricia Liston (back) is questionable.

Shock update: Since losing to the Lynx, Tulsa has won five in a row by an average of 14.2 points. The Shock is first in the league in three-pointers made per game (6.7) and three-point shooting (39.6 percent), and second in scoring (81.8 ppg). G Odyssey Sims, the team’s leading scorer (knee), is questionable. F Plenette Pierson is coming off a 24-point game vs. Washington and is averaging 16.3 points per game. G Skylar Diggins is averaging 15.7 points and 4.5 assists. Former Gophers C Amanda Zahui B. was held scoreless on opening night but has averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds off the bench since.

Kent Youngblood