TULSA, OKLA. – Maya Moore scored 16 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and Sylvia Fowles added 19 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 86-80 win over Tulsa on Saturday night.
Moore hit a three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter to break a 71-71 tie and hit two more three-pointers down the stretch to reach 20 points for the 11th straight game.
Tricia Liston added 13 off the bench for the Lynx (15-4), who won their third game in four nights. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points, making her the fourth Lynx player in double digits.
Moore had 21 points and 10 rebounds Friday night in a 86-70 victory over Atlanta to continue closing in on Diana Taurasi’s league record of 13 straight games with at least 20 set from 2006-07.
“I just keep playing, keep cutting hard, keep believing and keep trying to fight,” Moore said.
Moore’s streak includes a season-best 32 points in a 79-72 win at Tulsa on July 19, one of two victories in three meetings with the Shock this season. Tulsa did keep Moore somewhat quiet in its 86-78 road win June 21, holding her to 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting after she scored 23 in an 83-75 home win June 5 in the season opener.
Somewhat lost in the attention given to Moore’s scoring binge has been her strong overall play, which has resulted in 84 rebounds and 43 assists during the streak. She is shooting 45.0 percent (91-for-202) during her run, including 44.7 (30-for-67) from three-point range.
Riquna Williams scored 35 points for Tulsa (10-10), which lost its sixth straight. She had 14 in the third quarter to help the Shock rally after Minnesota built a 13-point lead. Plenette Pierson and Odyssey Sims added 16 apiece.
Tulsa is 2-9 since guard Skylar Diggins was lost for the season with an ACL injury.
Moore was 6-for-10 in the fourth quarter, including 4-for-6 on three-pointers.