TULSA, Okla. – Lindsay Whalen scored 13 of her 21 points in the second period, Candice Wiggins added 18 points and the Minnesota Lynx cruised to a 101-71 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.
Rebekkah Brunson and Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 12 points each and Maya Moore scored 11 for the Lynx (6-3), who outscored the Shock 31-12 in the second quarter and led by 26 in the early minutes of the third.
Ivory Latta scored 13 points for Tulsa (1-9), finishing three shy of reaching 1,000 for her career. Kayla Pedersen scored 12 poings, and Tiffany Jackson and Jennifer Lacy had 11 each.
The Shock's Sheryl Swoopes suffered a hamstring injury early in the game and did not return. She finished with five points in about 6½ minutes.