Candice Wiggins scored 18 of her season-high 25 points in the first half and the Minnesota Lynx snapped a two-game slide with a 69-57 victory over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.
Wiggins paced Minnesota's 21-2 third-quarter run with seven points and two assists, putting the Lynx up by 21.
Roneeka Hodges added 10 for Minnesota, which played its first home game since leading scorer Seimone Augustus was lost for the season to a torn left ACL.
Shameka Christon had a season-high 25 points and New York (2-4) had its two-game winning streak end.
The Liberty trailed by 13 points in the first half and by 11 at halftime, then closed the gap to two with an 8-0 run to start the third quarter. But after going 0 for 7 with four turnovers in the first 4 minutes, 39 seconds of the third quarter, Minnesota (5-3) rallied.
Wiggins, who averaged 8.5 points on 30.6 percent shooting in her past four games, scored seven points and Kelly Miller added five during the next 4 1/2 minutes as the Lynx pulled away. Wiggins hit 9 of 19 shots from the floor and four 3 pointers. She finished two points shy of tying a career high.
Notes: Augustus was in attendance Tuesday, wearing a large brace over her jeans. The third-year forward, who was leading the Lynx in scoring at 21 points per game, must wait for the swelling in her knee to subside before the surgery.