Moore’s 28 points fuel 89-74 Lynx win over Shock
MINNEAPOLIS — Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 19 points in the second quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx out of an early funk and to an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday, their last game before the Olympic break.
One of the Lynx’s three Olympic team members, Moore finished with a season-high 28 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.
Rookie Glory Johnson led the league-worst Shock with 30 points and 14 rebounds, both season highs for a Tulsa player. She was 14 for 15 from the foul line.
SPARKS 77, FEVER 74
At Indianapolis, rookie forward Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 20 rebounds to help Los Angeles beat Indiana.
Ogwumike finished with 12 offensive rebounds, tying a WNBA record. Los Angeles outrebounded Indiana 47-31 and grabbed 23 offensive boards.
Candace Parker and Kristi Toliver each scored 19 points for the Sparks (15-6), who won their fifth straight in the final game for both teams before the Olympic break.
Indiana (10-7) had a chance to level it in the final seconds, but Tamika Catchings missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Catchings scored 27 points and Briann January added 11 for the Fever. Katie Douglas, Indiana’s No. 2 scorer, finished with nine points on 3-for-14 shooting.