Lynx hold off Shock to stay perfect

By The Sports Network
May 23, 2014 - 11:03pm

Tulsa, OK ( - Maya Moore scored a career-high 38 points to
go along with 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx spoiled the Tulsa Shock's
home opener with a 94-93 win on Friday.

Seimone Augustus added 23 points, while Lindsay Whalen had 11 points and five assists for the defending WNBA champion Minnesota.

Skylar Diggins finished with 21 points and five assists to lead Tulsa, while six other Shock players scored in double digits.

The Lynx led 35-21 after one quarter and took a 60-48 lead into the break. They carried a big lead deep into the third before the Shock battled back.

Tulsa went on an 11-2 run that started at the end of the third and carried over into the fourth to pull within two with 7:41 to play. The Shock took their first lead of the game with 3:51 to go on a Odyssey Sims' layup.

Diggins made it 93-90 with just over a minute to go. Janel McCarville drained a 15-foot jumper with 46 seconds left and Moore's free throws gave Minnesota a one-point advantage with just 11.8 seconds left to play.

Diggins missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds as Minnesota held on.