The battle between the Lynx and Shock didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tulsa was handed a 101-71 defeat on Thursday at BOK Center.
Bettors who backed the Lynx were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 161.5.
Lindsay Whalen had 21 points for Minnesota and Candice Wiggins chipped in with 18 points. Lindsay Whalen had 5 assists for the Lynx, while Taj McWilliams-Franklin was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
The Shock got a 13-point performance from Ivory Latta, who was supported by 12 points from Kayla Pedersen. Kayla Pedersen had 5 assists in a losing cause for Tulsa, while Jennifer Lacy grabbed 7 rebounds.
Minnesota led at halftime, 54-30.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-24.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Connecticut looking for another win. For Tulsa, they head home to face Phoenix.