Aug. 30, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- On a record-setting night for Taj McWilliams-Franklin, it was her specialty that led the Minnesota Lynx to victory.
The 13-year veteran was one of three Lynx with five offensive rebounds, and Minnesota scored 29 second-chance points on 19 offensive boards to grind out a 96-84 overtime victory against the San Antonio Silver Stars on Tuesday night.
McWilliams-Franklin scored a season-high 19 points, while Rebekkah Brunson added 17 to go with a franchise-record and career-best 20 rebounds as the Western Conference-leading Lynx pushed the third-place Silver Stars to three games back in the standings.
"We knew we had to limit their second chance points," Brunson said. "We really focused in on not letting them get those offensive boards and we always try to attack the glass offensively to get extra possessions and extra points."
Seimone Augustus scored 19 points for the Lynx, Lindsay Whalen chipped in eight of her 15 in overtime and Maya Moore added 14 as Minnesota (20-4) extended its winning streak to seven games. It also improved to 12-1 at home.
McWilliams-Franklin's putback with 1:51 left in the second quarter put her in sole possession of the WNBA's offensive rebounding record, and she grabbed two more the rest of the way for a career total of 1,052. Yolanda Griffith held the previous record with 1,049.
"I'm thankful to have my name first, and in a couple years it will be someone else's and I'll move down the line," McWilliams-Franklin said. "But for now I'm just proud I'm here and able to continue playing, able to be someone the Minnesota Lynx can depend on."
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