In Minneapolis, the Liberty scored the first nine points of the second half to cut a Lynx lead to 38-36, but Minnesota went on a 21-2 run, fueled by seven New York turnovers.
In total, the Lynx scored 21 points following 20 Liberty turnovers. The Liberty, favored by 3, shot 46-of-86 in their last two games, but 20-of-57 on Tuesday. Shameka Christon shot 9-for-18 for 25 points plus six rebounds to lead New York.
Candice Wiggins, expected to carry more of the Lynx scoring load following Seimone Augustus’s season-ending injury, led the Lynx with 25 and added a team-high five assists. The Lynx made their first under of the season.