MINNEAPOLIS, July 24 (Ticker) -- All-Star Becky Hammon led a balanced offense and a smothering defense.

Hammon scored 13 points and was among four players in double figures as the New York Liberty held the Minnesota Lynx to a season low in points in a 59-47 victory.

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While limiting the Lynx to 27 percent (7-of-26) shooting from the floor in the first half, New York (11-9) took a 20-18 lead when Hammon hit a layup with six seconds remaining before intermission.

The Liberty gradually pulled away in the second half to post their fifth consecutive road victory against Minnesota (11-10) and gain a split of the season series.

Hammon began a 9-2 run late in the second with a layup and capped it with a 3-pointer to extend New York's edge to 51-41 with 2:10 to go. She also sank six straight foul shots in the final 1:36.

Elena Baranova scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Crystal Robinson had 11 points and All-Star Ann Wauters scored 10 for New York, which won three times on its four-game road trip.

Nicole Ohlde scored 17 points and Vanessa Hayden added 13 for the Lynx, who missed all 13 shots from the arc and lost for the third time in 11 home games.

The loss prevented Minnesota coach Suzie McConnell-Serio from tying Brian Agler's franchise record for coaching wins (48) and kept the Lynx from their 100th victory.