MINNEAPOLIS, July 11 (Ticker) -- When a scorer like Katie Smith gets it going, she is impossible to contain. The Sacramento Monarchs got an up-close glimpse.

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Smith poured in a season-high 34 points, including five in overtime, to lift the Minnesota Lynx to an 83-73 victory over the Monarchs.

Smith, who entered the season in fourth place on the WNBA's all-time scoring list, put on a show for the 6,324 fans at the Target Center. She made 12-of-22 shots, draining six 3-pointers in the process.

Amanda Lassiter fed Smith for a basket 45 seconds into the extra session to snap a 71-71 tie, igniting a 10-0 burst and gave Minnesota the lead for good. Lassiter and Smith added 3-pointers and Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert's basket capped the tear with 66 seconds remaining.

The Lynx extended their home winning streak to four games and got back to the .500 mark at 9-9 for the first time since June 16. Sunday's victory came two days after Minnesota rallied from a 20-point deficit in the final seven minutes for a 61-59 win over the Phoenix Mercury.

Tangela Smith scored 19 points and Yolanda Griffith added 18 for Sacramento, which missed six of seven shots in overtime. The Monarchs fell to 1-3 on a five-game road trip.