The first night back from All-Star break turned into a historic night for the WNBA.

Back with a Bang: Maya Moore's 48 Points, Two Milestone Games Highlight Wild Tuesday

The 2014 WNBA All-Star Game, an overtime thriller in Phoenix featuring a record-breaking performance by Shoni Schimmel, appeared to be the climax of the WNBA regular season. Then Tuesday night happened.

The first game night back from the four-day break turned into one of the wildest nights in league history, featuring three career-high scoring outbursts, a 2013 Finals rematch that went to two overtimes and a winning streak that reached 13 games.

Here's the rundown, in case you missed it:

Maya Moore's 48 Points Carry Lynx Over Dream

The league's leading MVP candidate played like it in a rollercoaster 2013 WNBA Finals rematch against Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream.

Her 48 points -- 10 in the first quarter, 13 in the second, 15 in the third, 2 in the fourth and 7 in the two overtimes -- were the second most in league history, behind Riquina Williams' 51 last season. She shot a blistering 7-of-9 from beyond the arc and added 10 rebounds for good measure.

Robinson's Game-Winner Spoils Two Career Nights

The Tulsa Shock's fast-rising backcourt of breakout sophomore Skylar Diggins and rookie No. 2 overall pick Odyssey Sims combined for 73 points on 29-for-43 shooting.

And the Shock lost.

That's because the Stars hung right with Tulsa, shooting 55% themselves, until All-Star Danielle Robinson drove in for the game-winning layup with 3.5 seconds left.

Lucky 13: Phoenix Extends Winning Streak in Another Rout

You know it was a crazy night when the 19-3 Mercury get buried in the footnotes. But the Phoenix machine kept rolling against the Storm, with Diana Taurasi leading the way with 22 points on 8/10 and Brittney Griner chipping in 17 points (8/12), 7 rebounds and 5 blocks.

It was the Mercury's 13th consecutive win (eight by double-digits), the third-longest streak in WNBA history. The 2001 L.A. Sparks hold the record with 18 straight in 2001, on their way to a league-record 28 wins on the season.




Nneka Ogwumike records 18 points and 10 rebounds, Maya Moore adds 16 points as the USA Basketball team defeats Angola.


This week, the WNBA Spotlight shines on Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury.

USA vs. Canada

Team USA toppled Canada, 71-56, on Monday night in Bridgeport, Conn. Nneka Ogwumike was the team's leading scorer with 10 points.

Quigley with the SWEET Crossover move!

Check out Allie Quigley with the double crossover move to get to the hoop during Game 3 WNBA Finals!

Taurasi hits the Go-Ahead AND1 to WIN the WNBA Finals!

Check out Diana Taurasi hitting the biggest shot of the series to put the Mercury ahead for good in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.