Lynx Keep Streaks Intact In Tulsa
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Tulsa Shock coach Gary Kloppenburg didn’t hide his thoughts about the Minnesota Lynx after his Shock lost 93-73 in Tulsa on Saturday night.
“That’s the best team we’ve seen. I mean they’re all very skilled, their bigs rebound hard and they don’t really have any weaknesses,” he said. “That second group in there could probably make the playoffs, their second five.”
The winless Shock put up a fight on their home court but couldn’t hang with the deep, talented and unbeaten Lynx in the long run, as Minnesota put together a 15-3 run in the third quarter that turned a two-point halftime lead into a comfortable cushion.
The Lynx extended their franchise-best star to 9-0, which ties the 2001 and 2003 Los Angeles Sparks for the WNBA record for victories to start the season. The Sparks reached the WNBA Finals in both of those seasons, winning it in 2001 and losing to the Detroit Shock in 2003.
In the process, the Lynx kept a collection of streaks intact:
The return home today and will not play again until Friday, when they head to Phoenix to take on the Mercury in the desert. The Lynx opened up the 2012 campaign with a 105-83 win over the Mercury at Target Center on the day the team raised their championship banner to the rafters and accepted their 2011 championship rings.
In the meantime, the Lynx will look to use their five days off to rest, practice and get healthy. Shooting guard Seimone Augustus has missed the last two games with a strained right quadriceps. Wright has filled in for Augustus in the starting lineup during those two games, shooting a combined 9-of-16 and scoring 24 points during that span.
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