The Minnesota Lynx travel to play the San Antonio Silver Stars at 7 p.m. tonight. Fans can listen to the game by turning their radio to BOB 106.1 FM or watch it on WNBA LiveAccess or FOX Sports North Plus.
What should you be looking for during tonight's game? Here are a few notes to prepare you for tonight's battle:
Last night, the WNBA announced that Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore were voted as starters in this year’s All-Star game. Augustus will be making her fourth career All-Star appearance (first start) while Moore will be making her second start in as many appearances. This season marks the first time in franchise history the Lynx have had two players voted into the starting lineup.
Minnesota enters tonight’s game against San Antonio riding a season-long four-game winning streak, including winning two straight away from Target Center. The Lynx have won 10 of the past 12 meetings with the Silver Stars, including this season’s 87-72 win at Target Center on June 11.
The Lynx have held their opponents under 40% shooting in each of its last four games, including most recently holding Tulsa to 38.8% on Saturday. Minnesota has now won 42 consecutive games when holding opponents under 40% from the field.
Minnesota’s defense has been especially stingy in the fourth quarter over the last six games, limiting opponents to just 31-for-98 (.316) shooting in the fourth frame.
Minnesota shot 54.8% from the field on Saturday in Tulsa, its fifth 50%+ night of the season after setting a club record with 13 such games in 2012. Dating back to 2010, the Lynx have now won 29 consecutive games when shooting 50% or better.
Lindsay Whalen became the first player in WNBA history with multiple 25+ point/10+ assist games in a career during Saturday’s game in Tulsa, posting season-highs in both points (25) and assists (11). Whalen enters tonight averaging a career-best 15.9 ppg, including averaging 20.0 on 54.5% shooting over her past seven games.
Rebekkah Brunson enters tonight’s game needing just 14 more rebounds to overtake Tamika Raymond as the franchise leader in rebounding. Four of her six double-doubles this season have come away from Target Center; she is averaging 13.4 points (55.4% shooting) and 9.7 rebounds in seven road appearances.
Tonight’s game features the second-best rebounding team (Minnesota, .535 rebound percentage) and the worst rebounding team (San Antonio, .475). Minnesota’s ability to control the offensive glass will be key tonight, entering the game with the league’s highest offensive rebound percentage (.331) while San Antonio has the league’s second worst defensive rebound percentage (.689).
Monica Wright enters tonight averaging 16.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals during the team’s four-game winning streak. She needs 23 points to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career.
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