At the start of the second quarter throughout the 2013 season, the Lynx Radio Network will highlight a top moment in Lynx history. LynxBasketball.com will unveil these moments with an ongoing photo gallery.
Lynx Memory No. 34 (Sept. 14)
Tonight we go to Aug. 19, 2012. In an 83-59 win over Tulsa, Lindsay Whalen handed out four assists, moving past Katie Smith to become the all-time franchise leader in assists. Whalen would go on to win the WNBA assist title for the second straight year and third time in her career.
Lynx Memory No. 33 (Sept. 12)
Tonight we go to Oct. 7, 2012. The Lynx went into Staples Center and beat the Sparks 80-79 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, sweeping L.A. out of the postseason. A 3-pointer by Monica Wright with 1:14 to go was the difference as Minnesota reached its second straight WNBA Finals.
Lynx Memory No. 32 (Sept. 10)
Tonight we go to Aug. 10, 2001. Lynx guard Katie Smith scored 22 points to lead Minnesota to a 65-51 win over Seattle, in the process breaking the then-single season WNBA scoring record of Cynthia Cooper, Smith would end the season with 697 total points.
Lynx Memory No. 31 (Sept. 7)
Tonight we go to July 29, 2000. Then-head Coach Brian Agler, now head coach of the Storm, picked up his 100th career coaching win 87-85 over Washington. With the win Agler became the first coach to reach 100 regular season wins in professional women's basketball history. The mark included his ABL & WNBA wins.
Lynx Memory No. 30 (Sept. 4)
Tonight we go to Sept. 4, 2012. Seimone Augustus drained a career high six 3-pointers on her way to 23 points in the Lynx win over L.A., moving her past Katie Smith as the leading scorer in franchise history. Pictured above, Augustus celebrates with Candice Wiggins after passing Smith in the record books.
Lynx Memory No. 29 (Aug. 31)
Tonight we go to Aug. 21, 2012. On that date, the Lynx recorded 27 assists in an 83-59 win over Seattle, setting a WNBA record with their seventh consecutive game of 20-plus assists. The previous record was held by Phoenix.
Lynx Memory No. 28 (Aug. 27)
Tonight we go to July 8th 2006, Seimone Augustus was named to the Western Conference All-Star team for the first time in her career. The game was played at Madison Square Garden, and Augustus became the 4th player in Franchise history named to the All-Star team.
Lynx Memory No. 27 (Aug. 24)
Tonight we go to July 26, 2003. Guard Katie Smith became the first player in WNBA history to knock down 350 and 3-pointers as she led Minnesota with 21 points in a 70-64 win over Indiana.
Lynx Memory No. 26 (Aug. 22)
Tonight we go to August 3rd 2010, Lindsay Whalen scored 27 points and handed out 12 assists in the Lynx 111-103 OT win over Connecticut, marking the first 20-10 game of Whalen's career and the first in franchise history.
Lynx Memory No. 25 (Aug. 20)
Tonight we go to October 11th 2011, on that day 15,000 fans helped the Lynx celebrate the franchise's first WNBA Championship with a parade down Nicollet Ave in Mpls, and then 4,500 filed into Target Center for the Championship Celebration.
Lynx Memory No. 24 (Aug. 18)
Tonight we go to Dec. 8, 2009, the Lynx named Cheryl Reeve head coach. Reeve had previously spent time as an assistant to current Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer in Detroit. Reeve was named coach of the year in 2011, is the franchise leader in wins and helped Minnesota capture its first WNBA championship in 2011.
Lynx Memory No. 23 (Aug. 16)
Tonight we go to June 12th 1999, back when the Shock were in Detroit, on that date the Lynx played the franchise first regular season game, beating Detroit 68-51 in front of over 12,000 fans. Tonya Edwards scored the franchise first points.
Lynx Memory No. 22 (Aug. 11)
Tonight we go to July 23, 2011, The Lynx dominated All-Star Weekend, sending Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson to the game—marking the 5th time in league history a team has had four players or more representatives in an All-Star Game.
Lynx Memory No. 21 (Aug. 8)
Tonight we go to August 11th 2012 Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore helped Team USA defeat France 86-50 to win their fifth consecutive Gold medal at the London Olympics.
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Lynx Memory No. 20 (Aug. 6)
Tonight we go to August 19th, 2007 guard Noelle Quinn handed out a franchise record 14 assists in a Lynx win over the Silverstars, giving her 148 on the season, tying the then franchise record held by Teresa Edwards.
Lynx Memory No. 19 (Aug. 4)
Tonight we go to Aug. 1, 2010. In a 72-71 win over Seattle, Seimone Augustus became the second fastest player in WNBA history to reach the 2,500 point plateau as she scored 24 points and helped Minnesota snap the Storm’s 13-game winning streak.
Lynx Memory No. 18 (Aug. 2)
Tonight we go to Aug. 19, 2007, Seimone Augustus scored 14 points in an 81-55 win over the Silver Stars, giving her 769 points on the year. That was the second most in a season in WNBA history behind Diana Tarausi' s then-record of 860 set in 2006.
Lynx Memory No. 17 (July 24)
Today we go to Aug. 9, 2011, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus both passed the 3,000-point mark during a game against Phoenix, becoming the first pair of teammates in WNBA history to surpass that mark in the same game.
Lynx Memory No. 16 (July 21)
Tonight we go back to Aug. 9, 2011. Then-rookie Maya Moore was a perfect 6-for-6 from 3-point range against the Phoenix Mercury, matching a WNBA record for most made 3's in game without a miss.
Lynx Memory No. 15 (July 19)
Tonight we go to August 28th, 2012 The Lynx grabbed a franchise record 52 rebounds in a win over the San Antonio Silverstars, led by Rebekkah Brunson's franchise record and career high 20. Brunson became just the 15th player in league history to grab 20+ rebounds.
Lynx Memory No. 14 (July 13)
Tonight we go to July 10, 2012, The Lynx set a WNBA record shooting a scorching 69.5 percent in a win over the Tulsa Shock. The two teams combined to shoot a league record 58.5 percent from the field.
Lynx Memory No. 13 (July 11)
Tonight we go to June 7, 2009, the Lynx connected on a then-team record 63 percent of their shots on the way to a 96-74 win. Minnesota scored 60 first half points and was led by a career-high 23 from Charde Houston.
Lynx Memory No. 12 (July 9)
Tonight we go to Oct. 11, 2012 The Lynx completed their sweep of the Atlanta Dream 73-67 winning the Franchise first WNBA Championship. Seimone Augustus was named Finals MVP after averaging 25 points per game during the series.
Lynx Memory No. 11 (July 7)
Tonight we go to July 24, 2010 the Lynx and the Mercury combined for 251 points, a WNBA record as Minnesota fell in double-overtime 127-124. The Lynx put six players in double figures and the 124 points scored by Minnesota still stand as a franchise record.
Lynx Memory No. 10 (July 2)
Tonight we go to July 8, 2001, as Katie Smith went 18-for-19 from the floor, exploding for 46 points, breaking the previous WNBA record of 44 points set by Cynthia Cooper. Three days later Smith was named to the Western Conference All-Star team for the second straight year.
Lynx Memory No. 9 (June 28)
Tonight we go to August 28, 2003 the Lynx won their first ever playoff game with a 74-72 win over the L.A. Sparks. Minnesota set a WNBA playoff record rallying back from down 21, capped off by the game winning steal and layup by Tamika Williams with 7.4 seconds remaining.
Lynx Memory No. 8 (June 23)
Tonight we go to June 17, 2001, Katie Smith became just the 2nd player in WNBA history to record a 40-point night, joining Cynthia Cooper for that honor, and the Lynx beat the Detroit Shock 71-63.
Lynx Memory No. 7 (June 21)
Tonight we go to June 28, 2007, Seimone Augustus set a WNBA record by connecting on all 11 of her shots on the way to 28 points, unfortunately the Lynx fell to the LA Sparks 90-87.
Lynx Memory No. 6 (June 19)
Tonight we go to June 15, 2012, as the Lynx beat Phoenix 78-60 becoming the first team in WNBA history to open a season 10-0, while also picking up their 10th straight road win which, at the time, was the 3rd longest road winning streak in League history.
Lynx Memory No. 5 (June 14)
Tonight we go to July 12, 2012, as Maya Moore set a franchise record with 19 points in the second quarter, on her way to 29 in the Lynx 89-74 win over the Tulsa Shock.
Lynx Memory No. 4 (June 11)
Tonight we go to August 28, 2012, the Lynx grabbed a franchise-record 52 rebounds against the San Antonio Sliverstars and Taj McWilliams-Franklin became the WNBA's All-Time leader in offensive rebounds, surpassing Yolanda Griffith..
Lynx Memory No. 3 (June 8)
Tonight we go to July 29, 2000. In a Lynx 87-85 win over Washington Katie Smith moved past Crystal Robinson of New York for most 3-pointers made in a season, Smith would end up with 88 eclipsing the previous mark of 76, which was the record at the time.
Lynx Memory No. 2 (June 6)
Tonight we go to Aug. 2, 2002, as Katie Smith set a then-franchise single game field goal percentage record by hitting 9-of-10 shots in the Lynx 75-51 win over Phoenix.
Lynx Memory No. 1 (June 1)
Tonight we go to April 22, 1998, when the league announced that it would be adding two expansion teams, the Minnesota Lynx and the Orlando Miracle. The Lynx began play in 1999 by becoming the first team in League history to open their expansion season 2-0 with wins over Detroit & Utah. Above is the inaugural 1999 Lynx squad.