The Minnesota Lynx will host the Silver Stars at 7 p.m. tonight. Fans can listen to the game by turning their radio to BOB 106.1 FM. The Silver Stars head into the game with a 2-2 record, while the Lynx sit at 2-1.
What should you be looking for during tonight's game? Here are a few notes to prepare you for this Western Conference battle:
Entering tonight’s game against San Antonio, the Lynx have won a franchise-record 10 consecutive regular season home games dating back to an 89-74 win over Tulsa on July 12, 2012. During the 10-game stretch, the Lynx have outscored opponents at Target Center by a remarkable 14.7 points per game, including seven double-digit victories.
Yesterday, the WNBA announced that Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from June 3 to June 9. Brunson’s week was highlighted by a 21-point, 17-rebound performance against Washington on Saturday, her seventh career 20-point/10-rebound effort and 56th career double-double (club-record 30th in a Lynx uniform). She currently ranks second in the league in field goal percentage (.667) and fourth in rebounding (10.3 rpg).
Today is Maya Moore’s 24th birthday. In her third year out of Connecticut, Moore is currently averaging a league-best 23.3 points per game, scoring 20+ points in all three games so far this season. She’s been especially good from beyond the arc, shooting 50% from long distance (9-of-18), good for seventh in the WNBA.
The all-time leading scorer in franchise history, Seimone Augustus notched her second 20+ point outing of the season, and club-record 90th of her career, on Saturday against Washington. Augustus ranks third in the WNBA in scoring, averaging 20.0 points per game this season.
The Lynx had three 20+ point scorers in Saturday’s loss to Washington (Moore - 22, Augustus - 21, Brunson - 21), marking just the third time in franchise history the team has had three 20+ point scorers in a game.
Today’s game pits the league’s top two passers against each other, with Lindsay Whalen (7.7 apg) facing off against San Antonio’s Danielle Robinson (7.5 apg). Whalen has paced the league in assists each of the past two seasons, and dished out a season-high 10 assists in her last home game against Phoenix on Thursday.
After setting a WNBA record with a +6.8 rebounding margin last season, Minnesota has dominated the boards again this year, outrebounding opponents by an average of +6.7 rebounds per game. The Lynx have been especially dominant on the offensive glass, grabbing a league-high 16.0 offensive rebounds per game and ranking second in the league with 40.3 rpg.
Minnesota has taken advantage of their opponents’ miscues this season, averaging 19.3 points off turnovers per game, including scoring 26 points on 13 Phoenix turnovers this past Thursday.
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