Lynx Re-Sign Forward Tamika Williams
Williams scores the game-winning basket against the Sparks in Game 1 of the 2003 Playoffs.
David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images
Williams, 24, was a first-round pick (sixth overall) by the Lynx in the 2002 WNBA Draft. In 2003, she started in all 34 games and averaged 8.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.3 apg. Williams also broke the WNBA single-season record for field-goal accuracy (66.8%). Williams averages 9.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 1.5 apg in 65 career regular-season games and has led the team in rebounding for two consecutive seasons.
During the first round of the 2003 WNBA playoffs, the team's first trip to the postseason, the 6-2 forward led the Lynx in rebounds all three games and tallied a team-high 17 points in Game 3 in Los Angeles. She also scored the game-winning basket in Minnesota's 74-72 victory over Los Angeles as the Lynx rallied from a WNBA-record 21-point deficit. Williams averaged 16.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg in the postseason.
Minnesota opens the 2004 WNBA regular season on Thursday, May 20 at Seattle at 9:00 p.m. CDT. The team's home opener is on Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Washington Mystics. Lower-level seat locations are still available for full and partial season ticket packages. For information about Lynx tickets, click here or call 612-673-8400.