The winning continued for the Lynx on Thursday night as they rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Los Angeles 92-84, moving to 3-0 on the season.
"Obviously a great home win. Any home win is a great one. I'm really happy about how we did in the fourth quarter, that we were able to figure it out," said Head Coach Cheryl Reeve. "We had some really tough moments; we were doing some things that were out of character. I give L.A. credit. They really came at us and took the lead and made it difficult for us in the third quarter."
Seimone Augustus continued her white hot start scoring 25 points, leading the team in scoring for the third consecutive game and posting back-to-back 20-point games.
"I think it was a great game for us. The last few games we've been kind of coming out of the box slow, not really playing Lynx basketball from the jump, and tonight kind of forced to grind it out, lock-in on crunch situations," said Augustus. "They made tough shots. We had to come back and make tough shots or make plays and we did. Defensively, I think we made a step tonight. Just locking in. We had to make big stops in order to win this game and we were able to come up with some."
The Lynx took control in the first quarter with a 13-2 run, taking a 30-19 lead before falling apart with eight turnovers in the second quarter. The Sparks led 47-44 at the half.
Rebekkah Brunson finished with 17 points and Lindsay Whalen added 14, doing a masterful job of getting the team into their offense.
"For Whalen, that was probably the best game that she's played," said Reeve. "Even counting our preseason games. She was really getting to the rim and getting our wheels rolling."
The Lynx face Seattle on Sunday at 6pm at Target Center.