Lynx (7-0) vs. Storm (1-4)
The Lynx host the Seattle Storm for the second time in the young WNBA season. Minnesota defeated the Storm 84-71 on May 27th. In that game, Maya Moore scored 19 points and Monica Wright had 11 while Seimone Augustus and Devereaux Peters scored 10 points each.
Ann Wauters scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Storm. Sue Bird dished out nine assists.
Hit the boards:
The last two games has displayed a bit of a chink in the armor. The team has allowed 13 and 19 offensive rebounds, leading to second chance points by the opposition.
First half domination:
The team average an 11 point lead at half time of their seven games. Only once, against Los Angeles did they trail at the half. Their smallest lead at half was two points against Connecticut, and their largest was 21 against San Antonio.
Getting Offensive at home:
The team is scoring 10 points more at home than on the road (91-81), and still boasts the biggest point per game differential at 11.43.
With a win tonight, the Lynx would win their 200th game in franchise history. Their current record is 199-242.
Head coach Cheryl Reeve would earn her 48th career win (47-27) and tie her with Brian Agler (48-67) for second on the all-time coaching list.
The team would improve to 8-0, marking the third time in league history a team has started the season with at least eight wins. Los Angeles started the 2001 and 2003 seasons with nine game streaks and reached the WNBA Finals both years.