Redemption, revenge, call it whatever you want. The Lynx took care of Los Angeles 88-64 at Target Center on Friday night improving their record to 7-2 and extending their home winning streak to a franchise best 12 games.
For a week, the Lynx stewed following their 87-59 loss at the hands of Los Angeles. Playing the Sparks three times in four games sets the stage for a rivalry to develop.
"The type of defense we played and the approach to the game was championship basketball," said head coach Cheryl Reeve.
Defense sparked the offense and the Lynx played with a sense of urgency and pushed the tempo in the rebound win.
Since the Lynx won the WNBA championship two seasons ago there have been few negatives surrounded by plenty of positive. This week, Reeve called out her starting five following the worst regular season loss in recent memory and a less than productive practice.
Lindsay Whalen led the way with 20 points while Seimone Augustus added 19 points in the win. Devereaux Peters added 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
The Lynx outrebounded Los Angeles 47-28 and outscored the Sparks in the paint 52-18.
Tuesday night, the two teams will play again on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.