MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Lynx are good, but they expect to be great.
Most teams would be satisfied with a 6 – 3 start, but for the Lynx, the bar is set IDS Tower high.
“I think our offensive execution could be better, I think our defense could be better, I think my shooting could be better,” Lynx player Candice Wiggins said.
The Lynx will be gunning for win number 10 Saturday night against Connecticut. For star rookie Maya Moore, this game is like a college reunion, because three of Moore’s former U-Conn teammates play for the Sun.
“It’s probably going to feel like a college practice,” Moore said. “But I know how good a lot of those players are.”
The Lynx have a galaxy of stars on their team, and the brightest so far has been forward Rebekah Brunson. She was named Western Conference Player of the Month in June, becoming the first Minnesota player to ever garner the award. Brunson averaged 12.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game in June.
The Lynx also have a great offer going during the government shutdown. If you work for the state, you can get into Saturday’s game for only $5 and sit in the lower bowl.
Maybe the government workers who take advantage of that deal will be part of a more positive shutdown, a Lynx win over the Sun.