Tina Charles and Candace Parker each had double-doubles and Angel McCoughtry provided a spark off the bench to help the U.S. women’s team overcome a sloppy performance Saturday to beat Croatia 81-56 in their Olympic opener.
Athletes and coaches from or with a connection to Minnesota competing for Team USA at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in London.
Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 19 points in just the second quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx out of an early funk and onto an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday, their last game before the Olympic break.
Candice Wiggins scored 25 points, Maya Moore had 24 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock 107-86 on Tuesday.
Kara Lawson scored 22 points and the Connecticut Sun held on to beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-80 on Saturday in a matchup of conference leaders.
Lindsay Whalen scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-67 Saturday.
Sue Bird scored 21 points and Tanisha Wright added 12 points and eight assists as the Seattle Storm beat Minnesota 65-62 on Sunday night, handing the defending champion Lynx their first loss of the season.
Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore will forever be linked by more than just the birthday they share.
Maya Moore scored 26 points and Minnesota beat the winless Tulsa Shock 93-73 on Saturday night as the Lynx tied the WNBA record with their ninth straight win to open the season.
Lindsay Whalen put back her own miss with a second remaining to give Minnesota a 79-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday night after the Lynx blew a 24-point lead.
Maya Moore scored 19 points, shooting 5 for 7 on 3-pointers, and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx kept rolling with an 84-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
The Minnesota Lynx rolled through the regular season a year ago, then kept on cruising through the playoffs to win the club’s first WNBA championship.
The United States Olympic women’s basketball team is going to have a Minnesota flavor. Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen were named to the team on Friday.
Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series.
Seimone Augustus scored 36 points to lead Minnesota’s second-half surge, and the Lynx moved within one win of their first WNBA title by beating the Atlanta Dream 101-95 in Game 2 of the league championship series on Wednesday night.
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