Rebekkah Brunson had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx in a 91-77 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night. Seimone Augustus scored 18 points, Maya Moore had 17, Lindsay Whalen added 12 and Janel McCarville 11 for the Lynx (19-7), who shot a season-best 58 percent (38 for 66) from the floor. Minnesota pulled one game in front of Los Angeles for first place in the Western Conference.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream recovered after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half and rallied to beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-75 on Tuesday night. WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry had 19 points and Erika De Souza added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Atlanta (14-9) scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and went on to its third straight win — all at home.
Maya Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 88-57 Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak. Seimone Augustus and Janel McCarville each had 12 points for the Lynx (18-6), who moved one-half game ahead of Los Angeles atop the Western Conference standings.
Despite losing two of their past three games, the Minnesota Lynx is still getting nation attention with WNBA weekly awards. Guard Maya Moore was selected Monday as the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for her efforts from Aug. 5-11.
Elena Delle Donne forced overtime with a clutch 3-pointer and had a career-high 32 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 94-86 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Matee Ajavon scored on a driving layup with 21.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Mystics ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night. Ivory Latta had 24 points for Washington (10-13), which moved percentage points ahead of New York for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Maya Moore had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-80 on Tuesday night for their second 10-game winning streak of the season.
Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points, Seimone Augustus added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 90-72 Sunday night for their 18th straight home win,. Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Maya Moore scored 16 points as Minnesota (16-3) extended its overall winning streak to nine games. Minnesota’s home win streak, dating back to last season, is tied with the 2010-11 Storm teams for the third longest streak in WNBA history. Los Angeles won a record 28 straight at home from 2000-02 and 19 in a row from 2012-13.
The Minnesota Lynx will have three starters in the WNBA All-Star game for the first time in franchise history.
The WNBA has crafted a marketing campaign around some popular rookies. The brand is called the “Three to See.”
Lindsay Whalen had 18 points and seven assists to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Phoenix Mercury 81-69 on Wednesday afternoon. The Phoenix Mercury are just hanging on until they get some key bodies back.
Minnesota teammates Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson headline the WNBA All-Star reserves announced Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Lynx learned Thursday that two of its players have been voted by fans to be starters in the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game. Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus were chosen to be starters for the Western Conference in the game, which will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.
The Lynx are on the road to play in San Antonio Friday. Instead, Target Center is full of screaming teenage girls tonight. One Direction is in town. But the Lynx have to be happy with the direction they’re headed.
A fast start on Saturday night ensured that what had been a good week for the Minnesota Lynx would only get better.