Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper with 21.1 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Seattle Storm for a 58-55 victory on Sunday and a sweep of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinals.
This is always the way it was supposed to be for Maya Moore. She was a star in high school and the most decorated college player to ever hit the court. She was the unanimous No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, a franchise-changing talent who could draw more than just hard-core fans to the arena to see her play.
Augustus recently signed a contract extension with the Lynx.
Elena Delle Donne has already led Chicago to its first postseason berth in franchise history. Now the 6-foot-5 budding young star will try and help the Eastern Conference’s top team keep the run going in the playoffs. Delle Donne, the overwhelming favorite to win rookie of the year, said she and her teammates are looking forward to the challenge
Maya Moore had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-66 Saturday night to secure home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs. Lindsay Whalen added 23 points and Seimone Augustus had 14 for the Lynx (26-8), who have won eight of nine. Minnesota finished the season 15-2 at home. Janel McCarville grabbed 10 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles led Chicago with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Elena Delle Donne had 14 points. The Sky (24-10) lost for just the second time in 11 games and will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star forward Seimone Augustus to a three-year contract extension. Augustus is in her eighth season with the Lynx, who took her No. 1 overall in the 2006 draft. She is averaging 16.3 points this season and shooting a career-high 51.6 percent from the field to help the Lynx lock up the top seed in the Western Conference.
Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 on Thursday night. Seimone Augustus led the Lynx (25-8) with 23 points and Maya Moore added 17 points before she fouled out with 2:18 remaining. Augustus scored 16 points in the second half. Lindsay Whalen finished with 13 points and Rebekkah Brunson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Even as they’ve won six games in a row, Rebekkah Brunson and the Minnesota Lynx are making sure they don’t get too far ahead of themselves.
The Minnesota Lynx are making sure point guard Lindsay Whalen stays home for a while. The Lynx signed Whalen to a multi-year contract extension on Friday. The 10-year veteran is having one of her finest seasons. She is averaging a career-high 14.7 points and 6.0 assists to help the Lynx to the best record in the WNBA (23-7).
Siemone Augustus scored 23 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a physical 83-74 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Maya Moore added 20 points for the Lynx, who pulled away in the second half to increase their lead over the Sparks in the standings to 2½ games.
The Minnesota Lynx wanted to send a message to visiting teams about how tough it will be to beat them at home. Maya Moore scored 25 of her 30 points in the first half to lead the Lynx to a 97-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday night. Moore shot 12 for 15 from the field to help Minnesota to its fifth win in six games. “We did embrace it as a message game,” Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. “Particularly at the Target Center we want to send those messages to every team that plays here. You’re going to have to play really well to come in here and beat us.”
Lindsay Whalen scored 18 points while Maya Moore added 11 points and 10 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 73-47 on Tuesday night. Minnesota (21-7) increased its lead to 1½ games over Los Angeles for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Sparks played later Tuesday night.
Maya Moore scored a career-high 35 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 84-77 Saturday night. Seimone Augustus had 17 points and Janel McCarville added 12 for the Lynx (20-7), who won for the third time in four games and lead Los Angeles by 1½ games atop the Western Conference. Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and Shavonte Zellous had 19 as the Fever (12-15) fell a half-game behind Washington for third place in the Eastern Conference. Indiana has lost four of five and five of seven.
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.