Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.
Last year, the Minnesota Lynx took the ultimate ride of champions down Nicollet Mall. To the victors go the spoils, but are the Lynx a better team this year?
Maya Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 76-65 on Sunday. Rebekkah Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (20-6) and Janel McCarville had 11 points and seven rebounds. Seimone Augustus also scored 13.
The Minnesota Lynx say forward Rebekkah Brunson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 forward finished her 10th WNBA season and her fourth with the Lynx last season by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game.
Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
The Minnesota Lynx looked every bit the favorite to win the WNBA title in their commanding victory over the Atlanta Dream in the opener.
Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 18 and Maya Moore added 17 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 80-64 win over the Seattle Storm in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night.
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.
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.
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.”
Minnesota teammates Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson headline the WNBA All-Star reserves announced Tuesday night.
Lindsay Whalen had 23 points and Monica Wright added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 69-62 in a rematch of last season’s WNBA finals Thursday afternoon.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 19 points and Lindsay Whalen added 17 to help the Minnesota Lynx overcome a poor performance by Maya Moore and beat the Tulsa Shock 83-74 on Friday night. Moore, who came in leading the WNBA with 22.3 points per game, was held to just 10 on 4-of-12 shooting. Seimone Augustus chipped in with 11 points for Minnesota (4-1), which won for the fourth time in five games.
The WNBA announced Tuesday it named Rebekkah Brunson of the Minnesota Lynx its Western Conference Player of the Week. Brunson helped lead the Lynx to a 1-1 week, where she had 21 points and 17 rebounds in an 85-80 loss to the Washington Mystics.
Ivory Latta scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half and Monique Currie had 23 as the Washington Mystics fended off Minnesota’s fourth quarter rally and beat the Lynx 85-80 on Saturday night. Currie scored 18 in the first half and combined with Latta to shoot 17 for 26 on field goals for the Mystics (3-1), who won only five games last season. Coupled with Friday’s 66-62 victory at Connecticut,
Midway through the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Minnesota power forward Rebekkah Brunson rose in the lane toward the basket with her team trying to mount a rally.
For most of the Minnesota Lynx’s existence, getting to the playoffs was challenge enough. Now they’re going for their second straight championship.
Maya Moore scored 20 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 94-77 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 in Game 2 on Sunday night, evening their Western Conference semifinal series.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin made a 15-footer and a pair of key defensive plays in the final minute of the second overtime Friday night as the Minnesota Lynx rallied from a 25-point deficit and defeated the Atlanta Dream 97-93 in a rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals.
Rebekkah Brunson had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen also scored 19 points each to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 92-83 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.
Seimone Augustus kept the Minnesota Lynx rolling. Angel McCoughtry kept the Atlanta Dream wondering. Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.
Seimone Augustus scored 22 points, Maya Moore had 20 and Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Seattle Storm 86-73 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.