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.
Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus will sit out Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Dream while recovering from a sprained left ankle. Augustus injured the ankle in Minnesota’s 32-point win over Phoenix on Sunday.
Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus left Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. Augustus landed awkwardly after defending DeWanna Bonner’s layup with 7:01 left in the second quarter and left the game. Her return is questionable. Augustus, who entered the game ranked 13th in the WNBA at 16.3 points per game, left the game with eight points on 4-for-5 shooting.
Minnesota’s top players made sure the Lynx didn’t come up short again. Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus both scored 22 points, and the Lynx rebounded from their worst performance of the season to beat the Tulsa Shock 88-79 on Sunday night.
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.
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,
Maya Moore scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus added 19 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an easy 99-79 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night. Lindsay Whalen had 10 assists for the Lynx (2-0), who finished with 30, and Amber Harris added a career high 18 points off the bench.
The Lynx open their season Saturday night. Finally. By a quirk in the schedule, they’re the last to get going. Half the teams in the WNBA have already played twice, including Saturday’s opponent – Connecticut. No matter how many games you play, there’s nothing like an opening night, says Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen.
It looks like Seimone Augustus could get her Minnesota wedding after all. The Minnesota Lynx star has been planning to marry fiancée LaTaya Varner, but she wasn’t sure she would be able to do it in her adopted home state because gay marriage was not legal.
Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the WNBA finals at one game apiece.
Minnesota Lynx’s Seimone Augustus was named to the 2012 All-WNBA First Team, while teammates Maya Moore and Minnesota-native Lindsay Whalen were selected to the second team.
Here in Minnesota, star athletes have weighed in on the marriage amendment. Lynx star Seimone Augustus has joined Vikings punter Chris Kluwe in opposition to the amendment, while former Viking Matt Birk supports it.
Seimone Augustus has always preferred to stay out of the public eye even as her basketball career has taken her to the heights of an Olympic gold medal and a WNBA championship.
Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Indiana Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory over the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.