Fourth-Quarter Run Leads Lynx Over Liberty

The Lynx outscored the Liberty 23-13 in the fourth quarter on Saturday to come away with a 78-72.

Two players stepped up huge for Minnesota in the final 10 minutes of the game.

Seimone Augustus, who still has plenty of game left, scored nine of her 21 points in the final stretch, which was a crucial one for the Lynx.

Minnesota trailed 72-71 before Maya Moore drilled a 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds left which would put the Lynx up two and eventually would win the game for Minnesota.

Augustus led the Lynx with 21 points while shooting 9-for-14 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line. Moore added 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists while shooting 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. Sylvia Fowles had another double-double, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Danielle Robinson was great off the bench, finishing with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

A few notes from the game:

  • It was Robinson’s 12th-career 10+ point, 5+ rebound and 5+ assist game.
  • Fowles was 9-for-12 from the free-throw line and has now made 1,001 for her career. She’s the 20th player in WNBA history to reach such a mark.
  • The Lynx have won 97 of their last 99 games when holding the opposition to below 40 percent from the field. New York shot 37.5 percent.

Minnesota improves to 2-1 and next plays Sunday at 2 p.m. against the Mystics in Washington.