Revenge has been exacted. Behind a dominant performance from Sylvia Fowles and a near double-double from Maya Moore, the Lynx took down the Fever 87-65 in Indiana. The Fever’s 65 points were the fewest allowed by the Lynx this entire season, and Indiana’s leading scorer Kelsey Mitchell was held to 11 points on just six shots.
Fowles was marvelous in this one, scoring an efficient 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out seven assists. Moore was also excellent, finishing with 19 points and nine rebounds.
The Lynx offense moved the ball very well this afternoon, collecting 29 assists on 33 made field goals. They also shot 51.6-percent from the field and grabbed 10 offensive rebounds.
Also of note was the play of backup point guard Danielle Robinson. She finished with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five assists, but perhaps more notably she hit two three-pointers! This is Robinson’s seventh year in the league but before today she had never hit a three. It’s a little early to expect Robinson to be draining threes during every game, but that form looked good!
It was a good day for the backup bigs as well. Temi Fagbenle scored a career-high 10 points, and while she didn’t shoot the ball well, Endy Miyem played well in her first WNBA start.
On defense, the Lynx held the Fever to just 40.9-percent shooting, and allowed just 14 assists to the team as a whole. Indiana only scored more than 20 points in one quarter, and had only 12 points in the first period. On an individual level, Miyem’s defense on forward Candice Dupree was standout—Dupree finished with just eight points on a game-high 15 shots.
This was a cathartic win for the Lynx, who now head home to face the Aces and Sun on Friday and Sunday, respectively, before hosting the Fever in another day game a week from today.