Web Editorial Associate
In their final road game of the regular season, the Minnesota Lynx came away with yet another victory.
Minnesota took down Indiana 80-69 on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana to wrap up a season-long three-game road trip.
It was also a valuable win for the Lynx as they continue to fight for position in the WNBA Playoffs with the regular season winding down. With the victory, Minnesota improved to 25-7 overall and now hold a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks for the top spot in the WNBA standings.
In Wednesday’s win, Maya Moore led the way for the Lynx, finishing with 18 points and three assists. Seimone Augustus had 14 points and three assists, Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, Alexis Jones 11 points – which matches her career-high – along with four rebounds, Jia Perkins had 10 points and Plenette Pierson added seven points and four rebounds.
Erica Wheeler had 17 points and seven assists and Candice Dupree had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Fever. Marissa Coleman had seven points and four assists, Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga had seven points and Natalie Achonwa added six points and six rebounds.
A key to Minnesota’s win was their execution in the fourth quarter. Holding a two-point lead going into the final quarter, the Lynx got off to a 14-5 run in the fourth and outscored Indiana 20-11 in the frame to come away with the win.
Highlight Of The Game
With 3:38 left in the first quarter, Rebekkah Brunson gave Minnesota a boost on defense with a block on Dupree.
At that point in the opening quarter, Indiana held a 23-20 lead, but gave the Lynx a spark they needed to regain the lead heading into the second quarter.
The Numbers Game
- The Lynx finished shooting 49.2 percent from the field, while the Fever finished shooting 44.1 percent.
- Minnesota recorded its 25th win of the season in the game, which they have now done for six seasons in team history, tying a WNBA record.
- The game was tied a total of six times and had six lead changes.
Player Of The Game
Wednesday’s Lynx Player of the Game goes to rookie Alexis Jones.
Although she may not have led the team in scoring, Jones played arguably her best game of her young career.
Jones finished with 11 points, tying her career-high, as well as hauling in four rebounds. She also record a team-best plus/minus of plus-19 in just over 22 minutes of action.
Minnesota returns home to finish out the regular season schedule with a two-game homestand starting with a game against the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.