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This season has been filled with milestones for Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson.
Over the weekend, which included the Lynx beating the Seattle Storm 100-77, Brunson continued to cement her name in Lynx and WNBA history.
In the win over the Storm, Brunson recorded 21 points and four rebounds. With those 21 points, which was her highest scoring total in a single game since Aug. 22, 2013, Brunson moved up to fifth in the all-time Lynx scoring leaderboard.
“I had no idea,” Brunson said when she was told of moving up on the all-time leaderboard. “That’s awesome, though.”
Brunson, who is now up to 2,054 career points in a Lynx uniform, surpassed Svetlana Abrosimova (2,033) to move up to No. 5.
Brunson now only trails Lindsay Whalen (2,930), Katie Smith (3,605), Maya Moore (3,870) and Seimone Augustus (5,217) for most points scored in Lynx history.
In her 14th WNBA season, Brunson is averaging 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She is also shooting 53.2 percent from the field through seven games, which is a career-high.
“We have some work to do. We haven’t been playing exactly the way we want to be playing, but luckily we got the wins doing it,” Brunson said. “We have some work to do, so it will be fun to watch coming up.”
Brunson and the Lynx continue to build off of their fast start to the 2017 season, now up to an undefeated record of 7-0 so far this year.
That seven-game winning streak to begin the season is the longest streak since Minnesota started 13-0 a season ago.
“We don’t want to be a team that is trying to work our way into the season slowly,” Brunson said. “We like getting into it, getting after it and being able to make the adjustments early on that we need to make to be successful throughout the season.”
Brunson and the Lynx are back in action on Friday when they take on the Washington Mystics at 6 p.m. at Verizon Center in the nation’s capital. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.