6:00 p.m., Target Center
Where to Watch: Fox Sports North/WNBA League Pass
Where to Listen: 106.1 BOB FM
The Lynx have been defeated five times this season in the 28 games that they’ve played. Two of those losses have come at the hands of the Connecticut Sun.
Minnesota will be looking to prevent the sweep on Sunday night inside the Target Center as the Sun come to town for the final matchup against the League Champions this season.
Connecticut, 11-17, has come out victorious five times in their last six games and are looking to make a final push at the playoffs before the regular season ends in just two shorts weeks.
Before sitting down to enjoy your TV-dinners and watch the game, don’t forget these interesting factoids about the non-conference matchup:
– Minnesota ranks second in the league in points allowed per game with 76. The Sun on the other hand seem to give their opponents a little more space due to their 84 points given up per contest.
– The Lynx have been on a roll at home as of late, winning eight straight games in front of their fans. Although Connecticut has tallied the W twice this year against the Lynx, neither of those wins came on the road.
– The Sun have been putting up some impressive offensive statistics as of late, one of which includes scoring 84 points or more in five out of their past six games. The one game that they failed to reach the 84-point threshold they lost.
– Sunday evening’s game will mark the last home matchup for the Lynx in 13 days. Minnesota will go on a difficult four-game road trip after their game against the Sun before coming home on the 17th for their last game of the regular season.
On August 26th, just a few days after the five Lynx Olympians got home from winning a Gold Medal in Brazil, Minnesota traveled to Connecticut to play the Sun. Minnesota came into the contest looking for revenge as they lost to the Sun in overtime on July 7th, but it was the home team once again that pulled off upset and won 84-80.
Thanks to a big 27-18 second quarter advantage, the Sun were able to hold that cushion for most of the second-half, but Minnesota came roaring back to tie the ballgame at 80 with a minute to go.
It was Jasmine Thomas who came up clutch for Connecticut and tossed in the tie-breaking field-goal with 15 seconds left to play. Thomas finished the night with 12 points, while Alyssa Thomas contributed 15 points to lead the Sun.
Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles had 16 points a piece, but Maya Moore struggled from the field, finishing the game with an uncharacteristic eight points on 3-for-12 shooting.