Shootaround Access | Lynx vs. Mercury

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate
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The Minnesota Lynx return in front of their home crowd Tuesday night to take on the Phoenix Mercury in St. Paul.

The game will be Minnesota’s final home game in the month of August. The Lynx will hit the road on Thursday, kicking off an eight-day, three-game road trip with stops in San Antonio, Los Angeles and Indiana to finish out the month.

Minnesota and Phoenix both come into the game having hit a bit of a bump in the road, each having lost four of their last six games. The last time the Lynx played at home, however, they won by an impressive WNBA-record 59 points against Indiana.

“For us, it’s an adjustment because we have so many moving parts right now. We are trying to find a rhythm, but we are still playing hard at all times,” Renee Montgomery said after shootaround Tuesday morning. “We have so many changes happening right now with injuries and everything, so we will continue to play hard and see what happens.”

Minnesota comes into the game at 22-6 overall and holds a 1.5-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks for the top spot in the WNBA. The Lynx and Mercury have played three times this season, with Minnesota carrying a 3-0 season series advantage.

“Every time we play them, it’s an intense game, whether it’s the last game of the season or the first game of the season,” Montgomery said. “It’s always has that same feel. I expect it to be a dog fight.”

The Lynx and Mercury square off at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, NBATV, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.