Web Editorial Associate
The Minnesota Lynx continued their undefeated start to the 2017 season when they took down the San Antonio Stars 80-66 on Sunday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Here are three observations from the victory:
Balanced Attack For Minnesota
It was a balanced attack for the Lynx offense in the win, as five different players scored in double figures.
Minnesota was led by Sylvia Fowles with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points each, Seimone Augustus had 12 points and four assists and Natasha Howard had 10 points.
The Lynx bench, which was led by Howard, finished with 28 points in the game and played a big role in helping Minnesota pull away in the second and third quarters.
Ball Movement Big In Win
Minnesota recorded a season-high 28 assists in the win, assisting on 28 of 33 baskets in the game.
The Lynx were led by Lindsay Whalen with a season-high 10 assists and Renee Montgomery with seven assists.
Since 2010, Minnesota has a record of 55-2 when Whalen records seven or more assists in a game.
With Sunday’s win, Minnesota improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season. The Lynx are the final remaining undefeated team in the WNBA.
Minnesota also extended its winning streak in the month of May to an impressive 23 straight games, dating back to 2012.
The Lynx look to build on to their perfect start when they take on the Seattle Storm at 8 p.m. Saturday in Seattle. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.