Web Editorial Associate
The Minnesota Lynx remained perfect on the season with a 91-74 victory over the Dallas Wings on Sunday afternoon in Arlington.
Here are our three observations from the game:
Undefeated Start To The Season, Part II
The Lynx improved to 9-0 on the year and are the only remaining undefeated team in the WNBA. Every other team in the league has at least three losses thus far.
It’s the second straight season Minnesota has kicked off the season with an perfect record. The Lynx went 13-0 to start 2016.
During their nine-game winning streak, the Lynx rank first in the WNBA with 86.7 points per game and also rank first on the defensive end, giving up 72.8 points a game.
Fowles Is Still Crazy Good
Sylvia Fowles continued her great start to the 2017 season on Sunday against Dallas.
In the game, Fowles tallied a season-high 30 points and nine rebounds to lead the Lynx.
On the season, she is averaging 21.9 points (2nd in WNBA), 10.1 rebounds (2nd in WNBA), two steals (3nd in WNBA), 1.9 blocks (tied for 2nd in WNBA) and 1.8 assists a game.
Along with Fowles, Maya Moore had 23 points, four assists and four rebounds in the game Sunday. Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, Seimone Augustus had six points, nine assists and five rebounds and Lindsay Whalen had four points, three assists and three rebounds.
Ball Movement Plays Big Part In Win
Ball movement has been a big part of the Minnesota offense this season and that continued Sunday afternoon.
In the game, the Lynx tallied 30 assists on 40 field goals, led by Augustus with nine assists.
Per Lynx Public Relations, the Lynx are the first team in WNBA history to record 30-plus assists in consecutive games.
Minnesota recorded 30 assists in Friday’s win over the Washington Mystics before finishing with 30 assists against Dallas.
The Lynx lead the WNBA with 22.3 assists per game, leading the Seattle Storm in second with 19.2 assists a game.
Minnesota is back in action this weekend when it hosts the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus and 106.1 BOB FM.