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The Minnesota Lynx wrapped up their three-game road trip with an 80-69 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night in Indiana.
Here are our three observations from the victory:
Still Atop The WNBA
With the win, Minnesota remains atop the WNBA standings with a 25-7 record on the season.
The Lynx now hold a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks for the No. 1 spot in the league. Both Minnesota and Los Angeles have two games remaining this season.
Also with the victory, Minnesota has won 25 games in a season for the sixth time in seven years. The six 25-win seasons are a WNBA record.
What A Night For The Rookie
One player that stood out in Wednesday’s win was rookie guard Alexis Jones.
Jones had maybe her best game of her young career, finishing with 11 points (tying a career-high) and four rebounds. She also carried a team-high plus/minus of plus-19 in the game.
Along with Jones, Maya Moore had 18 points and three assists, Seimone Augustus had 14 points and three assists and Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Jia Perkins had 10 points, Plenette Pierson had seven points and four rebounds and Natasha Howard added six points and three assists.
Final Road Game Of The Regular Season
Wednesday’s game was Minnesota’s final road game of the regular season.
The win wraps up a 17-game road schedule for the Lynx, where they recorded a 12-5 record.
Although the regular season road schedule is over, Minnesota still has two games remaining before the WNBA Playoffs begin. The Lynx will host the Chicago Sky on Friday and Washington Mystics on Sunday to conclude the 2017 regular season.
The Lynx will take on the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.