Scouting Report | Lynx vs. Storm

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

6 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
Where to Watch: Fox Sports North, NBATV
Where to Listen: 106.1 BOB FM 

The Minnesota Lynx look to extend their five-game winning streak on Sunday when they host the Seattle Storm in St. Paul.

The Lynx come into the game at 18-2 overall and sit atop the WNBA standings. The Storm enter at 10-12 on the season and are in ninth place.

Here are a few tidbits entering Sunday evenings game:

  • The Lynx five-game winning streak is currently the longest streak in the WNBA.
  • Minnesota’s 18-2 record is a league-best and franchise-best record.
  • The Lynx are tied with Seattle (2010) and Houston (2000) for the second-best start in league history after 20 games.

Coming Off Of…

Minnesota is coming off of a 90-80 win over the Atlanta Dream on Friday in Atlanta.

Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 29 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Maya Moore added 17 points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals, Semione Augustus had a double-double of 14 points, 10 assists and four rebounds, Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points, eight rebound and two steals and Lindsay Whalen finished with four points and six assists.

Seattle is coming off of a 109-93 win over the Dallas Wings on Friday in Seattle.

Jewell Loyd had 27 points and five assists and Breanna Stewart had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Storm. Crystal Langhorne had 16 points and four assists, Sue Bird had 15 points and six assists and Alysha Clark added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Last Matchup

The Lynx hold a 1-0 season series advantage over the Storm this season. Minnesota beat Seattle 100-77 on June 3 in Seattle.

In that game, Fowles had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Lynx. Rebekkah Brunson had 21 points and four rebounds, Lindsay Whalen had 19 points and five assists, Seimone Augustus had 13 points and seven rebounds and Moore added six points, four rebounds and four assists.

For the Storm, Alysha Clark and Crystal Langhorne had 16 points each, Breanna Stewart had 14 points and six rebounds, Jewell Loyd had 10 points and three assists and Sue Bird had eight points and eight assists.

Sunday’s game is the second of three matchups between Minnesota and Seattle this season. The third and final game will be on Aug. 16 in Seattle.

Key Matchup: Rebekkah Brunson vs. Breanna Stewart 

One matchup to watch out for on Sunday will come between Minnesota’s Rebekkah Brunson and Seattle’s Breanna Stewart.

So far in 2017, Brunson is averaging 10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists so far this season. In nearly every game so far, she’s had the assignment of guarding the opposing team’s best scorer.

Stewart is averaging 19.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 blocks so far this season.


Seattle: No injuries to report.

Minnesota: No injuries to report.

Projected Starters

Seattle: PG – Bird, SG – Loyd, SF – Clark, PF – Stewart, C – Clark

Minnesota: PG – Whalen, SG – Augustus, SF – Moore, PF – Brunson, C – Fowles