Scouting Report | Lynx at Storm

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

9 p.m., KeyArena
Where to Watch: NBATV, WNBA League Pass
Where to Listen: 106.1 BOB FM, TuneIn Radio 

The Minnesota Lynx hit the road to take on the Seattle Storm on Wednesday night at KeyArena in Seattle.

The Lynx come into the game at 21-4 overall and sit atop the WNBA standings. The Storm enter at 11-16 on the season and are tied with Chicago for eighth place.

Here are a few tidbits entering Wednesday night’s game:

  • The Lynx hold a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks (19-8) for the best record in the WNBA.
  • Minnesota is 8-2 in the last 10 games, while Seattle is 3-7 during that same span.
  • The Lynx are 10-2 away from Xcel Energy Center this season. The Storm hold an 8-6 record in front of their home crowd.

Coming Off Of…

Minnesota is coming off of a 70-64 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday in St. Paul.

Sylvia Fowles led the way with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Rebekkah Brunson had 14 points and nine rebounds, Maya Moore had 12 points and three assists, Renee Montgomery had 10 points and five assists and Seimone Augustus had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Seattle is coming off of a 98-89 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday in Phoenix.

Breanna Stewart had 20 points and nine rebounds and Jewell Loyd had 20 points and five assists to lead the Storm. Crystal Langhorne had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and Alysha Clark had 13 points and five rebounds.

Last Matchup

Minnesota holds a 2-0 season series advantage over Seattle this season. The last matchup came on July 30 in St. Paul, with Minnesota winning 93-82.

In that game, Fowles had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Moore had 24 points and six assists and Brunson had 20 points and six rebounds for the Lynx. Montgomery had eight points and five assists, Lindsay Whalen had seven points and Jia Perkins had five points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Wednesday’s game is the third and final game between the two teams during the regular season.

Key Matchup: Sylvia Fowles vs. Crystal Langhorne

One matchup to watch out for on Wednesday night will come between Minnesota’s Sylvia Fowles and Seattle’s Crystal Langhorne.

Fowles, in her 10th WNBA season, is averaging 20.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, two blocks, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game in a MVP-caliber season.

Langhorne, also in her 10th season, is averaging 12.5 points, six rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27 games this season.


Seattle: No injuries to report.

Minnesota: Whalen (left hand) is out.

Projected Starters

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

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