Scouting Report | Lynx at Fever

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

6 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Minnesota Lynx wrap up their regular season road schedule on Wednesday night against the Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana.

The Lynx come into the game at 24-7 overall and are the top team in the WNBA. The Fever enter at 9-23 on the season and are in 11th place in the standings.

Here are three tidbits entering Wednesday’s game:

  • The Lynx are currently a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Sparks (24-8) for the best record in the WNBA.
  • Minnesota will return home on Friday for the start of a two-game homestand to wrap up the regular season schedule.
  • The Lynx are 11-5 this season away from the Twin Cities. The Fever are 6-9 at home in 2017.

Coming Off Of…

Minnesota is coming off of a 78-67 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Sylvia Fowles led the way for the Lynx, recording her 18th double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Maya Moore had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists, Seimone Augustus had nine points and six assists, Alexis Jones had nine points and three rebounds, Rebekkah Brunson returned to the starting lineup and had seven points and six rebounds, and Renee Montgomery had seven points and three assists.

Indiana is coming off of a 79-74 overtime loss to the Atlanta Dream on Saturday in Atlanta.

Erica Wheeler had 23 points and three assists and Jazmon Gwathmey had 16 points to lead the Fever. Candice Dupree had 14 points and seven rebounds, Marissa Coleman had seven points and four assists and Natalie Achonwa added six points and nine rebounds.

Last Matchup

Minnesota and Indiana have split the season series 1-1 this season. The last matchup went the way of the Lynx, a record-setting 111-52 win on Aug. 18 in St. Paul.

In that game, Fowles had 25 points and six rebounds and Montgomery had 20 points and six rebounds for the Lynx. Jia Perkins had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Moore had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists, Plenette Pierson had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists, Augustus had 10 points and eight assists and Jones finished with eight points and four assists off the bench.

For Indiana, Gwathmey had 12 points and three rebounds and Dupree finished with 11 points. Briann January had eight points, Achonwa had seven points and four rebounds and Wheeler had eight points and three assists.

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

Key Matchup:

One matchup to watch out for in Wednesday’s game will come between Minnesota’s Rebekkah Brunson and Indiana’s Candice Dupree.

Brunson, who returned on Sunday against Los Angeles after recovering from an ankle injury, is averaging 10.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 27 games this year.

Dupree is averaging 14.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 31 games this season.


Indiana: Briann January (knee), Tiffany Mitchell (ACL), Shenise Johnson (knee) are out.

Minnesota: Lindsay Whalen (left hand) is out.

Projected Starters

Indiana: PG – Wheeler, SG – Coleman, SF – Gwathmey, PF – Dupree, C – Achonwa

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