Winning the games you should win is a pretty important thing.
The Lynx did that on Tuesday, beating the Liberty 89-73 in New York.
While things got tight early, with the Lynx up just two in the first half, Minnesota came out of the break firing, outscoring the Liberty by 14 points in the second half to come away with the win.
This one was a complete team effort for the Lynx. We saw six players hit double digits. All-Star Odyssey Sims led the way with 17 points, six assists and three steals. Stephanie Talbot added 16, 12 coming from the 3-point line. The likely Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Perhaps the most-impressive player, though, was Danielle Robinson. Robinson had been moved to the bench recently, but she’s done it in stride, and on Tuesday she finished with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Minnesota improves to 13-12 on the season, good for seventh in the league. The Lynx are just a game back from Seattle and the No. 6 seed. They also have a four game lead on a top-eight spot, which would ensure them a playoff spot.
The Lynx are back at home on Friday night against the Washington Mystics. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on Fox Sports North Plus and 106.1 BOB FM. You can get tickets here.