Lynx Win First Game Of Season, Defeating LA

Written By Associated Press

This definitely wasn’t the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles’ career.

For the second consecutive year the Lynx have lost their first four games. They hope they can turn things around the way they did last season when Cheryl Reeve’s team finished 22-10 and earned the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

“We’ll do what we have to do to get where we want to go, because there’s only one path,” Reeve recently said. “And that path is to be able to be difficult to play against from a physical standpoint and mental standpoint, your defense, your connection on offense.”

Minnesota finally got its first win on Tuesday night, beating Los Angeles 87-84 on a three-point play by Kayla McBride with two seconds left. She finished with 24 points to lead the Lynx in her first game of the season after finishing playing overseas.

While McBride is back, the Lynx are still shorthanded. Napheesa Collier is out indefinitely as she is set to give birth later this month. Damiris Dantas is a few weeks away from returning to the Lynx after a Lisfranc injury she suffered last year.

Reeve surprisingly overhauled the roster last week, parting ways with Angel McCoughtry and Odyssey Sims as well as 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield and veteran guard Layshia Clarendon.