Practice Report | Lynx Continue To Stay Hot

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx began the 2017 WNBA season about as hot as any team could, going a perfect 6-0 in the month of May and extending their winning streak in May to 23 straight games.

Although the month has flipped from May to June, not much has changed for Minnesota.

The Lynx have continued to roll, currently sitting at 7-0 overall on the season, the best record in the WNBA.

“We’re just trying to get better as a team. We have so many things that need improving and need our attention,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said after practice Tuesday. “Every day we are just working on those things. . . We are just going to keep working at it.”

The latest opponent to fall to Minnesota was Seattle on Saturday. The Lynx came away with a 100-77 victory over the Storm, who are second in the Western Conference and now trail Minnesota by 2.5 games.

“That was a team that posed so many challenges. The plays that they run, the strengths that they have in terms of spreading you out. .  . It was a big-time challenge,” Reeve said. “We were ready, we were really on it.”

Now, the focus for the Lynx shifts to Friday, when they take on the Washington Mystics at 6 p.m. at Verizon Center in the nation’s capital. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.

“We know that we won the other night and it’s good to get a win, but there are a lot of things we can do to get better,” Lindsay Whalen said. “Now, the thing that matters is today, it’s Tuesday’s practice. Then it’s getting ready for Friday. I think that having that understanding has led to a lot of (success) as well. Having that mix is key.”