Practice Report | Lynx Focus On Bouncing Back Strong

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

After falling in Chicago on Saturday, the Minnesota Lynx returned to practice on Monday in preparation to bounce back during their one road game this week.

The Lynx suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday night in a 100-76 loss to the Sky. The loss was Minnesota’s first road loss of the 2017 season.

“We are clearly disappointed in our last game, but at the same time, through 15 games we have not been a bad team,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said after practice Monday. “In terms of memory standpoint, you’re as good as your last game. I think they are carrying that game with them more than any of the other 14. I think more than anything just understanding what we need to get better at, why and how it impacts the game. The same thing we would do if we would have won the game.”

The Lynx look to bounce back strong this week, having four full days to prepare for their next game.

“Sometimes you need games like (Saturday) to use it as a wake-up call,” Sylvia Fowles said. “To get back to our basics, to get back in the gym, to get back to what we do and how the Lynx do things, I think it was well worth it today to get in the gym and get some stuff done.”

This week will be the final week of the regular season for Minnesota where they will have just one game on the schedule. From here on out, the Lynx will have two or more games a week until playoffs begin.

“We are looking forward to that, for sure. To get some rhythm and get some game shape. I think it’s really hard to play one game and maybe two, because in practice I can’t get the conditioning that they need for games and that games will give them. I’m looking forward to that,” Reeve said. “Once we get on the other end of the All-Star break, then things will start to pick up for us and I think we’ll get a nice flow to us.”

The Lynx are back in action on Friday when they travel to take on the Phoenix Mercury at 9 p.m. in Phoenix. The game will be live streamed on Twitter and aired on 106.1 BOB FM.