Practice Report | Lynx Hope To Bounce Back After Loss

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

After starting off the 2017 season with an undefeated record of 9-0, the Minnesota Lynx hit their first obstacle of the season on Saturday night in St. Paul.

The Lynx suffered their first loss of the season against the Connecticut Sun, falling 98-93 at Xcel Energy Center.

On Monday, the team was back to work at practice in the team’s practice facility at The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, working on what they need to improve to get back on track on Friday against Washington.

“There were too many moments in the last game that we would love to have back and do it better. All we can do now is take it into practice this week and leading into Friday,” Maya Moore said after practice Monday. “The way we practiced today, it left a good taste in our mouth.”

With the loss on Saturday, Minnesota dropped to 9-1 overall on the season and still remain in first place in the WNBA. As of Monday, the Lynx are 1.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Sparks (8-3) for first place.

“One of our big takeaways was, as well as Connecticut was playing, we still felt like we had a chance to win the game,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “Give Connecticut a lot of credit, they put us in those spots. It made for those moments where they broke us and it’s not very often where you’re going to break us. They did that.”

The Lynx will have to wait four days before returning to action on Friday in St. Paul. Minnesota looks to get back on track when they host the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. That game will be aired on ESPN2 and 106.1 BOB FM.

“This is a mature group, a lot of them spoke about the competitive practice that we had today felt good to them. Felt good to get back out and grind together,” Reeve said. “We just want to bounce back.”