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After having a few days off after topping the Washington Mystics in the preseason finale on Monday, the Minnesota Lynx returned to practice on Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis.
“We want to use those games more to establish our identity and practice those habits that make us who we are and I think we were successful at that,” Maya Moore said after practice. “Other teams are going to do what they are going to do, but we are responsible for what we do.”
The Lynx had a dominant preseason, finishing 2-0. It was the fifth time in team history the Lynx recorded an undefeated preseason and it was the first time they have done so since 2014 (3-0).
“We had a nice preseason. We enjoyed the home game, people got to see us, and then we had a fun time in D.C.,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “We did a lot as a team, a lot of team building stuff. . . And now it’s that next step. We made a couple of cuts and now we are pretty much at our end point as far as our roster. Now you are starting to talk about your first opponent. It raises their intensity even another notch.”
Minnesota opens up the 2017 season at 6 p.m. Sunday against the Chicago Sky at Xcel Energy Center. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North and 106.1 BOB FM.
Lynx TV Schedule Expanding
The Lynx announced Thursday that all 17 of their home games will be televised for the 2017 season.
“What it means is more people get to see us. The home games are great, I know our fans would like more road games because that’s what they can’t come to,” Reeve said. “Any chance you get more eyes on the game. It’s all about exposure and this is a big, big step towards that.”
Nine games will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, seven games on Fox Sports GO, seven on ESPN2, five on Fox Sports Simulcast and five on Fox Sports North.
“This is a great start. Definitely appreciate the opportunity to get more eyeballs on a really, really special thing going on here in Minnesota,” Moore said. “I couldn’t be happier with how we are starting out this year with more eyes on the game.”