Practice Report | Lynx Prepare For Tough Task In Mystics

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx return to action on Friday when they take on the Washington Mystics in the nation’s capital.

The game will be between two of the hottest teams in the WNBA right now. Minnesota comes in at an undefeated 7-0, while the Mystics enter at 6-2 and are winners in five straight.

“I’m sure that (Mystics head coach Mike Thibault) probably feels that they have just scratched the surface,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said after practice Wednesday. “The players that they added (in the offseason) are really good players. . . Mike is a good coach, there’s a reason he is the league’s all-time wins leader.”

One key thing the Lynx are focused on as the game approaches is making sure they hold the Mystics off the boards.

Washington is averaging 37.6 rebounds a game this season, second-best in the WNBA. Minnesota is fifth in the league, averaging 36 per game.

“That’s a big part of what they do,” Reeve said. “If we don’t get that done Friday, we are going to have a problem. It’s going to be tough. They are going to be really, really tough.”

The Lynx and Mystics will square off at 6 p.m. Friday at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.