The 13-0 Minnesota Lynx will put their undefeated streak on the line once again on Friday night as they take on the Los Angeles Sparks for a second straight game.
Although the Lynx hold, and are building on, the record for the best start in WNBA history, the defending Champions are calm and collected going into each game according to head coach Cheryl Reeve.
“It’s the most unique feeling I think I’ve ever had in coaching a team in that we don’t know what our record is,” Reeve said. “They feel no pressure and what they’re embracing is how much fun they’re having together, enjoying how we cover for each other, so it’s a very unique group in that way. Of course we don’t talk about it, we’re focusing on that next thing, so that’s why this group has been fun to be around, it’s really amazing.”
Minnesota is in an unusual situation as they face the same team on Friday as they out beat in the ‘battle of the unbeatens’ on Tuesday afternoon.
“None of us could have predicted something like this and I think that’s what is really neat about it, the organic nature of it,” Reeve said. “It’s two teams that enjoy playing each other anyway, we’ve got a nice rivalry if you will, we ended their season last year, we’ve had some great games and now we have the revenge game. It’s been a fun week, I think it’s great for our league, I think all of the players have enjoyed it and there’s very little that coaches need to do in terms of getting teams excited to play.”
The Lynx will play in front of a sellout crowd on Friday as they look to beat the 12-1 Sparks, something that always excites the players and coaching staff.
“We’re becoming a little bit famous here in Minnesota,” Seimone Augustus said. “We’re thankful for the fans that we have and the new fans that we’re gaining every time we step on the floor. Obviously we want to put on a great show to keep them coming back, so to have the lower level sold out and I believe the upper level is getting a bit sold as well, so I’m thankful.”
Be sure to check out the action tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. on either NBA TV or 106.1 BOB FM radio.