Preview: Lynx at Mercury

The Minnesota Lynx (3-13) travel to Phoenix to take on the Mercury (6-10) in a Commissioner’s Cup matchup on Tuesday night.  

Minnesota is currently on a five-game skid after falling by one point to the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday evening, 96-95. Moriah Jefferson led the team with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting, while Jessica Shepard dropped 22 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists. Shepard joined Lisa Leslie as just the second player in WNBA history to collect 22+ points, 19+ rebounds, six+ assists in a single game. 

Phoenix is coming off a loss to the Dallas Wings, 93-88. Tina Charles scored 27 points with nine rebounds while teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith added 21 points and a season-high 10 assists.  

Tuesday’s matchup will mark the first of four matchups between Minnesota and Phoenix this season. Phoenix visits Target Center on Thursday night for a matchup against Minnesota.  

  • What: Lynx at Mercury 
  • When: 9pm CT, June 21st  
  • Where: Footprint Center 
  • Watch: BSN Extra, NBA TV