Preview: Lynx vs. Aces

The Minnesota Lynx (6-15) take on the Las Vegas Aces (15-5) on Sunday night at Target Center. 

On Friday, Minnesota fell just short against Las Vegas losing, 91-85. Lynx guard Rachel Banham scored a game-high 24 points on six-for-eight from behind the arc, including 11 points in the third quarter. In addition, guard Moriah Jefferson contributed 20 points on 75% shooting.  

For the Aces, Chelsea Gray scored 21 points while A’ja Wilson added 15 points and 12 rebounds. This is the fourth meeting between the two teams, with Las Vegas leading the series 3-0.  

  • What: Lynx vs. Aces
  • When: 6pm CT, July 3rd
  • Where: Target Center
  • Watch: Amazon Prime Video, Bally Sports North

Rebekkah Brunson Jersey Retirement – Sunday, July 3 [immediately following final buzzer]

WHAT:

As announced last season, the Minnesota Lynx will retire the jersey number of Lynx legend Rebekkah Brunson. Brunson’s number 32 will be the third number officially retired in franchise history, joining Seimone Augustus’ number 33 and Lindsay Whalen’s number 13.

The Minnesota Lynx will host a special postgame jersey retirement ceremony immediately following the final buzzer of the Minnesota vs. Las Vegas Aces game at Target Center. Please note the time change from pregame to postgame ceremony. Bally Sports North Lynx play-by-play announcer Marney Gellner will serve as emcee.

WHO:

Five-time WNBA Champion and current Lynx Assistant Coach Rebekkah Brunson

WHEN:

Sunday, July 3rd
Immediately following final buzzer of the Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces match-up (tipoff 6:00 p.m. CT)

WHERE:

Target Center
600 N. 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

INFO:

The on-court program will include a tribute video spotlighting Brunson’s legendary career and extensive community activism working to advance social justice and LGBTQ+ rights. It will conclude with remarks from Brunson. Players and coaching staff will celebrate the occasion with a special warm-up t-shirt. Fan photo activations will be set up on the concourse.

All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Brunson poster. Doors open 60 minutes before tip at 5:00 p.m. CT (tipoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT). Fans also have the opportunity to purchase a special edition Sweet Troo-Vi cookie in honor of Brunson’s jersey retirement. The “Road to the Rafters” cookie will be available throughout the game. Brunson and her wife, Bobbi Jo co-founded the popular luxury waffle and cookie company last year.

Brunson, a record five-time WNBA champion and current Lynx Assistant Coach was acquired by Minnesota from Sacramento in the dispersal draft on Dec. 14, 2009. Brunson appeared in 261 Lynx games, totaling 2,463 points, 267 steals, 174 blocked shots and 56 double-doubles. She is the first player in league history to win five WNBA championships, four of those with the Lynx.

Brunson holds the franchise-high in all three categories for rebounding with offensive (688), defensive (1,470) and total (2,158).