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The defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx will take on the Washington Mystics on Saturday night in their second game of a back-to-back.
The Lynx played without Olympian guard Seimone Augustus on Friday night, but she is with the team and is feeling much better.
“Seimone is in good shape,” Lynx’ head coach Cheryl Reeve said after Friday night’s game. “Probably could have played today. We just said if we could give her another day that would be helpful. Before the game we had her as questionable but I would have probably upgraded her to probable for tomorrow.”
Before Minnesota goes for the 10th straight win to begin the 2016 season, keep these interesting factoids in mind regarding tonight’s game:
– The Lynx have been outstanding defensively all season and rank second in the league in points allowed with only 74.1.
– Despite their 4-6 record, the Mystics have been victorious in their past two games, defeating two quality opponents in the Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings.
– Unlike Minnesota, Washington has been exposed defensively this season, giving up 86.4 points per contest, putting them 11th in the WNBA.
– The Lynx tallied 23 assists in their game on Friday night, showing that they are in mid-season form when it comes to ball movement. Minnesota ranks third in the league with an impressive 19.9 dimes per game.
– Mystics’ forward Emma Meesseman and guard Tayler Hill, a Minnesota native, were a big reason why Washington was victorious in their last game, combining for 37 points and 15 rebounds.
MIN: G- Whalen, G- Perkins, F- Moore, F- Brunson, C- Fowles
WSH: G- Cloud, G- Hill, G- Ruffin-Pratt, F- Meesseman, C- Dolson