Scouting Report | Lynx at Wings

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

7 p.m., College Park Center
Where to Watch: Fox Sports North
Where to Listen: 106.1 BOB FM

The Minnesota Lynx wrap up a two-game road trip at 7 p.m. Saturday night against the Dallas Wings at College Park Center.

The Lynx come in at 2-0 on the season, while the Wings enter at 1-0 overall.

A few tidbits entering Saturday’s game:

  • Rebekkah Brunson is one rebound away from becoming the fifth player in WNBA history to record 3,000 rebounds in her career.
  • The Lynx have won 19 straight games in the month of May, dating back to May 2012.
  • Minnesota will return home on Tuesday to face the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. in St. Paul.

Coming Off Of…

Minnesota is coming off of a 90-71 win over the New York Liberty on Thursday in New York.

Maya Moore led the Lynx with a near triple-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and seven rebounds, Lindsay Whalen had 12 points and five assists, Seimone Augustus had 11 points and four rebounds and Brunson added 11 points and four rebounds.

Dallas is coming off of a 68-58 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday in Phoenix.

Kaela Davis had 20 points and four assists to lead the Wings. Allisha Gray had 11 points and four rebounds, Theresa Plaisance had 10 points, Glory Johnson had nine points and 14 rebounds and Skylar Diggins-Smith had seven points and three assists.

Last Matchup

Minnesota went 3-0 to sweep the season series against Dallas a season ago. The last matchup came on July 17 in Dallas, with the Lynx winning 98-97 in overtime.

In that game, Moore led Minnesota with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. Brunson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Whalen had 15 points and five assists, Fowles had 14 points and 19 rebounds, Augustus had 14 points and Renee Montgomery added 11 points off the bench.

For Dallas, current Lynx forward Plenette Pierson led the way with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Karima Christmas had 20 points and seven rebounds, Diggins-Smith had 18 points and nine assists and Odyssey Sims had 15 points and four assists.

Saturday’s game is the first of three games between the two teams this season.

Key Matchup: Lindsay Whalen vs. Skylar Diggins-Smith

One matchup to watch out for Saturday night comes between Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen and Dallas’ Skylar Diggins-Smith.

A season ago, Whalen averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. In two games this year, Whalen is averaging 10 points, five assists and two rebounds a game.

In 2016, Diggins-Smith averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 rebounds and one steal per game. In the Wings’ season opener last Sunday, Diggins-Smith finished with seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal.


Dallas: Aerial Powers (hip) and Evelyn Akhator (ankle) are questionable.

Minnesota: No injuries to report.

Projected Starters

Dallas: PG – Diggins-Smith, SG – Gray, SF – Christmas-Kelly, PF – Johnson, C – Paris

Minnesota: PG – Whalen, SG – Augustus, SF – Moore, PF – Brunson , C – Fowles