Shootaround Access | Lynx vs. Sparks

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks are set to square off on Thursday night in St. Paul.

It is the first matchup between the two teams this season, with the last matchup coming in Game 5 of the 2016 WNBA Finals.

“We are very competitive. You have two stubborn teams that want to knock each other off the chopping block,” Sylvia Fowles said after shootaround Thursday morning. “It’s going to fun, it’s going to be very interesting. It’s not about us going up against LA, it’s about how we are going to play as a unit as Lynx.”

Minnesota comes into the game at a WNBA-best 12-1 overall and are winners of three straight. Los Angeles enters at 12-3 on the season and has won eight straight games.

“We are the top two teams right now. We play alike. We have big bodies alike, we have shooters alike, we have slashers alike, so it will interesting going up against a team that’s so familiar of yourself,” Fowles said. “I wouldn’t necessarily say looking in the mirror, but we are similar in a lot of areas.”

The Lynx and Sparks will battle it out at 7 p.m. tonight in St. Paul. The game will be aired on ESPN2 and 106.1 BOB FM.

“I’m just excited to play. This is obviously a fun matchup for both teams. This is why you play basketball, you want to play against the best,” Maya Moore said. “So far, both of us have shown that we are league leaders. It’s just going to be a really tough and competitive atmosphere.

“It’s just a matter of going out and getting it done.”