Three Observations From Friday’s Lynx Win Over Sky

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx improved to a WNBA-leading 26-7 overall with a 110-87 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Here are our three observations from the win:

Offensive Outburst 

In the win over the Sky, the offensive was clicking on all cylinders for the Lynx.

Minnesota finished with a WNBA record and franchise record 35 assists on 45 made baskets including 22 assists in the opening half of play. Maya Moore had nine assists and four other Lynx players had five assists each.

Minnesota finished shooting 67.2 percent from the field in the game, which was the second-highest shooting percentage in WNBA and franchise history (69.5 percent, Lynx at Lynx on July 10, 2012). The Lynx 45 field goals made are a new franchise record (44 vs. Phoenix on May 20, 2012).

The Lynx also tallied over 100 points in the game, which marks the fifth time this season and the third straight home game that Minnesota has eclipsed the century mark.

Balanced Performance

In the win, the Lynx had a balanced performance and arguably put together one of their best games of the season.

Sylvia Fowles had 27 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high-tying five assists and Moore had a near triple-double of 20 points, nine assists and seven to lead the way for Minnesota in the game.

Renee Montgomery had a season-high 21 points and five assists, Seimone Augustus had 11 points and five assists, Rebekkah Brunson had eight points and five rebounds, Plenette Pierson had eight points, Alexis Jones had five points and five assists and Cecilia Zandalasini had two points, her first two points of her WNBA career.

One Down, One To Go

Going into Friday’s game, the Lynx knew that if they win their final two games of the regular season, they would clinch the best record in the league and the No. 1 seed in the WNBA Playoffs.

One game down, one to go.

Minnesota enters the season finale on Sunday afternoon against Washington with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks for the WNBA’s best record.

If the Lynx clinch the top seed in the playoffs with a win over the Mystics on Sunday, they would claim the top overall seed in the playoffs for the second straight season.

The Lynx will wrap up the 2017 regular season on Sunday when they take on the Washington Mystics at 3 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.