Three Observations From Saturday’s Lynx Win Over Storm

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx improved their undefeated record to 7-0 on the season when they breezed past the Seattle Storm 100-77 on Saturday night in Seattle.

Here are our three observations from the victory:

Dominant Performance By Lynx

Minnesota dominated for a majority of the game, especially in the first half, where the Lynx jumped out to a 64-39 lead at halftime.

The Lynx finished shooting 59.4 percent from the field, went 7-of-14 from three and hit the 100-plus point mark for the 15th time in franchise history and fifth time on the road.

Sylvia Fowles led Minnesota with 26 points and seven rebounds, all of which was recorded in the first half. Rebekkah Brunson had 21 points and four rebounds, Lindsay Whalen had 19 points, four rebounds and three assists, Seimone Augustus has 13 points and seven rebounds, Maya Moore had six points, four rebounds and four assists and Plenette Pierson added six points off the bench.

The Lynx also outrebounded the Storm 31-21 in the game, which was the sixth consecutive game Minnesota has held the upper hand since facing a 44-39 deficit on Opening Night against Chicago. The Lynx have now won 54 consecutive games since 2011 when outrebounding their opponent by double-digits.

Whalen Inches Closer to Milestone 

Not only did Whalen record a season-high in points in the game, but she is also inching closer to a career milestone.

With the win, Whalen recorded her 294 career victory, tying Swin Cash for most wins in WNBA history.

Whalen can become the WNBA’s all-time leader in wins when the Lynx take on the Washington Mystics on Friday.

Lynx Defense Continues To Shine

Minnesota’s defense held Seattle in check for most of the game Saturday night.

In the win over the Storm, the Lynx held the Storm to 46 percent shooting from the field.

The Lynx also held Seattle guard Jewell Loyd to 10 points in the game. Loyd was averaging a WNBA-leading 21.4 points per game before Saturday.

Minnesota has kept its opponents under 80 points in six of its seven games this season. The Lynx are currently giving up 72.6 points per game through seven games, which is second-best in the WNBA.

Minnesota is back in action on Friday when it faces the Washington Mystics at 6 p.m. in the nation’s capitol. The game will be aired on WNBA League Pass and 106.1 BOB FM.