Three Observations From Saturday’s Lynx Win Over Wings

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx improved to 3-0 on the season Saturday night when they edged past the Dallas Wings 89-87 at College Park Center in Arlington.

With the win, the Lynx have extended their winning streak in the month of May to 20 straight games, dating back to 2012.

Here are our three observations from the game:

Augustus Seals The Win For Minnesota

With the game tied 87-87 late in the fourth quarter, Seimone Augustus hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.3 seconds remaining to put the Lynx up for good.

Augustus finished with 18 points, three rebounds and two assists in the game. Ten of her 18 points came in the second half.

The 12-year veteran shot 7-of-11 from the field in the game, including shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Fowles Has Another Dominant Game

Sylvia Fowles had another dominant game in the post for the Lynx, recording her second 20-point, 10-rebound game in three games this season.

Fowles led all Minnesota players with 27 points and 13 rebounds, both season-highs. She shot 8-of-15 from the field and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line.

Fowles came up big in the fourth quarter for the Lynx, recording eight points and four rebounds in the final quarter alone, including two big blocks down the stretch.

Diggins-Smith Key In Wings Comeback

Trailing 49-37 at halftime, Dallas came out of halftime and outscored Minnesota 31-18 to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith played a big role in that comeback, tallying 12 of her 22 points in the second half. Diggins-Smith finished with 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds to lead Dallas.

Minnesota went on to outscore Dallas 22-19 in the fourth quarter to come away with the victory.

The Lynx return to action on Tuesday night when they host the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on ESPN2 and 106.1 BOB FM.