Three Observations From Sunday’s Lynx Win Over Mystics

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx took down the Washington Mystics 86-72 in the regular season finale on Sunday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Here are our three observations from Minnesota’s 27th win of the season:

Once Again At The Top

For the second straight season and the fifth time in seven seasons, the Lynx claimed the best record in the WNBA with the win over the Mystics on Sunday.

Minnesota finished with a record of 27-7 to finish at the top of the league once again and clinch the top overall seed in the WNBA Playoffs.

The Lynx will hold homecourt advantage throughout the course of their postseason run, which begins in the semifinal round on September 12 at Williams Arena.

Maya Being Maya 

One player that stood out throughout the course of Sunday’s game was Lynx forward Maya Moore.

Moore has been playing great as of late for Minnesota, displaying yet again just how many weapons this Lynx team has on the roster.

Moore led the way for Minnesota in Sunday’s win, finishing with 26 points and three steals in the game.

Along with Moore, Renee Montgomery had 18 points and three assists, Plenette Pierson had 11 points and five rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson had 10 points and seven rebounds. Seimone Augustus had eight points and five rebounds, Natasha Howard had six points and three rebounds and Sylvia Fowles had five points, eight rebounds and five assists.

That’s A Wrap In St. Paul

Sunday game not only wrapped up the 2017 regular season, but it concluded play at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this summer.

With the Lynx playing all playoff games at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota, the Lynx finished up the 17-game home schedule in St. Paul with a record of 15-2.

Not only did St. Paul and Lynx fans do a great job in helping make Xcel Energy Center feel like home for the summer for the Lynx, but Minnesota had the chance to actually add to its fan base throughout the course of the regular season.

But it’s not over and doesn’t stop with the regular season. The Lynx hope to see all of you once again out at Williams Arena for the postseason next week.

The Lynx will kick off the best-of-five semifinal series of the WNBA Playoffs at 7 p.m. September 12 at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. The game will be aired on ESPN2, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio. Minnesota’s opponent will be determined following the quarterfinal playoff games on September 10.