Three Observations From Sunday’s Lynx Win Over Stars

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx improved to a WNBA-best 11-1 overall on the season with an 87-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Here are our three observations from the game:

Fourth Quarter Comeback

Heading into the final quarter of Sunday’s game, the Lynx trailed the Stars 62-55 through three quarters.

But Minnesota would end up going on a late-game run in the fourth to come back to seal the victory.

The Lynx outscored the Stars 32-16 in the final frame to erase a seven-point deficit and win by nine.

In the fourth quarter alone, Minnesota shot 44.4 percent from the field, including going 4-of-6 from three. The Lynx also got to the free throw line 13 times, making 12.

Fowles, Moore Lead The Way 

Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore led the way for Minnesota in the win. Fowles finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Moore had 22 points, four rebounds and two blocks.

The duo also came up big when the Lynx needed them most. During the comeback in the fourth quarter, Fowles tallied 13 points and four rebounds, while Moore had 13 points and two rebounds.

Along with Fowles and Moore, Lindsay Whalen had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists, Seimone Augustus had 12 points and five assists, Natasha Howard had eight points and four rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson had four points and 10 rebounds.

Winningest Quartet In WNBA History

With Sunday night’s win, the quartet of Augustus, Brunson, Moore and Whalen recorded their 122nd win together, becoming the winningest foursome in WNBA history.

The Lynx quartet have now recorded a record of 122-30 overall together since 2011. During that span, that has included three WNBA championships.

Win No. 122 passed Tamecka Dixon, Lisa Leslie, Mwadi Mabika and DeLisha Milton-Jones of the Los Angeles Sparks. That group recorded 121 wins from 1999 to 2004.

The Lynx are back in action at 9 p.m. Friday against the Phoenix Mercury in Phoenix. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus and 106.1 BOB FM.