Three Observations From Thursday’s Lynx Win Over Dream

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx improved to a franchise-best 20-2 overall with a wild 69-54 win over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday in Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Here are our three observations from the game:

Dominant Fourth Quarter

Trailing by six entering the fourth quarter, the Lynx opened the final frame on a 14-0 run and outscored Atlanta 23-2 in the fourth to win by 15.

Per Lynx PR, the two points scored in a quarter by Atlanta is the second-lowest in WNBA history. Chicago scored one point against New York on Aug. 4, 2011.

In the win, Minnesota improved to a remarkable 20-2 overall and became the first team in league history to win 20 or more games in seven straight seasons.

Can anyone say dynasty?

The Lynx also extended their winning streak to seven games and their home winning streak was extended to eight in a row.

Montgomery Steps Up Late

Lindsay Whalen left Thursday night’s game with a left hand injury, which led to Renee Montgomery filling in for Whalen late in the game.

Montgomery helped spark the fourth quarter comeback the Lynx put together, both offensively and defensively.

The guard finished the game with five points, seven assists and three steals. She also tallied a plus-minus of plus-25.

Fowles Is Still Crazy Good

Sylvia Fowles continued her MVP-calibar season in Thursday night’s win.

She finished the game with a team-best 25 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. In the fourth quarter alone, she tallied 12 points and three rebounds.

Along with Fowles, Maya Moore had 15 points, five rebounds and five steals, Whalen finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists and Rebekkah Brunson had eight points and six rebounds.

The Lynx are back in action on Sunday when they travel to take on the Indiana Fever at 5 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, NBATV and 106.1 BOB FM.