Lynx remain unbeatenMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nothing is coming easy for the Minnesota Lynx, yet they keep winning.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nothing is coming easy for the Minnesota Lynx, yet they keep winning.
Minnesota led by 26 points midway through the third quarter, but had to hang on to beat San Antonio 83-79 Sunday night.
Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson each scored 17 points, and Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and seven assists for the Lynx (7-0). Seimone Augustus added 13 points.
It is the sixth time in league history that a team has won at least seven straight to start the season. Los Angeles holds the league record, starting 9-0 in 2001 and 2003. It is also a franchise-best 10th straight regular season win for the Lynx.
“We’re just trying to focus on the next shootaround, the next game,” Whalen said.
They’ll also closely review a second half that nearly resulted in a colossal collapse.
Minnesota led by 26 points midway through the third quarter, but a putback and 3-pointer by Danielle Adams keyed an 11-2 San Antonio run at the end of the third quarter to get San Antonio within 67-53. Adams scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Silver Stars (2-3), who have lost seven straight regular season games to Minnesota. Jia Perkins, another non-starter, had 16 points and Sophia Young 14. The Silver Stars bench scored 48 points.
“We got more aggressive and then we got more cohesive,” said San Antonio coach Dan Hughes. “It’s amazing what you start to do if you start doing things hard and together. Then the momentum changed. Momentum is a very delicate thing.