Minnesota suffers first loss of season with 62-65 loss in Seattle 18 Jun 12

LYNX POSTGAME NOTES
Sunday, June 17 at KeyArena
Storm 65, Lynx 62

•With the win, Seattle improves to 3-7.

•With the loss, Minnesota falls to 10-1.

High Points High Rebounds
High Assists

Minnesota:
Moore, 14 Brunson, 11
Three Players, 4

Seattle:
Bird, 21 Wright, 8
Smith/Thompson, 7

 

- Tonight’s loss snapped a 13-game regular season winning streak for Minnesota, the third longest streak in WNBA history. Minnesota had also won nine consecutive road games, the third longest road winning streak in WNBA history. The Lynx are now 32-5 in their last 37 games.

- With the loss, Minnesota falls to 5-1 on the road this season after winning a franchise-best 13 games away from Target Center last season.

- After getting off to hot starts in each of their first two meetings, the Lynx struggled out of the gate tonight, shooting just 25% in the first frame. Minnesota had outscored Seattle by 25 points in the first quarter of their first two matchups, holding Seattle to just 19% shooting.

- Trailing by as many as 17 points, the Lynx cut the lead to one in the fourth quarter thanks to a strong second half performance from Seimone Augustus. Augustus finished the second half with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including eight in the third quarter.

- Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 11 rebounds this year, including matching a season high with six offensive rebounds. The game was Brunson’s second with 10+ rebounds this season after grabbing 10+ boards 14 times last season.

- Coming off the bench, rookie forward Devereaux Peters scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting while grabbing three boards (one offensive). In her three games against Seattle this year, Peters is averaging 10.6 points,

- Sue Bird had herself a night for the Storm, scoring 21 points (8-of-15 shooting) and dishing out four dimes. Seattle is 3-0 this season when Bird scores 20+ points.