Minnesota drops to 13-2, matches second best 15-game start in WNBA history 02 Jul 12

LYNX POSTGAME NOTES
Sunday, July 1 at AT&T Center
Silver Stars 93, Lynx 84

• With the win, San Antonio improves to 7-5.

• With the loss, Minnesota drops to 13-2, matching the second 15-game best start in WNBA history.

 

High Points High Rebounds High Assists

Minnesota:

Wright, 18 Brunson, 10

Brunson, 4

 

San Antonio:

Hammon, 23 Young, 10

Hammon, 8

 

- With tonight’s loss, Minnesota drops to 13-2, the best start in franchise history and the second best 15-game start in WNBA history. After winning a franchise-best 10 consecutive road games from Aug. 18, 2011 to June 15, 2012, the Lynx have now dropped two straight away from Target Center. Minnesota is now 5-2 on the road this season. A look at the best 15-game starts in WNBA history:

W-L

Team Year

14-1

Houston 1998

13-2

Minnesota 2012

13-2

Seattle 2010

13-2

Los Angeles 2002

13-2

Houston 2000

13-2

Los Angeles 2000

13-2

Houston 1999

 

- Rebekkah Brunson posted her second consecutive double-double tonight, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. After averaging 7.6 rebounds over her first 10 games this season, she is now averaging 10.2 over her last five games. Brunson now has 49 double-doubles in her career, 23 in a Lynx uniform.

- Monica Wright had a big impact off the bench for the Lynx, matching a season-high with a team-best 18 points tonight on 6-of-9 shooting. Wright is now shooting a career-best 50.9% this season, a 13% jump from last season.

- Entering the night outscoring opponents by a league-best 11.4 points in the paint, Minnesota dominated the painted area again tonight, holding a 36-26 advantage over the Silver Stars..

- San Antonio scored 35 points in the first quarter tonight, the most points allowed in a 1st quarter since Phoenix scored 35 in July 29, 2010. Minnesota entered the night outscoring opponents by 4.9 points in the first quarter this season, shooting 51.5% from the floor while holding opponents to just 34.1%.

- After hitting 10 three-pointers in their last time out against Los Angeles, San Antonio was hot from three-point range again tonight, draining a season-high 13 treys on 25 attempts (52.0%). Becky Hammon matched a career-high with seven three-pointers tonight, scoring a game-high 23 points.