Minnesota sets WNBA single-game field goal percentage record (69.5%) in 107-86 win over Tulsa 10 Jul 12

LYNX POSTGAME NOTES

Tuesday, July 10 at BOK Center

Lynx 107, Shock 86

 

·         With the win, Minnesota improves to a WNBA-best 14-4.

·         With the loss, Tulsa drops to 3-14.

 

High Points       High Rebounds              High Assists

Minnesota:

Wiggins, 25       McWilliams-Franklin, 8    Whalen, 7

 

Tulsa:

Latta, 25           Five players, 3                T. Johnson, 7

 

-           Today’s 21-point win snaps Minnesota’s three-game losing streak, their longest streak since July 2010. It’s the fourth time the Lynx have won by at least 20 points this season, including their second 20-point victory over Tulsa. This season, Minnesota leads the WNBA with a +11.1 point differential.

-           The Lynx were on fire today, shooting a WNBA record 69.5% from the floor, including 11-of-16 from three-point range. The previous record was held by Los Angeles, who shot 65.5% from the floor against Houston on June 15, 2005. Minnesota has now shot above 50% a WNBA-best nine times this season, and lead the WNBA with 86.6 points per game.

-           Today’s game also marked the highest two-team field goal percentage in WNBA history. Minnesota and Tulsa shot a combined 58.5% (72-of-123) from the floor today, surpassing the previous record of 57.6% set by Cleveland and Detroit on June 16, 2000.

-           Today’s 107-point effort is the 12th time in franchise history the Lynx have eclipsed the century mark, as well as the third time this season and the eighth time since the start of the 2010 season. Minnesota’s 107 points were the fifth highest single-game total in franchise history.

-           The three Olympians (Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen) were outstanding for the Lynx today, combining to score 55 points, dish out 10 assists and grab 12 rebounds on 71.4% shooting (20-of-28). After scoring 26 during Minnesota’s last trip to Tulsa, Moore had another outstanding game, scoring 24 points and grabbing six rebounds in 34 minutes.

-           Candice Wiggins was explosive off the bench of the Lynx, scoring a season-high 25 points, her highest single-game point total since amassing 25 points on June 23, 2009 against New York. She was 8-of-12 from the floor today, including draining a career-high 6-of-9 attempts from beyond the arc.

-           As a team, the Lynx were 11-of-16 from three point range, including five different players – Augustus, Harris, Moore, Whalen and Wiggins — draining at least one trey. Entering the game shooting a league-best 41.4% from three-point range, the Lynx set a new season-high with their 68.8% effort from beyond the arc.