The Lynx suffer their first loss of the season and move to 3-1 overall. After tonight, Minnesota and Seattle have split the first two meetings of the season and will meet again on July 7 when the Storm visit Minneapolis.
Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx in rebounding again tonight by coming down with five total rebounds. With the five rebounds, Fowles (3079) has passed Tina Thompson for fourth on the WNBA all-time rebounding list. She added 16 points on the night on 7-of-9 shooting.
Napheesa Collier caught fire in the third quarter after only scoring two points in the first half, scoring 10 points in the quarter and finishing the game with a team-high 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, three rebounds and two assists. Tonight was the second time this season that Collier has led the Lynx in scoring.
Damiris Dantas connected on 3-of-5 from behind the arc on her way to finishing with 14 points and four rebounds. Dantas is now 8-of-13 from three on the season. For her career, she’s 31.1% (46-of-148) three-point shooter.
Odyssey Sims dished out a team-high six assists tonight, marking the third time out of four games this season, she has led the team in assists.
The Lynx finished with a season-high 50.9% (29-of-57) from the floor, making it just their fifth loss since 2011 when hitting 50% or above. Minnesota is now 84-5 in that span and 118-15 all-time.
Minnesota allowed Seattle to shoot 59.3% (32-of-54) from the field and has now slipped to 14-81 all-time when allowing 50% or more from the field. Last season, the Lynx were 2-4 when letting opponents shot 50%+.
Seattle’s 59.3% from the floor is the fourth-highest field goal percentage ever by a Lynx opponent:
62.3% (38-61) — at Los Angeles, June 8, 2007
59.7% (43-72) — at Chicago, July 8, 2017
59.5% (47-79) — at Phoenix, July 29, 2010
59.3% (32-54) — at Seattle, June 4, 2019
58.9% (33-56) — vs. Sacramento, July 6, 2007 [at Williams Arena]
The 17 total rebounds mark as the fewest in a single game in franchise history. The previous low was 18 set at Los Angeles on August 23, 2005.
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