Minnesota Lynx Calm The Seattle Storm


Before the WNBA season tipped off, GMs around the association where polled on who they thought were going to win the WNBA Finals and 3/4 of answers said the Minnesota Lynx were going to reign victorious in the 2015 season. So far, so good for the Lynx.

On Thursday night, the Lynx played their third game of the season and absolutely dominated the Seattle Storm. Five Lynx players finished the game in double figures with Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore neither of the five in double-figures in the 94-70 rout.

In the starting lineup, Seimone Augustus chipped in 12 points tied for the team lead with Rebekkah Brunson whom also grabbed eight rebounds. Brunson, who missed time early last season and never found a consistent groove all season, has been phenomenal through the first three games of the season for the Lynx.

Damiris Dantas scored 10. Both Moore and Whalen contributed seven points each.

Tricia Liston led the bench with 15 points while being on fire from beyond the arch going 4-for-7 from deep along with draining all three of her free throw attempts.  Jennifer O’Neil was the other Lynx player to hit double-digits with 12 points in 18 minutes of play. The Lynx played 10 on Thursday night thanks to their total domination.

Sue Bird was the only Storm started to reach double-digits 12 points. She went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line on the night. Because you were wondering, I was wondering too, Sue Bird is 34-years-old and in her 12th season in the WNBA.

The Lynx are the only undefeated team in the Western Conference with a 3-0 record. Last season the Lynx kicked off the season with a 7-0 record. The Washington Mystics are still undefeated in the Eastern Conference at 2-0.

The Lynx next play on Sunday against the Phoenix Mercury who are without Diana Taurasi. Tipoff is set for 2 o’clock central and will be broadcast on ESPN2.