Minnesota Lynx Come Back To Defeat Seattle Storm


While we were all geeking out about the additions of Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, rightfully so, the ladies were on the court in Seattle taking on the Storm and calming them once again by a score of 76-73.

Why the WNBA, who has a sporadic schedule the way it is, decided to go up against its partner in crime in the NBA and the NBA Draft is something I will never understand, but there was a game nonetheless.

The Storm stormed to an early lead with a huge first quarter. After one quarter, Seattle lead 32-19, but the Lynx would outscore Seattle in each of the last three quarters to complete the comeback.

Defense was a big help for the Lynx in the second half as they held the Storm to just 11 points in the third and fourth quarters.

Jenna O’Hea lead Seattle in scoring with 17 points, but the ageless Sue Bird had another great game as she contributed 16 points, four rebounds and five assists.

Seimone Augustus was the leading scorer for the Lynx with 24 points. Augustus also grabbed four boards, had three assists and notched a steal and a block.

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Fellow starters Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore also had solid games. Whalen with 16 points, three rebounds and six assists, a game after Whalen didn’t register any assists. Moore put in 11 points, boarded seven, dished out four assists and had a pair of blocks.

Damiris Dantas got into double-digits with 10 off the bench for Minnesota.

The Associated Press’ game recap made a good point and illustrated just how stacked UConn Women’s Basketball has been in the recent past.

"UConn coach Geno Auriemma was in attendance, watching former players Sue Bird, Renee Montgomery, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Maya Moore and Asjha Jones."

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