Minnesota native Lindsay Whalen has won the most games in WNBA history.
Lindsay Whalen has been in the spotlight in the state of Minnesota since high school. Since dominating at Hutchinson High School to leading the Minnesota Golden Gophers to the Final Four to returning to Minnesota and building the Minnesota Lynx into a dynasty, Whalen is one of the best known names in Minnesota sports history.
She’s also one of the biggest stars in the history of the WNBA. Whalen rewrote some WNBA history after the Lynx’s win on Friday night.
According to the Star Tribune, with the victory over the Washington Mystics, Whalen played in her 295th win in the WNBA. The win put Whalen atop the list passing WNBA legend Swin Cash.
Whalen played her first six WNBA seasons with the Connecticut Sun and is now currently in her eighth season with the Lynx.
Accolades have been plenty for Whalen in her WNBA career. She has been a five-time WNBA All-Star, three-time WNBA First Team and a two-time WNBA Second Team. Whalen has led the league is assists in three seasons.
The Hutch native also has been an integral part of the Lynx dynasty. Whalen has the been the starting point guard on all three Lynx championships teams winning the title in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
The game to get her 295th WNBA win was not the most exciting stat line for Whalen. Whalen took only three shots in the game, good for two points, and dished out six assists.
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Sylvia Fowles kept her dominate stretch going for the 2017 season with a double-double in the game with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Renee Montgomery all reached double-digits against the Mystics in a 98-73 win.
The Mystics were on a roll before meeting up with the Lynx, but with Elena Delle Donne out due to injury and the powerhouse Lynx were too much for Washington.
The Lynx are now 8-0 for the 2017 season. The Mystics sport the second best winning percentage in the league at .667 with a 6-3 record. No team other than the undefeated Lynx have less than three losses.
Minnesota next plays on Sunday when the Lynx visit Dallas with a 3:30 tip time.
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