It was #1 Vs #2 in the WNBA world last Saturday evening up in Seattle. The 6-0 Lynx came to Key Arena to face the 4-1 Storm, who were on a four game win streak coming into the game against the Lynx. The Lynx had won 6 straight and their last win against the San Antonio Stars was their 23rd straight win in the month of May. Heck of a way to end the first month of the season for the Lynx.
This was supposed to be one of the best games early on in the WNBA as it was the #1 Vs #2 teams in the standings. The Lynx, well they had a totally different idea… How about we just blow the Storm out of Key Arena, and well that is what the Lynx did. They BLEW the Storm off the floor and out of the arena, before the radio call was picked up on the broadcast on League Pass.
Sylvia Fowles has been the BEST center in the league coming into this game and it really didn’t take her long to show why, as she scored the Lynx’ first 4 points of the game and she was off and rolling, I’m not sure anyone for the Storm really had a shot with Fowles in the opening half, As she scorched the Storm for 26 points on 10-11 shooting and 7 rebounds. The Storm as a team had 7 rebounds at halftime. Usually when one player has the same amount of rebounds as a team does, it doesn’t favor the other team. The rest of the Lynx in the first half, well they couldn’t really miss either as they piled up 64 points in 20 minutes.. SIXTY FOUR points in 20 minutes.
At halftime it was 64-39…
The second half looked closer in the box score as the Storm did outscore the Lynx by 2 in the second half. This time it wasn’t Fowles who led the way for the Lynx, it was two players who are in their 13th year in the league, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah “The Machine” Brunson, who powered the Lynx in the second half. Whalen scored 8 points, but hit two BIG three point shots, if you can call them “big” in a blow out, but each one was after the Storm cut the lead to under 20. Then Brunson decided it was her turn to take it to the Storm. She scored 14 of her 21 points in the second half, including a top-of -the- key three pointer late in the 3rd quarter.
As the buzzer sounded the Lynx had put up 100 points on the Storm and kept on rolling to their 7th straight win and their 10th straight road win against a Western Conference team dating back to last season. The Storm with the loss dropped their second game of the season and their first since May 14th when they lost to LA on Opening Day, in LA.
EYE POPPING STATS
- 41 Made Field Goals for the Lynx
- 59.4 FG%
- 50 3 Point %
- 64 Points
Between Fowles and Brunson they shot a CRAZY UNREAL 86% from the Field
The Starters for the Lynx shot a CRAZY 73% from the Field for the game
** Lindsay Whalen tied Swin Cash at 294 career wins with this win**