July 1 - Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS ACes 91, minnesota lynx 85
TARGET CENTER|MINNEAPOLIS, MN| JULY 1, 2022
High Points High Rebounds High Assists
Minnesota Lynx Banham - 24 Fowles - 5 Banham, Achonwa - 4
Las Vegas Aces Gray - 21 Wilson -12 Plum -10
In 25:37 minutes off the bench, Rachel Banham led Minnesota for the first time this season with a game-high 24 points, her first 20+ point game of the season. She set a season-high in both scoring (8-of-12)) and made threes (6-of-8).
Banham's first assist in the first quarter marked her 250th career assists in the WNBA. She finished the night with a game-high-tying 4, marking the third time she has led Minnesota in assists.
Moriah Jefferson tallied 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting (2-of-3 from deep), marking her fourth 20+ point game of the season. Jefferson finished with three assists, two rebounds and two steals.
In the fourth quarter, Aerial Powers connected on a free-throw to hit the 1500 career points mark. Powers finished with five points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
For the eighth straight game Minnesota finished with 30+ points in the paint, outscoring Las Vegas 36-34. So far in the four-game season-series, the Lynx have outscored the Aces 112-108 in the paint.
Minnesota tallied their highest scoring second half, combining for 52 points in the 20 minutes. The previous high was 49 points on May 29 vs Los Angeles.
The Lynx close the regular-season series at Target Center hosting the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, July 3. Tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Bally Sports North.
Immediately following the game, Minnesota will retire Assistant Coach Rebekkah Brunson's number 32, marking the third jersey in team history to hang in the rafters.
Chelsea Gray led Las Vegas with 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 30:58 minutes of action.
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