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July 9th Minnesota Lynx at Las Vegas Aces Postgame Notes

July 10, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

Lynx Notes

Layshia Clarendon finished with a game-high-tying 18 points, shooting 9-of-16 from the field, nine assists and five rebounds, marking his first career 15+ points/5+ rebounds/5+ assists game.

Damiris Dantas caught fire in the first quarter, shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, including 4-of-4 from deep. At the final buzzer, she had 14 points, a season-high nine rebounds and a career-high four steals.

Sylvia Fowles registered 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks. With her first field goal of the night, Fowles moved to fourth all-time on the Lynx franchise leaderboard for field goals made, passing Katie Smith (1,127 FGM).

In 33:29 minutes of action, Kayla McBride tallied 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal.

With her second assist of the night, McBride eclipsed the 500-career assists mark.

Team Notes

With the victory tonight, the Lynx are now on a six-game win streak and have the tie-breaker over Las Vegas.

The current single-season six-game win streak marks the 15th of its kind in Lynx franchise history.

According to Across the Timeline, tonight marks the first time a WNBA team has finished a game without a free throw attempt and won the contest. The only other team in league history to complete a game without a free throw attempt was defeated 62-56. (Washington Mystics on July 7, 2003).

Led by Dantas' 14 points, the Lynx tallied a season-high 33 first quarter points. The 33 points are the most in a first quarter since scoring 37 on Aug. 18, 2017 vs. Indiana. Minnesota is 20-4 all-time when scoring 30+ points in the first quarter.

The Lynx also connected on seven triples in the first quarter, tying a club record for most threes in a quarter (three times, MR: Aug. 22, 2017 vs. Phoenix).

Minnesota held the Aces to 35.6% (24-of-67) shooting from the field. Since the start of 2011, the Lynx improve to 126-4 when holding the opposition to 40.0% or less from the floor (6-0 this season).

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