June 28 - Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings Postgame Notes
minnesota lynx 92, DALLAS WINGS 64
TARGET CENTER|MINNEAPOLIS, MN| JUNE 28, 2022
High Points High Rebounds High Assists
Minnesota Lynx Powers - 20 Achonwa - 13 Jefferson - 10
Dallas Wings Ogunbowale - 16 McCowan, Harrison - 8 Ogunbowale - 3
For the first time in Lynx history and only the 15th time in WNBA history (including two playoff games), Moriah Jefferson tallied a triple-double, becoming the 10th player in the league and just the third player this season to reach the feat.
Jefferson finished with 13 points, a career-high 10 assists (the most by any Lynx player this season) and a career-tying 10 rebounds (also August 08, 2020, Dallas vs Atlanta). Five of the 10 rebounds came in the fourth quarter, her most in a single quarter this season.
Per Across The Timeline, Jefferson and Sheryl Swoopes are the only players in WNBA history with 10+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assists, and 2+ steals with no more than 1 turnover.
Sylvia Fowles finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting, three rebounds, two steals and one block. With her first steal of the night, Fowles became third on Minnesota's all-time steals list with 270. She trails Svetlana Abrosimova (284) and Maya Moore (449) in the category.
Fowles five made field goals brought her career total to 2447 made field goals, sliding her into six place all-time in WNBA history. Diana Taurasi leads the category with 2986 made field goals followed by Candice Dupree (2842), Tina Charles (2767), Tine Thompson (2630), and Seimone Augustus (2455).
In 27:12 minutes of play, Aerial Powers tallied her second 20+ point game of the season (13 career) on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, four assists, three boards and one steal.
The Lynx shot a season-high 12 three-pointers, connecting on 7-of-8 in the first quarter. This marks the fifth time in franchise history that Minnesota met the team record of seven three-pointers, three of which came in the first quarter. Powers led the way with a perfect 3-of-3 from deep, her new career-high for most three's in a quarter, while Dantas finished with 3-of-6 and Jefferson added 2-of-2 from three-point range in the first 10 minutes.
The Lynx led at the end of the first quarter, 33-11. Minnesota's 33 points are the most points that Dallas as given up in the first quarter, while Dallas' 11 points mark a new opponent season low in the first.
At half Minnesota lead 50-24 over the Wings, the 26 points is the largest lead at halftime for the Lynx over the last three seasons. Dallas shot 26.7% from the field (8-of-30), which is the lowest shooting percent by a Lynx opponent in the first half this season. Their 24 points are the least amount of points Minnesota has given up to an opponent in the first 20 minutes.
Minnesota held the Wings to 17-of-59 shooting from the field (28.8%) to improve to 136-5 when holding their opponent to 40 percent or less shooting since the beginning of 2011. Tonight was the 14th time in Lynx history they held an opponent below 30 percent in the field and they improved to 14-0 when reaching that threshold.
The Lynx tied a franchise-high 53 boards, led by Natalie Achonwa's game-high 13 rebounds. The last time Minnesota grabbed 53 boards was in overtime on Sept. 7, 2012 against Atlanta.
The Lynx will host the Las Vegas Aces for the next two games, starting on July 1, 2022 at Target Center. Tipoff is slated for 7:00 pm CT and will broadcast on Bally Sports North Extra and NBA-TV.
Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field (2-of-5 from beyond the arc), three assists, one rebound and one steal in a 25:49 minutes of action.
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