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September 8, 2008 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release


NEXT LYNX GAME

LYNX VS. INDIANA - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - TARGET CENTER - 7:00 PM - BOB FM106

Minnesota will close out the home portion of its schedule this week, taking on Indiana Tuesday night and Phoenix Friday. The Fever come to Target Center with a record of 14-16, good for the fourth position in the East. Indiana clinched the last playoff spot in the East over the weekend, marking the third playoff appearance in four years for the Fever. Minnesota defeated Indiana 84-80 in the teams' only other meeting this season. The Lynx overcame injuries to Candice Wiggins and Charde Houston to complete the come-from-behind victory. Seimone Augustus led the Lynx by scoring 25 points. With the victory, Minnesota snapped its three-game losing streak vs. Indiana and also ended their five-year drought at Conseco Fieldhouse that dated to a 70-65 win on July 26, 2003. The Fever still lead the all-time series 9-6. The Lynx hold a 4-3 advantage at Target Center, with their most recent victory a 92-87 decision on June 2, 2006. Tuesday's game is Back to School night with the Lynx. Fans that bring a new item to the Big Brothers Big Sisters table in the main lobby will receive a complimentary game ticket. Tuesday's game can be heard on the radio home of the Lynx, BOB FM 106 with Lynx announcer Alan Horton on the call.

VOTE SEIMONE AUGUSTUS FOR WNBA MVP

Don't miss out on the opportunity to vote Lynx star Seimone Augustus for MVP. Fans who cast their vote on wnba.com will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip to the 2008 WNBA Finals. For more information on Seimone's MVP campaign, turn to lynxbasketball.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 VS. INDIANA

The Lynx are teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities to host a school supply drive on Tuesday, September 9 when the Lynx play host to Indiana. Fans that bring a new item to the Big Brothers Big Sisters table in the main lobby will receive a complimentary game ticket. For more information, turn to www.lynxbasketball.com.

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 VS. PHOENIX

Friday, September 12 is fan appreciation night with the Lynx. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Lynx wristband courtesy of U.S. Bank. In addition, various prizes will be awarded throughout the game. Lynx players will also throw autographed merchandise into the crowd after the game. Tickets start at just $10. More information is available on www.lynxbasketball.com.

LYNX INTRODUCE 'LADIES NIGHT OUT' PRESENTED BY NBA CITY RESTAURANT, SALON AVE AND B96

Ladies can join the Minnesota Lynx for a fun-filled evening on September 12. The Ladies Night Out package is $30 and includes a pregame party at NBA City Restaurant - including food and drink - a $45 ticket to the Lynx vs. Mercury game and a $20 Salon Ave gift card. In addition, Salon Ave will be selecting a lucky lady to get an express makeover at the pregame party at NBA City.

LAST LYNX GAME

LYNX FALL OUT OF PLAYOFF RACE

LYNX 71

MONARCHS 78

Nicole Powell scored 22 points and Kara Lawson added 17 as Sacramento overcame 27 turnovers to vanquish the Lynx' postseason hopes with a 78-71 victory on Sunday night at ARCO Arena. The Monarchs never trailed after the opening minutes, and Lawson's 3-pointer capped an 8-1 finish that put them ahead 20-13 entering the second quarter. Nicky Anosike's three-point play highlighted a late push that got Minnesota to within 36-32 at halftime, and two Seimone Augustus baskets knotted the score with 8:13 remaining in the third. However, Lawson and Powell combined to score the game's next nine points and a Lawson jumper gave Sacramento its biggest lead of the night at 49-38. The Lynx inched back to within five when Augustus' putback made it 51-46, but the Monarchs held an eight-point edge after three. Trailing 74-63 with 1:40 left, Minnesota forced three straight Sacramento turnovers to get within five, but missed a breakaway layup on its next possession and Rebekkah Brunson sealed the decision with free throws. Ticha Penicheiro dealt eight assists for the Monarchs, while Charde Houston's 19 points led Minnesota and Anosike had 10 points and 10 rebounds.


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