Minnesota/Atlanta Postgame Notes
From the 4:20 mark of the third quarter until the end of the game, the Lynx went on a 40-15 run on the way to tonight's win. In that span, Napheesa Collier had 18 of her 22 points and seven of her 11 rebounds.
Napheesa Collier led the way tonight, finishing with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, a season-high-tying 11 rebounds (including a season-high six offensive boards) and a season-high-tying five assists. Collier becomes the fourth (and youngest) player in team history to collect 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a regular season game with tonight's 22/11/5 performance. The feat has been accomplished 14 times overall, with Maya Moore accounting for nine of those (source: @WBBTimline).
In her 2019 season debut, Seimone Augustus (5844) passed Becky Hammon for 10th all time on the WNBA's all-time scoring list. Augustus finished with eight points, two rebounds and four assists. She (2384) is now two made field goals away from passing Tamika Catchings for fifth all-time in league history in made field goals.
Sylvia Fowles recorded her 11th double-double of the season (160th career and 68th with the Lynx) ending the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds. With her one block tonight, Fowles became the fourth player in WNBA history with 600 career rebounds. She is also now only the second player in league history (Lisa Leslie) to have 5000+ points, 3000+ rebounds and 600+ blocks.
With double-doubles from Collier and Fowles, tonight marked the 42nd time in franchise history (fourth time this season; third time with those players) that two players have accomplished that feat in the same game.
The 11-point deficit (54-43 with 5:49 left in the third quarter) that Minnesota faced marked the largest comeback of the season.
Atlanta's 33.3% (21-of-63) from the field was a season-low for a Lynx opponent. Minnesota is now 9-1 this season when holding opponents to 40% or below from the field.
The Lynx outscored the Dream in the fourth 30-12, marking the second time this season (June 30 at Dallas) and 84th all-time scoring 30+ points in a quarter.
The Lynx move to 10-1 this season when holding opponent to under 75 points. When holding an opponent under 40% shooting, Minnesota is 114-4 all-time.Game Leaders
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