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September 8, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

Lynx Notes

The Minnesota Lynx wrapped up the 2019 regular season by falling to the Los Angeles Sparks at STAPLES Center on Sunday afternoon. The Lynx finished the season with the same exact record (18-16) as last season. Minnesota will now head to Everett, WA to face the Seattle Storm on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN2 in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs.

Napheesa Collier once again stuffed the stat sheet this afternoon as she's done in all 34 regular season games this season, finishing with a team-high 16 points on an efficient 7-of-11 shooting, a game-high 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a game-high two blocks. Tonight marked Collier's fifth double-double of the season.

Collier finishes her rookie campaign with 444 points, 223 rebounds, 87 assists, 65 steals and 32 blocks. The only other rookie in WNBA history with those such totals was Tamika Catchings in 2002 (594 points, 275 rebound, 118 assists, 94 steals and 43 blocks).

Collier finishes the season scoring 10+ points in 15 consecutive games, the 3rd-longest rookie double-figure scoring streak in Lynx history (Augustus 24, Wiggins 21).

In those 15 games, Collier averaged 15.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.93 spg and 0.87 bpg while logging 34.3 mpg. She shot 53.8% (91-169) from the floor, 42.9% (15-35) from three-point range and 79.2% (38-48) from the FT line

Sylvia Fowles had a near double-double this afternoon as she finished with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and 9 rebounds. Fowles (3332) trails only Rebekkah Brunson (3356) for the most rebounds in WNBA history.

Damiris Dantas was on triple-double watch this afternoon as she stuffed the stat sheet, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and a career-high nine assists.

Minnesota outrebounded Los Angeles tonight 38-32, marking the sixth straight game the Lynx have outrebounded their opponent.


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