Minnesota Lynx Postgame Notes - 9.22 vs Seattle
Minnesota Individual Notes
The Lynx were led by Napheesa Collier who tallied 25 points, nine rebounds and a franchise-high six blocks. Collier became the 10th player in WNBA history to record six or more blocks in a playoff game.
With Collier's stat line of 25 points, nine rebounds and six blocks she joins only Lisa Leslie (2001) in WNBA history to have such a stat line in the WNBA playoffs, per Across the Timeline.
Collier's five blocks in the fourth tie the WNBA's playoff record for a quarter. Brittney Griner had five in the first vs. Chicago on Sept. 1, 2014 (Game 1 of the Finals).
This also marks the first time a Lynx player has been credited with five blocks in a single quarter of any game, regular or postseason. Devereaux Peters had four in the 4th quarter at Seattle on June 25, 2015.
Odyssey Sims tallied 19 points, three rebounds and five assists in 34:49 minutes, marking her second double-digit performance of the postseason.
Damiris Dantas registered 11 points and tied her playoff career-high in rebounds with eight. She also added a playoff career-high four steals. She joins Maya Moore (October 6, 2015, WNBA Finals vs Indiana) and Sylvia Fowles (September 26, 2017, WNBA Finals vs Los Angeles) as the only Lynx players to have that stat line in a playoff game.
In her second playoff game, Crystal Dangerfield tallied four points, two rebounds and six assists. The six assists account for the most assists by a Lynx rookie in the playoffs since Nicole Ohlde had six in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Seattle on September 25, 2004.
In 34:13 minutes, Bridget Carleton tallied a playoff career-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including going 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Minnesota Team Notes
Minnesota connected on a franchise-record 14 triples tonight, surpassing their previous mark of 12 made triples against Washington on 9/12/17.
Tonight marks the fourth playoff game the Lynx have lost when the deciding points were scored in the final five seconds:
Oct. 9, 2016 vs. L.A. (L76-78 on Beard 21' jumper w/:00.0)
Oct. 20, 2016 vs. L.A. (L76-77 on Ogwumike 4' jumper w/:03.1)
Sept. 24, 2017 vs. L.A. (L84-85 on Gray 14' jumper w/:02.0)
Sept. 22, 2020 at Sea. (L86-88 on Clark layup w/:00.0)
- The Storm were led in scoring by Jewell Loyd who tallied 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting.
- Breanna Stewart notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Seattle Storm 88, Minnesota Lynx 86
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Team Score Record High Points High Rebounds High Assists
Minnesota 86 1-1 25, Napheesa Collier 9, Napheesa Collier 6, Crystal Dangerfield
Seattle 88 1-0 25, Jewell Loyd 10, Breanna Stewart 8, Sue Bird
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