Minnesota Lynx Postgame Notes- 7.30 vs. Chicago
Minnesota Individual Notes
Napheesa Collier led the Lynx with 20 points and 10 rebounds marking her first double-double of the season (sixth career). Collier added four assists and two steals.
Collier's 20 points also mark her first 20+ point performance of the season (fourth career) and her second career 20+point/10+ rebound game (22pts/11rebs, @ Atlanta, 8/6/19).
After her record-breaking performance last game, Sylvia Fowles tallied 10 points and seven rebounds. Her 10 points were enough to eclipse the 2,500 point mark with the Lynx. Fowles becomes the fifth player in franchise history to score 2,500 points. She joins Seimone Augustus (5881), Maya Moore (4984), Katie Smith (3605) and Lindsay Whalen (3233).
Rachel Banham finished her third game in a Lynx jersey with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20:48 minutes of play off the bench. Her 13 points mark her highest point total since scoring 15 vs. Atlanta on July 17, 2018 in Connecticut.
Tallying 14 points and grabbing six rebounds, Damiris Dantas notched her second double-digit scoring effort in the first three games, matching her double-digit scoring performances from her first three games of the 2019 season.
Mkiah Herbert Harrigan notched her first WNBA points after knocking down a three-pointer with 4:44 left in the first quarter. She ended the night with eight points, shooting 2-of-3 from deep and three rebounds.
In her first WNBA start, Crystal Dangerfield recorded nine points, three rebounds and three assists. Dangerfield becomes the first Lynx rookie to start at point guard since Renee Montgomery in 2009.
Minnesota Team Notes
The Lynx edged the Sky in rebounds (35-33), points in the paint (36-28) and steals (10-8).
With their two-rebound advantage over the Sky, the Lynx have outrebounded all three opponents to date (+4 vs CON, +18 at SEA, +2 vs CHI). They were 15-4 with the upper hand last year, 15-7 in 2018.
The Lynx 83 points mark a season high. Over the past decade (since the start of the 2011 season), Minnesota is now 160-24 (an 87.0% winning rate) when scoring 80+ points.
Shooting 46.9% from the field, the Lynx recorded a season best. They are now 147-26 (an 85.0% winning rate) since the start of 2011 when shooting 45% or better from the field.
The Lynx were 4-1 in one-possession games a year ago, tying Seattle (4-3) for the WNBA's most wins in that category. Included among those victories was a 73-72 decision at Chicago on July 10.
Courtney Vandersloot notched 15 points and four assists, moving her into fifth place on the WNBA all-time assists list, passing Becky Hammon.
Minnesota Lynx 83, Chicago Sky 81
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Team Score Record High Points High Rebounds High Assists
Minnesota 83 2-1 20, Napheesa Collier 10, Napheesa Collier 4, N. Collier & S. Johnson
Chicago 81 2-1 16, C. Parker, A. Stevens & C. Vandersloot 11, Azura Stevens 5, Diamond DeShields
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