Minnesota Lynx Postgame Notes- 8.5 vs. New York
Minnesota Individual Notes
In her first WNBA start, Bridget Carleton led the Lynx with career highs in points (25), rebounds (7), assists (3) and minutes (33:20) while shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from deep for the second-straight game.
Carleton becomes the fifth player to score 20+ points in her first start in a Lynx uniform joining Napheesa Collier (27, vs. Chicago, 5/25/19), Maya Moore (21, at Los Angeles, 6/3/11), Seimone Augustus (21, vs. Connecticut, 5/23/06) and Tonya Edwards (20, vs. Detroit, 6/12/99) per Elias Sports Bureau.
Lexie Brown finished the night with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and tied a franchise high in steals with seven (MR Maya Moore, vs LAS, 9/4/12).
Per Across the Timeline, this stat lines marks the 12th time in WNBA history a stat line of 15+ points, 5+ rebounds, 7+ steals, 4+assists has been recorded joining Cynthia Cooper, Brandy Reed (2x), Tamika Catchings (4x),Ticha Penicheiro, Candace Parker, Tina Charles and Nicky Anosike as the only other Lynx player.
Coming off the bench, Erica McCall notched 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19:24 minutes of play.
Damiris Dantas tallied 10 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the charity stripe. She also grabbed five rebounds and had two steals.
Tonight ended Sylvia Fowles' ironwoman streak at 158, the WNBA's longest active streak and the 3rd-longest in Lynx history behind Nicole Ohlde (170, 2004-2008) and Maya Moore (169, 2011-2015).
Minnesota Team Notes
The Lynx held an eight-rebound advantage over the Liberty and have outrebounded all five opponents to date (+4 vs CON, +18 at SEA, +2 vs CHI, +13 at CON, + 8 at NYL). They were 15-4 with the upper hand last year, 15-7 in 2018.
The Lynx held a 27-6 advantage in the 3rd quarter, the ninth time in franchise history they've outscored an opponent by 20+ points in a single quarter:
+28, Q1, vs Indiana, 8/18/17
+23, Q1, vs. Indiana, 5/27/16
+23, Q3, vs San Antonio, 5/30/14
+21, Q3, at New York, 8/5/20
Since the 2011 season the Lynx are 87-5 (3-0 this season) when holding their opponent to fewer than 70 points.
After holding the Liberty to 39.1% shooting from the field tonight, the Lynx are now 118-4 since the start of 2011 (209-44 all time) when allowing 40.0% shooting or less from the field.
Now holding a 4-1 record to start the season, the Lynx have opened a season 4-1 or better 11 times in the last 13 seasons.
New York Notes
Amanda Zahui B led the Liberty with 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and four steals in 24:02 minutes of play.
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