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Minnesota Lynx Postgame Notes

August 1, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

Minnesota Individual Notes

Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 21 points and 13 rebounds, notching her 166th career double-double (third of season). Additionally, her 21 points and 13 rebounds mark her 66th career (first of the season) 20+point/10+ rebound outing.

Napheesa Collier finished with 17 points, shooting a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. She grabbed nine rebounds, led the team in assists (4) and had a game-high four blocks.

That stat line makes Collier the third player in Lynx history to have at least 17+ points, 9+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 4+ blocks, joining Kristin Folkl (19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four blocks vs Detroit, 6/5/00) and Sylvia Fowles (21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and five blocks vs Connecticut, 5/23/17).

Collier's perfect shooting game marks the fifth best perfect game in league history behind Seimone Augustus (11-of-11, at LAS, 6/8/07), Sylvia Fowles (8-of-8, at WAS, 5/27/18), Taj McWilliams-Franklin (8-of-8, vs. SEA, 6/6/12) and Svetlana Abrosimova (8-of-8, vs DET, 7/13/05).

In her second WNBA start, Crystal Dangerfield notched a career-high 17 points and dished out three assists.

Bridget Carleton tallied a season-high eight points on 3-of-3 shooting. She added two rebounds and one assist in 23:19 minutes of action.

Minnesota Team Notes

Now holding a 3-1 record to start the season, the Lynx have opened a season 3-1 or better nine times in the last 10 years. The only exception is the 2-2 start at the beginning of the 2018 season.

The Lynx held a 13-rebound advantage over the Sun and have outrebounded all four opponents to date (+4 vs CON, +18 at SEA, +2 vs CHI, +13 at CON). They were 15-4 with the upper hand last year, 15-7 in 2018.

Since the 2011 season the Lynx are 86-5 (2-0 this season vs Connecticut) when holding their opponent to fewer than 70 points.

The Lynx are now 117-4 since the start of 2011 (208-44 all time) when allowing 40.0% shooting or less from the field.

Connecticut shot 4-of-18 in the 4th quarter last Sunday and 3-of-17 in the 4th quarter today. The Lynx held a 44-21 scoring advantage and a 50.0%-20.0% edge in FG accuracy (Lynx shot a combined 15-of-30 to Connecticut's combined 7-of-35) in those 20 minutes. The Lynx also bested them 22-13 on the boards combined in the past two matchups.

Minnesota held Connecticut to 27 points in the second half marking the oppositions lowest point total of the season (previously 32, vs Connecticut, 7/26/20).

Connecticut Notes

DeWanna Bonner led the Sun with 28 points and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38:03 minutes of play.

Alyssa Thomas was held without a field goal for the first time since July 15, 2018 at Minnesota.

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