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Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Postgame Notes

September 17, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

Lynx Notes

Sylvia Fowles led the way for Minnesota, registering her 13th double-double of the season (180th career) with 21 points and 10 rebounds. She shot 8-of-9 from the field and tallied two steals, marking her 17th game of the season with multiple steals.

Per Across the Timeline, tonight's 21 point/10 rebound effort marks Fowles' 72nd 20/10 game of her career. She now moves solely into second place in WNBA history for most 20/10 games, only trailing Tina Charles (94).

Tina Charles - 94 games

Sylvia Fowles - 72 games

Lisa Leslie - 71 games

At the final buzzer, Napheesa Collier recorded 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. This marks her 40th career game with 15+ points and 5+ rebounds and 16th career game with 15+ points, 5+ rebounds and multiple blocks.

Crystal Dangerfield put up 15 points on 5-of-8 from the field, including connecting on 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. She added two rebounds, three assists and one steal in her 10th start of the season. The 15 points mark her seventh 15+ point effort of the season.

In her first game back in Indiana, Natalie Achonwa put up a season-high 11 points, four rebounds and three assists. This marks her second double-figure scoring effort of the season, both occurring against Indiana.

In 22:14 minutes off the bench, Bridget Carleton contributed three points, three rebounds and a season-high five assists.

With her first assist of the night, Rachel Banham dished out her 200th career assist. She finished the night with five points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Team Notes

With tonight's win, the Lynx have completed the season sweep against Indiana and secured a first round bye in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs.

Minnesota held Indiana to 25-of-69 (36.2%) shooting from the field. The Lynx are now 132-4 (12-0 this season) when holding their opponent to under 40% shooting from the field, dating back to 2011.

Minnesota bested Indiana in points in the paint (38-30), second chance points (18-13), fast break points (24-8) and points off turnovers (26-9). The 26 points off turnovers tie Minnesota's season high (June 6 vs Atlanta) and the 24 fast break points mark a season high.

Indiana Notes

Kelsey Mitchell led the Fever in scoring with 26 points, marking her second 25+ point outing on the past three games. She added two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

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