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August 18, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

Lynx Notes

Odyssey Sims came out firing to start the third quarter as she scored 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting in the quarter on her way to finishing with a season-high 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting. She added four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tonight marked Sims' sixth 30+ point effort of her career and first since scoring 30 (with Tulsa) on August 30, 2015 vs. Indiana.

The 8-of-8 shooting in the third quarter ties a WNBA-record for most efficient quarter (Liz Cambage went 8-of-8 in the fourth quarter on July 17, 2018 at New York).

The shooting efficiency in the third quarter also sets a new franchise record (Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles have both gone 7-of-7 in a quarter).

Sims' 30 points marks the 55th 30+-point game in franchise history. She becomes the seventh different Lynx player to score 30+ points in a regular season game. (Moore-24, Seimone Augustus- 13, Katie Smith- 12, Fowles- 3, Betty Lennox- 1 and Monica Wright- 1).

Napheesa Collier scored 16 points on an efficient 7-of-14 shooting while grabbing five rebounds. Tonight marked Collier's eighth straight game scoring in double-figures and ninth straight game have five or more rebounds.

Danielle Robinson dished out a game-high nine assists tonight, the seventh time she's led the Lynx in assists this season.

Minnesota shot 50.8% (31-of-61) from the field tonight. Since the start of 2011, the Lynx are now 76-3 when topping 50%.

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