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September 12th - Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Postgame Notes

September 13, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release


Lynx Notes

Napheesa Collier led Minnesota in scoring with 22 points, shooting 7-of-14 from the field, six rebounds, seven assists, career-high-tying four steals and one block.

Per Across the Timeline, Collier is just the sixth player in WNBA history (first Minnesota Lynx player) to have 20+ points, 6+ rebounds, 7+ assists, 4+ steals and at least one block.

At the final buzzer, Sylvia Fowles registered 18 points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and three blocks. This marks her 11th performance this season collecting at least three blocks.

With her fourth offensive rebound of the night Fowles moved to third all-time on the WNBA offensive rebounds leaderboard, passing Yolanda Griffith (1,049).

With her fourth made field goal, Fowles passed Lisa Leslie (2,332) for ninth on the WNBA all-time field goals made leaderboard.

Aerial Powers notched 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, season-high-tying six rebounds, three assists and one block. The 17 points marks her seventh double-digit effort in her last eight games.

In her 50th career game, Crystal Dangerfield tallied 11 points, shooting 4-of-8 from the field. The 11 points mark her 10th double-figure outing of the season.

Kayla McBride finished the night with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block, accounting for the fourth game this season she has registered a block.

Team Notes

All five of Minnesota's starters tallied double figures tonight marking the second time this season they have done so. The first occurrence was on July 7th vs Dallas (Collier - 10, Dantas - 10, Fowles - 15, McBride -25, Clarendon - 10).

At the end of the third quarter, the Lynx trailed 63-61 before outscoring the Fever 29-17 in the fourth quarter for the victory. This season, Minnesota is now 8-9 when trailing or tied after three quarters. The eight wins are the second most comeback wins in league history when trailing or tied after the third quarter, behind Seattle's 14 comeback wins in 2010.

With tonight's win, the Lynx now have secured their eighth season in franchise history with at least 20+ wins. This ranks tied for third most 20+ win seasons behind Los Angeles (13) and Connecticut (9).

Tonight's contest marks the 21st Target Center regular season finale for the Lynx. They are now 16-5 all-time in such games, winning their last 11.

Indiana Notes

Kelsey Mitchell led the Fever in scoring with 25 points, shooting 10-of-19 from the field. This marks her 12th career 25+ point game.


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