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Lynx set WNBA record with 11-0 start


For some reason the best team in Minnesota keeps getting overlooked.Minnesota_Lynx

The defending WNBA champion Lynx not only look well on their way to another crown, there’s a legitimate question as to if they will lose a game this season. With an 87-63 win over the Indiana Fever the Lynx set a league record by winning its first 11 games. The old record of 10 was held by … the Lynx.

With a core group of stars that includes Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles, the Lynx have the cast go undefeated or at least match the winning percentage of the 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors of the NBA. Moore is off to a terrific start, averaging just under 20 points per game (ppg.) and Fowles is averaging just under 15 ppg. while pulling down eight and a half rebounds per contest.

The road won’t be easy for the Minnesota club. The team heads to Seattle for a Sunday (June 19) match-up against the Storm then the real tests come when the Lynx square off in a home-and-home series against the also undefeated Los Angeles Sparks Tuesday (June 21) and Friday (June 24); with Friday’s game at the Target Center. The Sparks are led by a motivated Candace Parker who’s rightfully angered by being left off the U.S. Olympic squad. This year so far Parker is averaging 15.7 points, seven rebounds and 4.4 assists per game and for her career has averaged more than 17 points per game.

Augustus, Fowles, Moore and Whalen were all named to the U.S. team that will compete this August in Brazil.

June 16, 2016
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