Storm @ Lynx Game Recap
St Paul - In true Lynx fashion from the tip they controlled the pace of the game. Out of the gate stalwarts like Fowles, Moore, and Waylen helped the home team jump out to an early lead, but sloppy ball control and disappointing inside play let the Storm stay in the game.
The Lynx set the pace early on getting the ball to MVP candidate Fowles in the post. Her polished low post skills proved to be too much for Crystal Langhorne and Brianna Stewart. This helped the home team jump out to an early 20-12 lead. But in the second quarter multiple turnovers as well as too many missed opportunities at the rim halted the Lynx control of the game. A few timely shots and tough gritty D kept the Storm within striking distance at half.
Sylvia Fowles looked like a demi god out there. In the 3rd quarter she put up 14 points and 5 rebounds.
However Minnesota corrected its play in the second half of the game. Sylvia Fowles looked like a demi god out there. In the 3rd quarter she put up 14 points and 5 rebounds. Maya Moore added some clutch shot making and precision interior passing. The Lynx closed out the 3rd scoring on 9 of its final 10 possessions.
...tough gritty D kept the Storm within striking distance at half.
Coach Reeve continued to be a key factor in getting the team back on track. The early issues with decision making and interior scoring were fixed in the second half. With 7:10 left in the 4th Moore hit an and 1 from the elbow that all but put the nail in the coffin. The Lynx star power is hard for any team to keep up with, but today they came to play. Three Lynx players stood out from the rest; Fowles went 29/12/3 blocks, Moore went 24/3/6/3 steals, and Brunson added 20 points.
Minnesota Lynx 19-2 (next up 9/3 vs Atlanta Dream on ESPN2)
Seattle Storm 10-14 (next up Dallas Wings 8/4)
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By: Matan Karasov,
WNBAinsidr contributor, DC.