WNBA Preseason: Minnesota (76) – Chicago (69)

The Minnesota Lynx are the champions again. This time they have won the first ever WNBA Preseason Tournament, having beaten the Chicago Sky by 7. However, the Minnesota Lynx used all their starters but power forward Rebbekah Brunson, while the Sky could not play with Sylvia Fowles or Epiphanny Prince, both players central to what the Chicago team can do this year.

Maya Moore was outstanding last night, not only because she scored 16 points in 18 minutes, not missing any shot, but also because her team was +27 with her on the court, which means how important she is for her team. However, the real surprise of the night for the Lynx was forward Asia Taylor, as the former Louisville player went for 18 pointswith 6/7 FG and 6/7 FT. She just fit right in the starting lineup, and so she continues her improvement on the right way, she can be a valuable player for the Lynx this year.

For the Chicago Sky, superstar Elena Delle Donne was the scoring leader with 15 points, but no one else really stood out, which shows how much she misses Prince and Fowles on this team. However, some of the Sky players had a notable game in terms of scoring and rebounding in little playing time; such as, Goodlett, Breland or UCLA rookie Gennifer Brandon.

 

MINNESOTA LYNX (76)
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
S. Augustus G 16:45 3-9 0-1 2-2 +6 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8
M. Moore F 18:13 5-5 2-2 4-4 +27 0 4 4 0 2 3 3 1 0 16
J. McCarville C 13:46 2-6 1-2 0-0 +11 0 5 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 5
A. Taylor F 24:52 6-7 0-0 6-7 +3 0 2 2 2 6 3 4 0 0 18
L. Whalen G 15:01 1-6 0-0 0-0 +5 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 2
L. Moore 24:59 3-7 1-4 0-0 +2 0 0 0 8 1 2 1 0 0 7
D. Dantas 27:08 3-9 0-0 2-4 -4 3 6 9 1 3 1 3 0 2 8
T. White 26:30 3-7 0-1 1-2 +1 1 3 4 2 3 1 3 1 0 7
W. Rolle 14:14 1-5 0-0 0-0 +4 2 4 6 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
C. Foggie 18:32 1-4 1-4 0-0 -20 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
CHICAGO SKY (69)
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
E. Delle Donne G-F 15:43 3-7 2-2 7-7 +5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 15
J. Breland F 19:32 3-7 0-0 2-2 +14 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 8
S. Goodlett C 12:30 3-5 0-0 3-4 +13 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 0 1 9
T. Young F 15:38 0-4 0-0 1-2 -5 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
C. Vandersloot G 15:34 1-4 0-0 2-2 +8 0 3 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 4
M. Gatling 17:02 2-4 0-0 0-0 -17 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
A. Quigley 17:01 0-4 0-0 0-0 -6 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
J. Faulkner 13:44 1-5 0-1 1-2 -9 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 0 3
G. Brandon 11:09 2-5 0-0 1-2 -10 3 5 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
S. Holmes 15:08 2-9 1-2 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 5
A. Warley 10:28 0-1 0-0 1-2 -3 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1
A. Ellenberg 10:42 3-6 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 6
D. Williams 09:19 0-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
C. Clements 16:30 3-6 1-1 1-2 +7 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 8

 

 

 

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