2 p.m. at New York • NBA TV, 106.1-FM
Lynx aim to sweep Liberty
Preview: The Lynx (22-5) ended a two-game losing streak with a nearly flawless performance in a 111-52 victory over Indiana on Friday. The Lynx, who had scored just 61 and 64 points in their previous two games, scored 68 in the first half en route to their season high in points. The Liberty (16-12) is coming off an 82-70 victory at Connecticut on Friday. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Liberty, who are 6-2 since losing to the Lynx 76-75 at the Xcel Energy Center on July 25. The Lynx defeated the Liberty 90-71 on May 18 in New York.
Players to watch: Lynx C Sylvia Fowles, who was held to 13 points by Seattle on Wednesday, scored 25 points and G Renee Montgomery matched her season high of 20 points in the victory over Indiana. Lynx F Plenette Pierson, in her first start of the season, tied season highs with 10 points and four assists and had a season-best six rebounds. Liberty C Tina Charles, who scored a game-high 24 points against Connecticut on Friday, is fourth in the WNBA in scoring (20.1) and third in rebounding (9.3). Liberty G Shavonte Zellous is averaging 12.1 points.
Numbers: Lynx G Jia Perkins moved into fifth place on the WNBA’s career steals list (625) with three Friday.
Injuries: Lynx F Rebekkah Brunson (ankle) and G Lindsay Whalen (hand) are out indefinitely. Liberty G Brittany Boyd (Achilles) is out for the season.