Noon vs. Indiana Fever • NBA TV, 106.1-FM
Preview: The Lynx have lost the first two games of their three-game homestand, falling to eighth in the WNBA – what would be the final playoff berth. The Lynx now get Indiana for the third time in 16 days. The last-place Fever handed the Lynx a 71-59 home loss July 3, the lowest-scoring game for Minnesota this season, and a game in which Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles combined for 17 points. The pair had 39 between them in Minnesota’s 22-point win in Indiana July 11. The Fever has lost four in a row since beating the Lynx on July 3, all four by 19 or more points.
Players to watch: F Moore is 23-for-83 her past six games overall, 9-for-32 on three-pointers. C Fowles has averaged 14.8 points in her past six. Fever C Natalie Ochonwa has averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games vs. the Lynx and rookie G Kelsey Mitchell 10 points.
Numbers: The Lynx have lost three of four games, dropping to 6-5 at home. The Lynx are 9-1 when scoring 80 or more points, 3-9 in games when they don’t. The Lynx are also 4-6 when shooting less than 45 percent
Injuries: Lynx F Rebekkah Brunson (thigh) and Danielle Robinson (ankle) are probable. Fever G Shenise Johnson (knee) is out.