If you’ve been bashing your head against the keyboard following along with the *other* Minnesota pro team in action this afternoon (the Twins, obviously, who are down 4-0 as of publication), you probably should have been checking in on the Lynx instead.
The defending WNBA champions crushed Eastern Conference power Chicago 97-80, the second consecutive lopsided victory for the Lynx over a top team to start this season.
Plenty of players keyed the victory, including Sylvia Fowles (24 points, 13 rebounds, plus-19 when she was on the court), but the game highlight was provided by Janel McCarville. In her second go-round with the Lynx, this time in a reserve role, McCarville showed off the basketball sense and deft passing touch that have made her a fan favorite since her Gophers days.
Check out the high-resolution version of the play on this link, and get a taste of it via this .gif:
— Richard Cohen (@RichardCohen1) May 18, 2016