Preview: The Lynx (10-0) can break the WNBA record for the best season start with a victory. They are coming off an 83-76 victory at Washington on Saturday. The Lynx, who have defeated the Fever in 10 consecutive regular-season games (dating to the 2011 season), held off Indiana 74-71 at Target Center on May 27. Indiana (4-6), coming off a 90-88 loss to Seattle at home on Sunday, is 1-3 on the road. The Fever lost to the Lynx in the WNBA finals last season.
Players to watch: Lynx G Seimone Augustus, who sat out Minnesota’s 110-78 victory in Atlanta on Friday, returned to the lineup Saturday and paced the Lynx with 21 points. G Renee Montgomery has scored 44 points in the past three games. Indiana rookie G Tiffany Mitchell, who won’t turn 22 until September, leads the Fever in scoring (13.6 points per game). F Tamika Catchings, in her 15th WNBA season, scored a season-high 27 in the loss to Seattle. Catchings is averaging 12.2 points.
Numbers: The Lynx are 4-0 at home, 6-0 on the road … Indiana has made a league-record 11 consecutive appearances in the playoffs … Catchings is the second player in league history to surpass 7,000 career points (Tina Thompson is the other).
Injuries: Fever G Maggie Lucas suffered a season-ending ACL injury to her right knee in the loss to the Lynx on May 27.