7 p.m. vs. Indiana • 106.1-FM
Fever in cold stretch in series
Preview: The Lynx (10-6) bring their seven-game winning streak back to Target Center for the first of three games this year vs. last-place Indiana. The Lynx have won 14 of their past 15 vs. the Fever. A 12-game winning streak ended last Aug. 6 in Indiana. But, 12 days later, the Lynx responded with a 59-point win over Indiana, the biggest in WNBA history. The Fever started the season 0-10 before winning June 16 at Atlanta. Since then Indiana has lost six straight by an average of 11.9 points. But they did play Atlanta tough Sunday at home, losing by just four.
Players to watch: Forward Maya Moore, the conference Player of the Week for the second straight time, has scored 20 or more in every game during the winning streak, averaging 24.1 points while shooting 47 percent overall, 40.5 percent on three-pointers. G Seimone Augustus has scored in double figures in consecutive games. Moore has moved into third in the league in scoring (20.4). Center Sylvia Fowles had a five-game double-double streak ended Sunday. But she is still averaging 18.6 points and 12.4 rebounds during the winning streak. Indiana has added veteran guard Cappie Pondexter, who had been waived byLos Angeles. The Fever is led by G Kelsey Mitchell (15.2 points per game) and F Candice Dupree (12.9).
Numbers: Minnesota’s seven-game winning streak is the second longest in the WNBA this season. Phoenix had an eight-game streak from June 1-17, a streak the Lynx broke June 22. Sunday’s game in Dallas was the first time during the seven-game streak the Lynx did not surpass 80 points.
Injuries: Lynx G Danielle Robinson (hamstring) is questionable. Fever G Shenise Johnson (knee) is out.