SEATTLE – Good teams, not-so-good teams … the Lynx have beaten them all so far this season.
The Lynx set one franchise record and tied another in a dominant first half Saturday night, getting another huge performance from Sylvia Fowles in beating the Seattle Storm 100-77 at KeyArena.
The Lynx scored 32 points in each of the first two quarters and improved to 7-0, one year after setting the WNBA record by winning their first 13 games.
Fowles finished with 26 points and seven rebounds — all of it in the first half — her fourth double-double in five games.
Fowles, the WNBA’s Western Conference player of the month for May, shot 10-for-11 from the floor in the half, which ended with the Lynx leading 64-39. They made 26 field goals to break the franchise record of made field goals in any half by one, set last year against Dallas. And their 64 first-half points tied a record set vs. Sacramento in 2009. The Lynx also had a 22-7 edge in rebounds at halftime.
Fowles wasn’t alone with the hot hand Saturday. Rebekkah Brunson was 9-for-10 for 21 points, her highest scoring total since she had 19 points at Seattle on Sept. 7, 2013.
Lindsay Whalen was 8-for-10 for 19 points, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. The Lynx shot 41-for-69 (59.4 percent) from the floor, including 7-for-14 from long range. Maya Moore went 2-for-2 on three-pointers — her only six points of the game.
Whalen also tied Swin Cash for the most victories as a player in WNBA history. The former Gophers guard from Hutchinson, Minn., has won 294 games over her 14-year career with Connecticut and the Lynx.
The Lynx had off to a good start this season in part by beating teams with losing record. None of the teams they beat in their first six games — Chicago, New York, Dallas, Connecticut twice and San Antonio — have a winning record, and Connecticut, Chicago and San Antonio have combined to go 3-18.
That wasn’t the case with Seattle, a playoff team last season. The Storm entered Saturday on a four-game winning streak, with all those victories coming at home.