So did you think the Lynx looked like a rather tired team tonight?
It doesn’t matter, of course. Despite getting just one offensive rebound, despite turning the ball over 19 times, despite two turnovers on in-bounds play in the final minute, the Lynx won because they played very good defense and shot the ball well.
Here are a few thoughts from the game:
--Devereaux Peters is really starting to look like herself again. Peters, who missed the start of the season following knee surgery, had nine points and six rebounds tonight and played some really, really good defense. She also had three blocks.
--Monica Wright, also coming back from knee surgery, doesn’t appear to have all her confidence back yet. At least on offense, where she still looks a bit tentative.
--Here are a couple tales of two halves. Guard Lindsay Whalen had six points and five turnovers with just one assist in the first half. She had 10 points, four assists and just one turnover in the second . Maya Moore had six points, two rebounds and no assists in the first half but 19 points, four rebounds and two assists in the second.
--Rookie center Damiris Dantas has hit a bit of a wall of late. She had one point and three rebounds tonight, giving her just nine points in her last three games.
--Playing again on a sore knee, Seimone Augustus had 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting and three assists tonight. She has earned some much-needed rest.
That’s about it. The Lynx will have Monday off, returning to practice on Tuesday. Have a good night.