Healthy Lynx trounce Sun

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: July 27, 2014 - 11:18 PM

Connecticut welcomed Maya Moore to her college stomping grounds, then watched her do her thing.

view larger photos

  

– Maya Moore received a warm ovation in her return to Connecticut, and then she helped the Lynx coast to another victory. But the WNBA champions’ next game figures to be a bigger challenge.

Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Lynx to their seventh consecutive victory, this one 76-65 over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

It was the second game in a row the Lynx had their entire team available. Rebekkah Brunson missed the first 24 games after knee surgery. Seimone Augustus returned Friday after being out eight games because of a knee injury.

“There is no question we have had more struggles than other teams in the league over the past season with injuries and other aspects that have made our season harder than usual,” said Moore, the former UConn star who led the Huskies to two national titles. “Now that we have overcome some of those obstacles — and we are not where we want to be yet — but we have everything that we need to get there now that everyone is healthy and locked in.

“I like having the cards in our hands now, and it is up to us.”

Added Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve: “It’s been nice having the depth that we have. … We’ve had a lot to be proud of. There’s a lot of people who could’ve handled it differently and felt sorry for ourselves. Maya has been terrific, as you guys know, in this run. [Lindsay] Whalen has been really, really good and above her [scoring] average.”

Moore, two games removed from her club-record 48-point performance against Atlanta, shot only 6-for-17 from the floor. Still, she and the Lynx did enough Sunday to beat the Sun, which shot 32.9 percent from the floor and lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

The Lynx (20-6) might be hot, but there’s one WNBA team that’s been hotter: the Phoenix Mercury, their next opponent, on Thursday night at Target Center. The Mercury (21-3) beat New York 78-63 on Saturday night for its 15th victory in a row, tying the second-longest winning streak in WNBA history. Phoenix, which also has a home game Tuesday against Los Angeles, is three victories short of the Sparks’ league record of 18 set in 2001.

Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Janel McCarville had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Lynx, who became the fourth team in WNBA history to record four consecutive 20-victory seasons.

The Lynx led for all but 47 seconds in the first quarter. Tan White’s three-pointer gave them a 17-16 lead with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left and they never relinquished it. They led 39-28 at halftime and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second half.



 

  • related content

  • BOXSCORE: Lynx 76, Connecticut 65

    Sunday July 27, 2014

  • The Lynx's Monica Wright, left, guarded Connecticut's Alex Bentley during Minnesota's 76-65 victory Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.

  • LYNX 76, CONNECTICUT 65 Up next: 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Phoenix • Target Center • no TV (106.1-FM)

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

New England 2/1/15 5:30 PM
Seattle
Detroit 69 FINAL
Philadelphia 89
Portland 94 FINAL
Cleveland 99
Sacramento 102 FINAL
Toronto 119
Boston 98 FINAL
Minnesota 110
Dallas 94 FINAL
Houston 99
Denver 93 FINAL
New Orleans 85
Brooklyn 102 FINAL
Atlanta 113
Oklahoma City 92 FINAL
New York 100
Charlotte 86 FINAL
San Antonio 95
LA Clippers 94 FINAL
Utah 89
Washington 98 FINAL
Phoenix 106
Toronto 1 FINAL(SO)
New Jersey 2
Pittsburgh 0 FINAL
Washington 4
Chicago 3 FINAL
Los Angeles 4
Temple 86 FINAL
UCF 62
Winthrop 75 FINAL
Coastal Carolina 68
Lafayette 59 FINAL
Colgate 54
Northeastern 60 FINAL
Drexel 65
Wake Forest 76 FINAL
Florida State 82
Rhode Island 64 FINAL
Fordham 63
Delaware 82 FINAL
James Madison 88
South Carolina 58 FINAL
LSU 64
New Hampshire 63 FINAL
Maine 58
Seton Hall 80 FINAL
Marquette 70
Binghamton 68 FINAL
UMBC 56
American Univ 54 FINAL
Navy 64
Elon 65 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 82
Wright State 76 FINAL
Oakland 84
Minnesota 58 FINAL
Penn State 63
Duquesne 55 FINAL
Richmond 86
SMU 63 FINAL
South Florida 52
Hartford 66 FINAL
Stony Brook 72
Albany 47 FINAL
Vermont 44
Hofstra 79 FINAL
William & Mary 100
UNC-Asheville 74 FINAL
Longwood 64
Radford 84 FINAL
Char Southern 77
Holy Cross 0 Postponed
Loyola-Maryland 0
Duke 73 FINAL
Notre Dame 77
Texas Tech 36 FINAL
Oklahoma 81
Oregon State 55 FINAL
Arizona State 73
Morehead State 82 FINAL
Austin Peay 69
Drake 69 FINAL
Bradley 57
Lehigh 62 FINAL
Bucknell 68
Rice 48 FINAL
Houston 59
Missouri State 57 FINAL
Illinois State 67
Loyola-Chicago 47 FINAL
Wichita State 58
Nebraska Omaha 64 FINAL
South Dakota St 86
Northern Iowa 59 FINAL
Southern Ill 52
Louisville 81 FINAL
Boston College 72
St Johns 74 FINAL
Creighton 77
East Carolina 58 FINAL
Memphis 70
Georgia Tech 70 FINAL
Miami-Florida 50
Miss State 73 FINAL
Ole Miss 79
Clemson 68 FINAL
NC State 57
Indiana 67 FINAL
Purdue 83
Kansas 64 FINAL
TCU 61
Oregon 56 FINAL
Arizona 90
Air Force 66 FINAL
San Jose St 52
Stanford 84 FINAL
Washington 74
Rider 56 FINAL
Siena 49
Dayton 76 FINAL
Richmond 62
Eastern Kentucky 53 FINAL
Jacksonville St 73
Saint Josephs 0 Postponed
Saint Louis 0
UMBC 71 FINAL
Binghamton 55
Akron 60 FINAL
Ohio U 72
Ball State 72 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 55
Memphis 56 FINAL
Cincinnati 44
East Carolina 32 FINAL
(2) Connecticut 87
Murray State 59 FINAL
Eastern Illinois 75
Kent State 63 FINAL
Central Michigan 65
UT Martin 64 FINAL
Tennessee St 58
Eastern Michigan 56 FINAL
Western Mich 83
Bucknell 61 FINAL
Lehigh 76
Indiana 57 FINAL
Michigan State 72
Colgate 56 FINAL
Lafayette 58
Fordham 66 FINAL
Davidson 45
Duquesne 76 FINAL
St Bonaventure 64
George Mason 66 FINAL
VA Commonwealth 70
Detroit 59 FINAL
Youngstown St 58
Army 0 Postponed
Boston U 0
Loyola-Maryland 0 Postponed
Holy Cross 0
SMU 58 FINAL
Tulsa 74
Oklahoma St 54 FINAL
Kansas State 52
West Virginia 57 FINAL
Texas Tech 73
Denver 56 FINAL
South Dakota 82
Northwestern St 46 FINAL
Central Arkansas 63
Austin Peay 67 FINAL
SIU-Edwardsville 87
Kansas 61 FINAL
Iowa State 56
Bowling Green 50 FINAL
Northern Ill 67
Penn State 64 FINAL
Minnesota 75
San Jose St 80 FINAL
Air Force 83
Boise State 82 FINAL
Colorado State 83
Utah State 51 FINAL
Wyoming 86
San Diego State 50 FINAL
Fresno State 57
Nevada 52 FINAL
UNLV 75

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which of these teams is the most frustrating to watch right now?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close