Kent Youngblood writes about the Minnesota Lynx.

McCarville back, Brunson out for Lynx

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under People Updated: August 16, 2013 - 6:21 PM

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve didn’t have too many complaints about her team’s performance against Eastern Conference leader Chicago in Sunday's loss, the Lynx's second in a row. For that reason, she didn’t have a laundry list of things she needed her team to fix before tonight’s game against the Tulsa Shock at Target Center.

“I guess that’s what I’m hoping for, just a little more attention to detail,” Reeve said Friday, “a greater understanding that it’s a fine line between winning and losing.”

Kelly Parsons here, subbing in for Kent at Target Center.

The Lynx (17-5) will see the return of Janel McCarville (concussion) to the lineup. She sat out of the game against Chicago after sustaining a concussion, but Reeve said she expects the center to play her normal minutes against the Tulsa Shock. Rebekkah Brunson, however, will be held out tonight because of a knee injury.

The Shock (7-17) are last in the West Conference, 11 games behind the Lynx. Reeve said her team’s opponent is “desperate” to make the playoffs, therefore she expects the Shock to come out swinging. Still, as it looks to rebound from a two-game skid, Reeve is confident her team will be aggressive as well.

“If we’re desperate and bring our 'A' game, they’re desperate and they bring their 'A' game, our 'A' game should win out,” she said.
 

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