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Lynx return to practice looking to get back on track

After having a day off to rest, the Lynx returned to practice Wednesday determined to work themselves out of a recent slump that has seen them lose five of their last nine games.

They did it without Seimone Augustus, who injured her left foot in the Lynx’s home loss to Washington Aug. 19. Augustus, still using crutches, is out indefinitely, though coach Cheryl Reeve expects her star guard to be back before the playoffs begin.

Wednesday’s practice was primarily scrimmage-based. Reeve feels the team simply needs time together on the court, and she was able to stop play during different points in the scrimmage to correct things that have led to the team’s recent slump.

Among those problems? Impatience on offense that has led to both turnovers and difficult shots. The work was on taking care of the ball, making sure to make the extra pass.

“We’re going to try to keep perspective about things,” Reeve said. “We know what our challenges are. We’re working really, really hard to be a good basketball team. Every day. Every moment we spend together is a step forward.’’

The schedule doesn’t get any easier. The Lynx play at Eastern Conference-leading New York Friday, then returns home to host Phoenix – the team that beat them handily in Phoenix Sunday – at Target Center.

Maya Moore again wins player of the week honor

Maya Moore led the WNBA with an average of 26.7 points in three games from Aug. 10-16, earning her a fourth Western Conference player of the week honor this season. Moore has been named player of the week 14 times in her career.

Moore won the honor despite a subpar (for her) game in Sunday's loss at Washington, when she finished with just 12 points. But she had 32 and 36 points in the two preceding games, leading the Lynx to a pair of comeback victories as Minnesota linched a fifth consecutive WNBA playoff berthg.

Moore had 24 second-half points as the Lynx overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat San Antonio last Tuesday. She finished with a then-season high of 32 points.

She topped that total with 36 points in Friday's victory at Atlanta as the Lynx overcame a 16-point deficit.

Moroe ranks among the league's top 10 in scoring (second with 21.2 ppg), rebounds (eighth with 7.0 rpg), steals (fourth with 1.76 spg) and minutes (fifth with 33.3 mpg).

The Lynx play host to the Washinigton Mystics Wednesday at Target Center at 7 p.m.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Twins at Tampa Bay

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Lynx at Liberty

    6:30pm on 106.1-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Houston at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    4pm

  • Vikings at Dallas

    6pm on 100.3/1130

  • Houston at Twins

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Houston at Twins

    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Phoenix at Lynx

    6pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Indy at Minnesota United FC

    7pm on Ch. 45

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    12:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Vikings at Tennessee

    7pm on 100.3/1130

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

Today's Scoreboard

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  • LA Dodgers

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    1

    0

  • LA Angels

    Detroit

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Toronto

    Texas

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Baltimore

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Chicago Cubs

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    1

    9

  • NY Mets

    Philadelphia

     

    - Bot 13th

    9

    5

  • San Diego

    Washington

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • Pittsburgh

    Miami

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Minnesota

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Seattle

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • St. Louis

    Arizona

     

    - Bot 5th

    5

    3

  • Phoenix

    Connecticut

     

    - F

    81

    80

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