Five numbers to remember from the Lynx's 90-67 win over Connecticut on Saturday at Target Center:
8,205: The announced attendance. Usually the announced number (which is tickets sold) is several thousand over the actual number in the seats. Not this night. Most of the seats in the lower bowl were full and the fans enjoyed the win. They will likely be back.
23-6: The score in the decisive third quarter. The Lynx were ahead only by one point at halftime, 44-43, but the game changed the next 10 minutes.
"It's on the blackboard [in our locker room]," Sun point guard Renee Montgomery said. "They beat us 23-6 in the third quarter. That changed the whole game."
"When we play defense like that, especially at home, that's the way we want to play," Lynx rookie Maya Moore said. "It really sparked our offense."
Montgomery, the former Lynx, scored seven points in the first quarter and then had only seven the rest of the game, but still had a team-high 14.
Six of nine: Moore's accuracy on three-point shots. Moore finished with 26 points, a season high.
"She made a lot ot threes, a lot of open shots," said Montgomery, a former teammate of Moore's at UConn. "When you played with somebody so long, you kind of know what shots are going to go in and what aren't. You know if you leave her open they are going in."
4-1 and 1-4: Those are the records of the Lynx at home and the Sun on the road.
"They were just way better than us," Sun coach Mike Thibault said. "They played great; we did not. Their defensive pressure in the second half was way better than the first and way better than ours.
"When you shoot 2 for 18 in a quarter, you're probably not going to win too mnay times. I thought Maya was great. [Rebekkah] Brunson and [Siemone] Augustus were really good, and Taj did her job on the boards [10 rebounds].
"Pretty much until the game was decided, they played six people [Candice Wiggins was the heavily used sub], but their six were really better."
Thibault said the Sun had two big problems in the third quarter: "We missed a bunch of wide-open shots, and we had a couple of turnovers that led to fast breaks for them. Between the two, it just snowballed o us. ... You just go back and try to purge it, and do the next thing."
7-3: The Lynx record so far. It matches the franchise best in 2009. It also gives the Lynx a share of first place in the Western Conference with San Antonio.