This will be the first of three times the Lynx play the Sun in the first 10 games of the season. You’d think that’d be a good thing, seeing as the Sun comes into tonight’s game at Xcel Energy Center winless with some injury issues.
But remember: The Sun was the only team to beat the Lynx twice in the regular season last year. With that in mind, here are a few pregame items to chew on:
--There will be a moment of silence before the game for the victims of the bombing in Great Britain.
--Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and coach Cheryl Reeve will get Olympic rings from USA Basketball in a ceremony before the game. For Reeve, this is ring No. 7 – Two WNBA title rings as an assistant with the Detroit Shock, three with the Lynx, a ring from the 2014 FIFA World championship team and one from the Rio Olympics; she was an assistant on both Team USA squads.
--Reeve is still looking for Maya Moore ,who is shooting under 30 percent through three games, to find her rhythm. “I didn’t necessarily expect it,’’ Reeve said of Moore’s start. I didn’t see it in practice to this extent. I think she’s thinking too much. She has to get to the point where she just plays. And I think she’s pretty close.’’