Latest Minnesota Lynx News

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and...

Lynx beat Mystics 88-83 on "Lindsay Whalen Day"

Aug. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday night. The Target Center had 13,013 in attendance...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Lynx plan Whalen event, more seats for regular-season finale

Aug. 15, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will make additional seats available in the upper level of the arena for their final regular-season home game and farewell to star point guard Lindsay Whalen. The Lynx said Wednesday they've added inventory to meet ticket demand that has surged since the 36-year-old...

Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record, Sky beat Lynx 91-88

Aug. 14, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA's single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88 on Tuesday night. Vandersloot set the record on a no-look, one-handed pass in the third quarter that gave her 237...

WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish

Aug. 14, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason is Seattle will have a bye to the semifinals. Atlanta is...

Lynx star, Minnesota legend: Whalen to retire from WNBA

Aug. 13, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won't have trouble figuring out what to do next. She's already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the spring to...

Storm's magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx

Aug. 12, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night. Seattle maintained its two-game lead over second-place Atlanta and reduced its magic number for the top seed in the playoffs...

Vandersloot's 20 points, 15 assists help Sky beat Sun 97-86

Aug. 10, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points and handed out 15 of Chicago's WNBA record-tying 35 assists to help the Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 97-86 on Friday night. Chicago (11-19), which tied the record set by the Minnesota Lynx last season, called a timeout with 15.5 seconds remaining and a...

Only 1 spot left in WNBA playoffs, but seeds up for grabs

Aug. 10, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. The Lynx reached the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year with Thursday night's win over Las Vegas. Seven teams have clinched playoff...