The Minnesota Lynx played their first preseason game, it was good to have them back.
The start of May is always a good time. The WNBA is back on court, well sort of. The preseason began with three games today, most important one for Minnesota Lynx fans was played in Wells Fargo Arena against the Washington Mystics.
Preseason game vs Washington Mystics
The game was never really a close one until the end. The Mystics jumped out to a 25-14 lead at quarter time. They then extended this lead to 54-32 at the half. The Lynx played better in the second half, outscoring the Mystics 53-36 but it was not enough. The final scoreline of 90-85 flattered the defending champions.
However, there is little to be concerned about, Rebakkah Brunson played three minutes, Lindsay Whalen played 18 minutes and Seimone Augustus played 19 minutes. Sylvia Fowles played the longest of any regular starter with only 21 minutes. Maya Moore still has not returned from her winning European season.
Coach Cheryl Reeve wanted to see some of the complementary pieces in action. New player Danielle Robinson played a game high 22 minutes, scoring an impressive 18 points. Fringe guard Alexis Jones was also given 21 minutes to show her improvement and was handy with 11 points and two assists.
Another new recruit Lynetta Kizer was solid in her 18 minutes off the bench. She had six points, six rebounds and three assists in a good all round performance. New draftee Jill Barta was not able to convert her time into productivity with a 1-of-6 shooting night.
The Lynx play their next preseason game against the Chicago Sky at the Target Center on May the 12th.
The Minnesota Lynx waived forward G’mrice Davis on May the 4th. Davis was signed as a rookie but failed to make the cut.
This leaves the Lynx with a roster of 18 for the preseason games. They have to cut a further six players prior to the season starting to get the roster to 12.
Live twitter games
The Lynx play three games live on twitter this season. Their first in on the May 29th against the Atlanta Dream in Atlanta.
Their second live twitter game is against the Indiana Fever at home on the 3rd of July.
The third and final live twitter game the Lynx play is also away against the Chicago Sky in Chicago.
The Lynx have always been a tremendous organisation for involving the community. This year is no exception. They have signed five children to be a part of the 2018 Dream Team.
This is where each of these kids gets to spend time with mentors such as Sylvia Fowles and Lindsay Whalen among other stars. They are all honored on court pregame on the 23rd of May.
The Lynx are brilliant at engaging people from a young age in order to grow the league. Come back next week for your next installment of Minnesota Monday’s