The Minnesota Lynx (1-1) look for their second straight win when they visit the New York Liberty (0-1) on Friday in WNBA action.
Minnesota rebounded from an opening game loss with a 76-68 win over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday. In that win, Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 23 points and 20 boards. The Lynx are now tied for third in the Western Conference.
New York lost its opening game of the season on Sunday to the Chicago Sky 80-76. In the loss, the Liberty were held to just 11 points during the third quarter after leading at the half by two. Tina Charles led the Liberty in a losing cause with 19 points, while Kia Nurse chipped in with 17.
Sylvia Fowles leads the Lynx in scoring and rebounding with an average of 19.0 points and 16.0 rebounds per game. Three other Lynx players are averaging double figures in scoring. Lindsay Whalen leads the team in assists with an average of 8.5 per game. Fowles is shooting 59.3% from the field to lead the team, while two players are shooting 66.7% from 3-point territory.
After one game, Tina Charles leads the Liberty in scoring averaging 19 points per game while two other players (Kia Nurse, Amanda Zahui B) are averaging double figures in scoring. The leading rebounder is Zahui B averaging 7.0 per game, while Bria Hartley leads the team in assists with an average of 6.0 per game.