The unheralded strength of the Minnesota Lynx is finally entering the Twin Cities lexicon, as over 9,600 fans watched the Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-80. Rebekkah Brunson and Taj McWilliams-Franklin both recorded their second double-double of the season for Minnesota. DeWanna Bonner led Phoenix with 23 points.
The Minnesota Lynx proved all doubters wrong, showcasing their stamina in a 94-77 win over the Los Angeles Sparks to open the WNBA Western Conference Finals. Candace Parker led all players with 25 points and 11 rebounds, but the teamwork of Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus was too overwhelming.