In every league, in every year, there is an alpha team with the depth, talent and experience to tower above the crowd. The WNBA has one: The Minnesota Lynx.
The defending champions won their first five games prior to coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday. They’d won their last games dating to last season’s postseason. They have three of the 12 players who will play for gold this summer at the London Olympics.
This is a big-time team.
But in every league, in every year, there is dissident with the confidence that all of the above means Minnesota will just have a longer drop. The WNBA has one of those, too: The Connecticut Sun.
On Friday, the Lynx showed who the boss was and still is. They used every weapon in their arsenal, with the exception of one, to defeat the Sun, 85-72.
Maya Moore, the former UConn All-American and Player of the Year, scored just three points and was 1-of-5 in 20 minutes. And while the Lynx were putting the game away in the fourth, Moore was sitting on the bench. That’s depth.
The Lynx (6-0) were led by the gifted Seimone Augustus, who glided to 23 points. Rebekkah Brunson scored 14. The Sun (3-1) was led by Tina Charles (20 points, 12 rebounds), who picked up the 48th double-double of her career. Renee Montgomery scored 16 and Kara Lawson added 14.
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