The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm face off on Friday in a WNBA showdown at the Target Center. When these two teams faced off on August 3rd it was the Storm that secured the 89-77 victory.
The Lynx come into this game with a 14-20 record overall, and they control their destiny in terms of making the playoffs. In the last game against the Phoenix Mercury, they pulled away in the 4th quarter and were able to secure the 86-77 victory. Two games ago, against the Atlanta Dream, they won 81-71. The Lynx are averaging 82.7 points, while their defense is giving up 78.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while their defense is ranked 3rd in the league. Napheesa Collier has been the top player for the Lynx, averaging 16.2 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Storm, who sit with a 21-13 record overall, and they are coming off another big win in the last game. The Storm scored 111 points against the Chicago Sky, and secured the victory. The Storm are averaging 81.6 points, while their defense is giving up 77.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while their defense is ranked second in the league. The star of this team is Breanna Stewart, and she is averaging 22 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Jewell Lloyd is also having a strong season, averaging 15.5 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field.
This is Sylvia Fowles last home game, and the Lynx are playing for everything in this game. The Lynx scored 86 points in the last game and I expect they are going to find offensive success again in this game. The Lynx are going to secure a win in their last home game of the season and almost guarantee themselves a playoff spot.