The Lynx really played some terrible ball in the last 45 seconds of the game. A complete collapse, of sorts. Turnovers, sloppy passes, no sense of of the moment. It was kind of a weird and disappointing way to end an uptempo and entertaining game.
On the plus side of things, at 5:17 in the 1st quarter, Lindsay Whalen became the 6th WNBA player to score 3,000 points, 1000 rebounds and 1000 assists in her career (the other 5 are (Tamika Catchings, Katie Smith, Diana Taurasi, Vickie Johnson and Shannon Johnson).
Had the Lynx won 10 in a row it would have been the first 10 game winning streak for a Minnesota franchise since the Twins won 10 in a row in 2008.
- - Twins: Won 10 in a row (June 17 - 27, 2008).
- - Vikings: Won their last three games of the 1999 season and the first seven games of the 2000 campaign; last 10-game winning streak in a single season was in 1975 (Sept. 21 - Nov. 23).
- - Wild: Longest winning streak in franchise history is nine (March 8 - 24, 2007).
- - Wolves: Won the last nine games of the 2003-04 regular season and the first game of the 2004-05 campaign; last 10-game winning streak in a single season was in the 2000-2001 campaign (11 games, January to February).