Shock at Lynx
6:00 pm CDT
NBA-TV, WNBA Live Access
The Lynx and Shock are tied at the top of the Western Conference with identical 5-1 records heading into their second meeting of the season. The Lynx defeated the Shock at Target Center on opening night, but since then the Shock have reeled off five wins in a row. The Lynx meanwhile are coming off a 2-1 road trip that saw them suffer their first loss of the season in Phoenix before bouncing back with wins over the Sparks in L.A. and the Silver Stars in San Antonio.
The Lynx are off to a strong start despite the relative struggles of the reigning MVP Maya Moore. Moore is shooting 38% from the field overall and 30% from three, a significant step back from last season. There is no doubt she will heat up eventually; the fact that the team is winning anyway is a terrific sign. Having a healthy Rebekkah Brunson is a huge factor is the Lynx early success; Brunson is averaging 11 and 9 on 57% shooting and is a huge interior presence defensively and especially on the boards.
The Shock have been led by Skylar Diggins and Plenette Pierson, both averaging over 15 a night. They are a high scoring, fast paced team that is 2nd in the league in points per game, while the Lynx are 4th despite leading the league in FG%.
Two good teams go at it tonight at Target Center; it should be a good one.