MAY 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Taj McWilliams-Franklin (8) looks to pass in the second half against the Los Angeles Sparks at Target Center. The Lynx defeated the Sparks 92-84. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
The Minnesota Lynx are trying to match a franchise record by starting their season 5-0 when they take on the Washington Mystics on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Lynx have gotten off to a great start, picking up where they left off since winning the championship a season ago. They're sitting at 4-0, with an impressive 84-71 over the Storm on Sunday. They'll go for a perfect 5-0 record, the best start in franchise history, on Wednesday when they take on the Washington Mystics on the road.
It's still very early in a young season, but if the Lynx can sustain anything close to their current numbers - averaging a league-high 90.3 points - then they're in for some more success. Maya Moore scored 19 points for the Lynx on Sunday and will be looking for another strong outing on Wednesday.
Washington is 1-1 on the season, but are coming off an impressive outing in which they came back from a 32-point deficit to best Tulsa 64-61. Prior to that, they lost their first outing to Chicago on May 19, committing 23 turnovers while doing so. They're hoping to win their second straight while getting some revenge on the Lynx, who dominated them last season.
Minnesota took both outings last season by an average of 18 points, and have to feel good about this one going into it. It also helps that Washington hasn't won back-to-back games since 2010. Minnesota, on the other hand, has won 10-straight games dating back to last season.
The game is set for 7:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesday.