Jun 27, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve calls a play against the Phoenix Mercury during the first quarter at Target Center. Lynx won 96-80. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Minnesota Lynx fell for only the second time this season, losing to San Antonio 94-83.
Coming into Sunday's match up against the San Antonio Silver Stars (7-5), the Minnesota Lynx (13-2) had been far and away the most dominant team in the WNBA after roaring out of the gate with an 11-1 record. It wouldn't last through Sunday as the Lynx fell 94-83 to the Stars.
Their first loss to Seattle was more of a fluke than anything, with the team playing well enough to win and even staging a major comeback that only just fell short at the end. Against San Antonio, they fell down early and could never find their way back in.
A dominant first quarter by the Stars saw Minnesota down 47-43 at halftime, mostly thanks to a lackluster shooting performance by San Antonio that saw them score only 12 points in the second quarter. San Antonio kept a steady pace after that to hold off Minnesota and earn the win. Five Lynx players had double digit points, led by Monica Wright's 18 off the bench, but couldn't overcome both Sophia Young and Becky Hammon putting in over 20 points each for San Antonio.
The Lynx do still have the best record in the league and can rebound against the LA Sparks on Wednesday.
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