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Lynx Vs. Sun: League-Leading Lynx Host The East's Best

Minnesota will host Connecticut in a battle between the WNBA's conference leaders.

June 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Seimone Augustus (33) drives to the basket against the Chicago Sky at Target Center. The Lynx won 79-67. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
June 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Seimone Augustus (33) drives to the basket against the Chicago Sky at Target Center. The Lynx won 79-67. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Despite dropping three of their last six games, the Minnesota Lynx still hold on to the best record in the Western Conference (and the WNBA) with a 13-3 record. Their string of tough competition will continue on Saturday, though, as the Connecticut Sun visit looking to build on their 11-4 mark. Both teams currently lead their respective divisions by 2.5 games.

The teams have only met once this season, an 85-72 Lynx victory back on June 1. Seimone Augustus led Minnesota in that win with 23 points, but was nearly matched by the Sun's Tina Charles, who had a 20-point effort. Saturday's game will be the final matchup between the Lynx and the Sun this season.

Relief is on the way for Minnesota, at least, as after this matchup the Lynx will play two consecutive games against the Tulsa Shock, who currently hold the league's worst record at 2-13.

Saturday's game between the Lynx and the Sun is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.