New York City (May 31, 2016) – For the second straight game the Minnesota Lynx gave up a huge lead, but in the end, found a way to defeat their opponent. The Lynx began the game by were outscoring NY 28-11 in the first quarter.
The defending WNBA Champions then started the second quarter shooting just 1-of-7 from the field, which allowed NY to cut their lead 10 late in the second quarter, but the Lynx responded to take a 15-point lead into halftime.
“Bad offense…one of the hardest things to coach through is when a team is up in double figures.” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeves said. “You know the game isn’t over. And this group is smart. They want more for themselves. We are happy to get a win. And happy to get one on the road, but it is something that’s on my mind.”
The Lynx held off NY’s comeback attempt to win on the road 79-69.
Maya Moore led all scorers with a game-high 25 points for the Lynx and Tina Charles dropped in 23 points and pulled down 11 boards for the Liberty, her 5th double-double this season. Charles continues to lead the WNBA in scoring (23.4 ppg) and rebounding (11.8 rpg).