Lynx-Storm Preview

The Minnesota Lynx will try to extend their WNBA record for consecutive victories to start a season when they visit the Seattle Storm on Sunday at Key Arena in Seattle.

Minnesota (11-0) beat Indiana on Tuesday to break its league record with its 11th consecutive win to start the season. The Los Angeles Sparks (11-0) tied that record with a win over Phoenix on Friday night.

"It's just one of those things that is a result of what we've done since training camp," Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. "We look up 11 games into it and say, 'Things are going pretty well for the first third of the season.' It's nice to have."

Maya Moore scored 16 points to lead five Minnesota players in double figures in the win over Indiana. Seimone Augustus scored 12 points and Sylvia Fowles had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Seattle (4-8) has lost two in a row and four of its last five. The Storm is coming off an 88-79 loss to the Dallas Wings. Breanna Stewart had 29 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots, but it wasn't enough.

Moore is fourth in the WNBA in scoring at 19.8 points per game and fourth in assists, averaging 4.7 assists per game. Fowles is fourth in the league in field-goal percentage, shooting 58.2 percent.

Seattle is led by Jewell Loyd, who is eighth in the WNBA in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. Stewart ranks 10th in scoring at 16.3 points and leads the league in rebounding at 9.8 per game.

Minnesota and Seattle have met once this year. The Lynx handed the Storm a 78-71 loss on May 22 in Seattle.

In that game, Moore had 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Alysha Clark had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Stewart finished with a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Another win over Seattle would set up a battle of unbeaten teams when Minnesota visits Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Lynx and Sparks will meet again Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

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