On the night time they withdrew Rebekkah Brunson’s shirt, the Minnesota Lynx made an effort that the Minnesota legend can be pleased with, dominating the cup in a 102-71 victory over the Las Vegas Aces.
Sunday was a particular night as Brunson turned the third participant within the franchise’s historical past to retire, becoming a member of Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus.
A key part of Lynx’s run in 4 WNBA championships within the 2010s, Brunson was recognized for her dominance over the glass. Brunson ranks first in league historical past with 1,166 offensive rebounds and third all-time with Three,356 whole rebounds.
These numbers made Sunday’s efficiency particular, because the Lynx beat Aces 52-26 – together with 11 from Sylvia Fowles. Minnesota dominated particularly on the offensive glass, beating Vegas 15-2.
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That helped stifle the Aces, who got here into the WNBA at night time with 88.eight factors per sport, and Minnesota got here out of the gates with a 15-Three run and by no means seemed again.
Aerial Powers scored 32 factors, the very best degree of his profession, and the Lynx ran away on a festive night time on the Goal Heart.
Lynx (6-15) have now gained 4 of their final six video games and might be seeking to preserve that momentum when going through the Chicago Sky on a Wednesday morning.