Uncasville, Conn.– The Minnesota Lynx, despite having four Olympians take the floor Friday night, were upset by the Connecticut Sun for the second time this season, 84-80.
Alyssa Thomas lead five Sun players in double figures, with 15 points. Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles had 16 points each for the Lynx, with Whalen going 6-of-7 from the floor.
Minnesota was in the contest up until the final minute, when Connecticut’s Jasmine Thomas hit a jump shot to give her team a two-point advantage with 15.2 seconds left in regulation.
Looking to reclaim the lead, Lynx forward Maya Moore then attempted a three-point basket on the next Lynx possession. Unfortunately, an air ball would help seal the deal for the Sun, ending Minnesota’s six-game winning streak in the process.
The Lynx will look to get back in the win column when the play host to Seattle on Sunday. The game will also mark the public unveiling of the new Target Center scoreboard, the largest scoreboard in the upper Midwest area.