Minnesota Lynx’s Historic Start
Minneapolis, MN - Last night in Seattle, the Minnesota Lynx grabbed a 96-84 victory against the Seattle Storm to break their own record again by going 12-0 to start the season.
The WNBA's version of the San Francisco Giants winning a championship every odd year since 2011, have the pieces to repeat as champions for the first time in the history of their franchise.
With Maya Moore and Siemone Augustus leading a fast-paced offense, and the addition of Sylvia Fowles last season given them one of the best low-post presences in the league the Lynx have been able to pace the league in offense scoring, 87.0 points per game, as the Big Three for the Lynx have averaged 46.2 of those points per game. They aren't just a great offensive team but are also the second best defense in the league allowing only 74.2 points per game.
With only 34 games in the WNBA regular season, the Lynx are approaching going halfway through the season without a loss, which would be, one of the greatest starts of all-time if not the best among every major sport other than football.
For instance, the Lynx have played 35 percent of their season and have won every game. The Warriors, who finished with the best NBA regular season record of all-time at 73-9 only won 29.3 percent of the season's games during their 24-0 start. Another great start was from the 1982 Atlanta Braves and the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers. Both started the season 13-0 but in a 162 game regular season that 13-0 start only accounted for 8 percent of the season. In Hockey the best start to a regular season was 10-0 by the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs, and the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres but in an 82 game season that is only 12 percent of the seasons games.
The one sport that tops this start by the Lynx is the National Football League where at least one team, if not multiple, starts 8-0, not to mention the necessary 6-0 to tie the Lynx's percentage, every year, with the best two being the 1972 Miami Dolphins who went completely undefeated winning the Super Bowl, and the 2007 Patriots who lost their perfect season to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl to go 18-1.
This record could is on the line tomorrow afternoon at the Staples Center as the team that calls that arena home, the Los Angeles Sparks, also sport an undefeated record at 11-0. Led by Nneka Ogwumike and a rejuvenated Candace Parker, the Sparks could end the Lynx's perfect season and tie the best start record on the same night.
The Ticket hopes that the Lynx get the win to start 13-0.