Skip to main content

Lynx lose to Mercury, off to worst start in 8 years

With four championships since 2011, this feels like new territory.

A three-headed attacked was too much for the Minnesota Lynx to overcome as they lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury, 95-85 Friday night. 

The loss snaps Minnesota's 14-game winning streak against the Mercury. 

Diana Taurasi led Phoenix with 29 points while DaWanna Bonner added 25 and Britney Griner scored 21 to go along with nine rebounds and three blocks. 

The loss drops Minnesota to 2-4, their worst start to a season since they began the 2010 season 2-9. It's also their first three-game losing streak since dropping three consecutive in June of 2016, but that came immediately after they set a team record by winning 13 in a row to start the season. 

Today's Top Stories

Vandals spray paint man's property – including his horse

Wild chase and standoff with SWAT, all for a theft from Target

Escobar homers twice as Twins earn big win over Cleveland

This is the first time since drafting Maya Moore first overall in 2011 that the Lynx have reached four losses earlier than June 18. Date of Minnesota's fourth loss the last seven seasons. 

  • 2017: August 11
  • 2016: July 7
  • 2015: July 22
  • 2014: June 18
  • 2013: Aug. 8
  • 2012: July 7
  • 2011: July 13

Moore led Minnesota with 25 points while four others reached double figures: Sylvia Fowles (16), Tanisha Wright (15), Seimone Augustus (12), Rebekkah Brunson (10). 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.


Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.


Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.


Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.


Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.


Lynx end losing streak, Moore-Whalen-Brunson set WNBA mark

The trio of Whalen, Moore and Brunson have the most wins ever.

Lynx to SportsCenter: 'Please double-check your math'

Maya Moore was on with Scott Van Pelt on Thursday night.

Where the Minnesota Lynx stand at the All-Star break

The Lynx are 13-5 in their last 18 games.