Talk about the Minnesota Lynx and there's a good chance you'll hear the names of Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus, but rarely is Rebekkah Brunson's name mentioned among those stars.
But a star is exactly what Brunson is, and in Minnesota's 83-72 home win over the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night she became the WNBA's all-time leading rebounder, surpassing Tamika Catchings and Lisa Leslie to capture the top spot.
- Rebekkah Brunson, 3,317
- Tamika Catchings, 3,316
- Lisa Leslie, 3,307
- Tina Thompson, 3,070
- Taj McWilliams-Franklin, 3,013
Catchings is a surefire future Hall-of-Fame inductee, while Leslie and Thompson are already in the Hall of Fame and McWilliams-Franklin, who finished her career playing for the Lynx in 2011 and 2012, was a six-time All-Star.
Brunson, 36, finished Thursday's game with 15 points and 12 rebounds while playing a game-high 37 minutes.
Meanwhile, the win over the Sparks gets the Lynx to 11-7 on the season, just a half-game behind third-place L.A. and two games behind Western Conference co-leaders Seattle and Phoenix (both 13-5).