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Unsung Lynx star Rebekkah Brunson becomes WNBA's all-time leading rebounder

Rebekkah Brunson has been doing it at a high level for a long time.

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. 

  1. Rebekkah Brunson, 3,317
  2. Tamika Catchings, 3,316
  3. Lisa Leslie, 3,307
  4. Tina Thompson, 3,070
  5. 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). 

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