A three-hour meeting between captains and coach Cheryl Reeve didn't help the Minnesota Lynx reach the result they were hoping for on Wednesday night. Instead, they were beaten soundly by the Washington Mystics 79-61, dropping their second straight game.
Reeve met with her four captains on Tuesday in the wake of Sunday's 77-69 loss in Washington. But the rematch at Target Center proved no better from Minnesota's perspective.
Washington seemed focused on taking Lynx leading scorer Maya Moore out of the game – and they did. The reigning WNBA MVP was held to just 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting.
Moore's teammates didn't fare much better. As a team, Minnesota shot a miserable 34 percent from the floor. They were just 1-of-6 from behind the arc.
After a back-and-forth first half, the Mystics pulled away in the second, outscoring the Lynx 43-27.
Kara Lawson led the Mystics. She had 20 points and was 2-of-2 from the three-point line. Ivory Latta added 16, while Minneapolis' own Tayler Hill also got in on the act with 10.
Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 13 points. Rebekkah Brunson had a double-double, chipping in 12 points and grabbiung 11 rebounds, while Seimone Augustus added 11, but it wasn't anywhere nearly enough.
At 18-8, the Lynx still have the best record in the WNBA, but they have now lost four of their last seven games, and for the second time this year they have dropped two straight.