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WELL-PREPARED

For the seventh time this season, the Lynx played a game Friday night after five days off. (Last year, they had only two such games, in part because of the Olympics.) Typically, they have done quite well when they have so much time to prepare:

Date Opponent Days off Result

May 14 vs. Chicago* Five W 70-61

June 3 at Seattle Five W 100-77

June 9 at Washington Five W 98-73

June 17 vs. Connecticut Five L 98-93

June 23 vs. Washington Five W 93-76

July 6 vs. Los Angeles Five W 88-77

July 14 at Phoenix Five W 88-71

*-season opener; previous game was preseason game