On the Lynx
Lynx forward Seimone Augustus has been absent all week for undisclosed personal reasons.
The Lynx have not given a timetable for Seimone Augustus' return to the team. Coach Cheryl Reeve said little, other than the Lynx will handle the situation 'day by day.'
Taurasi stayed in Phoenix for what coach Sandy Brondello called a rest day.
The reigning Western Conference Player of the Month wanted to show her success this season wasn't a fluke. And by the end of Thursday's game, she proved that.
Lynx center has now won the award seven times in her career
The death of Mike Thibault's father, Frank, will mean Marianne Stanley will coach the Mystics on Friday against the Lynx.
The Lynx worked to clean up defensive problems that led to Saturday's loss to Connecticut at Xcel Energy Center.
Augustus, Whalen, Brunson and Moore on verge of becoming winningest WNBA quartet ever, sparked by their 9-0 start.
While helping the undefeated Lynx to a 2-0 record in the week, Fowles averaged 25.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in road victories over Dallas and Washington.
On Friday in Washington, going against the coach she first played for when she entered the WNBA in 2004, Lindsay Whalen will have the chance to become the winningest player in league history.
The WNBA's coach of the month award is new this year. And it's fitting that Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve won the first one. Meanwhile, center Sylvia Fowles won player of the month of May
In Seattle, the Lynx will play the 4-1 Storm, which lost the opener with two of its top players sidelined and is just behind the 6-0 Lynx.
This is the ninth time Sylvia Fowles has won the award in her career and her second time with the Lynx; she won the award last week, too.
Lindsay Whalen and Renee Montgomery combined for 17 of the team's season-high 28 assists.
At 4-0 the Lynx are the only undefeated team in the WNBA, but there are plenty of things that need to be better for them to keep winning.
Minnesota remains perfect in May (21-0) dating back to 2012. Minnesota won Tuesday despite 22 turnovers.
There also was a moment of silence to honor the victims of the bombing in Great Britain.
Lynx play host to Connecticut at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night.
Amanda Zahui B., acquired by the New York Liberty in a trade prior to last season, was part of a conference call with reporters in advance of Thursday's Liberty-Lynx game.
The Lynx beat Chicago at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, but shot poorly and were outrebounded.