It wasn’t ideal, yet practically every little thing went according to intend for the Minnesota Lynx in Video Game One of their WNBA Semifinals collection versus the Seattle Tornado.

Cheryl Reeve’s side limited turnovers, 9 compared to the 26 the last meeting between the two sides. Napheesa Collier was a leading pressure against the organization’s finest protection, racking up 25 factors on 10-of-17 capturing to lead the Lynx. Though she racked up 21 factors, Minnesota held 2018 WNBA Most Belongings Gamer Breanna Stewart to simply 35-percent from the area.

Still, Alysha Clark’s buzzer-beating putback to lift the Tornado over the Lynx, 88-86, was an intestine punch to start the series. Progressing, the Minnesota will be encouraged by the heartbreak instead of hang their heads entering into Game Two.

“Honestly, there’s absolutely nothing to hang our head regarding,” guard Odyssey Sims informed media. “We simply obtained ta rebound. It boiled down to the last ownership, it can have conveniently gone the various other method and also they could be really feeling like we really feel.”

Included Reeve: “I appreciated seeing our group contending, making plays when it was needed and also performing. Seattle simply made one even more play.”

Recognizing the fight they provided Seattle was close to their best offers the Lynx confidence moving on in the collection in spite of the 1-0 deficit.

“It really feels good entering into the next video game knowing that we have that confidence of we were right there the whole time [in Video game One],” said Collier. “We were ahead eventuallies.

“We’re delighted for the following game.”

Video game 2 between the Lynx and also Tornado suggestions off Thursday night at 6:30 PM Central on ESPN2.