Shorthanded Lynx escape with 83-81 victory over Chicago
July 31, 2020
Just three games in and things had changed. In concussion protocol after a hard foul on Tuesday, Lexie Brown was on the sidelines. Top reserve forward Karima Christmas-Kelly is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
So Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had a new starting lineup, with rookie Crystal Dangerfield getting her first WNBA start. And fellow rookie Mikiah Herberg Harrigan, who didn't play in the opener, was suddenly the first forward off the bench.
So. Two rookies atop the rotation on a night when veteran center Sylvia Fowles was dogged by foul trouble all night against a high-flying Chicago team that came into the game 2-0?