If traveling into KeyArena to face the WNBA champions, who just happened to be riding a 23-game home winning streak was supposed to intimidate the Minnesota Lynx — it didn’t.
The Lynx first quarter was nothing short of unbelievable. They started the game on a 22-0 run, that started off the
opening tip when No.1 overall pick in the WNBA draft Maya Moore controlled the ball and drove to the rim for an easy layup.
The Lynx just kept piling it on from there. Storm coach Brian Agler used two early timeouts to no avail. The Lynx made 13 of their 20 first quarter shots, led by forward Rebekkah Brunson, who knocked in five of six and scored 11 points. Point guard Lindsay Whalen added seven points for Minnesota.
The Storm managed to make just 3 of 15 shots in the first quarter, but finally showed some energy in the final two minutes. Both teams scored six points down the stretch of the first quarter, but the Lynx led 28-8 after the first quarter.
Pretty safe to call this first quarter at KeyArena a shocker.