Lynx fall to Aces in Las Vegas

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The task facing the Lynx heading into the week was daunting. Minnesota was 0-4 and facing a pair of West coast road games against a playoff contender in the Sparks and a title favorite in the Aces.

Minnesota entered the pair of games staring a potential 0-6 start to the season. It exits with the look of a team that will be just fine moving forward.

With Kayla McBride back in the lineup, Minnesota toppled the Sparks on Tuesday, and went toe to toe with the Aces on Thursday before falling 93-87 in Las Vegas.

After falling behind 11-2 early, the Lynx were in the fight against Las Vegas for much of the evening, pulling to within one point early in the final frame on a triple from Moriah Jefferson.

But Minnesota just wasn’t clean enough to pull off the road upset against one of the league’s elite. The Lynx committed 12 turnovers — which led to 22 points for Las Vegas — and made a few too many costly plays.

Most evident among those came in the fourth quarter, when rookie wing Evina Westbrook committed a flagrant-one foul by encroaching on Jackie Young’s landing space on a 3-point...

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