The Minnesota Lynx resumed preseason action on Wednesday night at Target Center, hosting the Chinese National Team in a scrimmage.
The Lynx ended up blowing out the Chinese National Team 94-53 in a preseason scrimmage in Minneapolis in a scrimmage that was open exclusively for season ticket members and President’s Circle members.
Minnesota opened up the game on a roll and didn’t let up on the gas for the remainder of the scrimmage. The Lynx led 26-16 after the first quarter and carried a 54-33 lead into halftime at Target Center.
After holding a 75-43 advantage after three quarters, Minnesota went on to cruise to a 41-point victory over the Chinese National Team.
The Lynx, which were without Sylvia Fowles, Seimone Augustus and Karima Christmas-Kelly in the game, received solid outings from newcomers Damiris Dantas, Lexie Brown and Jessica Shepard in the win. Dantas had 13 points, six rebounds and two steals, Brown ended up with 13 points and the rookie Shepard finished with a double-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block.
The Lynx will wrap up their three-game preseason schedule on Sunday when they travel to face the Las Vegas Aces at 2:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.
Minnesota opens up the regular season slate against former assistant coach and newly hired head coach James Wade and the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. May 25 at Target Center. That game will be aired nationally on CBS.
Lynx Announce 2019 Broadcast Schedule
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, Minnesota officially announced its 2019 broadcast schedule.
For a third consecutive season, every home game throughout the summer will be made available for fans to watch the Lynx play.
Minnesota fans will be able to watch every Lynx home game during the regular season on either Fox Sports North, Fox Sports GO, ESPN2, ABC, CBS or live streamed on Twitter.
Throughout the entire season, consisting of both home and road games, Fox Sports North will broadcast a total of 19 regular season games, 15 of those being home games and four road games. Marney Gellner and Lea B. Olsen will team up for FSN once again to broadcast Lynx games on the network.
Along with games on FSN, three games will be aired on ESPN2, one on ABC, six on CBS and two live on Twitter.
Following the departure of long-time Lynx radio voice John Focke — who recently took a job with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets — Sloane Martin will take over the team’s play-by-play duties for the 2019 season on 106.1 BOB FM.
You can view the rest of the Lynx broadcast schedule here.