Originally written July 21, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
The Minnesota Lynx will be well-represented at the All-Star game both in the starting five and on the bench. Of greater concern right now, however, is adding to their lead atop the Western Conference. The Lynx go after their sixth consecutive win Sunday when they open a home-and-home set with the Phoenix Mercury, who also can boast multiple All-Stars. The two-time reigning Western Conference champions, the Lynx (12-3) have the league's best record and a 3 12-game lead on the third-place Mercury (9-7), who also are looking up at Los Angeles in the standings. Minnesota's Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus were among the top vote-getters in the West and will start in the July 27 contest, and with Cheryl Reeve coaching the team, there is a very strong chance Lindsay Whalen will join her teammates in Connecticut. The Lynx have a chance to sweep their four-game road swing after rolling to an 87-71 victory at San Antonio on Friday. Whalen had 11 points and four assists in the first...
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