Best duos in Minnesota Lynx history

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May 19, 2022
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Best duos in Minnesota Lynx history

Nothing’s more exciting on a WNBA court than when two teammates are in sync and together make magic happen. The WNBA as a league has been around for just over 25 years, but in that short amount of time, it has built a solid reputation for having the best basketball players in the world, who thrill fans with their skillful moves and elevate the excitement and drama of each game no different than their male counterparts in the NBA.

The most successful teams, however, don’t just revolve around one player. They find more success when they have players who can work together to bring victory to their team. Just as in the NBA, every team in the womens’ league throughout its brief but storied history has had a dynamic duo whose names, like Cooper and Swoopes, Fowles and Moore, and Ogwumike and Parker, have earned the right to be spoken in the same breath as Jordan and Pippen, Magic and James Worthy, Bird and McHale.

Who are they, these players whose tag-team dominance drive up the score and whose names are inextricably tied to their franchise? Stacker compiled a list of the best duos in Minnesota Lynx history using stats from Basketball Reference.

Read on to see which women have been setting the tone for women’s basketball on your favorite team.

#10. 2015 Minnesota Lynx
- F Maya Moore: 6.5 win shares (#2 player in 2015)
- F Rebekkah Brunson: 3.7 win shares (#17 player in 2015)
- Total: 10.2 win shares (#2 duo in 2015)

#9. 2003 Minnesota Lynx
- G Katie Smith: 6.8 win shares (#3 player in 2003)
- F Tamika Williams: 3.6 win shares (#21 player in 2003)
- Total: 10.4 win shares (#3 duo in 2003)

#8. 2019 Minnesota Lynx
- C Sylvia Fowles: 5.3 win shares (#4 player in 2019)
- F Napheesa Collier: 5.2 win shares (#5 player in 2019)
- Total: 10.5 win shares (#2 duo in 2019)

#7. 2018 Minnesota Lynx
- C Sylvia Fowles: 6.6 win shares (#2 player in 2018)
- F Maya Moore: 4.1 win shares (#14 player in 2018)
- Total: 10.7 win shares (#3 duo in 2018)

#6. 2011 Minnesota Lynx
- G Lindsay Whalen: 5.7 win shares (#3 player in 2011)
- G-F Seimone Augustus: 5.4 win shares (#5 player in 2011)
- Total: 11.1 win shares (#1 duo in 2011)

#5. 2012 Minnesota Lynx
- F Maya Moore: 7.4 win shares (#2 player in 2012)
- F Rebekkah Brunson: 4.9 win shares (#11 player in 2012)
- Total: 12.3 win shares (#2 duo in 2012)

#4. 2014 Minnesota Lynx
- F Maya Moore: 8.3 win shares (#1 player in 2014)
- G Lindsay Whalen: 4.5 win shares (#13 player in 2014)
- Total: 12.8 win shares (#1 duo in 2014)

#3. 2016 Minnesota Lynx
- F Maya Moore: 6.6 win shares (#2 player in 2016)
- C Sylvia Fowles: 6.3 win shares (#3 player in 2016)
- Total: 12.9 win shares (#2 duo in 2016)

#2. 2013 Minnesota Lynx
- F Maya Moore: 8.5 win shares (#1 player in 2013)
- G Lindsay Whalen: 5.3 win shares (#9 player in 2013)
- Total: 13.8 win shares (#1 duo in 2013)

#1. 2017 Minnesota Lynx
- C Sylvia Fowles: 9.2 win shares (#1 player in 2017)
- F Maya Moore: 6.9 win shares (#4 player in 2017)
- Total: 16.1 win shares (#1 duo in 2017)

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