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The Minnesota Lynx have received plenty of attention for their lengthy home win streak, but it really hasn't mattered where they've played lately.

The Lynx will try for a 10th consecutive victory Tuesday night when they face the San Antonio Silver Stars for the second time in five days.

Minnesota (16-3) won its 18th straight at home Sunday by handling Seattle 90-72. Lindsay Whalen led the way with 22 points on 11-of-20 shooting, her fifth game with 20 or more points in the past month.

"I'm just glad that we are winning," forward Rebekkah Brunson said. "We've been playing really, really well."

The Lynx will next seek a fifth straight road win as they go for the season sweep over San Antonio (7-13). Minnesota's only streak longer than five was a 10-gamer Aug. 18, 2011-June 15, 2012.

The Lynx have won 10 straight overall twice in the prior two seasons and had a record 13-game run Sept. 4, 2011-June 15, 2012.

Minnesota has won this season's three meetings with the Silver Stars by an average of 17.7 points, and Seimone Augustus' 18 points led the way in an 85-63 home rout of the Silver Stars on Friday. Whalen had a team-best 21 points in an 87-71 win in San Antonio on July 19, the only other matchup at the AT&T Center this season.

San Antonio has won all three home games since last month's loss to Minnesota and last week's road defeat to the Lynx is its only one in the last four overall contests.

The Silver Stars bounced back from that defeat with a 69-65 victory over Tulsa on Sunday. Jayne Appel hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:47 remaining, and Danielle Robinson had seven of her team-best 19 points in the final 2:07.

"It was a win that we needed to get so we really had to buckle down," said Robinson, who also had nine assists. "I'm proud of our effort, proud of the way we played defensively, got stops, rebounded and executed offensively at the end."

Appel also had a team-leading 13 rebounds in the win over the Shock and has averaged 13.3 in her last four games. She had nine boards and six points in last week's loss to Minnesota. Robinson (12 points) and Shameka Christon (15) were San Antonio's only players to score in double figures.

The Silver Stars were outshot 53.5 to 34.2 percent and outrebounded 43-29 in that defeat.



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