Lynx's Brunson named to All-Star Game as injury replacement

July 19, 2017

For the third time in their history, the Minnesota Lynx are sending four players to the WNBA All-Star Game.

The league announced Wednesday that forward Rebekkah Brunson has been selected as an injury replacement, and will stand in for Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner.

The honor is Brunson's fourth All-Star nod, and her third since joining the Lynx in 2010.

Brunson joins teammates Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore, who are set to start in the All-Star Game, as well as Seimone Augustus, who was named an All-Star reserve.

The Lynx are the first team in WNBA history to send four or more players to the All-Star Game in multiple seasons.

The Western Conference All-Star Team will be led by Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve.

Brunson, now in her 14th WNBA season, is averaging 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season.

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