Rebekkah Brunson: Top three performances in WNBA Playoffs 2011

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Rebekkah Brunson: Top three performances in WNBA Playoffs 2011
Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson had a phenomenal post season, helping Lynx to their first WNBA championship. She played eight games in the WNBA playoffs, averaging 11.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
Prior to playoffs, Brunson played one of the best games of her seven-year WNBA career. The Oxon Hill High School’s product tied a league record with six consecutive double-doubles during the regular season. The 6 ft 2 in forward
led the Lynx in field goal percentage and rebounds. She averaged 10.2 points and 8.9 rebounds a game during the season.
Brunson’s top three games of the post season are:
Brunson’s double-double vs. Atlanta Dream
Brunson’s best game of the playoffs came against the Eastern Conference Defending Champion Atlanta Dream in the first game of the best-of-five final series. The three-time WNBA All-Star scored a team-high 26 points and grabbed
a game-high 11 rebounds as Minnesota cruised past Atlanta 88-74 on October 2 at Target Center.
“We have got some athletes up in here!'' Brunson said.
Brunson, who tied a WNBA record with six consecutive double-doubles during the regular season, scored 17 of her points in the crucial second and blocked two shots of the opposite team. Trailing by 60-57 with 01:02 to in the third
quarter, Brunson responded with a brilliant shot from downtown and tied the game at 60. The player ended on a brilliant 10 for 15 shooting from the field and 6 for 7 from free throw line.
Brunson’s double-double vs. Phoenix Mercury
The two-time WNBA Champion registered her first double-double of the playoffs to lead Minnesota to an impressive 95-67 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the conference finals on September 22 at Target Center. The 29-year-old
racked up 13 points and pulled down 13 boards in the victory.
Brunson, who was named WNBA Player of the Month for June 2011, stole the ball twice and blocked two shots. Minnesota’s prolific player finished off on a 6 for 10 shooting from the floor.
Brunson’s 15 vs. San Antonio Silver Stars
On September 20, Minnesota’s forward player added 15 points as Minnesota qualified for the WNBA Finals with an 85-67 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars in game 3 of the Western Conference semi-final series. Brunson also
grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists in their first playoff series victory in franchise history.
“The fact that we had not won a three-game series before, it kind of shows our guts and our toughness,'' Augustus said.
Augustus, named to the 2011 WNBA All-Star game, played for more than 32 minutes and hit 10 for 16 from the floor.



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