As the Minnesota Lynx evolved as the WNBA's model franchise, one defining trait emerged.
Year after year, Maya Moore and the Lynx sprinted out of the starting blocks. Some teams tiptoe into the season, but Minnesota treats the first game of the regular season as if it's the decisive games in a playoff series.
So as the Connecticut Sun visit the Lynx Tuesday at 8 p.m., they are encountering an unbeaten team. After beating the Dallas Wings Saturday, the Lynx raised their record to 3-0 and extended their winning streak in the month of May to 20.
That streak extends to 2012, Moore's second season. How does the former UConn great explain the perennial quick starts?