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Cheryl Reeve voices her displeasure with Lynx travel schedule

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Cheryl Reeve is speaking out on her team’s travel schedule, criticizing the quick turnaround the Minnesota Lynx faced between Thursday and Friday’s games.

The Lynx played a home game Thursday at 7 p.m. CT before traveling to Indiana in the early morning for a Friday night contest in the Eastern time zone.

“I am very disappointed from a scheduling standpoint what our league has done with these back-to-backs,” Reeve told reporters ahead of Minnesota’s matchup against the Fever. “I don’t think it’s a level playing field. We have four teams that have no back-to-backs. We have multiple teams that have a back-to-back where they stay in the same city with no travel.”

Travel accommodations have been a topic of conversation in the WNBA, with players lamenting the use of commercial flights. Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi have spoken out on the issue, saying that flying commercial increases the players’ exposure to COVID-19.

Minnesota pulled out an 87-77 win Friday against Indiana despite the tight turnaround, with Sylvia Fowles notching 22 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double.

The Lynx will stay on the road, getting just a day off before the team takes on the Mystics in Washington on Sunday.