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Whalen happy she could reach milestone with home state team

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Lindsay Whalen, Aneika Henry
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, right, pushes the ball past Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 84-59.
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Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen says she's happy to reach a WNBA milestone as a member of the team in her home state.

Whalen became the all-time winningest player in league history Friday when the visiting Lynx defeated the Washington Mystics 98-73. It was the 295th win in 14 seasons for Whalen, who moved past Swin Cash.

Whalen is a native of Hutchinson and played college basketball at the University of Minnesota. She was traded to the Lynx from Connecticut in 2010.

Whalen says she could not have won so many games without her teammates and was happy she "could do it as a Lynx."

Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve says Whalen has represented what it means to be a Lynx, who are 8-0 on the season.