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Whalen welcome ruined by Mystics, 87-76 over Lynx


By DAVE CAMPBELL
Posted May 16 2010 9:18PM

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) Monique Currie scored 27 points and the Washington Mystics spoiled Lindsay Whalen's home debut for Minnesota with an 87-76 victory over the Lynx on Sunday night.

Whalen finished with 12 points, seven assists and four rebounds, but the Lynx lost a 15-point second-quarter lead and faded in the second half while Currie and former Lynx star Katie Smith led the Mystics to their second win in two days - minus star Alana Beard.

Smith had 16 points for Washington, as did Crystal Langhorne. Lindsey Harding, another former Lynx player, had 14 points.

Charde Houston had 19 points and Rashanda McCants added 18 points for Minnesota, which finished 4 for 20 from 3-point range. Whalen shot 4 for 11 from the floor.

Whalen's role for this franchise that has experienced the playoffs only twice in the first 11 seasons transcends the leadership, passing and shooting skills she provides in the backcourt. Just look at a list of the promotions planned for this year with her name on them. During the fourth quarter, a video of Whalen cooking a recipe with sponsor Gold'n Plump chicken appeared on the scoreboard. The first 3,000 fans through the turnstiles were given commemorative hologram cards reflecting Whalen's career.

Whalen, the former University of Minnesota star and native of nearby Hutchinson, was acquired in a January trade with the Connecticut Sun. That was the headliner in a busy offseason for the Lynx, who were pegged in the WNBA's annual general manager survey as the league's most improved team.

The passionate niche of the local sports fan base that favors women's basketball has longed for Whalen to come to the Lynx since she was drafted by Connecticut after her program-defining college career with the Gophers.

The late-afternoon sky outside was sparkling, which didn't help the attendance, but the crowd spread around the arena's lower bowl well enough to create a solidly supportive soundtrack for Whalen's first home game for the hometown team in six years since she guided the Gophers to the Final Four. Many of the green jerseys and shirts spotted in the seats displayed her No. 13.

``We need your energy. We need your noise,'' Whalen told the fans in a brief welcome at midcourt before tipoff.

Whalen had eight points in the first quarter, and the Lynx - who opened the season with a win on the road over Tulsa the night before - built a lead as big as 33-18.

Right before the advantage reached its apex, Whalen pulled off a perfect give-and-go with Quanitra Hollingsworth by taking an football-style shovel pass, dribbling under the basket and spinning an up-an-under layup high off the glass.

The Mystics charged back, though, frustrating the Lynx with foul trouble and shooting struggles. Even Whalen was called for charging late in the first half - drawing boos - for using her forearm to create space between her and Smith on a drive to the hoop.

Langhorne's layup gave the Mystics a 44-43 lead, their first since 7-6, and the Lynx weren't able to fully recover from the momentum shift. Whalen dribbled to the lane, backed out and zipped a pass to McCants on the wing for a 3-pointer to tie the game at 46. Whalen raised her arms as if she made the shot herself and pumped her fist to keep the adrenaline going, but Currie, Smith and the Mystics were too much down the stretch.

Coach Cheryl Reeve grew so agitated with the foul calls against the Lynx she nearly ripped her suit jacket off and was later whistled for a techincal.


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Mystics
Lynx
     
    • 49.2%

    • 41.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 20.0%

    • 72.4%

    • 93.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS MIN
Total Rebounds 13 10
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 17 17
Fast Break Pts: 4 13
Biggest Lead: 18 15
Points in the Paint: 34 36
WAS MIN
p Currie   27 Houston   19
rb 2 players   9 5 players   4
a Harding   4 Whalen   7
s Currie   2 Whalen   4
b Coleman   1 3 players   1
 
  • 05/16 - WAS 87 @ MIN 76
  • 08/13 - MIN 58 @ WAS 61
Washington Mystics (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Currie F 32:18 8-13 1-3 10-10 +7 2 3 5 2 2 2 3 0 1 27
C. Langhorne F-C 31:17 6-13 0-0 4-6 +8 5 4 9 2 3 1 2 0 2 16
N. Sanford C-F 14:29 2-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 4 5 0 4 0 3 0 0 5
K. Smith G 35:45 5-14 3-10 3-3 +14 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 16
L. Harding G 35:41 6-9 0-0 2-4 +10 0 1 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 14
C. Melvin   23:16 0-3 0-0 0-2 +12 3 6 9 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
M. Ajavon   03:03 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
M. Coleman   22:21 3-6 2-5 1-2 +5 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 9
A. Houts   01:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Beard NWT - Ankle Surgery
J. Monroe DND - Ankle
Total   200 30-61 6-18 21-29   11 21 32 13 20 3 17 1 3 87
  49.2% 33.3% 72.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 17
Minnesota Lynx (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
H. Maiga-Ba G 28:39 3-8 0-0 1-1 -9 2 2 4 3 2 1 3 1 0 7
C. Houston F 25:26 8-12 1-3 2-2 -16 1 3 4 1 4 2 2 1 0 19
N. Anosike C-F 30:52 4-6 0-0 2-2 -9 3 1 4 1 5 1 5 1 0 10
M. Wright G-F 23:46 2-13 1-4 0-0 -3 1 3 4 1 6 0 2 0 0 5
L. Whalen G 36:22 4-11 0-2 4-4 -8 0 4 4 7 2 4 2 0 0 12
R. McCants   28:42 6-15 2-9 4-4 -12 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 18
Q. Hollingsworth   13:46 2-3 0-0 1-2 +1 2 1 3 1 5 0 1 0 0 5
N. Martinez   10:26 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
G. Marginean   02:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Augustus DND - Abdominal Surgery
C. Wiggins DND - Right Meniscal Tear
Total   200 29-70 4-20 14-15   9 17 26 19 30 8 17 3 1 76
  41.4% 20.0% 93.3%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: Currie
  • Lynx: Reeve

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #7 Clarke Stevens, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 9985
  • Duration: 1:57
Washington Mystics (2-0) Minnesota Lynx (1-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00  
  09:39
[MIN 2-0]
Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[WAS 2-2]
 
  08:59
[MIN 4-2]
Anosike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Maiga-Ba (1 AST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK)  08:48  
Jump Ball Anosike vs Langhorne (Wright gains possession)  08:47  
  08:47 Team Rebound 
  08:24
[MIN 6-2]
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  08:11
[WAS 5-6]
 
  07:54 Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:53  
  07:47 Anosike Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:27 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Currie (1 ST) 
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:22
[WAS 7-6]
 
  06:58
[MIN 8-7]
Anosike Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  06:46  
  06:37 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:36  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:25  
Team Rebound  06:24  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Melvin  06:24  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:11 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:10  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  06:01  
  05:55
[MIN 10-7]
Anosike Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Maiga-Ba (2 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:34  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Maiga-Ba (1 BLK)  05:32  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:31  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:30
[WAS 9-10]
 
  05:13
[MIN 12-9]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  04:51  
  04:47
[MIN 14-9]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harding Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:18  
  04:18 Timeout : Regular 
  04:18 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by McCants 
Harding Substitution replaced by Ajavon  04:18  
Currie Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:18  
  04:18
[MIN 15-9]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:18
[MIN 16-9]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ajavon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:03  
  04:03 Houston Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Melvin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:42  
  03:37 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:36  
  03:36 Hollingsworth Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 McCants Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:00
[MIN 18-9]
Hollingsworth Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCants (1 AST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  02:37  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  02:36  
Langhorne Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:34
[WAS 11-18]
 
Coleman Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:24  
  02:24
[MIN 19-11]
McCants Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:24 Wright Substitution replaced by Martinez 
  02:24
[MIN 20-11]
McCants Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  02:14 Martinez Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:02
[WAS 13-20]
 
Ajavon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:50  
Smith Substitution replaced by Harding  01:50  
  01:46 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Team Rebound 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Sanford  01:44  
  01:38 McCants Jump Shot: Missed Block: Coleman (1 BLK) 
  01:37 Jump Ball McCants vs Coleman (Anosike gains possession) 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
  01:28 Martinez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:21
[MIN 22-13]
McCants Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martinez (1 AST) 
  01:15 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Currie  01:15  
Sanford Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:09  
  00:56.4
[MIN 24-13]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCants (2 AST) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:56.4  
  00:56.4
[MIN 25-13]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  00:47.5 Martinez Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Currie Technical  00:47.5  
  00:47.5
[MIN 26-13]
Whalen Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:47.5
[WAS 14-26]
 
Melvin Substitution replaced by Smith  00:47.5  
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:47.5
[WAS 15-26]
 
  00:30.2 Anosike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  00:30.2 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  00:19.8 Anosike Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:19.8  
Team Rebound  00:19.8  
  00:19.8 Anosike Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  00:19.8 Martinez Substitution replaced by Wright 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:19.8
[WAS 16-26]
 
  00:02.9 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (2-0) Minnesota Lynx (1-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Team Rebound 
  09:24 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:17
[MIN 29-16]
McCants 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Harding Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:03
[WAS 18-29]
 
  08:45
[MIN 31-18]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hollingsworth (1 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  08:25  
  08:20
[MIN 33-18]
Maiga-Ba Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:09  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  08:09  
  08:09 Whalen Substitution replaced by Martinez 
Currie Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:03
[WAS 20-33]
 
  08:03 McCants Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:03
[WAS 21-33]
 
  07:48
[MIN 35-21]
Hollingsworth Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:27
[WAS 23-35]
 
  07:10 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Team Rebound 
  07:08 McCants Substitution replaced by Houston 
  06:51
[MIN 37-23]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  06:37
[WAS 25-37]
 
  06:17 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:15  
  06:06 Houston Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Melvin  06:06  
Langhorne Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:00  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:00  
  05:53 Martinez Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Currie (2 ST) 
  05:51 Maiga-Ba Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:51
[WAS 26-37]
 
  05:51 Martinez Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  05:51 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Anosike 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:51
[WAS 27-37]
 
  05:36 Houston Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:36 Houston Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Melvin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  05:27  
  05:21 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:18  
Currie Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:11
[WAS 29-37]
 
  05:00
[MIN 39-29]
Houston Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST) 
  04:43 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:26 Wright Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:25 Wright Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  04:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:25 Wright Substitution replaced by McCants 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:25
[WAS 30-39]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:25
[WAS 31-39]
 
  04:10 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:57 McCants Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:57
[WAS 32-39]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:57
[WAS 33-39]
 
Melvin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:47  
  03:37 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:36  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
Melvin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:25  
Melvin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Maiga-Ba (1 ST)  03:22  
  03:17 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Harding Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  02:58  
  02:42 McCants Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:18 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:15  
  02:09 Anosike Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 Anosike Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:52 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:51  
Harding Substitution replaced by Houts  01:51  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Houts (1 AST)  01:38
[WAS 36-39]
 
  01:25 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:24  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  01:19  
  01:18 Team Rebound 
Currie Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:18  
  01:18 Houston Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:18 McCants Substitution replaced by Martinez 
  01:06
[MIN 42-36]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
  00:40.5 Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Melvin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:40.5  
Team Rebound  00:40.5  
  00:40.5 Wright Substitution replaced by Marginean 
Melvin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:40.5  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:39.5  
  00:39.5 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:39.5  
Team Rebound  00:39.5  
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:39.5
[WAS 37-42]
 
  00:28.6 Whalen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:28.6 Whalen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Coleman  00:28.6  
Melvin Substitution replaced by Sanford  00:28.6  
  00:19.3 Marginean Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:19.3
[WAS 38-42]
 
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:19.3  
  00:18.8 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:01.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:00.5  
  00:00.5 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  00:00.5
[MIN 43-38]
Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:00.5 Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (2-0) Minnesota Lynx (1-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Currie Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  09:48
[WAS 40-43]
 
  09:35 Langhorne Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:26 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:08  
Sanford Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:07
[WAS 42-43]
 
  08:58 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:53 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Currie Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:51  
  08:46 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:35 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:33  
Currie Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (3 ST)  08:27  
Langhorne Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:25  
  08:25 Wright Substitution replaced by McCants 
  08:20 Houston Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  08:20 Houston Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  08:02
[WAS 44-43]
 
  07:47 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:45  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Sanford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:39  
  07:39 Houston Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  07:23 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:22 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:20 Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Team Rebound 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Melvin  07:19  
  07:11 Anosike Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  07:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  06:49
[WAS 46-43]
 
  06:21 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:13
[MIN 46-46]
McCants 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
Team Rebound  06:00  
  05:59 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Houston 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 McCants Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:43  
  05:43
[MIN 47-46]
McCants Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Coleman  05:43  
  05:43
[MIN 48-46]
McCants Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:29 Whalen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  05:29
[WAS 47-48]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:29
[WAS 48-48]
 
  05:17 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:15  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  04:49
[MIN 50-48]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Maiga-Ba (3 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:24  
Currie Putback Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:24
[WAS 50-50]
 
  04:02 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  03:49
[WAS 53-50]
 
  03:34 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:32  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  03:10
[WAS 56-50]
 
Melvin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:49  
  02:49 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:49
[MIN 51-56]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:49
[MIN 52-56]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:35
[WAS 58-52]
 
  02:21
[MIN 54-58]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
  02:11 Anosike Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (4 ST)  01:58  
  01:52 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:51  
  01:51 Anosike Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  01:40 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  01:36 Wright Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:36
[WAS 59-54]
 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:36
[WAS 60-54]
 
  01:30 Hollingsworth Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  01:30 Hollingsworth Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:30 Reeve Technical 
Smith Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  01:30
[WAS 61-54]
 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:12 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:11  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:49.4
[WAS 63-54]
 
  00:40.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Melvin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:39.9  
Currie Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:34.9  
  00:34.9 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
Smith Substitution replaced by Langhorne  00:34.9  
  00:18.7
[MIN 56-63]
McCants Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:40 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:39  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (2 AST)  09:28
[WAS 66-56]
 
  09:14 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  09:10 Wright Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  09:10 Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Melvin Layup Shot: Missed  08:57  
Melvin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:56  
Melvin Layup Shot: Missed  08:55  
Melvin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:54  
Melvin Layup Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:52 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:38 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  08:23
[WAS 68-56]
 
  08:06 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Anosike Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:50
[MIN 58-68]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:35  
Currie Putback Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 70-58]
 
  07:34 Houston Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Melvin Substitution replaced by Sanford  07:34  
  07:34 Houston Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 71-58]
 
  07:22
[MIN 60-71]
Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:22  
Currie Substitution replaced by Smith  07:22  
  07:22
[MIN 61-71]
Maiga-Ba Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:13
[WAS 73-61]
 
  07:00 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:59  
Sanford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:50  
  06:29
[MIN 63-73]
McCants Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:07 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:05  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:58  
Sanford Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  05:50  
  05:39 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:37  
Harding Layup Shot: Missed  05:30  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  05:29  
Langhorne Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:29
[WAS 75-63]
 
  05:29 Maiga-Ba Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Melvin  05:29  
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  05:29
[WAS 76-63]
 
  05:15 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:10 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  05:09  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:46 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:46  
  04:46 Wright Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF) 
  04:46 Wright Substitution replaced by Martinez 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  04:24
[WAS 78-63]
 
  04:24 Anosike Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:24
[WAS 79-63]
 
  04:06 McCants Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Langhorne Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  03:46
[WAS 81-63]
 
  03:34 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:19 Martinez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Langhorne Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:12  
  03:12
[MIN 64-81]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Melvin Substitution replaced by Currie  03:12  
  03:12
[MIN 65-81]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Langhorne Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  02:53  
  02:53 Timeout : Regular 
  02:53 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Houston 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:44  
  02:35
[MIN 67-81]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martinez (2 AST) 
  02:12 Martinez Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:12
[WAS 82-67]
 
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:12  
  02:11 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:06
[MIN 69-82]
McCants Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:33 Martinez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:32  
Coleman Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:20  
Coleman Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:20  
  01:20 Whalen Substitution replaced by Marginean 
  01:12
[MIN 72-82]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Marginean (1 AST) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  00:47.1
[WAS 85-72]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:39.6  
  00:39.6 Anosike Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  00:30.4
[MIN 74-85]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:07.9
[WAS 87-74]
 
  00:00.8
[MIN 76-87]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
1st East
22
12
8-2
13-4
9-8
MIN
5th West
13
21
5-5
7-10
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Coleman 14.0
2 players 8.0
Smith 3.0
3 players 1.0
Langhorne 3.0
MIN
Wright 18.0
Adair 6.0
Whalen 10.0
Adair 3.0
Adair 3.0
Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .445 .
FT% .793 .
Points 81.8 NaN
Rebounds 36.3 NaN
Assists 18.7 NaN
Steals 8.3 NaN
Blocks 3.8 NaN
3-Point % .369 .
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .444 .
FT% .709 .
Points 85.4 NaN
Rebounds 38.8 NaN
Assists 19.6 NaN
Steals 8.9 NaN
Blocks 4.1 NaN
3-Point % .289 .
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Seattle Storm (0-0)
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