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Wright scores 32 to lead Lynx over Mercury



Posted Jun 01 2010 9:37PM

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) Rookie Monica Wright scored a career-best 32 points and the Minnesota Lynx finally won a home game, beating the Phoenix Mercury 92-82 on Tuesday night .

Diana Taurasi had 21 to lead Phoenix (2-3), but the Mercury star also lost her cool and was hit with a technical foul in the fourth quarter for protesting contact near the basket. It was the second consecutive loss for the defending WNBA champions.

Wright was 12 of 23 from the field and hit six 3-pointers for the Lynx (2-5), who had lost their first three home games. With Lynx star guard Seimone Augustus still out of the lineup after having abdominal surgery, there have been increased opportunities for Wright and veteran forward Rebekkah Brunson, who led Minnesota with 15 rebounds.

Lynx guard Candice Wiggins made her debut for the season, scoring eight points, including two 3-pointers, in 15 minutes of play. She had been out for the previous five weeks after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her right knee, suffered over the winter while she was playing in Greece.

Penny Taylor added 15 for Phoenix, which made a late run to cut a double-digit Lynx lead to just 88-82 with 14.2 seconds left, but Lindsey Whalen hit four free throws after that to hold on.

Up by a pair at halftime, the Lynx broke out in the third quarter, going on a 15-4 run to lead by as many as 16.

Minnesota, which had lost five in a row after winning its season opener at Tulsa, led 40-38 at halftime after Wright had 15 points in the first 20 minutes.

Phoenix, which entered the game as the league's best three-point shooting team, hit 11 of 21 from beyond the arc.


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 37.3%

    • 45.2%

    • 52.4%

    • 47.4%

    • 93.8%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 16 13
Biggest Lead: 5 16
Points in the Paint: 30 40
PHO MIN
p Taurasi   21 Wright   32
rb Dupree   9 Brunson   15
a Johnson   5 2 players   5
s 2 players   4 Brunson   4
b Bonner   2 5 players   1
 
  • 06/01 - PHO 82 @ MIN 92
  • 06/10 - MIN 88 @ PHO 99
  • 07/24 - PHO 127 @ MIN 124
  • 07/29 - MIN 92 @ PHO 110
Phoenix Mercury (2-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 32:32 4-14 1-2 6-6 +1 1 3 4 3 4 4 4 1 2 15
C. Dupree F 30:11 5-9 0-0 0-0 -6 1 8 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 10
T. Smith C 30:26 5-11 3-5 0-0 -11 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 13
D. Taurasi G-F 34:20 6-18 4-9 5-6 -15 1 5 6 3 4 4 6 1 0 21
T. Johnson G 29:49 4-10 2-2 4-4 -13 2 2 4 5 3 0 1 0 1 14
N. Ohlde   11:47 1-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 2
D. Bonner   20:44 2-9 0-1 0-0 -10 4 4 8 0 2 1 0 2 1 4
T. Lilley   10:11 1-2 1-2 0-0 +3 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
S. Holmes DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Swanier DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-75 11-21 15-16   11 28 39 14 18 10 15 6 5 82
  37.3% 52.4% 93.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
H. Maiga-Ba G 13:24 1-4 0-0 0-0 +7 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
R. Brunson F 33:44 7-13 0-0 2-3 +2 6 9 15 3 2 4 4 1 2 16
N. Anosike C-F 35:48 3-7 0-0 1-3 +13 1 5 6 5 1 1 3 1 1 7
R. McCants F-G 22:44 2-7 1-4 0-0 +10 0 2 2 3 4 1 2 0 0 5
L. Whalen G 25:33 1-5 0-1 9-9 -2 2 4 6 5 5 0 1 1 0 11
M. Wright   26:11 12-23 6-10 2-2 +11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 32
Q. Hollingsworth   08:18 1-1 0-0 0-1 -3 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
C. Houston   18:40 3-8 0-1 3-3 -1 1 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 9
C. Wiggins   15:38 3-5 2-3 0-0 +13 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 8
S. Augustus DND - Abdominal Surgery
N. Martinez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-73 9-19 17-21   11 29 40 19 16 8 16 5 6 92
  45.2% 47.4% 81.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Taurasi
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #9 Denise Brooks-Clauser, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 6854
  • Duration: 1:56
Phoenix Mercury (2-3) Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00  
  09:42 Jump Ball McCants vs Taurasi (Taylor gains possession) 
  09:42 McCants Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  09:14
[PHO 3-0]
 
  09:00 Jump Ball Anosike vs Smith (Whalen gains possession) 
  08:55 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:52
[MIN 2-3]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02 Anosike Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK)  07:51  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:49  
  07:49 Whalen Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 McCants Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:25 Anosike Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52
[MIN 4-3]
Anosike Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:34
[PHO 5-4]
 
  06:08 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST) 
  06:04 McCants Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:04
[PHO 6-4]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:04
[PHO 7-4]
 
  05:48
[MIN 6-7]
Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCants (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:15
[MIN 8-7]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCants (2 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:15  
  05:15 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
  05:03 McCants Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:03 McCants Substitution replaced by Wright 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:56  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:55
[PHO 9-8]
 
  04:36 Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:35  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:16
[MIN 11-9]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  04:08
[PHO 12-11]
 
  03:47
[MIN 14-12]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:25 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  03:13
[PHO 14-14]
 
  02:48 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:47  
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:19 Wright Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:17  
Timeout : Regular  02:13  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ohlde  02:13  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:13  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Lilley  02:13  
  02:13 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  02:13 Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ohlde (1 AST)  02:07
[PHO 16-14]
 
  01:52 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lilley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:33 Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:22 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (3 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:15
[PHO 19-14]
 
  00:53.9 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:52.9  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:48.4 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:47.4  
  00:47.4 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:34.1
[MIN 16-19]
Hollingsworth Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST) 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:34.1  
  00:34.1 Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ohlde Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.8  
Taurasi Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.4 Team Rebound 
  00:05.3
[MIN 19-19]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anosike (2 AST) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-3) Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:51 Wiggins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:40
[PHO 21-19]
 
  09:22 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:19  
Ohlde Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:09
[PHO 23-19]
 
  08:50
[MIN 21-23]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ohlde Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  08:30  
  08:28 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:20
[MIN 23-23]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK)  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:07  
  08:07 Anosike Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  08:04 Hollingsworth Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:04
[PHO 24-23]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:04
[PHO 25-23]
 
  07:55 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lilley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  07:43
[PHO 27-23]
 
Ohlde Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:30 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Anosike 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:24
[MIN 24-27]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:24
[MIN 25-27]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:17  
  07:06 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lilley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:04  
Taylor Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  07:00  
Lilley Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:00  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi  07:00  
  06:49
[MIN 27-27]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Ohlde Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  06:28  
  06:28 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  06:12 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:10
[MIN 29-27]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:00 Wright Substitution replaced by McCants 
Jump Ball Anosike vs Ohlde (McCants gains possession)  06:00  
Ohlde Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  06:00  
  05:55 McCants Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:40
[PHO 30-29]
 
  05:26 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:25  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ohlde Substitution replaced by Smith  05:20  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:13 McCants Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:53 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:52  
  04:49 Whalen Foul : Clear Path (2 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:49
[PHO 31-29]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:49
[PHO 32-29]
 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:49  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:41  
Smith Tip Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:29 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (4 ST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:05
[MIN 31-32]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCants (3 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:52
[PHO 34-31]
 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:36  
  03:36 Houston Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  03:24
[MIN 33-34]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:07 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:05  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Dupree  03:05  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:54  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 McCants Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:41 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
  02:31 Whalen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:31
[PHO 35-33]
 
  02:31 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:31
[PHO 36-33]
 
  02:17
[MIN 36-36]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  02:07  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:05  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:54
[MIN 38-36]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:47  
  01:37
[MIN 40-36]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anosike (3 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  01:19
[PHO 38-40]
 
  00:58.8 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.7 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:28.9 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:26.9  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.7 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:01.8 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-3) Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:49
[PHO 40-40]
 
  09:29 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:57 Brunson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:47
[MIN 42-40]
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:47  
  08:47
[MIN 43-40]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:12
[MIN 45-40]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:59 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:59  
Team Rebound  07:59  
  07:59 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:59
[PHO 41-45]
 
  07:49 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:40 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:39  
Taylor Turnover : Double Dribble (3 TO)  07:31  
  07:18 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:11 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  07:03
[MIN 47-41]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Anosike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  07:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  06:48 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:47  
  06:40 Whalen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:26 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  06:25
[MIN 49-41]
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:40 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:38  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  05:33
[PHO 44-49]
 
  05:07
[MIN 52-44]
McCants 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
  04:50 McCants Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  04:50  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:50  
  04:50 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  04:43
[PHO 46-52]
 
  04:26
[MIN 55-46]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:56
[MIN 58-46]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:42
[PHO 48-58]
 
  03:33
[MIN 60-48]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:28  
  03:12
[MIN 62-48]
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Anosike (4 AST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:46
[MIN 64-48]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:40  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Lilley  02:40  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  02:40  
  02:40 McCants Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:29
[PHO 50-64]
 
  02:20 Wright Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:19  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:02  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:01
[PHO 52-64]
 
  01:43 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:42  
Lilley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  01:24
[MIN 66-52]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ohlde  01:17  
  01:17 Wright Substitution replaced by McCants 
  01:17 Anosike Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ohlde Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:53.2  
  00:46.9 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:40.1
[MIN 68-52]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:27.3 Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:10.9  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.8  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:03.3  
Lilley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:01.9
[PHO 55-68]
 
  00:00.4 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-3) Minnesota Lynx (2-5)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Jump Ball Brunson vs Lilley (McCants gains possession)  09:43  
Lilley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  09:43  
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:33  
  09:33
[MIN 69-55]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:33
[MIN 70-55]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  09:25  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Team Rebound 
  09:04 McCants Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  09:03  
  08:54 Whalen Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:53  
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:46
[PHO 57-70]
 
  08:21
[MIN 72-57]
McCants Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:43 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
  07:42 Team Rebound 
Lilley Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:42  
  07:42 Hollingsworth Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:42 Hollingsworth Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:42 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  07:34 McCants Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:34
[PHO 58-72]
 
  07:34 McCants Substitution replaced by Wright 
  07:34 Houston Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:34
[PHO 59-72]
 
  07:19 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
  07:16 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:10 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:09  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:53  
  06:41
[MIN 75-59]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  06:28  
Team Rebound  06:27  
  06:23 Whalen Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:23
[PHO 60-75]
 
Ohlde Substitution replaced by Smith  06:23  
  06:23 Whalen Substitution replaced by Houston 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:23
[PHO 61-75]
 
  06:10 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56
[MIN 76-61]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:56
[MIN 77-61]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:42  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:38  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  05:32
[PHO 64-77]
 
  05:16 Brunson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:15  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Bonner Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:07  
Taurasi Technical  05:06  
  05:06
[MIN 78-64]
Houston Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  05:01 Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  04:54  
  04:33 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  04:31  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:21 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:08  
  04:08 Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:08 Team Rebound 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree  04:08  
  04:08
[MIN 79-64]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  04:00
[PHO 66-79]
 
  03:45 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (4 ST) 
  03:36 Anosike Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:36
[PHO 67-79]
 
  03:36 Houston Substitution replaced by McCants 
  03:36 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:36
[PHO 68-79]
 
  03:22
[MIN 82-68]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:12
[PHO 70-82]
 
  02:51
[MIN 84-70]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Anosike (5 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  02:41
[PHO 73-84]
 
  02:19 McCants 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:17  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST)  02:11  
Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07
[MIN 85-73]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:07
[MIN 86-73]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:McCants (1 ST)  01:56  
  01:32 McCants Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:31  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:06 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  00:57.7
[PHO 76-86]
 
  00:35.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:34.5  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:27.7
[PHO 79-86]
 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:25.2  
  00:25.2
[MIN 87-79]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:25.2
[MIN 88-79]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  00:15.4
[PHO 82-88]
 
  00:15.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:14.2  
  00:14.2
[MIN 89-82]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:14.2
[MIN 90-82]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.2  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Brunson (4 ST)  00:12.9  
Taylor Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:07.1  
  00:07.1
[MIN 91-82]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:07.1
[MIN 92-82]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
2nd West
15
19
4-6
9-8
6-11
MIN
5th West
13
21
5-5
7-10
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Johnson 21.0
Paris 9.0
2 players 4.0
5 players 1.0
Johnson 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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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Seattle Storm (0-0)
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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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