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Taurasi scores 31 to help Mercury beat Lynx 99-88



Posted Jun 11 2010 12:17AM

PHOENIX(AP) Diana Taurasi scored 31 points, including the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 99-88 Thursday night.

Penny Taylor had 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 14, Temeka Johnson 13 and Tangela Smith 12 to help the Mercury (4-5) get their second win in six games. Johnson also had 10 assists.

Taurasi was 5 for 9 on 3-pointers as the league's top team from beyond the arc made 14 of 34.

Rookie Monica Wright scored 21 points to lead the Lynx (2-8), who have lost three straight and eight of the last nine. Candice Wiggins had 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson 15 and Nicky Anosike 14.

Seimone Augustus scored 13 points in her season debut for Minnesota after recovering from three fibroids removed from her abdomen and lower back in April.

The Mercury (4-5) erased an eight-point deficit in the final 5 minutes of the third quarter and Taurasi hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first 2 minutes of the fourth. She finished with 17 points in the final quarter.

Phoenix, which came in shooting 37 percent on 3s, used the long shot in a 21-5 run in the third period to erase a 60-52 deficit. Taylor and Smith each hit a pair of 3s during the spurt that gave the Mercury a 74-65 advantage with 30 seconds left in the quarter.

Taurasi's layup with 7:29 left gave Phoenix an 84-67 lead but Wright capped a 9-0 run to get Minnesota to 87-78 but the Lynx got no closer.

The Mercury hit six of their first seven shots and ran out to a 16-4 lead in the first 4 minutes and led by 15 in the first quarter. However, Wright score nine points in the first 4 minutes of the second quarter and Wiggins capped a 9-0 run to get Minnesota even at 40-all with 2:53 left.

Wright led the Lynx with 13 points as Minnesota took a 48-46 lead at the break.


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Lynx
Mercury
     
    • 43.9%

    • 52.2%

    • 38.1%

    • 41.2%

    • 84.6%

    • 92.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHO
Total Rebounds 7 3
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 12 14
Fast Break Pts: 9 13
Biggest Lead: 8 18
Points in the Paint: 22 28
MIN PHO
p Wright   21 Taurasi   31
rb Brunson   12 Dupree   8
a Whalen   6 Johnson   10
s Anosike   3 Dupree   2
b 2 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 06/01 - PHO 82 @ MIN 92
  • 06/10 - MIN 88 @ PHO 99
  • 07/24 - PHO 127 @ MIN 124
  • 07/29 - MIN 92 @ PHO 110
Minnesota Lynx (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Augustus G-F 32:31 6-13 1-6 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 13
R. Brunson F 33:41 6-13 0-0 3-3 -21 2 10 12 1 3 2 4 0 1 15
N. Anosike F-C 36:35 4-10 0-0 6-7 -6 0 3 3 2 4 3 3 1 2 14
C. Wiggins G 29:37 5-12 5-10 4-4 -15 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 0 0 19
L. Whalen G 28:06 1-3 1-2 1-2 -16 1 4 5 6 2 1 0 0 1 4
H. Maiga-Ba   11:22 1-2 0-0 0-2 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
C. Houston   02:53 0-2 0-0 0-0 +3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
M. Wright   22:17 6-11 1-3 8-8 +9 2 1 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 21
R. McCants   02:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Hollingsworth DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Martinez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-66 8-21 22-26   8 22 30 17 16 10 12 2 6 88
  43.9% 38.1% 84.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (4-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 29:15 9-15 3-7 3-4 +26 2 4 6 5 3 1 2 0 1 24
C. Dupree F 26:31 7-8 0-0 0-0 +13 2 6 8 2 3 2 1 2 0 14
T. Smith C 34:01 4-11 2-8 2-2 +19 2 4 6 0 4 1 0 1 0 12
D. Taurasi G-F 35:56 10-18 5-9 6-6 +16 0 7 7 5 4 0 4 2 0 31
T. Johnson G 29:26 4-9 3-6 2-2 +13 0 1 1 10 2 0 0 0 0 13
D. Bonner   20:07 1-4 0-1 0-0 -3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2
K. Swanier   10:34 1-2 1-2 0-0 -2 1 0 1 4 0 1 4 0 0 3
N. Ohlde   07:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
B. Smith   03:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Lilley   03:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Holmes   00:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total   200 36-69 14-34 13-14   10 25 35 27 19 5 14 6 2 99
  52.2% 41.2% 92.9%   team rebs: 3 total to: 14

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #18 Kurt Walker, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 5506
  • Duration: 1:44
Minnesota Lynx (2-8) Phoenix Mercury (4-5)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00  
Anosike Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28
[PHO 3-0]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  09:28  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01
[PHO 6-0]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  08:43
[MIN 2-6]
 
  08:26
[PHO 8-2]
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:26
[PHO 9-2]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  08:13 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 3-9]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 4-9]
 
  08:03
[PHO 12-4]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:48  
  07:26
[PHO 14-4]
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:16  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:05  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:42  
  06:36 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:36  
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  06:14  
  06:09
[PHO 16-4]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:51
[MIN 6-16]
 
  05:36 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:35  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:08 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
  05:06 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:04
[PHO 18-6]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:23
[PHO 21-6]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:14  
  04:14 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba  04:14  
Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston  04:14  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright  04:14  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:14  
  04:05 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 7-21]
 
  04:05 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 8-21]
 
  03:57
[PHO 23-8]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  03:47  
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:29 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:21 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:17
[MIN 11-23]
 
  03:02 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:01  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:48  
  02:46 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:38 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:33  
  02:33 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Anosike  02:33  
  02:33
[PHO 24-11]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:33 Dupree Substitution replaced by Ohlde 
  02:33
[PHO 25-11]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Anosike Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  02:19  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:18  
Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  02:14  
  02:06 Ohlde Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:43 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK) 
Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:41  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:26 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST) 
  01:21 Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 12-25]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:21  
Houston Substitution replaced by Brunson  01:21  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 13-25]
 
  00:57.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.8 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:54.8
[PHO 27-13]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:41.2
[MIN 15-27]
 
  00:41.2 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:41.2
[MIN 16-27]
 
  00:27.1
[PHO 30-16]
Swanier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  00:03.1 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:03.1
[MIN 17-30]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:03.1
[MIN 18-30]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (2-8) Phoenix Mercury (4-5)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
  09:43 Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:43
[MIN 19-30]
 
Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Augustus  09:43  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:43
[MIN 20-30]
 
  09:29 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:18 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:17  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:07
[MIN 22-30]
 
  08:55
[PHO 33-22]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:37  
  08:37 Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Anosike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (2 BLK)  08:33  
  08:31 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:25 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:24  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 24-33]
 
  08:06 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Team Rebound 
  07:40 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:29 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  07:22
[MIN 26-33]
 
  07:08
[PHO 35-26]
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Anosike Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:57
[MIN 28-35]
 
  06:48 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:47  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:38  
  06:38 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:26
[PHO 37-28]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  06:07
[MIN 31-37]
 
  05:56
[PHO 40-31]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brunson Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:32
[MIN 33-40]
 
  05:23 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:22  
  05:07 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:07  
  05:07 Dupree Substitution replaced by Lilley 
Wright Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:07  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba  05:07  
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:07
[MIN 34-40]
 
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:07  
  05:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:54 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
Anosike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  04:42  
  04:41 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Maiga-Ba Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  04:22  
  04:09 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Lilley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:01 Taurasi Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:01 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:43  
  03:43 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:43  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:43
[MIN 35-40]
 
  03:34 Lilley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:33  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  03:17
[MIN 38-40]
 
  03:02 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:01  
  02:53 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:53 Smith Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  02:53 Lilley Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:53
[MIN 39-40]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:53
[MIN 40-40]
 
  02:37
[PHO 42-40]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Anosike Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:25  
Anosike Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:25  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright  02:25  
  02:12
[PHO 44-40]
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:57  
  01:45 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:44  
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 42-44]
 
  01:16 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anosike (2 ST) 
Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:03
[MIN 44-44]
 
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:59.0  
  00:55.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
  00:55.0 Taylor Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Maiga-Ba Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:55.0  
Team Rebound  00:55.0  
Maiga-Ba Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:55.0  
  00:54.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:35.9 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:34.9  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:27.5
[MIN 46-44]
 
Whalen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:17.5  
  00:17.5
[PHO 45-46]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:17.5
[PHO 46-46]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  00:02.6  
Team Rebound  00:02.6  
  00:00.5 Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:00.5
[MIN 47-46]
 
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:00.5
[MIN 48-46]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (2-8) Phoenix Mercury (4-5)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[PHO 48-48]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  09:30
[MIN 50-48]
 
  09:16 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:11 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:10  
Anosike Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:49  
  08:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:32  
Anosike Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:20  
  08:06 Dupree Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  08:01
[MIN 52-48]
 
Wiggins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:50 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  07:49  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:27 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:26  
  07:07 Dupree Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:53 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:45
[PHO 50-52]
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST)  06:25
[MIN 55-50]
 
  06:12 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:12  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anosike (2 AST)  06:01
[MIN 57-50]
 
  05:40
[PHO 52-57]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  05:17
[MIN 60-52]
 
  04:58
[PHO 54-60]
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:33  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:24
[PHO 56-60]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  04:04
[MIN 63-56]
 
  03:56
[PHO 59-63]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST)  03:40  
  03:35
[PHO 61-63]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:01
[PHO 63-63]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Augustus Substitution replaced by McCants  02:58  
  02:58 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Team Rebound 
Anosike Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:40  
  02:19
[PHO 66-63]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:48
[PHO 69-63]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCants (1 AST)  01:30
[MIN 65-69]
 
  01:16
[PHO 72-65]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  00:44.7  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  00:44.7  
  00:44.7 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  00:30.9
[PHO 74-65]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (10 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  00:16.6
[MIN 67-74]
 
  00:00.3 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (2-8) Phoenix Mercury (4-5)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Augustus Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:25 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:06 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:45
[PHO 77-67]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:17
[PHO 80-67]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:16  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:16  
Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Anosike  08:16  
  08:16 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ohlde 
Anosike Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:04  
Anosike Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:04  
  07:51
[PHO 82-67]
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Anosike Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Ohlde Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:29
[PHO 84-67]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Swanier (3 AST) 
  07:04 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 68-84]
 
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 69-84]
 
  06:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Ohlde Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:50 Ohlde Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:30 Swanier Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  06:22 Taurasi Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST)  06:15  
  06:09
[PHO 87-69]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Swanier (4 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:41  
  05:40 Ohlde Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 70-87]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 71-87]
 
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:32  
  05:27 Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:26  
Anosike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  05:06
[MIN 73-87]
 
  04:48 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:40
[MIN 76-87]
 
  04:33 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Anosike (3 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  04:27
[MIN 78-87]
 
  04:17 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:17 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  04:17 Ohlde Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  04:02 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:01  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK)  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:43  
  03:43 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:37  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:37  
Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:27  
  03:27
[PHO 88-78]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  03:27
[PHO 89-78]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Brunson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST)  03:16
[MIN 80-89]
 
  02:56
[PHO 91-80]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:26 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:26 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:24 Timeout : Official 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:12  
  02:12
[PHO 92-80]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:12
[PHO 93-80]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:59
[MIN 82-93]
 
Anosike Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:54  
  01:54
[PHO 94-82]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  01:54
[PHO 95-82]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[PHO 96-82]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:30
[PHO 97-82]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:16  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:57.9 Anosike Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:53.2
[PHO 99-82]
Taylor Running Bank shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:53.2  
  00:53.2 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:53.2  
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  00:45.8
[MIN 84-99]
 
  00:45.8 Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  00:45.8 Taylor Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:45.8 Dupree Substitution replaced by Holmes 
  00:45.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Ohlde 
  00:45.8 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Lilley 
  00:45.8 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  00:45.8
[MIN 85-99]
 
  00:27.9 Holmes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:20.9
[MIN 88-99]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th West
13
21
5-5
7-10
6-11
PHO
2nd West
15
19
4-6
9-8
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Wright 18.0
Adair 6.0
Whalen 10.0
Adair 3.0
Adair 3.0
PHO
Johnson 21.0
Paris 9.0
2 players 4.0
5 players 1.0
Johnson 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
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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
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