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Los Angeles uses defense to defeat Minnesota



Posted Jul 27 2010 11:04PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For Los Angeles Sparks coach Jennifer Gillom, Tuesday night's 71-58 victory at Minnesota was very significant.

Not only were the Sparks a game back of the Lynx for the final playoff spot in the WNBA's Western Conference. Not only was Los Angeles looking for its first winning streak of the season. But Gillom was playing against the team she coached just a year ago.

And that's why Gillom had a huge smile on her face afterward.

``You don't even know, a lot of satisfaction,'' said Gillom, who led Minnesota to a 14-20 record last season. ``I'm not going to lie, it's a great feeling to be back here with familiar faces and it's where I got my start. To come back and win is pretty amazing. It was a little emotional for me tonight, but it's a great win.''

Because besides securing a little vindication, Gillom watched her team play the way she would like - limiting turnovers, sharing the ball, rebounding and playing stingy defense.

Three days after using offense to win at Connecticut, Los Angeles (8-16) used its defense to win at Minnesota. The Sparks limited the Lynx (7-15) to 26 percent shooting overall and only 42 points over the final three quarters. In the second quarter, Los Angeles' zone defense contributed to Minnesota going only 2-for-20 from the floor.

Most importantly, Los Angeles held Minnesota star Seimone Augustus to a season-low six points. Minnesota's leading scorer, Augustus missed her first seven field goal attempts and was held without a basket before making a 3-pointer with 8:12 left in the third quarter.

``That's very rewarding, especially limiting Seimone because that's very hard to do,'' said Sparks center Tina Thompson, who led all scorers with 24 points. ``In my opinion, she's the most versatile player in the WNBA. She does a little bit of everything well, she has every shot you could think of on the court. Our guards did a great job on her and our zone helped.''

Thompson and Noelle Quinn (17 points) provided much of the offense for a Los Angeles team that trailed by as many as 12 points in the first quarter. Marie Ferdinand-Harris added 12 points for the Sparks.

It was clear that the Sparks, who now have two victories over the Lynx, knew the playoff implications of this game.

``We're a good team and sometimes when you can't put a string of wins together, your confidence can go down and you can start looking at each other,'' Quinn said. ``It's very satisfying to know that we have our first winning streak of the season.''

Leading 29-26 at halftime, the Sparks steadily stretched their cushion in the second half. Ferdinand-Harris scored 10 of her points in the third quarter and her transition basket with 2:54 to play in the third quarter gave Los Angeles a 46-39 lead. The lead grew to double digits in the fourth and the Sparks led 68-56 when Quinn drove to the basket and scored with 2:36 to play.

Lindsay Whalen and Monica Wright each finished with 12 points to lead Minnesota.

``I don't know where I can even start with any one thing,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``Probably the most frustrating thing is our inability to get the ball in the hole. In a game with this magnitude, you know (against) a team that is fighting for a playoff spot, we just haven't quite grasped how to win those kind of games.''

For the Sparks, a victory in an important game provides some much-needed confidence and momentum.

``This team is capable of making the playoffs and that is something we have really picked up lately,'' Gillom said.


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Sparks
Lynx
     
    • 43.9%

    • 26.0%

    • 35.0%

    • 23.8%

    • 66.7%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS MIN
Total Rebounds 9 9
Offensive Rebounds 6 14
Turnovers 13 9
Fast Break Pts: 13 12
Biggest Lead: 13 12
Points in the Paint: 28 24
LAS MIN
p Thompson   24 2 players   12
rb 3 players   8 Brunson   11
a Penicheiro   9 Wright   4
s Ferdinand-Harris   3 3 players   2
b Mokango   2 2 players   1
 
  • 06/13 - MIN 84 @ LAS 88
  • 07/27 - LAS 71 @ MIN 58
  • 08/12 - LAS 78 @ MIN 77
  • 08/20 - MIN 91 @ LAS 98
Los Angeles Sparks (8-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Quinn G 35:02 6-11 2-3 3-4 +15 0 8 8 6 3 1 4 0 0 17
D. Milton-Jones F 25:28 2-10 0-1 2-2 0 1 7 8 1 2 0 2 0 1 6
T. Thompson F 32:20 10-22 4-10 0-2 +16 2 6 8 1 1 1 2 1 1 24
M. Ferdinand-Harris G 23:01 6-9 0-2 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 12
T. Penicheiro G 33:19 1-1 0-0 1-1 +13 1 6 7 9 0 1 1 1 0 3
K. Toliver   21:57 2-8 1-3 0-0 +9 1 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 5
L. Wisdom-Hylton   17:59 1-3 0-0 0-0 +8 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
A. Riley   06:41 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
C. Mokango   04:13 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
B. Lennox NWT - Left Knee Surgery
C. Parker NWT - Left Shoulder Surgery
Total   200 29-66 7-20 6-9   6 37 43 23 14 6 13 5 2 71
  43.9% 35.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14
Minnesota Lynx (7-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Augustus G-F 36:13 2-13 1-5 1-2 -7 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 6
R. Brunson F 31:27 3-13 0-0 3-3 -11 3 8 11 0 1 2 1 0 2 9
N. Anosike F-C 25:20 2-9 0-0 2-3 -3 3 3 6 2 2 2 0 1 1 6
M. Wright G-F 27:00 4-13 2-6 2-2 -5 2 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 12
L. Whalen G 34:44 4-10 1-3 3-3 -6 1 5 6 3 0 1 3 0 0 12
C. Houston   20:58 4-12 1-5 0-0 -11 1 4 5 0 2 2 1 1 1 9
H. Maiga-Ba   08:07 1-3 0-0 1-2 -8 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
A. Hornbuckle   13:56 0-4 0-2 1-2 -13 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 1
Q. Hollingsworth   02:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Martinez DND - Strained Right Hamstring
C. Wiggins NWT - Ruptured Left Achilles Tendon
Total   200 20-77 5-21 13-17   14 26 40 13 11 8 9 2 5 58
  26.0% 23.8% 76.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 9

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #17 Scott Twardoski, #13 Cameron Inouye, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 6215
  • Duration: 1:42
Los Angeles Sparks (8-16) Minnesota Lynx (7-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00  
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:47 Team Rebound 
  09:28 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK)  09:17  
  09:16 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:09  
  09:09
[MIN 1-0]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:09
[MIN 2-0]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
  08:32 Anosike Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  08:25
[LAS 2-2]
 
  08:09 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:08  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:47 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:45  
  07:45
[MIN 3-2]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:45
[MIN 4-2]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:34  
  07:33 Anosike Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:33 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:09
[MIN 6-2]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  06:53  
  06:46 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:36 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:35  
  06:34 Brunson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:21  
Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:03
[MIN 8-2]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:38 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:30
[MIN 11-2]
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:27  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  05:09
[LAS 4-11]
 
  04:54 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:53  
Quinn Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:38  
Quinn Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:38  
  04:38 Brunson Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  04:38 Wright Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  04:18 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:15  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  04:03  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Toliver  03:59  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Wisdom-Hylton  03:59  
  03:56 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:46 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:39
[MIN 13-4]
Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:01 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Wisdom-Hylton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:00  
  03:00 Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Riley  03:00  
  03:00
[MIN 14-4]
Maiga-Ba Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:00 Maiga-Ba Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:59 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:56
[MIN 16-4]
Houston Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  02:43
[LAS 6-16]
 
  02:30 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:29  
  02:28 Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Mokango  02:28  
Mokango Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Riley (1 AST)  02:18
[LAS 8-16]
 
  02:00 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:59  
Riley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:53  
  01:37 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:36  
  01:36 Houston Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:17  
  01:17 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:17  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:55.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.9 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:53.9 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mokango (1 BLK) 
Mokango Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Wisdom-Hylton Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:30.2  
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:29.2
[LAS 10-16]
 
  00:13.8 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:12.8  
Riley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.5 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (8-16) Minnesota Lynx (7-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:40 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:36 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mokango (2 BLK) 
  09:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:34 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:33  
Riley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  09:23  
  09:06 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:04 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:51 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:34 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
  08:28 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anosike (2 ST)  08:21  
Toliver Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:15  
  08:15
[MIN 17-10]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  08:15  
Wisdom-Hylton Substitution replaced by Penicheiro  08:15  
Riley Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:15  
Mokango Substitution replaced by Quinn  08:15  
  08:15
[MIN 18-10]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:56 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  07:55 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Toliver Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:53  
  07:53 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:53 Team Rebound 
  07:53
[MIN 19-10]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  07:32
[LAS 13-19]
 
  07:04 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:02  
Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  06:57
[LAS 15-19]
 
Milton-Jones Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:41  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  06:41  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Wisdom-Hylton  06:41  
  06:36
[MIN 21-15]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST)  06:15
[LAS 17-21]
 
  05:55 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Quinn Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (2 AST)  05:47
[LAS 19-21]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
  05:26 Whalen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:12  
  04:58 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:56  
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (3 AST)  04:50
[LAS 22-21]
 
  04:36 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:35  
Wisdom-Hylton Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:04  
  03:50 Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:50
[LAS 23-21]
 
  03:50 Wright Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:50
[LAS 24-21]
 
  03:30
[MIN 23-24]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  03:13
[LAS 26-23]
 
  02:54 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:53  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:43  
  02:43 Timeout : Regular 
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Toliver  02:43  
Wisdom-Hylton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:36  
  02:36
[MIN 24-26]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:36
[MIN 25-26]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  02:17
[LAS 28-25]
 
  01:56 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:55  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:50  
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:48 Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
  01:48
[MIN 26-28]
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:20 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:56.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:38.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:37.9  
  00:14.0 Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:14.0  
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:14.0  
Team Rebound  00:14.0  
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:14.0
[LAS 29-26]
 
  00:01.9 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (8-16) Minnesota Lynx (7-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[MIN 28-29]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Quinn Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:44  
  09:44
[MIN 29-29]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:18 Anosike Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:17  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Quinn (3 AST)  09:03
[LAS 32-29]
 
  08:47 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:45  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  08:28
[LAS 34-29]
 
  08:13
[MIN 32-34]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  08:13  
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:31
[MIN 33-34]
Anosike Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:07 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:06  
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (4 AST)  06:51
[LAS 36-33]
 
  06:31 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:30  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:07 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Anosike Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:05
[MIN 35-36]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:05  
  06:05 Wright Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  06:05 Anosike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:03 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:53 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:52  
Quinn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (5 AST)  05:38
[LAS 38-35]
 
  05:22 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:21  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  05:08 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:56 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (1 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:52
[LAS 40-35]
 
  04:34
[MIN 38-40]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Maiga-Ba (1 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Quinn (4 AST)  04:14
[LAS 42-38]
 
  03:59 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:58  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:48 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:34 Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  03:34  
  03:34 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Ferdinand-Harris Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:15
[LAS 44-39]
 
  03:02 Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (2 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:57
[LAS 46-39]
 
  02:37 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:36 Brunson Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  02:36 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  02:30 Anosike Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:28  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  02:20  
  02:18 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:13
[MIN 41-46]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
  01:56 Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:56
[LAS 47-41]
 
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Riley  01:56  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Wisdom-Hylton  01:56  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Toliver  01:56  
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:56
[LAS 48-41]
 
  01:49 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:45 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  01:33 Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  01:33 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Wright 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:19 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:15 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (3 ST) 
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Anosike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:07 Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ferdinand-Harris (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:06  
Wisdom-Hylton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  00:44.9  
  00:39.9
[MIN 43-48]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.8  
  00:22.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:16.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:15.9  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (8-16) Minnesota Lynx (7-15)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:37 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:35  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Quinn (5 AST)  09:20
[LAS 51-43]
 
  09:20 Houston Foul : Away From Play (1 PF) 
  09:20 Houston Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 1 (1 PTS)  09:20
[LAS 52-43]
 
  09:09 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:07  
Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  08:53  
  08:50
[MIN 45-52]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wisdom-Hylton (1 AST)  08:32
[LAS 55-45]
 
  08:12 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Penicheiro (1 BLK) 
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:11  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
Wisdom-Hylton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:03  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:46 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:45  
Wisdom-Hylton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Quinn (6 AST)  07:36
[LAS 57-45]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:29
[MIN 47-57]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST) 
Wisdom-Hylton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:29  
  07:29
[MIN 48-57]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  07:13 Augustus Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Quinn Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:07  
Quinn Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  07:07  
  06:59 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:42 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:41  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Wisdom-Hylton Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  06:22  
  06:07 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:05  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  05:54  
  05:51
[MIN 50-57]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (6 AST)  05:35
[LAS 60-50]
 
  05:21
[MIN 53-60]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anosike (2 AST) 
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (7 AST)  05:01
[LAS 62-53]
 
  04:46 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:43  
Milton-Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:20
[LAS 64-53]
 
  03:55
[MIN 56-64]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
  03:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  03:33 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:30  
  03:17 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:59
[LAS 66-56]
 
  02:43 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Penicheiro (1 ST) 
Quinn Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (8 AST)  02:37
[LAS 68-56]
 
  02:23 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
  02:15 Brunson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  02:09 Houston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:09  
  02:07 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:47 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:45  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:27  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:26  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:52.7
[MIN 58-68]
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (9 AST)  00:35.9
[LAS 71-58]
 
  00:21.9 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:19.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAS
4th West
13
21
5-5
8-9
5-12
MIN
5th West
13
21
5-5
7-10
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAS
2 players 11.5
2 players 7.0
Penicheiro 5.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0
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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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
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