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Liberty holds on for a 74-72 victory at Minnesota



Posted Aug 08 2010 9:13PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nicole Powell scored 21 points and Cappie Pondexter added 17 to help the New York Liberty extend their winning streak to six games Sunday night with a 74-72 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

Lindsay Whalen scored 18 points and Monica Wright added 16 for Minnesota. Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 18 rebounds for the Lynx (10-17)

The victory was New York's 10th in its past 12 games as the Liberty (17-11) continues to close the gap on Atlanta and Indiana for the best record in the WNBA's Eastern Conference. The winning streak is New York's longest since 2004. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for a Minnesota team that is battling for a playoff spot with Los Angeles and San Antonio.

Trailing by 12 points early in the fourth quarter, Minnesota didn't go away. The Lynx scored the next 11 points to get back in the game. When Wright scored a layup with 6:43 to play, the Lynx were within 63-62.

When Minnesota's Seimone Augustus took a pass from Wright and scored with 4:11 to play, the Lynx cut New York's lead to 67-66. But on the next possession, Powell made her fifth 3-pointer of the game and Minnesota would get no closer.

Pondexter, who entered the game fourth in the WNBA in scoring, made a pair of free throws with 1:29 to play to stretch New York's lead to 74-70. Wright cut the lead to two on the next possession, but the Lynx missed an opportunity to tie the game on the final possession.

Leading by four at halftime, New York built its advantage in the third quarter by pushing the ball on offense and by limiting Augustus. Midway though the period, the Liberty pushed its lead to double digits for the first time and New York led 53-41 when Leilani Mitchell turned a Lynx turnover into a layup with 5:24 to play.

A layup from New York's Essence Carson with 41 seconds left in the third quarter gave the Liberty a 62-49 lead.

For Minnesota, the third quarter was a huge departure from Saturday's win a Chicago. Against the Sky, Minnesota rallied after halftime behind Augustus.

New York, however, held Augustus without a field goal in the third quarter and to only 10 points overall. Augustus, who scored 27 at Chicago, entered the game averaging 18.9 points per game.


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Liberty
Lynx
     
    • 48.3%

    • 32.9%

    • 35.0%

    • 28.6%

    • 64.3%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL MIN
Total Rebounds 9 6
Offensive Rebounds 6 20
Turnovers 16 13
Fast Break Pts: 8 17
Biggest Lead: 13 3
Points in the Paint: 36 28
NYL MIN
p Powell   21 Whalen   18
rb McCarville   8 Brunson   18
a 3 players   4 2 players   3
s Mitchell   5 Wright   3
b 4 players   1 Anosike   3
 
  • 06/22 - MIN 75 @ NYL 68
  • 08/08 - NYL 74 @ MIN 72
New York Liberty (17-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 36:33 8-11 5-8 0-0 +7 0 4 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 21
J. McCarville C 32:06 3-7 0-0 0-0 +7 3 5 8 3 1 1 5 1 1 6
T. McWilliams-Franklin C 28:52 3-4 0-0 2-2 +12 1 4 5 1 3 0 3 1 0 8
C. Pondexter G 35:00 6-18 1-6 4-4 +10 1 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 1 17
L. Mitchell G 33:16 5-12 1-5 0-1 0 0 3 3 4 1 5 2 0 1 11
P. Pierson   08:42 2-3 0-0 0-0 -11 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 1 4
K. Greene   08:50 0-0 0-0 0-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Carson   06:21 1-4 0-1 1-3 -8 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
K. Vaughn   10:20 1-1 0-0 2-2 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
N. Blue DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-60 7-20 9-14   6 23 29 16 16 6 16 4 5 74
  48.3% 35.0% 64.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Minnesota Lynx (10-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Augustus G-F 30:37 4-14 1-3 1-2 -13 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
R. Brunson F 35:08 2-7 0-0 3-3 -2 8 10 18 0 3 2 1 2 2 7
N. Anosike F-C 30:29 3-9 0-0 5-7 -7 5 7 12 1 2 1 1 3 1 11
M. Wright G-F 34:12 6-13 1-2 3-5 +3 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 0 0 16
L. Whalen G 33:01 6-14 0-1 6-6 +4 0 3 3 3 1 1 3 0 0 18
H. Maiga-Ba   05:25 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 3 0 3 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
A. Hornbuckle   16:45 1-6 1-4 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3
C. Houston   14:23 2-8 1-4 2-2 +5 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
Q. Hollingsworth DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Mann DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Wiggins NWT - Ruptured Left Achilles Tendon
Total   200 24-73 4-14 20-25   20 26 46 10 10 9 13 5 4 72
  32.9% 28.6% 80.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #11 Lauren Bass, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 9016
  • Duration: 1:47
New York Liberty (17-11) Minnesota Lynx (10-17)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00  
  09:43 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:40 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Mitchell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK)  09:28  
  09:27 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:25 Anosike Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST) 
Mitchell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:24
[NYL 2-0]
 
  09:13 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:02  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  08:47
[NYL 5-0]
 
  08:32
[MIN 2-5]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:14  
  08:02 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:00  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  07:20
[NYL 8-2]
 
  07:09 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:08
[MIN 4-8]
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:52 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:47 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:40  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  06:29  
  06:24
[MIN 6-8]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:02  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:35 Wright Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  05:33
[MIN 8-8]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Maiga-Ba (1 AST) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:18  
  05:18 Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  05:04 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:47 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:30 Maiga-Ba Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK) 
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29 Timeout : Regular 
  04:29 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:27 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  04:22
[NYL 10-8]
 
  04:12 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:01  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:01  
  03:50 Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST)  03:35  
  03:26 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:21 Maiga-Ba Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Pierson  03:21  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST)  03:05
[NYL 13-8]
 
  02:55 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:55 Brunson Substitution replaced by Anosike 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Greene  02:55  
Pierson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:47  
  02:47 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:47
[MIN 9-13]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:47
[MIN 10-13]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Greene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  02:38  
  02:28
[MIN 13-13]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:02
[NYL 15-13]
 
  01:41 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:40  
  01:20 Whalen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:20 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:20  
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:20  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:18  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:16
[NYL 17-13]
 
  01:07
[MIN 15-17]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:51.7
[NYL 19-15]
 
  00:38.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:37.6  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.5 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.1 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.4  
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (17-11) Minnesota Lynx (10-17)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  09:45  
  09:43 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:36
[MIN 17-19]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (2 BLK)  09:14  
  09:13 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:09
[MIN 19-19]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  09:09  
  09:09
[MIN 20-19]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  08:54  
  08:46 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:45  
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17
[MIN 22-19]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:05  
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[NYL 21-22]
 
  07:39 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:25 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
  07:23 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:16 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:54 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:40  
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:33  
Greene Substitution replaced by Powell  06:33  
Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter  06:33  
  06:33 Wright Substitution replaced by Maiga-Ba 
  06:10 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:02 Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  06:02  
  06:01 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Mitchell (3 ST) 
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:57
[NYL 23-22]
 
  05:57 Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mitchell Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:38 Maiga-Ba Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:37  
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  05:25  
  05:12 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Team Rebound 
  05:11 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  05:06 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:04  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:35 Maiga-Ba Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Mitchell (4 ST) 
Powell Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST)  04:30
[NYL 25-22]
 
  04:09 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Maiga-Ba Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:56  
  03:56 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:56 Maiga-Ba Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  03:56
[MIN 23-25]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Pierson  03:56  
  03:56
[MIN 24-25]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:41
[NYL 27-24]
 
  03:19
[MIN 26-27]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:19  
  03:19 Anosike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  03:16 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:15 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:13 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:12  
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  02:56
[NYL 29-26]
 
Pierson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  02:40  
  02:40
[MIN 27-29]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:40
[MIN 28-29]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  02:27
[NYL 32-28]
 
  02:11 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  02:08 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK) 
  02:06 Anosike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:50 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:49  
  01:49 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
  01:34 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:34
[NYL 33-28]
 
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:34
[NYL 34-28]
 
  01:21
[MIN 31-34]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST)  01:08
[NYL 36-31]
 
  00:49.6
[MIN 33-36]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:39.8  
Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:25.0  
  00:25.0
[MIN 34-36]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:25.0 Houston Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  00:25.0 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:23.9  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:05.8
[NYL 38-34]
 
  00:00.8 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (17-11) Minnesota Lynx (10-17)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:50 Anosike Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (3 BLK)  09:38  
  09:37 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  09:26 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
McWilliams-Franklin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  09:14
[NYL 40-34]
 
  08:52 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:51 Anosike Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:49 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
  08:48 Anosike Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  08:47
[MIN 36-40]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:31
[NYL 42-36]
 
  08:11 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:09  
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  07:56
[NYL 44-36]
 
  07:39
[MIN 38-44]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  07:23
[NYL 47-38]
 
Powell Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:13  
  07:13
[MIN 39-47]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:13
[MIN 40-47]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:59 Anosike Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:59
[NYL 48-40]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:59
[NYL 49-40]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:44  
  06:44 Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:44 Team Rebound 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Pierson  06:44  
  06:44
[MIN 41-49]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Pierson Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  06:37  
Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:37  
  06:24 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:23  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  06:07  
Team Rebound  06:06  
Pierson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  06:06  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST)  06:03
[NYL 51-41]
 
  05:54 Whalen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:54 Anosike Substitution replaced by Houston 
  05:54 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:39  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  05:31 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (5 ST) 
Mitchell Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:28
[NYL 53-41]
 
  05:03
[MIN 43-53]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:44  
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:31  
  04:31
[MIN 44-53]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:31
[MIN 45-53]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  04:12  
  04:06 Jump Ball Whalen vs Mitchell (Wright gains possession) 
  03:53 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:52  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Greene  03:49  
Jump Ball Wright vs McWilliams-Franklin (McCarville gains possession)  03:49  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:33 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  03:15 Whalen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (2 ST)  03:02  
  02:56 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:54 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:53 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:52  
Powell Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:31
[NYL 55-45]
 
  02:20
[MIN 48-55]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST)  02:05
[NYL 58-48]
 
  01:57 Wright Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  01:57 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  01:57 Brunson Substitution replaced by Anosike 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Vaughn  01:57  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (4 AST)  01:42
[NYL 60-48]
 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:21 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
Greene Substitution replaced by Carson  01:21  
  01:21
[MIN 49-60]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.8 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:47.9 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:46.9  
Carson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  00:41.4
[NYL 62-49]
 
  00:41.4 Houston Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:41.4  
  00:40.8 Anosike Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:24.9
[MIN 51-62]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Jump Ball Anosike vs Carson (Pondexter gains possession)  00:02.6  
Team Rebound  00:02.6  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (17-11) Minnesota Lynx (10-17)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
  09:28 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:28
[NYL 63-51]
 
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:14
[MIN 53-63]
Wright Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Carson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:14  
  09:14 Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  09:12 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:07 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
Vaughn Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:54  
  08:54
[MIN 54-63]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:54
[MIN 55-63]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:31 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:27 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter  08:27  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  08:12  
  08:05 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  07:51
[MIN 58-63]
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
Mitchell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:24 Houston Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  07:24 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Pierson Substitution replaced by McCarville  07:24  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  07:24  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:24  
  07:24
[MIN 59-63]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:24
[MIN 60-63]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  06:44
[MIN 62-63]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  06:31 Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:26 Brunson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:26
[NYL 64-62]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:26
[NYL 65-62]
 
  06:14 Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  06:14 Jump Ball Wright vs Powell (Hornbuckle gains possession) 
  06:01 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:00  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:32 Brunson Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  05:14 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:12  
Mitchell Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:02
[NYL 67-62]
 
McCarville Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:34  
  04:34
[MIN 63-67]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:34 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  04:34
[MIN 64-67]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Anosike Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:11
[MIN 66-67]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  03:52
[NYL 70-66]
 
  03:25 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:24  
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:59
[MIN 68-70]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  02:38  
  02:33 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:31  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:08  
McWilliams-Franklin Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:08
[NYL 72-68]
 
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:00 Wright Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  01:47
[MIN 70-72]
Anosike Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
  01:29 Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:29
[NYL 73-70]
 
  01:29 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Wright 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:29
[NYL 74-70]
 
  01:11 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Brunson Rebound (Off:8 Def:9) 
  01:03 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:02  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.8  
  00:43.6 Anosike Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  00:36.5
[MIN 72-74]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:15.3 Brunson Rebound (Off:8 Def:10) 
  00:14.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:03.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 7:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYL
2nd East
22
12
9-1
13-4
9-8
MIN
5th West
13
21
5-5
7-10
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYL
Pondexter 14.0
Pondexter 11.0
Pondexter 8.0
McWilliams-Franklin 1.5
2 players 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)
field goalsrebounds
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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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