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Augustus scores 25 as Lynx beat Mercury 106-98



Posted Jul 20 2011 5:56PM

PHOENIX (AP) Seimone Augustus scored a season high-tying 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away for a 106-98 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, snapping the Mercury's six-game winning streak.

Lindsay Whalen had 16 points and Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson and Taj McWilliams-Franklin each added 14 for the Lynx, who won their third straight and fifth in six games to move a half-game ahead of the Mercury in the Western Conference.

Diana Taurasi scored 24 points, Penny Taylor added 23 and Candice Dupree finished with 14 for Phoenix, which had not lost since June 28 at Indiana. The Mercury also had their five-game home winning streak end.

Phoenix led 51-50 at halftime on the strength of Taylor's 14 points including 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc.

But Augustus scored eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and McWilliams-Franklin added five as the Lynx opened the second half with a 16-6 run to take a 66-57 lead with 6:28 left in the third quarter.

Minnesota stretched its lead to 88-73 with 8:32 remaining and the Mercury got no closer than the final margin, courtesy of DeWanna Bonner's deep 3-pointer with 8 seconds left.

Augustus finished 11 for 15 from the floor and also added six rebounds and four assists.


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Lynx
Mercury
     
    • 56.3%

    • 51.6%

    • 40.0%

    • 43.5%

    • 71.4%

    • 70.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHO
Total Rebounds 10 12
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 10 17
Fast Break Pts: 13 7
Biggest Lead: 15 5
Points in the Paint: 46 36
MIN PHO
p Augustus   25 Taurasi   24
rb 2 players   6 2 players   7
a Whalen   8 Taurasi   6
s Moore   4 Johnson   2
b 2 players   1 Braxton   2
 
  • 07/13 - PHO 112 @ MIN 105
  • 07/20 - MIN 106 @ PHO 98
  • 08/02 - PHO 73 @ MIN 90
  • 08/09 - MIN 80 @ PHO 85
  • 09/11 - MIN 96 @ PHO 90
Minnesota Lynx (10-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 31:15 4-12 1-4 5-6 0 1 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 1 14
R. Brunson F 27:34 6-10 0-0 2-4 +5 3 3 6 1 5 0 1 1 1 14
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 28:50 5-8 0-0 4-4 +16 1 3 4 4 5 2 2 0 0 14
S. Augustus G-F 35:07 11-15 2-3 1-2 +8 1 5 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 25
L. Whalen G 32:09 7-12 1-2 1-4 +4 1 2 3 8 3 2 2 0 1 16
C. Houston   11:49 2-3 0-0 3-4 -3 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 7
C. Wiggins   14:57 3-7 2-6 0-0 +8 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 8
J. Adair   11:47 1-3 0-0 4-4 -2 2 2 4 0 5 0 2 1 1 6
M. Wright   06:32 1-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
A. Harris   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 40-71 6-15 20-28   10 21 31 21 29 12 10 2 5 106
  56.3% 40.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11
Phoenix Mercury (10-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 28:59 8-10 3-5 4-5 -2 1 3 4 5 3 0 1 1 0 23
C. Dupree F 30:29 5-9 0-0 4-7 0 2 5 7 3 1 0 3 0 0 14
K. Braxton F-C 25:59 4-10 0-1 0-0 -22 3 0 3 2 2 0 1 2 1 8
D. Taurasi G 34:04 5-15 2-7 12-14 -6 1 1 2 6 4 1 1 0 0 24
T. Johnson G 26:34 2-5 1-3 1-2 -4 0 1 1 2 4 2 7 1 0 6
D. Bonner   17:46 4-5 3-4 1-2 +11 1 6 7 1 2 0 2 1 0 12
M. Ferdinand-Harris   14:14 2-3 1-1 0-0 -10 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
A. Gray-Lawson   13:26 1-3 0-2 0-0 -4 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
N. Sanford   08:29 1-2 0-0 2-4 -3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
O. Sanni   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Swanier   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 32-62 10-23 24-34   9 17 26 21 20 4 17 5 2 98
  51.6% 43.5% 70.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: McWilliams-Franklin
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #18 Kurt Walker
  • Attendance: 12118
  • Duration: 1:59
Minnesota Lynx (11-4) Phoenix Mercury (10-6)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs McWilliams-Franklin (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:54 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:39
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:28
[PHO 3-2]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  09:11  
  09:09 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57
[PHO 5-2]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Whalen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:39  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston  08:39  
  08:26 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
  08:21 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:21  
Team Rebound  08:21  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:21
[MIN 3-5]
 
  08:11
[PHO 8-3]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:53  
  07:37 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:36  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  07:29
[MIN 6-8]
 
  07:23 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:01  
  06:59 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:59 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:59  
Team Rebound  06:59  
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 7-8]
 
Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:45  
  06:38
[PHO 10-7]
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Houston Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  06:19  
  06:18 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:13
[PHO 12-7]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
  06:01 Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:01 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:44
[MIN 9-12]
 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Houston Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:33  
Moore Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  05:33  
  05:33
[PHO 13-9]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:33
[PHO 14-9]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:22  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Gray-Lawson (1 ST)  05:22  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:20  
  05:07 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:06  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  04:58
[MIN 11-14]
 
  04:39
[PHO 16-11]
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  04:13 Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:13  
  04:13 Taylor Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  04:13 Dupree Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:13
[MIN 12-16]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:13  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:12  
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 14-16]
 
  03:47 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:46  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:37
[MIN 16-16]
 
  03:17
[PHO 19-16]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST) 
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  02:59
[MIN 18-19]
 
  02:36
[PHO 22-18]
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  02:17
[MIN 21-22]
 
  01:52
[PHO 24-21]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 23-24]
 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:39  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  01:39  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  01:39  
  01:39 Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  01:39
[PHO 25-23]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:39
[PHO 26-23]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:21 Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 24-26]
 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 25-26]
 
  01:04 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:03  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:59.3
[MIN 27-26]
 
  00:45.9 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:37.1
[MIN 29-26]
 
  00:22.4
[PHO 28-29]
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (11-4) Phoenix Mercury (10-6)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:35 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:33  
  09:28 Braxton Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:27  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  09:09  
  09:01 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST) 
Adair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  08:53
[MIN 31-28]
 
  08:35 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK) 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:33  
  08:33
[PHO 29-31]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:33 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:33  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:09  
  07:54 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Adair Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:49  
Adair Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:49  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Whalen  07:49  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Brunson  07:49  
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  07:49  
  07:35 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:34  
Adair Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (2 BLK)  07:25  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:24  
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  07:21  
  07:14
[PHO 32-31]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  06:49
[MIN 33-32]
 
  06:42 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:41  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:32 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:31 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:27
[MIN 35-32]
 
  06:20 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:20 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:05 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 36-32]
 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 37-32]
 
  05:56
[PHO 34-37]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:30
[PHO 36-37]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  05:30  
  05:30
[PHO 37-37]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:54  
  04:54 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:54 Team Rebound 
  04:54 Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  04:54
[PHO 38-37]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:34  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:34
[MIN 39-38]
 
  04:22
[PHO 41-39]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
Team Rebound  04:05  
  04:05 Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:05 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:57
[MIN 41-41]
 
  03:40 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:36
[PHO 43-41]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST) 
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:06 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 43-43]
 
  02:44 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:42  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  02:35
[MIN 45-43]
 
Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
  02:26 Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:26 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  02:26
[PHO 44-45]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:26
[PHO 45-45]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:13 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:13
[MIN 46-45]
 
  02:13 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:13
[MIN 47-45]
 
  01:58 Braxton Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:58 Braxton Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  01:40
[MIN 49-45]
 
  01:27
[PHO 48-49]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
  01:11 Braxton Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:11
[MIN 50-48]
 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:02  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  01:02  
  01:02 Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:02 Team Rebound 
  01:02
[PHO 49-50]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Whalen Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:42.3  
Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:42.3  
  00:27.6
[PHO 51-50]
Taurasi Running Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (11-4) Phoenix Mercury (10-6)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  09:40
[MIN 52-51]
 
  09:28 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:27  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
Team Rebound  09:12  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  09:09
[MIN 54-51]
 
  08:48 Taurasi Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  08:47 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:47
[PHO 53-54]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  08:35 Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:35
[MIN 55-53]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:35
[MIN 56-53]
 
  08:25 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  08:09
[MIN 58-53]
 
  07:49 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:48  
  07:48
[PHO 54-58]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:48
[PHO 55-58]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  07:30
[MIN 61-55]
 
  07:12 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
  07:08 Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:08
[MIN 62-55]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:08
[MIN 63-55]
 
  06:52 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:47
[PHO 57-63]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  06:28
[MIN 66-57]
 
  06:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:21 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  06:09
[PHO 60-66]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  05:52  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:50  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:47
[MIN 68-60]
 
  05:39
[PHO 62-68]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:06 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Brunson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:49  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:49  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston  04:49  
  04:37 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:31 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:30  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  04:20
[MIN 71-62]
 
  04:02
[PHO 64-71]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:39 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST)  03:21
[MIN 74-64]
 
  02:59
[PHO 66-74]
Taylor Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  02:42 Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:42 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  02:42 Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  02:42 Braxton Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  02:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 75-66]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair  02:42  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  02:42  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  02:42  
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 76-66]
 
  02:36 Gray-Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 78-66]
 
  02:09 Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 80-66]
 
  02:00 Team Timeout : Short 
Adair Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[PHO 67-80]
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:42
[PHO 68-80]
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Adair Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:29  
Adair Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:29  
  01:21 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:19  
Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[PHO 69-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:15
[PHO 70-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:51.0 Team Rebound 
Adair Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  00:51.0  
  00:51.0 Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:51.0 Team Rebound 
Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  00:51.0  
  00:51.0 Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:50.5  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST)  00:36.6
[MIN 82-70]
 
  00:18.8
[PHO 72-82]
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Wright Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:18.5  
Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:18.5  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[PHO 73-82]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:08.9 Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:08.4  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (11-4) Phoenix Mercury (10-6)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:39 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:39  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST)  09:17
[MIN 84-73]
 
  09:01 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:00  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  08:49  
Team Rebound  08:49  
  08:49 Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST)  08:47
[MIN 86-73]
 
  08:35 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:32
[MIN 88-73]
 
  08:10
[PHO 75-88]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:55 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (5 PF)  07:48  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston  07:48  
McWilliams-Franklin Technical  07:48  
  07:48
[PHO 76-88]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
  07:39
[PHO 78-88]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:23
[MIN 90-78]
 
  07:14 Braxton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:13  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 92-78]
 
  06:46
[PHO 80-92]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:46  
  06:46 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:46
[PHO 81-92]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  06:39 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  06:39  
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 93-81]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:23  
  06:23 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:23 Team Rebound 
  06:23
[PHO 82-93]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:08
[MIN 95-82]
 
  05:56 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:40
[PHO 84-95]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Houston Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:40  
  05:40  
  05:40 Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  05:40 Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:40  
  05:40 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:39  
Adair Layup Shot: Missed  05:21  
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:20  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  05:16
[MIN 97-84]
 
  04:59
[PHO 86-97]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  04:41 Taurasi Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:33 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  04:30  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:28  
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:21 Foul : Double Personal - Sanford (2 PF), Wiggins (3 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  04:21  
  04:15 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:14  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Adair Foul : Personal (5 PF)  03:54  
  03:54
[PHO 87-97]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  03:54  
Houston Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  03:54  
  03:54
[PHO 88-97]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:26 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  03:18 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:17  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Moore  03:16  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:57 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  02:57 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  02:57 Sanford Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:49 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST)  02:45
[MIN 99-88]
 
  02:26 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:22 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:20  
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:01  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:41
[MIN 101-88]
 
  01:25 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
  01:24 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:24
[PHO 90-101]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:03
[MIN 103-90]
 
Whalen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:50.4  
  00:50.4 Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:50.4 Team Rebound 
  00:50.4 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  00:50.4 Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:49.9  
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  00:45.9  
  00:41.9
[PHO 93-103]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:41.7  
  00:40.7 Johnson Foul : Personal Take (3 PF) 
  00:38.9 Taurasi Foul : Personal Take (4 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:38.9
[MIN 104-93]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:38.9
[MIN 105-93]
 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:28.7  
  00:28.7
[PHO 94-105]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:28.7
[PHO 95-105]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.7  
  00:26.3 Bonner Foul : Personal Take (2 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:26.3
[MIN 106-95]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:26.3  
  00:25.9 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:08.6
[PHO 98-106]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
  00:05.7 Johnson Foul : Personal Take (4 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:05.7  
Team Rebound  00:05.7  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:05.7  
  00:04.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:00.2 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 3:30 pm ET
-- FSA Local 3:30 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 3:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .737 .
Points 81.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.5 NaN
Assists 18.1 NaN
Steals 7.3 NaN
Blocks 3.6 NaN
3-Point % .368 .
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
Points 82.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
Blocks 5.3 NaN
3-Point % .261 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Minnesota Lynx (0-0)
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