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Moore leads Lynx past Mercury



Posted Aug 02 2011 11:57PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx are having their finest season in franchise history.

But they're not allowing themselves time to enjoy their strong regular season so far.

On Tuesday, the Lynx won their seventh in a row, breaking open a close game with a 14-2 fourth-quarter run, and surging past the Phoenix Mercury 90-73.

And then they barely took time to look back, focusing on the next challenge to their perch atop the Western Conference.

``It's just on to the next one, one at a time,'' said Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, after her team improved to 14-4. ``It can turn in an instant, for whatever reason, and we don't want to be that team that lets our guard down.''

Maya Moore had 22 points, and Seimone Augustus added 21 for Minnesota.

Leading by five points after three quarters, the Lynx scored 11 unanswered to open the fourth and Phoenix had no answer.

``Coach has a way of pressing my buttons, and she said a few things that hit my core and got me going,'' said Augustus, who was just selected Western Conference player of the month for July.

The Lynx are enjoying the rivalry they've developed with Phoenix.

``They've proven themselves and won championships, and we want to be where they are,'' Augustus said. ``If we're going to pick a fight, we're going to pick a fight with the best in the West.''

Phoenix was playing without starting center Kara Braxton, who missed the trip to Minnesota while attending to a family matter.

Diana Taurasi, dealing with foul trouble much of the night, still had 20 points to lead the Mercury (11-8) who have lost three of their past four.

``They looked good in the fourth,'' Taurasi said. ``I'm frustrated we lost. Foul trouble happens. It happens to everyone, but we have to find a way to work out the things we're not doing really well.''

The Lynx led by nine in the first half, but settled for a 41-38 advantage at the break after Phoenix made a late run. Moore hit her first five consecutive 3-point attempts and had 19 points at the half to lead all scorers. Marie Ferdinand-Harris had nine points in the first 20 minutes to lead the Mercury.

``My teammates were setting great screens for me, we were moving the ball, and I was just feeling it,'' said Moore, who was selected the league's top rookie for July. ``The energy was good and the ball was going in.''

Taurasi, limited to just 11 minutes and four points in the first half due to foul trouble, got hot in the third with 12 points.

The teams will play two more times in the regular season, with both games in Phoenix.

``It's going to be interesting,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``The way I see it, we'll probably meet them down the line in the Western Conference championship. It should be good. I've got veterans, so we don't need home court.''

Reeve, in her second year in Minnesota, still seemed unsatisfied, pointing out the fact that her team shot just 62 percent from the free-throw line.

``We actually just fired our free throw coach and you guys can submit your resumes,'' she joked with the media afterward. ``I'm happy that we won, but there were a lot of things we didn't do real well. Typical coach, griping and complaining.''

Minnesota's Taj McWilliams-Franklin led all rebounders with 10.

Dewanna Bonner had eight rebounds for Phoenix, which will play six of its next seven at home.


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 39.7%

    • 47.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 47.1%

    • 90.5%

    • 62.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Turnovers 15 10
Fast Break Pts: 12 17
Biggest Lead: 4 17
Points in the Paint: 20 26
PHO MIN
p Taurasi   20 Moore   22
rb Bonner   8 McWilliams-Franklin   10
a Johnson   4 Whalen   5
s Johnson   3 Moore   4
b Dupree   2 2 players   3
 
  • 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
Phoenix Mercury (11-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 33:49 2-8 1-2 6-7 -15 0 4 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 11
C. Dupree F 34:06 4-11 0-0 3-3 -6 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 2 4 11
N. Sanford F-C 20:27 2-5 0-0 0-0 -8 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
D. Taurasi G 26:44 6-13 0-1 8-9 -11 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 0 2 20
T. Johnson G 22:55 4-10 2-3 0-0 -8 2 3 5 4 2 3 1 0 1 10
D. Bonner   22:19 3-7 0-1 0-0 -2 1 7 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 6
K. Swanier   17:05 0-4 0-2 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 3 1 2 0 2 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris   13:35 4-5 1-1 2-2 -10 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 11
O. Sanni   07:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 -14 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
A. Gray-Lawson   01:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Braxton NWT - Personal
Total   200 25-63 4-10 19-21   7 23 30 10 23 6 15 2 9 73
  39.7% 40.0% 90.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Minnesota Lynx (14-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 34:51 7-11 5-7 3-6 +12 1 2 3 2 2 4 0 1 0 22
R. Brunson F 15:49 2-5 0-0 2-6 -7 4 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 32:04 4-8 0-1 3-4 +5 2 8 10 1 4 0 2 3 0 11
S. Augustus G-F 30:52 7-13 0-1 7-10 +16 1 3 4 2 2 1 2 1 0 21
L. Whalen G 29:15 4-11 0-0 3-4 0 0 3 3 5 2 0 2 0 2 11
C. Houston   16:35 3-7 2-3 0-0 +18 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 1 0 8
C. Wiggins   18:32 2-6 1-5 0-0 +18 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
A. Hornbuckle   04:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
J. Adair   15:32 2-4 0-0 0-0 +18 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 3 0 4
A. Harris   01:33 0-0 0-0 2-2 +2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Wright NWT - Personal
Total   200 31-66 8-17 20-32   11 27 38 14 19 7 10 9 2 90
  47.0% 47.1% 62.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #9 Denise Brooks, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 7126
  • Duration: 2:01
Phoenix Mercury (11-9) Minnesota Lynx (15-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Dupree (Whalen gains possession) 
  09:46 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:28
[PHO 3-0]
 
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  09:14  
  09:10 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:08 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:57 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:40
[MIN 2-3]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:25 Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dupree Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:19  
  08:08 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  08:01
[PHO 5-2]
 
  07:47 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:34 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:34 Team Rebound 
  07:34
[MIN 3-5]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:05
[MIN 5-5]
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  06:58
[PHO 7-5]
 
  06:42 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:41  
  06:41 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:41  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  06:41  
  06:41 Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:24
[PHO 9-5]
 
  06:04 Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  05:56  
  05:52
[MIN 7-9]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:32
[PHO 11-7]
 
  05:19
[MIN 9-11]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:59
[MIN 12-11]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:34
[PHO 13-12]
 
  04:10
[MIN 14-13]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:34
[MIN 16-13]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:05 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:04  
  02:56 Whalen Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
  02:56  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  02:56  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanni  02:56  
  02:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  02:45  
  02:38
[MIN 18-13]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Swanier Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  02:23  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:21  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:19
[PHO 15-18]
 
  02:00 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:59  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:50 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Sanni Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:36  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:36  
  01:36 Moore Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  01:36
[MIN 19-15]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:36
[MIN 20-15]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:24  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:10  
  01:10 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
  00:59.9 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:58.7  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.9 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.9 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:29.9  
  00:13.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (11-9) Minnesota Lynx (15-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:29  
  09:23
[MIN 23-15]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:57  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST)  08:52  
  08:45 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:43  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:37
[PHO 17-23]
 
  08:13 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:12  
  08:12 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:58 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:58 Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:56  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  07:42
[PHO 20-23]
 
Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:29  
  07:29 Houston Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  07:29 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  07:20 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:07
[MIN 26-20]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  06:55  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:55  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  06:55  
  06:55 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  06:39
[MIN 29-20]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:23
[PHO 22-29]
 
  06:13 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:13  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:58
[PHO 24-29]
 
  05:58 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:58
[PHO 25-29]
 
  05:45 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:44  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK)  05:20  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:18  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:53
[MIN 31-25]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (3 BLK)  04:40  
  04:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:19
[MIN 34-25]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:12  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:58
[PHO 27-34]
 
  03:37 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:34
[MIN 36-27]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  03:20
[PHO 29-36]
 
Taylor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:59  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Sanford  02:59  
  02:59 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:59 Team Rebound 
  02:59
[MIN 37-29]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  02:49
[PHO 31-37]
 
  02:32
[MIN 39-31]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:13  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:56 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:54  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:47
[PHO 33-39]
 
  01:24 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:22  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  01:17
[PHO 35-39]
 
  01:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:05
[MIN 41-35]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  00:55.2
[PHO 37-41]
 
  00:55.2 Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:55.2
[PHO 38-41]
 
  00:37.9 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:35.8  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.8  
  00:19.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (11-9) Minnesota Lynx (15-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:31 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:28  
  09:08 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:07  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:57
[PHO 41-41]
 
  08:36 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:30 McWilliams-Franklin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:29  
Dupree Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:24  
Sanford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:09  
  08:09
[MIN 42-41]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  08:09
[MIN 43-41]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  08:02 Whalen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  07:58
[PHO 43-43]
 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:53  
  07:53
[MIN 44-43]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:53 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  07:51  
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:24
[MIN 46-43]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:06 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST) 
  07:05 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  07:05  
  06:46 McWilliams-Franklin Violation:Kicked Ball 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:46  
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:36  
  06:36
[MIN 47-43]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:36 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:33  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:21
[PHO 45-47]
 
  06:07 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:05  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  05:58  
Team Rebound  05:56  
  05:44 Augustus Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  05:44
[PHO 46-47]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  05:44  
Team Rebound  05:44  
  05:44 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  05:44
[PHO 47-47]
 
Dupree Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:32  
  05:32 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
  05:32 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:31 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:29 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
  05:29 Brunson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:14
[PHO 49-47]
 
  05:00 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:59  
  04:59 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
  04:49
[MIN 49-49]
Adair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:27
[PHO 52-49]
 
  04:15
[MIN 51-52]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST)  03:55  
  03:49
[MIN 53-52]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:33 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:33 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 53-53]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 54-53]
 
Swanier Foul : Shooting Block (2 PF)  03:25  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford  03:25  
  03:25
[MIN 54-54]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:25
[MIN 55-54]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:52  
  02:52 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:52 Team Rebound 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:52  
  02:52
[MIN 56-54]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bonner Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:42  
  02:32 Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:31  
  02:31 Adair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:31
[PHO 55-56]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:31
[PHO 56-56]
 
  02:21
[MIN 58-56]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
Team Rebound  02:05  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  02:05  
  02:05 Wiggins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:05
[PHO 57-58]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:05
[PHO 58-58]
 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:52  
  01:52 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:52 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  01:52  
  01:52 Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:51  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:33  
  01:33
[MIN 59-58]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Sanni  01:33  
  01:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  01:33
[MIN 60-58]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:21 Moore Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:21
[PHO 59-60]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:21
[PHO 60-60]
 
  01:03 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:01
[MIN 62-60]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  00:53.9  
Sanni Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3
[MIN 63-60]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:49.3
[MIN 64-60]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Sanni Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:36.9  
  00:29.4 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:29.4
[PHO 61-64]
 
  00:29.4 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:29.4
[PHO 62-64]
 
  00:15.4
[MIN 67-62]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.8  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (11-9) Minnesota Lynx (15-4)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Sanni Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:41  
  09:41
[MIN 68-62]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:41
[MIN 69-62]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
Team Rebound  09:16  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:16  
  09:04
[MIN 71-62]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:42
[MIN 74-62]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:36  
Sanni Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:35  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Adair (1 ST)  08:34  
  08:32 Adair Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
  08:20 Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  08:05  
  08:04 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:59
[MIN 76-62]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
  07:47 Adair Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:47 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  07:47  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  07:43  
  07:41 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:29
[MIN 78-62]
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  07:23  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:23  
  07:13 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:12  
  07:05 Houston Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:05
[PHO 63-78]
 
  07:05 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:05
[PHO 64-78]
 
  06:52
[MIN 81-64]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  06:35
[PHO 66-81]
 
  06:18 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
Swanier Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:17  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:17  
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:58
[PHO 68-81]
 
  05:41 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:38 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:37  
  05:37
[MIN 82-68]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  05:37 Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:36  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:19
[PHO 70-82]
 
  05:02
[MIN 84-70]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  04:46 Houston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:46 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:46
[PHO 71-84]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:46  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:45  
  04:39 Houston Substitution replaced by Adair 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:07 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:05  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:33 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:30  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK)  03:06  
  03:04 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:01
[MIN 86-71]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (2 BLK)  02:48  
  02:46 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:23 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:03 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (2 BLK) 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:02  
Swanier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (3 BLK)  01:55  
  01:53 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:33 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:33  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:33  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  01:33  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Sanni  01:33  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford  01:33  
  01:33 Moore Substitution replaced by Harris 
  01:33 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  01:33 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  01:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Houston 
Sanni Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:17  
  00:52.1
[MIN 88-71]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.9 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:30.8 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (1 ST) 
  00:26.5 Houston Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:26.5
[PHO 72-88]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:26.5
[PHO 73-88]
 
  00:07.9 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:06.3 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Sanni Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:06.3  
  00:06.3
[MIN 89-73]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:06.3
[MIN 90-73]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
 
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rpg
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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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  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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