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Whalen scores 24 to lead Lynx to 9th straight win



Posted Aug 08 2011 12:12AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Minnesota Lynx don't want to lose the feeling that comes with winning. They're having too much fun doing it.

Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 24 points and the Lynx extended their franchise-best winning streak to nine games with an 84-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.

Seimone Augustus had 19 points and Rebekkah Brunson scored 18 for Minnesota (16-4). Whalen, the league's assists leader, had eight.

``We're having fun. That's the main thing,'' Whalen said. ``We just have to keep it going.''

The Lynx snapped a six-game losing skid at Staples Center, where they are just 4-19 all-time. Their last win in Los Angeles came on July 3, 2008.

DeLisha Milton-Jones led the Sparks (7-13) with 18 points, while Tina Thompson had 17. Despite a near comeback down the stretch they lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Leading by 15 points with 4:49 left, the Lynx fended off a late rally. The Sparks went on a 13-2 run, using six straight points from Ticha Penicheiro to pull to 78-74 with 59 seconds to go. The Lynx then made three free throws to seal it.

``We were right there,'' Penicheiro said. ``But I think we dug ourselves too big a whole and ran out of time.''

The WNBA-leading Lynx moved four games clear of San Antonio in the Western Conference standings. Minnesota has gone six years without making the postseason.

``We're playing together,'' Whalen said. ``Any given night, it seems to be someone different stepping up.''

Whalen, playing in her 250th game, moved within seven points of 3,000 for her career. When she reaches the milestone she will become the sixth player in WNBA history with 3,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.

``I try not to think about it. It will eventually happen,'' Whalen said. ``I'm not really focused on it.''

Even playing at home hasn't helped the struggling Sparks, who lost their fourth in a row at Staples Center in front of a crowd that included Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks sitting courtside.

The Sparks fell to 3-10 since losing star Candace Parker to a torn lateral meniscus in her right knee on June 26. The 2008 MVP and Rookie of the Year has been rehabbing the injury and was in uniform on the bench, but said it was only because she went through a pregame workout and didn't change clothes.

The Lynx forced the Sparks into 18 turnovers, leading to 26 points the other way.

Augustus hit a pair of jumpers to start the fourth for the 69-58 lead. Kristi Toliver made a 3-pointer for the Sparks, but the Lynx ran off seven consecutive points.

Alexis Hornbuckle banked in a straightaway 3-pointer, Brunson made a layup and Whalen finished near the basket while drawing the foul for the 76-61 advantage with 4:49 remaining.


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Lynx
Sparks
     
    • 49.2%

    • 50.9%

    • 21.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 80.0%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAS
Total Rebounds 4 8
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 12 18
Fast Break Pts: 11 0
Biggest Lead: 15 2
Points in the Paint: 46 38
MIN LAS
p Whalen   24 Milton-Jones   18
rb 2 players   7 Lavender   6
a Whalen   8 Penicheiro   7
s Brunson   3 3 players   2
b Augustus   1 2 players   1
 
  • 06/03 - MIN 74 @ LAS 82
  • 06/05 - LAS 69 @ MIN 86
  • 07/26 - LAS 72 @ MIN 85
  • 08/07 - MIN 84 @ LAS 78
  • 08/20 - LAS 68 @ MIN 87
Minnesota Lynx (16-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 34:36 4-12 1-6 1-2 +10 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 10
R. Brunson F 33:08 6-9 0-0 6-6 +8 4 3 7 0 2 3 2 0 0 18
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 34:10 3-5 0-0 2-2 +1 1 3 4 3 5 1 1 0 1 8
S. Augustus G-F 32:23 8-14 1-4 2-2 -1 4 3 7 3 1 2 1 1 0 19
L. Whalen G 31:48 9-15 1-3 5-8 +5 1 3 4 8 4 0 2 0 0 24
C. Wiggins   09:44 0-3 0-3 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Adair   02:55 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
C. Houston   09:47 1-2 0-1 0-0 +5 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 2
A. Hornbuckle   11:29 1-3 1-2 0-0 +7 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 3
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Wright NWT - Personal
Total   200 32-65 4-19 16-20   12 16 28 19 25 9 12 1 2 84
  49.2% 21.1% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 12
Los Angeles Sparks (7-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Thompson F 33:52 6-12 1-5 4-4 -5 1 4 5 1 3 2 4 0 0 17
D. Milton-Jones F 33:18 7-12 0-0 4-4 -5 3 1 4 3 4 1 3 0 1 18
E. Hoffman F 22:56 3-5 1-3 0-0 -5 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 7
N. Quinn G 17:53 0-4 0-0 1-2 -4 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
K. Toliver G 10:40 1-4 1-1 0-0 -13 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 3
T. Penicheiro   36:16 6-9 1-2 3-4 +3 0 3 3 7 3 2 3 0 0 16
J. Lavender   22:34 4-4 0-0 3-4 -1 2 4 6 1 3 0 1 1 0 11
J. O'Hea   15:40 1-3 1-2 2-2 +2 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 5
L. Pringle   04:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Lacy   02:01 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-55 5-14 17-20   8 19 27 16 22 7 18 2 1 78
  50.9% 35.7% 85.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #62 Jeff Wooten, #53 Jeff Smith
  • Attendance: 13528
  • Duration: 1:57
Minnesota Lynx (17-4) Los Angeles Sparks (7-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Milton-Jones vs McWilliams-Franklin (Quinn gains possession) 
  09:46
[LAS 2-0]
Thompson Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Brunson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:25 Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:05 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:58
[MIN 2-2]
 
  08:44 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:43  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:36
[MIN 4-2]
 
  08:18 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:13  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:10  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 6-2]
 
  07:47 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  07:38
[MIN 9-2]
 
  07:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:22 Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:15 Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:15 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  06:59
[MIN 11-2]
 
  06:47 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:46  
McWilliams-Franklin Hook Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:29 Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:24
[MIN 13-2]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:16  
  06:16 Toliver Substitution replaced by Penicheiro 
  06:16
[LAS 3-13]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:16
[LAS 4-13]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:41 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:37
[LAS 6-13]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:17 Hoffman Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:50
[LAS 9-13]
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:43  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:43  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  04:43  
Adair Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:32 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Adair Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:31  
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:18  
  04:18 Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:18
[LAS 10-13]
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:01  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:57  
Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hoffman (1 BLK)  03:56  
  03:54 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:45
[LAS 12-13]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  03:26
[MIN 15-12]
 
  03:05
[LAS 14-15]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (2 AST) 
Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  02:52
[MIN 17-14]
 
  02:33
[LAS 16-17]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (3 AST) 
Adair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  02:11  
  01:52 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:51  
  01:48 Hoffman Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston  01:48  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Brunson  01:48  
Adair Substitution replaced by Moore  01:48  
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 18-16]
 
  01:48 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  01:48 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:48  
  01:46 Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:36 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:28
[MIN 20-16]
 
Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:14  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  01:14  
  01:14
[LAS 17-20]
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:14
[LAS 18-20]
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:00  
  00:52.9 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.8 Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:38.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:34.9 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.2 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2 Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.2 Team Rebound 
  00:33.2
[LAS 19-20]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.5 Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:01.9 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.2 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (17-4) Los Angeles Sparks (7-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:43  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 22-19]
 
Houston Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:32  
  09:22 Penicheiro Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  09:04  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:03  
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:03  
  09:03 Quinn Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  09:03 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
  08:39 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:37  
  08:30 Lavender Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Team Rebound 
  07:58 O'Hea Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:58 O'Hea Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Houston Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  07:58  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen  07:58  
  07:46 Milton-Jones Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Hea (1 ST)  07:35  
Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:30  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Augustus  07:30  
  07:30 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Pringle 
  07:24 Penicheiro 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:23  
  07:23
[LAS 20-22]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:23
[LAS 21-22]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:05 Penicheiro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:05
[MIN 23-21]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:05
[MIN 24-21]
 
  06:42
[LAS 23-24]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  06:19
[MIN 26-23]
 
Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:09  
  06:02
[LAS 25-26]
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:39  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
Team Rebound  05:36  
  05:36  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  05:26
[MIN 28-25]
 
  05:11
[LAS 27-28]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  04:55
[MIN 30-27]
 
  04:36 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:33  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  04:27
[MIN 32-27]
 
  04:08
[LAS 29-32]
Penicheiro Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  03:46
[MIN 35-29]
 
  03:27
[LAS 31-35]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (4 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:10  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 37-31]
 
Moore Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:55  
  02:55 Pringle Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55
[LAS 32-37]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:55
[LAS 33-37]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:33 Lavender Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 38-33]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 39-33]
 
  02:09 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:03  
Augustus Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:01  
  02:01 O'Hea Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 40-33]
 
  02:01 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Lacy 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 41-33]
 
  01:45 Lacy 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:42  
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:31 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:18
[LAS 35-41]
Penicheiro Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.8  
  00:53.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:40.9 Lacy Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:39.9  
  00:34.4 Thompson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:34.4
[MIN 42-35]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:34.4
[MIN 43-35]
 
  00:20.4
[LAS 37-43]
Lavender Jump Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (5 AST) 
Whalen Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:04.7
[MIN 45-37]
 
  00:01.0 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (17-4) Los Angeles Sparks (7-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  09:38
[MIN 47-37]
 
  09:20 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:18
[LAS 39-47]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
Augustus Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:54  
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  08:44
[MIN 49-39]
 
  08:44 Thompson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 50-39]
 
  08:22
[LAS 41-50]
Hoffman Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 52-41]
 
  07:58 Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:57  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Whalen Foul : Personal Block (2 PF)  07:34  
  07:27 Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:27 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  07:17
[MIN 54-41]
 
  06:54 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Augustus Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 56-41]
 
  06:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:37 Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:37 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Moore Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  06:23  
Moore Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:23  
  06:11 Penicheiro Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:06
[LAS 43-56]
Hoffman Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Team Rebound 
  05:28 Quinn Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:24  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:08
[LAS 46-56]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  04:46
[MIN 59-46]
 
  04:19
[LAS 48-59]
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST)  04:05
[MIN 61-48]
 
  03:43
[LAS 50-61]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:09
[LAS 52-61]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:04  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins  03:04  
  03:04 Quinn Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  02:45 Hoffman Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 62-52]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 63-52]
 
  02:24 Toliver Floating Jump shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:20  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:55 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Wiggins Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:45  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus  01:45  
  01:35
[LAS 54-63]
Penicheiro Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
Augustus Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  01:09  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  00:57.4
[MIN 65-54]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:45.6  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston  00:45.6  
  00:45.6 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  00:36.0
[LAS 56-65]
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:19.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:05.0  
  00:05.0
[LAS 57-65]
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  00:05.0  
  00:05.0
[LAS 58-65]
Penicheiro Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (17-4) Los Angeles Sparks (7-14)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Hoffman Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:49 Hoffman Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 67-58]
 
  09:13 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Penicheiro (1 ST)  09:01  
  08:48 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:47  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST)  08:29
[MIN 69-58]
 
  08:01
[LAS 61-69]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (6 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:24 Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:23  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  07:04
[MIN 72-61]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:49  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Whalen  06:49  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Brunson  06:49  
  06:49 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  06:41 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:40  
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:32 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Houston Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:29  
  06:24 Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  06:19
[MIN 74-61]
 
  06:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brunson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08 Toliver Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:08 Toliver Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  06:08 Toliver Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Penicheiro (2 ST)  05:56  
  05:41 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:40  
Whalen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:17  
  05:06 Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST) 
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:49
[MIN 76-61]
 
  04:49 Lavender Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus  04:49  
Houston Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  04:49  
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:32  
  04:27 Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Team Rebound 
Hornbuckle Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:27  
  04:27
[LAS 62-76]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:27
[LAS 63-76]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:24  
  04:14 O'Hea Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:09  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  03:50  
  03:49 O'Hea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:38 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:O'Hea (2 ST)  03:22  
  03:18
[LAS 65-76]
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:59
[MIN 78-65]
 
  02:42 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:41  
Brunson Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  02:20  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:20  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Moore  02:20  
  02:10
[LAS 68-78]
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (7 AST) 
Whalen Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:51  
Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:51  
  01:39
[LAS 70-78]
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Team Rebound 
Whalen Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:04  
  01:04
[LAS 71-78]
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:04 Penicheiro Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:59.0
[LAS 74-78]
Penicheiro 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:59.0  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST)  00:45.5
[MIN 80-74]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:34.0  
  00:34.0
[LAS 75-80]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:34.0
[LAS 76-80]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:34.0  
  00:34.0 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Pringle 
  00:25.9 Penicheiro Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST)  00:24.9  
  00:19.9 Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
  00:18.5 Pringle Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:18.5
[MIN 81-76]
 
  00:18.5 Pringle Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:18.5  
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:17.2  
  00:17.2 Penicheiro Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:17.2
[MIN 82-76]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:17.2
[MIN 83-76]
 
  00:17.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:12.8  
  00:11.4 Thompson Foul : Personal Take (3 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:11.4  
Team Rebound  00:11.4  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:11.4
[MIN 84-76]
 
  00:01.1
[LAS 78-84]
Milton-Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
LAS
5th West
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
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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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  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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