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Lynx beat Sparks to clinch playoff berth



Posted Aug 20 2011 11:38PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seimone Augustus has been on losing team after losing team since being the No. 1 overall pick in 2006 by the Minnesota Lynx.

The losing weighed on Minnesota's career leading scorer. Finally playoff bound, she felt quite a difference once the Lynx finally punched their long-awaited ticket to the postseason.

``The people that's been here and went through those rough stages, we feel real good about it,'' Augustus said. ``It's just that weight, I feel lightheaded right now. I feel real light right now.''

Augustus scored 17 points and the Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 87-68 on Saturday night to earn their first playoff berth since 2004.

Candice Wiggins added 13 points, including four 3-pointers for Minnesota (20-6), which tied a team record for wins in a season and entered the day leading the Western Conference by 4 1/2 games over second-place Phoenix. Monica Wright scored 11 points for the Lynx, who also own the WNBA's best record by two games over East-leading Indiana (18-8).

Minnesota isn't satisfied, yet.

The Lynx have their sights set on home-court advantage, which would come with finishing with the league's best record.

``It was a long time coming and it's here,'' said Wiggins, who is in her fourth season for Minnesota. ``Now it's like, 'Hey, who cares?' Now it's on to the next goal.''

Candace Parker had 18 points and eight rebounds in her second start since returning from knee surgery for Los Angeles (10-15), which fell further behind fourth-place Seattle for the final playoff spot in the West.

Minnesota has only made two trips to the postseason since joining the league in 1999, and has never won a playoff series. No current member of the roster has been played a postseason game with the Lynx, who made the playoffs in 2003 and 2004.

Augustus has seen the worst of the playoff drought, but she never doubted she would eventually reach the postseason.

``I thought this day was going to come, it couldn't get no worse than where we were at,'' Augustus said. ``I'm happy this day has finally arrived. We're happy about it. I know the fans are excited. Everybody's got, like, a weight lifted off our shoulders that we finally made it.''

Augustus helped break the Lynx out of a slump against the Sparks on Saturday.

With Parker back in the lineup, Los Angeles came out strong. Parker scored 10 of her team's first 15 points, hitting her first four shots. The Sparks took a 20-10 lead, but the Lynx countered with a 16-2 run to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Augustus scored all eight of her first-half points in the second quarter, and Wiggins added all nine of her first-half points in the quarter as Minnesota added on to its lead.

``We had them on their heels,'' Parker said. ``But we relaxed and they took over. We only showed glimpses of being a great team. We saw a little bit of adversity and laid down.''

It's been a rough go for the Sparks without Parker, who missed seven weeks with a torn lateral meniscus. However, Los Angeles beat Indiana in Parker's first start since returning on Thursday, when she scored 18 points to go with five assists.

However, after two turnovers in the first quarter, Los Angeles finished with 17.

Parker also found the going a bit tougher. She scored just five points in the second half and finished 7 of 14 shooting.

``She had a couple of bunnies she missed that she doesn't miss if she's at full (strength),'' Sparks coach Joe Bryant said. ``She looked good, though. We'll take her at 80 percent.''

Tina Thompson finished with 11 points for Los Angeles. However, Minnesota outrebounded the Sparks 43-24.

The 20 wins tie a season record for the Lynx and set a regular-season mark. Minnesota had 19 regular-season wins in 2003 and added one win in the playoffs against Los Angeles.

``There's a lot of history to be made here,'' Augustus said. ``We still got some work to do.''


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Sparks
Lynx
     
    • 48.2%

    • 43.4%

    • 47.1%

    • 45.0%

    • 66.7%

    • 70.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS MIN
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 5 20
Turnovers 16 9
Fast Break Pts: 2 7
Biggest Lead: 10 23
Points in the Paint: 20 30
LAS MIN
p Parker   18 Augustus   17
rb Parker   8 McWilliams-Franklin   8
a O'Hea   4 Whalen   5
s Parker   2 2 players   2
b 3 players   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
Los Angeles Sparks (11-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Milton-Jones F 19:57 2-5 0-0 0-0 -10 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 4
T. Thompson F 23:38 4-8 1-3 2-2 -11 2 3 5 0 3 0 3 1 0 11
C. Parker F 29:42 7-14 3-3 1-2 -12 1 7 8 3 2 2 3 0 0 18
J. O'Hea G-F 20:06 0-2 0-1 3-5 +5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
T. Penicheiro G 21:56 4-5 1-2 0-0 -8 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
E. Hoffman   22:26 1-4 1-2 0-0 -18 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 3
N. Quinn   07:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -14 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
N. Lacy   12:46 0-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
J. Lavender   16:22 5-6 0-0 0-0 -8 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 10
K. Toliver   17:24 3-8 2-6 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
L. Pringle   07:55 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2
Total   200 27-56 8-17 6-9   5 19 24 15 14 3 16 3 2 68
  48.2% 47.1% 66.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
Minnesota Lynx (20-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 16:22 3-8 1-3 0-0 +9 4 3 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 7
R. Brunson F 27:45 3-5 0-0 3-6 +13 0 3 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 9
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 29:16 4-11 0-0 1-2 +13 6 2 8 4 2 0 0 0 1 9
S. Augustus G-F 26:16 7-13 1-4 2-2 +10 0 3 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 17
L. Whalen G 23:22 2-8 1-1 3-3 +8 4 1 5 5 1 2 5 0 1 8
M. Wright   22:54 4-8 1-2 2-2 +9 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 11
J. Adair   19:09 4-9 0-0 0-0 +14 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
C. Wiggins   23:26 4-8 4-7 1-2 +25 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 13
A. Harris   03:50 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Hornbuckle   03:50 1-3 1-3 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
C. Houston   03:50 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 33-76 9-20 12-17   20 23 43 22 11 6 9 2 3 87
  43.4% 45.0% 70.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #55 Eric Brewton, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8816
  • Duration: 1:49
Los Angeles Sparks (10-16) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Parker (Milton-Jones gains possession) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:37
[LAS 2-0]
 
  09:11
[MIN 2-2]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  08:52  
  08:44 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:42 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:40 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:39  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  08:14  
  08:06 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40
[MIN 4-2]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:15
[MIN 6-2]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST)  06:56
[LAS 5-6]
 
  06:29 Whalen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
  06:23 Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:18 Moore Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:18
[LAS 6-6]
 
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:18  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:17  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:14
[LAS 8-6]
 
  05:54 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST) 
  05:43 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:43 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:43
[LAS 9-6]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:28
[MIN 8-9]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:16  
Thompson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:13
[LAS 11-8]
 
  05:00 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:59 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:55 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:53  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST)  04:44
[LAS 13-8]
 
Milton-Jones Violation:Kicked Ball  04:25  
  04:25  
  04:21 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST)  04:06
[LAS 15-8]
 
  03:48 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:47  
  03:41 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:11 Brunson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:10  
Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  03:00
[LAS 17-8]
 
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:52 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
  02:52 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  02:42
[MIN 10-17]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:19 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  02:05
[LAS 20-10]
 
  01:45 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:44  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  01:37  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:36  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:14
[MIN 12-20]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:41.1  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hoffman  00:41.1  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Quinn  00:41.1  
  00:31.9 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:13.0
[MIN 14-20]
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-16) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47
[MIN 17-20]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[LAS 22-17]
 
  09:19
[MIN 20-22]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:57  
Hoffman Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:51  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Lacy  08:51  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender  08:51  
  08:35
[MIN 23-22]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lacy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:18  
  08:18 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:18  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Parker  08:18  
  08:05 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:04 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Lavender Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:03  
  08:03 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:03 Team Rebound 
  08:03
[MIN 24-22]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Quinn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  07:44  
Quinn Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  07:42  
  07:42
[MIN 25-22]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:42
[MIN 26-22]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:31 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:29  
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:13  
  07:01 Adair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  06:49
[LAS 25-26]
 
  06:37
[MIN 29-25]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Lavender Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:14
[LAS 27-29]
 
  05:56 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:50 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:49  
  05:49 Moore Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  05:49 Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  05:49 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Lacy Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:39  
  05:29 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  05:18  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:18  
  05:18 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lacy Substitution replaced by Toliver  05:18  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:07  
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:55  
  04:55 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  04:55
[MIN 30-27]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:55 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:54 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:52
[MIN 32-27]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  04:38
[LAS 30-32]
 
  04:16
[MIN 34-30]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:00  
  03:46
[MIN 36-30]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lavender Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  03:21
[LAS 32-36]
 
Lavender Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:07  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 37-32]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:07
[MIN 38-32]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Penicheiro  02:53  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:41 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:39  
  02:39
[MIN 39-32]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  02:39  
  02:39
[MIN 40-32]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  02:20  
  02:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Penicheiro Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:15  
  02:15 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:14  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:55 Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Penicheiro Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[MIN 41-32]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:31
[MIN 42-32]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:21 Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :   01:21  
  01:03
[MIN 44-32]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:54.5 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:54.5
[LAS 33-44]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:54.5
[LAS 34-44]
 
  00:38.3
[MIN 46-34]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Penicheiro 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.7 Team Rebound 
  00:03.7 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.7 Team Rebound 
  00:02.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-16) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:41  
Penicheiro 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (3 AST)  09:19
[LAS 37-46]
 
  09:02 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:49  
  08:28 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:27 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  08:26 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:24  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:13 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:08 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (1 BLK) 
  08:07 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:05
[MIN 48-37]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Thompson Foul : Offensive Charge (3 PF)  07:39  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:39  
  07:25 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  07:16  
  07:01 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  06:57 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:56 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  06:51 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:50 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  06:48
[MIN 50-37]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:24
[LAS 39-50]
 
  06:08
[MIN 52-39]
Whalen Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08
[MIN 53-39]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (4 AST)  05:59
[LAS 41-53]
 
  05:39
[MIN 55-41]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
  05:26 Brunson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:18
[LAS 43-55]
 
  05:01
[MIN 57-43]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:27
[MIN 60-43]
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:24  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Lacy  04:24  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Hoffman  04:24  
  04:24 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:13
[LAS 45-60]
 
  03:53 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:52  
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:17 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Team Rebound 
  03:16 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:43
[MIN 62-45]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:17
[LAS 47-62]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:06  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Toliver  02:06  
  02:06 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:06 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
  02:06 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06
[MIN 63-47]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  01:21
[MIN 66-47]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:00
[LAS 49-66]
 
  00:49.3
[MIN 68-49]
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK)  00:38.5  
Team Rebound  00:38.5  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender  00:38.5  
  00:38.5 Jump Ball Adair vs Hoffman (Lacy gains possession) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST)  00:32.9
[LAS 52-68]
 
  00:17.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:15.2 Team Rebound 
  00:09.5
[MIN 71-52]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-16) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  09:42
[LAS 55-71]
 
  09:19 Adair Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:03 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  08:46  
  08:40
[MIN 73-55]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:11
[MIN 76-55]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
  07:55 Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Pringle  07:55  
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:39 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:36 Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pringle (1 BLK) 
  07:34 Whalen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:18 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  07:15 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Adair Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:12 Adair Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:10  
Hoffman Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:01  
Hoffman Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:01  
  06:52
[MIN 78-55]
Adair Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:22 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Pringle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Toliver Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  06:10  
  06:10 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  05:57 Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:56  
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lacy (2 AST)  05:43
[LAS 57-78]
 
  05:20 Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Whalen Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  05:16 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Lacy Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:11  
  05:11  
Lacy Substitution replaced by O'Hea  05:11  
  05:11 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  04:56
[MIN 80-57]
Adair Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Pringle Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:39
[LAS 59-80]
 
  04:14
[MIN 82-59]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pringle (1 AST)  03:55
[LAS 61-82]
 
  03:50 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:50 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  03:50 Augustus Substitution replaced by Houston 
  03:38 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:29 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:25 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:24  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:08 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:07  
  03:07 Hornbuckle Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:57 Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  02:57  
Team Rebound  02:57  
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  02:57
[LAS 62-82]
 
O'Hea Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  02:57
[LAS 63-82]
 
  02:35 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Pringle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:34  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Adair Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:14
[MIN 84-63]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pringle (2 AST)  01:49
[LAS 65-84]
 
  01:42 Wright Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:40  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:30  
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:27
[LAS 68-84]
 
  01:00 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:59.5 Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:39.2
[MIN 87-68]
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Pringle Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:22.3  
End of 4th Qtr
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19
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1st West
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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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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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