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Liberty beat Lynx 78-62, clinch playoff spot



Posted Sep 02 2011 11:32PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx entered Friday with a chance to clinch the best overall record in the WNBA. The New York Liberty were just looking to get into the playoffs.

Both teams got what they were looking for.

Leilani Mitchell scored 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and New York clinched a playoff spot with a 78-62 win over Minnesota on Friday night.

Cappie Pondexter added 13 points and seven assists for the Liberty (18-13), who sit in third place in the crowded Eastern Conference standings. Plenette Pierson scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in helping New York break the Lynx's six-game win streak.

``We've been fighting for a playoff spot since the season started,'' Pierson said. ``For us, this is just another game. We just need to go out and play our game and not worry about the race.''

Minnesota clinched the WNBA's best record despite the loss. Connecticut beat East-leading Indiana 83-55 earlier, meaning the Lynx (24-7) will have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

``It's a dejected locker room,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``Kind of weird. You know, you clinch the best overall record and get No. 1, and I've got towels over heads and we're dejected. That's a great sign because they want to win every game they play. They've got a great deal of pride. It was hard to tell them the game didn't matter because it mattered a lot to them.''

Seimone Augustus scored 17 for Minnesota and Maya Moore added 16, but reigning Western Conference player of the month Lindsay Whalen finished with seven points on 1-of-8 shooting.

Mitchell hit four 3-pointers in the first half and scored 14 points, helping New York take a 38-33 lead at the break.

As they've done all season, the Lynx started their comeback in the third period with Moore giving Minnesota the lead, but New York didn't fade.

Pierson hit a pair of jumpers and Pondexter added a 3-pointer as the Liberty ended the third on a 15-4 run and eventually led by as many as 18 points in the fourth.

The third quarter has been Minnesota's best period this season, with the Lynx averaging 25.1 points and outscoring opponents by 4.9 points. Friday night marked only the fourth time this season the Lynx trailed entering the fourth quarter.

Pondexter shot just 4 of 17 from the field, but made sure there would be no second-half comeback for Minnesota.

She scored eight of her 13 points in the second half for New York, which is one game behind second-place Connecticut (19-12) and one game ahead of Atlanta (17-14) in the East.

``I don't know that the East is the toughest, but its certainly the most compact,'' Liberty coach John Whisenant said. ``It's just according to which night they play who's the best team. It's been that way nearly all year. I can see it being that way in the playoffs. There's somebody not going to be make it, but it's not going to be us.''

Mitchell's big game might be just what the Liberty need as they fight for playoff position. Mitchell led the league in 3-point shooting last season at 48.6 percent, but she had struggled to find her shooting stroke recently. In the past five games, she was just 4 of 19 from beyond the arc and 4 of 24 total.

``My teammates are always behind me and telling me, 'Keep shooting. They'll fall,''' Mitchell said. ``That kind of loosens me up and gets me to keep firing away. So I was glad to help out that way today.''

The Lynx shot 33.8 percent despite entering the game shooting 46.0 percent, the second-highest mark in the WNBA.

The teams are playing a home-and-home series this weekend and will shift to Newark, N.J., for a game Sunday.

``We want to win every game we play in,'' Reeve said. ``It's hard to tell your players that a game you're going to play in doesn't matter, but it doesn't matter. ... When you clinch with games remaining it is difficult because you risk kind of losing that rhythm, that bounce in your step.

``At the same time, the playoffs are what matters.''


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Liberty
Lynx
     
    • 40.3%

    • 33.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 38.9%

    • 77.8%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL MIN
Total Rebounds 12 7
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 10 9
Biggest Lead: 18 4
Points in the Paint: 24 24
NYL MIN
p Mitchell   24 Augustus   17
rb Hollingsworth   9 Brunson   8
a Pondexter   7 Augustus   6
s 2 players   2 4 players   1
b 5 players   1 Moore   1
 
  • 09/02 - NYL 78 @ MIN 62
  • 09/04 - MIN 86 @ NYL 68
New York Liberty (18-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 31:55 4-9 3-7 2-3 +5 0 6 6 2 3 2 2 1 0 13
P. Pierson F-C 30:11 6-13 0-0 1-2 +14 5 2 7 1 0 2 3 0 0 13
K. Vaughn C 22:16 1-6 0-0 0-0 -5 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 2
C. Pondexter G 33:22 4-17 3-8 2-2 +11 0 1 1 7 3 0 2 1 0 13
L. Mitchell G 33:22 9-12 6-8 0-0 +18 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 24
Q. Hollingsworth   17:51 3-4 0-0 2-2 +10 3 6 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
E. Carson   18:58 1-5 1-2 0-0 +14 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 3
A. Montgomery   02:23 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Braxton   09:42 1-4 0-1 0-0 +13 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
S. Colson DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Phillips DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-72 13-26 7-9   13 26 39 14 16 6 11 5 1 78
  40.3% 50.0% 77.8%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13
Minnesota Lynx (24-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 28:23 6-13 4-9 0-0 -6 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 0 16
R. Brunson F 18:50 0-2 0-0 0-4 +1 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 26:42 4-5 0-0 0-0 -5 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 8
S. Augustus G-F 28:20 7-17 3-4 0-0 -5 1 1 2 6 0 1 1 0 1 17
L. Whalen G 22:32 1-8 0-0 5-6 -2 2 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 2 7
C. Wiggins   15:55 1-5 0-3 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
J. Adair   21:10 3-6 0-0 2-2 -17 2 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
M. Wright   14:18 1-8 0-1 2-2 -13 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 4
A. Harris   13:18 0-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   10:32 0-2 0-1 0-0 -10 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
C. Houston DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 23-68 7-18 9-14   12 25 37 15 11 4 10 1 5 62
  33.8% 38.9% 64.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #24 Tony Dawkins, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 8929
  • Duration: 1:44
New York Liberty (19-13) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Vaughn (Brunson gains possession) 
  09:36
[MIN 3-0]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:05  
  09:05 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  09:05 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:03 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:02 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:41  
Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  08:30  
  08:24 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST) 
  08:11 Moore Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:11
[NYL 1-3]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[MIN 5-1]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  07:43
[NYL 4-5]
 
  07:21 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:20  
Mitchell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:12
[NYL 6-5]
 
  06:54 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:50 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:48 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
Mitchell Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:43  
  06:33
[MIN 7-6]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:19  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:18
[NYL 8-7]
 
  06:05 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:03  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:46
[MIN 10-8]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:24 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:08 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  05:08  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson  05:08  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  05:05
[NYL 11-10]
 
  04:50 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:46  
Carson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:42  
  04:42  
  04:31 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hollingsworth Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:23  
  04:23
[MIN 11-11]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:23
[MIN 12-11]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  04:11  
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:09  
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:08
[NYL 13-12]
 
  04:03 Wiggins Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST)  03:45
[NYL 15-12]
 
Mitchell Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:25  
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  03:25  
Powell Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF)  03:22  
  03:22
[MIN 13-15]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:22 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:21  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:09 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[MIN 15-15]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:54 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:53  
  01:53 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:22 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:21  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson  01:21  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.9
[MIN 17-15]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:33.9 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:32.6  
  00:32.6 Adair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  00:32.6 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:32.6  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:32.6  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Team Rebound  00:14.9  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  00:03.9  
  00:01.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.5 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (19-13) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Carson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  09:02  
  08:58
[MIN 19-15]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:44  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  08:40
[NYL 17-19]
 
  08:23
[MIN 21-17]
Adair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
  08:10 Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:10 Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:10
[NYL 18-21]
 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell  08:10  
Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:10
[NYL 19-21]
 
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton  07:57  
  07:53 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:51  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:33 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:33  
  07:33 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Carson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:21  
  07:04 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:03  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  06:56
[NYL 22-21]
 
  06:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:47 Harris Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  06:47 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Carson Substitution replaced by Mitchell  06:47  
  06:39 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:38  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:23  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:15  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:14
[NYL 24-21]
 
  05:50 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:48  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  05:36
[NYL 27-21]
 
  05:28 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST)  05:20
[NYL 30-21]
 
  05:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:54 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:53  
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  04:45  
  04:40
[MIN 23-30]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:58 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:43 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:41  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:21 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:14
[MIN 26-30]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:59
[NYL 33-26]
 
  02:45 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:44  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  02:44  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  02:44  
Hollingsworth Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:29  
Hollingsworth Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:27
[NYL 35-26]
 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:14  
  02:14
[MIN 27-35]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:14
[MIN 28-35]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
Team Rebound  02:00  
  02:00 Moore Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Team Rebound 
Vaughn Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:34 Augustus Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:03  
  00:53.3 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:52.3  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.8  
  00:37.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:31.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mitchell (1 BLK) 
  00:31.4 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:29.9
[MIN 30-35]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST)  00:19.9
[NYL 38-30]
 
  00:00.0
[MIN 33-38]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (19-13) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:43  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:42
[NYL 40-33]
 
  09:27 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:26  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST)  09:12
[NYL 42-33]
 
  08:59
[MIN 35-42]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  08:45  
  08:40
[MIN 37-42]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:04
[MIN 40-42]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustus (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:02  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:41  
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:40
[NYL 44-40]
 
  07:28 Whalen Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
Powell Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:15  
Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:15  
  06:53 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:48
[MIN 43-44]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:39  
Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball  06:29  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson  06:29  
  06:17 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:16  
Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:05  
Powell Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:49  
  05:49 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:49 Team Rebound 
  05:49 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:48 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:46
[MIN 45-44]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Powell Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:27  
  05:06 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
Pierson Layup Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:37 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:12  
Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter  04:12  
  04:12 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
  03:53
[MIN 47-44]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  03:31
[NYL 47-47]
 
Pondexter Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth  03:08  
  02:58 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:56  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST)  02:45
[NYL 50-47]
 
  02:29
[MIN 49-50]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:06
[NYL 52-49]
 
  01:50 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:49  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:41
[NYL 55-49]
 
  01:13 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:12  
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST)  00:59.8
[NYL 57-49]
 
  00:45.5
[MIN 51-57]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (6 AST) 
  00:32.3 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:32.3 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  00:32.3 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Carson Layup Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:16.9 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST) 
  00:04.7 Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:04.7
[NYL 58-51]
 
  00:04.7 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Harris 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:04.7
[NYL 59-51]
 
  00:00.7 Wright Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  00:00.7 Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (19-13) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:39 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:34  
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:28
[NYL 61-51]
 
  09:04 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:01  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Carson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:30  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn  08:30  
Carson Substitution replaced by Powell  08:30  
  08:24 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:23  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:11 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:04 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:03  
Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Vaughn Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:50  
  07:50 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson  07:50  
  07:29 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:22 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:21  
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  07:04
[NYL 64-51]
 
  06:50 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Powell (2 ST) 
Powell Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:47
[NYL 66-51]
 
  06:47 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Powell Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Carson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:32  
  06:19 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:17  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:56  
  05:55 Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:32
[MIN 54-66]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter  05:12  
Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Pierson  05:12  
  05:12 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Mitchell Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:04
[NYL 68-54]
 
  04:48
[MIN 56-68]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Pierson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:29  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton  04:29  
  04:18 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
  04:13 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK) 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:11  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
Team Rebound  04:06  
  04:06 Hornbuckle Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:56 Team Rebound 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:44  
  03:44
[MIN 57-68]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:44
[MIN 58-68]
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Braxton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Pierson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  03:30  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:20
[NYL 71-58]
 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 59-71]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:07
[MIN 60-71]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  03:00
[NYL 74-60]
 
  02:39 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:38  
  02:16 Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:16  
Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:16
[NYL 75-60]
 
Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:16
[NYL 76-60]
 
  01:51 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:26  
  01:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (7 AST)  00:41.8
[NYL 78-60]
 
  00:30.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:29.2 Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:28.2
[MIN 62-78]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:04.9  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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NYL
4th East
19
15
6-4
12-5
7-10
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1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
 
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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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