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Moore scores 19 to lead Lynx in rout of Liberty


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Sep 04 2011 7:53PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After losing to New York at home two nights earlier, the Minnesota Lynx wanted to show the Liberty how good they really are.

Maya Moore scored 19 points and the Lynx cruised to an 86-68 victory over the Liberty on Sunday. Seimone Augustus had 12 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10. Minnesota (25-7), which had already clinched home-court throughout the playoffs, shot 54 percent from the field, including 8 for 18 on 3-pointers.

``We don't like to lose at home. It was the third time we lost at home. We were just disappointed with our overall effort and execution in that game,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``(They) have very high expectations of themselves. It takes very little motivation to get them to bounce back after losses. They executed the game plan brilliantly and I thought we were difficult to play against and that was our goal.''

Plenette Pierson scored 17 points and Nicole Powell had 10 for the Liberty (18-14), who had won five of their previous seven. New York leading scorer Cappie Pondexter shot 0 for 7 from the field and finished with nine points - half of her season average - and had seven assists.

The Lynx outscored the Liberty 15-5 in the third quarter while holding them to 1-for-19 shooting from the field. Minnesota led 67-46 lead heading to the fourth, and Amber Harris' layup with 5:18 remaining gave the Lynx their biggest lead at 76-52.

Reeve said she made an adjustment at halftime, changing to more of a man-to-man system.

``I thought we set the tone in the second half,'' Reeve said. ``We did a better job staying matched up on players. ... We like to really angle the side pick and I thought they were exploiting our rotation so we took that off in halftime and we tried to do more 5-on-5s and keep our bigs on bigs and guards on guards. A little bit of it was luck, they got some open shots, but they didn't make.''

After the Liberty pulled within nine on Powell's steal and layup with 5:57 left in the third, the Lynx scored the next 11 points to take a 65-45 lead nearly 4 minutes later. Moore had six points during the spurt, including the jumper that put Minnesota up 20 with 2:07 to go.

``We wanted to feel good about ourselves going to the playoffs,'' Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen said. ``We had to come out here and play well and this is what we're focused on and getting ready for the playoffs. ... Defensively, I thought we were a lot better tonight and it showed with a win.''

Quanitra Hollingsworth made 1 of 2 from the line with about 56 seconds left to end the Liberty's scoring drought at 5:01.

Brunson's jumper with 13 seconds to go gave the Lynx their 21-point lead after three periods.The Liberty got no closer than 15 the rest of the way.

``It seemed like the basket was open for them and it was closed for us,'' Pierson said. ``I think we played defense, we had some let downs off and on and I think that's what led to their run. When you're hitting shots that can fuel you either way it goes. For us, our defense led to some easy shots and we missed them, so that was the biggest thing.''

Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored six consecutive points during one stretch as Minnesota pulled away with an 18-3 run bridging the first two quarters, taking a 37-21 lead on Brunson's layup with 7:25 to go in the first half.

Kara Braxton scored six straight points to pull the Liberty within 10 about 1 1/2 minutes later.

Whalen and McWilliams-Franklin had consecutive layups to push the Lynx's lead back to 16 with 2:10 remaining in the half.

Leilani Mitchell made a 3 and Pondexter made two free throws in the final minute as New York closed the second quarter with a 7-2 run to pull to 52-41 at the break.


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Lynx
Liberty
     
    • 54.0%

    • 35.7%

    • 44.4%

    • 23.1%

    • 76.9%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NYL
Total Rebounds 7 14
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 13 10
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 24 1
Points in the Paint: 32 36
MIN NYL
p Moore   19 Pierson   17
rb 3 players   6 Pierson   8
a Whalen   7 Pondexter   7
s 2 players   1 4 players   1
b Harris   3 Pierson   1
 
  • 09/02 - NYL 78 @ MIN 62
  • 09/04 - MIN 86 @ NYL 68
Minnesota Lynx (25-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Brunson F 20:10 5-7 0-0 0-0 +13 2 4 6 1 5 0 2 1 0 10
M. Moore F 27:46 7-13 3-6 2-2 +16 2 4 6 2 2 0 1 1 1 19
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 23:48 4-6 0-0 0-0 +19 2 4 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 8
S. Augustus G-F 24:41 4-9 2-2 2-2 +18 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 12
L. Whalen G 23:10 3-6 0-1 3-3 +10 0 3 3 7 0 0 4 2 0 9
C. Wiggins   20:59 3-7 3-6 2-2 +14 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 0 0 11
J. Adair   17:56 1-1 0-0 0-1 +9 1 3 4 1 6 0 1 2 0 2
M. Wright   15:19 1-3 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
A. Harris   13:20 6-8 0-0 0-1 -1 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 12
A. Hornbuckle   08:05 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
C. Houston   04:47 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 34-63 8-18 10-13   8 25 33 24 24 2 13 10 1 86
  54.0% 44.4% 76.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
New York Liberty (18-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F-C 28:40 7-17 0-0 3-3 -11 4 4 8 1 3 1 2 1 4 17
N. Powell F 25:49 4-8 2-4 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 10
K. Vaughn C 25:06 4-9 0-0 0-0 -12 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 8
L. Mitchell G 31:06 2-4 1-3 0-0 -9 1 2 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 5
C. Pondexter G 35:05 0-9 0-3 9-12 -10 2 1 3 7 2 0 2 0 0 9
Q. Hollingsworth   15:53 1-1 0-0 1-2 -10 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 3
E. Carson   17:15 2-9 0-2 2-3 -18 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 6
A. Montgomery   10:45 2-5 0-1 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
K. Braxton   10:21 3-8 0-0 0-0 -3 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 6
S. Colson DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Phillips DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-70 3-13 15-20   11 17 28 16 17 4 10 1 10 68
  35.7% 23.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 10

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #34 Maj Forsberg, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 8247
  • Duration: 1:57
Minnesota Lynx (26-7) New York Liberty (18-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Vaughn vs McWilliams-Franklin 
Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:39  
  09:39 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:39 Team Rebound 
  09:39
[NYL 1-0]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  09:23
[MIN 3-1]
 
  09:01 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:53  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:49
[MIN 5-1]
 
  08:43 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:41  
  08:41 Pierson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  08:24
[MIN 8-1]
 
  08:02
[NYL 3-8]
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  07:50
[MIN 11-3]
 
  07:36
[NYL 5-11]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07
[NYL 8-11]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  06:47
[MIN 14-8]
 
  06:33
[NYL 10-14]
Vaughn Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  06:19
[MIN 17-10]
 
  05:53 Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Team Rebound 
  05:41
[NYL 12-17]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Brunson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  05:18
[MIN 19-12]
 
  04:55
[NYL 14-19]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:28  
  04:28  
  04:16
[NYL 16-19]
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:42
[NYL 18-19]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  03:27
[MIN 21-18]
 
  03:08 Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:07  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  02:56
[MIN 23-18]
 
  02:35 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:34  
  02:28 Pierson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  02:28 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  02:28  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  02:20
[MIN 25-18]
 
  02:04 Vaughn Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:03  
McWilliams-Franklin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  01:49
[MIN 27-18]
 
  01:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  01:44  
  01:35 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Adair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:09  
  01:09 Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  01:09  
  01:09
[NYL 19-27]
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.5  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:53.4  
Adair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:52.4
[MIN 29-19]
 
  00:52.4 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:52.4 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  00:52.4 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:52.4  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:50.9
[MIN 31-19]
 
  00:37.4
[NYL 21-31]
Montgomery Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.8  
  00:15.7 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:07.8 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:04.9 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.8 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-7) New York Liberty (18-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:46  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  09:35  
Team Rebound  09:34  
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:26
[MIN 33-21]
 
  09:07 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  09:05  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Brunson  09:05  
Wiggins Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:48  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:48  
  08:37 Pierson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:36  
  08:35 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:21 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:21 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  08:10 Montgomery Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:04
[MIN 35-21]
 
Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:46  
  07:33 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:31  
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Adair (1 AST)  07:25
[MIN 37-21]
 
  07:04 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:01
[NYL 23-37]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Team Rebound 
Adair Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:38  
  06:28 Pondexter Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:27 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:26
[NYL 25-37]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Adair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
  06:13 Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  06:13 Carson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Harris  06:13  
Adair Substitution replaced by Augustus  06:13  
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  06:13  
  06:00 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK) 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:58  
  05:56 Jump Ball Braxton vs Whalen 
Whalen Violation:Jump Ball  05:56  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  05:56  
  05:48
[NYL 27-37]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:21  
Brunson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  05:20  
  05:04 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (2 BLK) 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:02  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:56
[MIN 39-27]
 
  04:56 Mitchell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:56 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  04:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  04:56
[MIN 40-27]
 
  04:42 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:41  
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  04:15
[MIN 42-27]
 
  04:11
[NYL 29-42]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:11  
  04:11
[NYL 30-42]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harris Foul : Personal Block (2 PF)  03:48  
Harris Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  03:48  
  03:37 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:35 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:34  
  03:32 Braxton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 43-30]
 
  03:32 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 44-30]
 
  03:24
[NYL 32-44]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:57
[MIN 46-32]
 
  02:36 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:35  
  02:34 Foul : Double Personal - Pierson (1 PF), Brunson (3 PF) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  02:34  
  02:34 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Powell 
  02:34 Pierson Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
Augustus Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:15  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:13  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 48-32]
 
  01:51
[NYL 34-48]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:40  
  01:29 Mitchell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 49-34]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 50-34]
 
  01:14
[NYL 36-50]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
  00:48.8 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:34.8
[NYL 39-50]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:16.3
[MIN 52-39]
 
Adair Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:05.1  
  00:05.1
[NYL 40-52]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:05.1
[NYL 41-52]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-7) New York Liberty (18-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  09:48  
Brunson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:47  
  09:38 Vaughn Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:37  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:21 Team Rebound 
  09:11 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:04 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:03  
  09:02 Mitchell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brunson Foul : Offensive Charge (5 PF)  08:51  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:51  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  08:51  
  08:34 Pierson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:24 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:23  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  08:00
[MIN 54-41]
 
Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:36  
  07:33 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:32  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:19  
  07:09 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK) 
  07:08 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  07:07 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
  07:06 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:00 Powell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (2 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:58  
Whalen Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  06:55  
Adair Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:37  
  06:37
[NYL 42-54]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:37
[NYL 43-54]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02 Pierson Hook Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:01  
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  05:53  
  05:50
[NYL 45-54]
Powell Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:28 Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 55-45]
 
  05:28 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 56-45]
 
  05:13 Carson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:11 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:06 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:44  
  04:44  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:44  
  04:44 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  04:29 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:27  
Moore Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  04:05
[MIN 58-45]
 
  03:46 Pierson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:24  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  03:10
[MIN 60-45]
 
  02:51 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:50  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  02:39
[MIN 63-45]
 
Moore Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:27  
  02:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  02:27 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:27 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  02:27  
  02:23 Carson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adair (2 BLK) 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Jump Ball Vaughn vs McWilliams-Franklin (Carson gains possession) 
  02:12 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:09  
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST)  02:04
[MIN 65-45]
 
  02:01 Mitchell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:52 Hollingsworth Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Moore Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:27 Montgomery Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:04 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Adair Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:55.5  
  00:55.5
[NYL 46-65]
Hollingsworth Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Brunson  00:55.5  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Harris  00:55.5  
Adair Substitution replaced by Whalen  00:55.5  
  00:55.5 Hollingsworth Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.5 Team Rebound 
  00:54.9 Hollingsworth Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  00:54.9 Hollingsworth Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Whalen Jump Hook Shot: Missed  00:31.0  
Team Rebound  00:28.7  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  00:12.9
[MIN 67-46]
 
  00:01.8 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.8 Team Rebound 
  00:00.5 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-7) New York Liberty (18-15)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41
[NYL 48-67]
Carson Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:41  
  09:41
[NYL 49-67]
Carson Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
  09:23 Braxton Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:23
[MIN 68-49]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:23
[MIN 69-49]
 
  09:08 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Adair (Carson gains possession) 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  08:59
[NYL 51-69]
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST)  08:35
[MIN 72-51]
 
  08:27 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  08:12
[MIN 74-51]
 
  08:12 Vaughn Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:12  
  08:09 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Adair Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  08:05  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  08:05  
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:05  
  08:05 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05
[NYL 52-74]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  07:47  
  07:39 Braxton Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (3 BLK) 
  07:05 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:58 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54 Vaughn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
Hornbuckle Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:34  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:34  
  06:34 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Hollingsworth 
  06:34 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
  06:34 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  06:20 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:59 Pierson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:23 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:22  
Harris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  05:18
[MIN 76-52]
 
  05:09
[NYL 54-76]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (5 AST) 
  04:47 Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Houston  04:47  
Harris Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:31 Powell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
  04:27 Pierson Foul : Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:27  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 77-54]
 
Harris Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[NYL 55-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:22
[NYL 56-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:13  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:13  
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:02  
  04:02 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  04:02
[NYL 57-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:51 Pierson Foul : Personal Block (3 PF) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
Harris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST)  03:38
[MIN 79-57]
 
  03:19
[NYL 59-79]
Hollingsworth Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Hollingsworth Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:53
[NYL 61-79]
Pierson Driving Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:30
[MIN 81-61]
 
Houston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
  02:06 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  02:06 Hollingsworth Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  02:06
[NYL 62-81]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:06
[NYL 63-81]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  01:53
[MIN 83-63]
 
  01:36
[NYL 66-83]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (7 AST) 
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:15 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:10 Pondexter Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:10 Pondexter Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Wright Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.8  
  00:57.9 Pierson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:46.9
[NYL 68-83]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST)  00:29.8
[MIN 86-68]
 
  00:13.8 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:11.8  
End of 4th Qtr
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7
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15
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