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Posted Sep 08 2011 11:30PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Lindsay Whalen doesn't want to talk about who is the Minnesota Lynx's MVP or her candidacy league-wide.

Her coach and teammates don't have the same reservations. They are willing to do the talking for her.

Whalen had 20 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, without committing a turnover and the Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 78-69 Thursday night. It marked the first time in WNBA history a player had at least 20 points and 10 assists without a turnover.

``MVP,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said describing Whalen's game Thursday. ``If you're only looking at statistics, maybe it's not so impressive to an average person that doesn't watch our team. If you watch our team, and I saw this too, Seimone (Augustus) is right there as well, but I just thought Whay kind of solidified herself tonight again, an exclamation point.''

Augustus scored 22 points and Maya Moore had 16 points and seven rebounds to help the league-best Lynx (26-7) win for the eight time in nine games.

Whalen broke her own team record for assists in a season and is averaging career-highs with 14.1 points and 5.9 assists per game with one game remaining in the regular season. Only one player in WNBA history - Sue Bird in 2002 - has averaged at least 14 points and six assists for a season.

``That's an MVP candidate right there,'' Augustus said. ``That's the leader of our team. That's why we have the record that we have. That's why we are so successful this year, because the way she is playing.''

Sylvia Fowles and Erin Thorn scored 17 points each for the Sky (14-18).

Even though the Lynx have already wrapped up the Western Conference title and home-court throughout the playoffs, there was no letting up against Chicago. Reeve has talked about the necessity of striking a balance between being rested for the playoffs, while also staying sharp.

In the end, each of the Lynx's starters played at least 19 minutes and four played at least 25. The league's second-ranked defense limited the Sky to 36 percent shooting.

``The hard thing is when the ball goes up to start the game, you're competitive juices get going and its really hard to take players out when the game hasn't been decided,'' Reeve said.

Fowles scored 15 points in the first half and finished 7 for 13 from the field. Her teammates, however, were 18 for 56 (32 percent).

``It's one of those things where you go to her early and you play through her,'' Sky coach Pokey Chatman said. ``Then you play off of her and she allows other people to get open. You run the play and three people try to stop Syl, so you kick to Erin Thorn.''

Epiphanny Prince - who came in averaging 14.5 points per game - was held to just eight on 3 of 12 shooting.

Prince's 3-pointer gave Chicago a 53-52 lead to start the fourth quarter. However, Whalen followed with a driving layup to put the Lynx back ahead, and Moore's 3 stretched the lead to seven with about 5:40 to go.

Carolyn Swords' three-point play pulled the Sky to 67-66 about 2 minutes later, but the Lynx scored the next nine points to pull away for good.

``Every game means something,'' Whalen said. ``It didn't really mean much in the standings, but it meant a lot to us. We wanted to win our last home game and we want to be sharp going into the playoffs.''

Whalen had eight points and six assists, and Augustus added nine points as the Lynx led by 11 points in the first half. After missing her first five shots, Moore scored seven points late in the half and Minnesota held a 41-32 lead at the break.


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Sky
Lynx
     
    • 36.2%

    • 43.1%

    • 30.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 85.7%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI MIN
Total Rebounds 8 12
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Turnovers 10 8
Fast Break Pts: 2 17
Biggest Lead: 3 13
Points in the Paint: 28 36
CHI MIN
p 2 players   17 Augustus   22
rb Swords   8 2 players   7
a 2 players   4 Whalen   10
s Young   2 2 players   2
b Swords   3 Moore   2
 
  • 08/12 - MIN 79 @ CHI 76
  • 09/08 - CHI 69 @ MIN 78
Chicago Sky (14-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Young F 33:13 1-6 0-0 4-6 -10 2 4 6 0 2 2 1 0 2 6
C. Swords C 23:09 4-6 0-0 1-1 -4 2 6 8 4 0 0 0 3 0 9
S. Fowles C 36:51 7-13 0-0 3-3 -2 4 2 6 2 4 1 3 2 0 17
E. Thorn G 20:53 6-11 4-7 1-1 -3 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 17
D. Canty G 21:11 1-6 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2
M. Snow   13:46 1-2 0-0 1-1 -3 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3
E. Prince   24:22 3-12 2-8 0-0 -9 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 8
C. Vandersloot   20:21 2-10 1-6 2-2 -7 0 5 5 4 3 0 2 2 1 7
C. Kraayeveld   06:14 0-3 0-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Murphy DND - Sprained Left Thumb
L. Wisdom-Hylton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-69 7-23 12-14   9 23 32 15 16 3 10 8 4 69
  36.2% 30.4% 85.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Minnesota Lynx (26-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 30:45 5-13 2-5 4-5 +11 2 5 7 2 2 1 1 2 0 16
R. Brunson F 18:49 0-4 0-0 2-2 +10 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 25:28 3-11 0-1 0-0 +3 0 3 3 1 2 2 3 0 0 6
S. Augustus G-F 30:55 10-18 2-3 0-0 +6 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 22
L. Whalen G 28:14 10-15 0-1 0-1 +14 0 7 7 10 2 2 0 0 4 20
J. Adair   20:13 1-5 0-0 1-2 +1 3 2 5 1 3 0 1 0 3 3
C. Wiggins   17:39 1-2 1-2 2-2 +2 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 5
M. Wright   20:19 1-3 0-2 2-2 +6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
C. Houston   06:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 -7 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   00:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris DND - Concussion
Total   200 31-72 5-15 11-14   9 29 38 14 15 6 8 4 8 78
  43.1% 33.3% 78.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 9

inactive

  • Sky: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sky: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #53 Jeff Smith, #31 Amy Bonner, #17 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 8781
  • Duration: 1:46
Chicago Sky (14-19) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Fowles (Canty gains possession) 
Fowles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swords (1 AST)  09:42
[CHI 2-0]
 
  09:18 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:05 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Canty Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47
[MIN 2-2]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Swords (2 AST)  08:27
[CHI 4-2]
 
  08:27 Whalen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Fowles Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:27
[CHI 5-2]
 
  08:09 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:07  
Canty Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:51  
  07:40
[MIN 4-5]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:07 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  06:52  
  06:46
[MIN 6-5]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:35  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
Fowles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
Swords Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST)  06:28
[CHI 7-6]
 
  06:01 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Fowles (1 BLK) 
  06:00 Team Rebound 
  05:58 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:55 Moore Tip Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
Thorn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:47
[CHI 9-6]
 
  05:33
[MIN 8-9]
Whalen Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thorn Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
Fowles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:16  
Fowles Layup Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:57
[MIN 10-9]
Whalen Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thorn (2 AST)  04:43
[CHI 11-10]
 
  04:19
[MIN 13-11]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Swords (3 AST)  04:02
[CHI 13-13]
 
  03:40 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:38  
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:28
[MIN 15-13]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:04 Moore Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:04  
  03:04 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Swords Substitution replaced by Snow  03:04  
Thorn Substitution replaced by Prince  03:04  
Canty Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  03:04  
  03:04 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:04
[CHI 14-15]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:04
[CHI 15-15]
 
  02:46
[MIN 17-15]
Adair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Fowles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST)  02:42  
  02:38 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Team Rebound 
  02:30 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:29  
Fowles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:13
[CHI 17-17]
 
  01:53
[MIN 19-17]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
  01:45 Whalen Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
  01:45 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
Fowles Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:24  
Fowles Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:20 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08
[MIN 22-17]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Adair (1 AST) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.8  
  00:56.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:33.9 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:31.9  
Vandersloot Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:21.1
[CHI 19-22]
 
  00:02.8 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Qtr
Chicago Sky (14-19) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:42 Adair Jump Shot: Missed Block: Snow (1 BLK) 
  09:42 Team Rebound 
  09:40 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:36
[MIN 24-19]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Vandersloot Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:13 Team Rebound 
Young Substitution replaced by Canty  09:13  
Snow Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:01  
  09:01
[MIN 25-19]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:01
[MIN 26-19]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Kraayeveld Jump Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Canty Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 27-19]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:24
[MIN 28-19]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Kraayeveld Substitution replaced by Fowles  08:05  
  07:53
[MIN 30-19]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:28 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:05 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fowles (1 ST) 
  07:00 Wright Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Vandersloot Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:00
[CHI 20-30]
 
Vandersloot Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:00
[CHI 21-30]
 
  06:53 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:50 Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Fowles (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:49  
Snow Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:36
[CHI 23-30]
 
  06:36 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Snow Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:36
[CHI 24-30]
 
  06:21 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:14 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:11  
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:57 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:48  
Prince Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  05:39  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:38  
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (1 AST)  05:34
[CHI 26-30]
 
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  05:26 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  05:26 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Prince Substitution replaced by Thorn  05:26  
Vandersloot Substitution replaced by Young  05:26  
  05:18
[MIN 32-26]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Canty Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:50  
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Snow (1 AST)  04:36
[CHI 28-32]
 
  04:25 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  04:09  
  04:07 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Young Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:06  
  03:53
[MIN 34-28]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:33 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Snow Substitution replaced by Swords  03:18  
Thorn Violation:Kicked Ball  03:17  
Canty Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  03:17  
Thorn Substitution replaced by Prince  03:17  
  03:11
[MIN 36-28]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:39 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:23 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:21 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vandersloot (1 BLK) 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:20  
Vandersloot Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Young Substitution replaced by Canty  02:19  
  02:07
[MIN 38-28]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Fowles Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Fowles Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:46  
  01:33 McWilliams-Franklin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:31  
Swords Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (2 AST)  01:23
[CHI 30-38]
 
  01:02 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:01  
Canty Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  00:50.8  
  00:46.9
[MIN 40-30]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Prince Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:46.9  
  00:46.9
[MIN 41-30]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  00:27.5 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Fowles Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:27.5
[CHI 31-41]
 
Fowles Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:27.5
[CHI 32-41]
 
  00:11.6 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:11.6 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:00.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Chicago Sky (14-19) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:45  
Canty Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:28
[CHI 34-41]
 
  09:12
[MIN 43-34]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Swords Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:49 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:42
[MIN 45-34]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  08:21  
  08:19 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11
[MIN 47-34]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:07  
  08:07 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Canty Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:23 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:22  
  07:22 Adair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Canty (1 AST)  07:07
[CHI 37-47]
 
  06:46 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:44  
  06:44 Adair Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Canty Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
Fowles Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:32  
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:31
[CHI 39-47]
 
  06:09 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:08  
Thorn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:01
[CHI 41-47]
 
  06:01 Moore Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Thorn Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  06:01
[CHI 42-47]
 
  05:47 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:46  
Thorn Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Canty Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston 
  05:21 Augustus Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:20  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Swords Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:04  
Swords Layup Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:56
[MIN 49-42]
Whalen Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Canty Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Swords Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:35  
Swords Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:34
[CHI 44-49]
 
  04:15 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:13  
Swords Substitution replaced by Snow  04:00  
Thorn Substitution replaced by Prince  04:00  
Canty Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  04:00  
  04:00 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Fowles Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:49 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:38 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:36  
Fowles Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  03:28  
Fowles Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:28  
  03:13 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:58  
Fowles Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27 Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:13 Houston Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:13 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (3 AST)  02:03
[CHI 47-49]
 
  01:41
[MIN 51-47]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Snow (2 AST)  01:17
[CHI 50-51]
 
Prince Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:05  
  00:53.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:51.9 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Fowles Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:30.8  
  00:30.8 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
  00:20.9 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.5 Team Rebound 
Young Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:19.5  
  00:19.5 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:19.5 Team Rebound 
  00:19.5
[MIN 52-50]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.8 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Chicago Sky (14-19) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
Team Rebound  09:41  
Swords Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  09:41  
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (4 AST)  09:30
[CHI 53-52]
 
  09:15 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:14  
  09:14 Houston Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  09:14 Houston Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Vandersloot Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:07  
Vandersloot Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:07  
  08:54
[MIN 54-53]
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  08:46 Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:46  
Team Rebound  08:46  
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:46  
  08:45 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:23 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:22 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  07:58
[MIN 57-53]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST) 
Kraayeveld 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:29 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:23 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young (2 ST) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:11
[MIN 59-53]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Vandersloot Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:11  
  07:11 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:09  
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:01
[CHI 55-59]
 
  06:42 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vandersloot (2 BLK) 
  06:41 Team Rebound 
  06:41 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  06:41 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
  06:36 Adair Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Kraayeveld Substitution replaced by Swords  06:36  
  06:21 Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:21
[CHI 56-59]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:21
[CHI 57-59]
 
  06:06
[MIN 61-57]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:48  
Vandersloot Substitution replaced by Thorn  05:48  
  05:40
[MIN 64-57]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Whalen (9 AST) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Swords (4 AST)  05:20
[CHI 60-64]
 
  05:02 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:00  
Fowles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  04:44  
  04:32 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Swords (1 BLK) 
Fowles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:30  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Fowles (1 AST)  04:21
[CHI 63-64]
 
  04:05
[MIN 67-63]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Whalen (10 AST) 
Swords Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fowles (2 AST)  03:49
[CHI 65-67]
 
  03:49 Adair Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Swords Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:49
[CHI 66-67]
 
  03:38 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Swords (2 BLK) 
  03:35 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Fowles Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:29  
  03:29
[MIN 68-66]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:29
[MIN 69-66]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  03:15  
  03:12
[MIN 71-66]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:08  
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
Team Rebound  02:45  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:45  
  02:27 Adair Jump Shot: Missed Block: Swords (3 BLK) 
  02:26 Adair Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:23 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:21  
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  01:52
[MIN 73-66]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Fowles Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Prince Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:14  
Fowles Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  01:14  
Prince Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 74-66]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:14 Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:12  
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  00:58.9  
  00:56.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:41.0
[MIN 76-66]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:41.0  
Young Substitution replaced by Prince  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:41.0 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  00:41.0 Whalen Substitution replaced by Houston 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:20.3
[CHI 69-76]
 
Thorn Foul : Personal Take (1 PF)  00:19.0  
Vandersloot Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  00:17.3  
  00:17.3
[MIN 77-69]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:17.3
[MIN 78-69]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.3  
Kraayeveld 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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-- CN100 Local 8:00 pm ET
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
CHI
5th East
14
20
4-6
10-7
4-13
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
 
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rpg
apg
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spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .737 .
Points 81.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.5 NaN
Assists 18.1 NaN
Steals 7.3 NaN
Blocks 3.6 NaN
3-Point % .368 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
Points 82.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
Blocks 5.3 NaN
3-Point % .261 .
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