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Posted Sep 11 2011 9:47PM

PHOENIX (AP) Maya Moore, Monica Wright and Seimone Augustus all scored 15 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-90 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

As the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, Minnesota (27-7) will host San Antonio on Friday in the opener of the best-of-3 semifinal series. Third-place Phoenix (19-15) will travel to Seattle for its first game of the playoffs on Thursday.

Diana Taurasi led the Mercury with 19 points and won the WNBA scoring title for the fourth consecutive season. She also grabbed five rebounds.

Taurasi secured her fifth scoring title in her eight-year career when she made a 3-pointer with 6:15 left. Her average of 21.6 points per game edged out Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry.

Minnesota, which has won nine of 10, owns home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Lynx led 79-63, after three quarters but the Mercury got within 89-84 with 4:03 remaining. Alexis Hornbuckle and Wright both scored to help Minnesota hold on.

Rebekkah Brunson added 14 points, and Jessica Adair had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Lynx, who haven't been in the playoffs since getting swept by Seattle in the first round in 2004. Their only other appearance was a loss the year before to Los Angeles.

Marie Ferdinand-Harris added 15 points and DeWanna Bonner had 14 for Phoenix.

The Mercury are in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, having won the WNBA title in 2007 and 2009. They were swept by eventual champion Seattle in the conference finals last season.

Penny Taylor, the Mercury's second-leading scorer, sat out for the fifth time in six games. She only played a half in her last appearance on Sept. 3. The team has said Taylor is set to play in the postseason.

Moore had 11 points, including six in the final 3:41 of the second quarter, as Minnesota opened up a 52-45 lead at the break.

DeWanna Bonner scored 14 points in the first half for the Mercury, which lost three of five meetings with Minnesota.

The Lynx won all four meetings with San Antonio during the regular season. The Mercury lost three of four against Seattle.


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Lynx
Mercury
     
    • 56.1%

    • 45.1%

    • 70.0%

    • 51.7%

    • 88.2%

    • 91.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHO
Total Rebounds 7 5
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 10 7
Fast Break Pts: 13 9
Biggest Lead: 16 4
Points in the Paint: 44 26
MIN PHO
p 3 players   15 Taurasi   19
rb Adair   13 Dupree   6
a Wright   6 Swanier   4
s 6 players   1 3 players   1
b Brunson   1 Taurasi   4
 
  • 07/13 - PHO 112 @ MIN 105
  • 07/20 - MIN 106 @ PHO 98
  • 08/02 - PHO 73 @ MIN 90
  • 08/09 - MIN 80 @ PHO 85
  • 09/11 - MIN 96 @ PHO 90
Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 20:16 5-8 2-4 3-3 +16 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 15
R. Brunson F 18:06 4-8 0-0 6-8 +7 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 14
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 23:39 5-7 0-0 0-0 +7 3 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
S. Augustus G-F 21:34 7-11 1-1 0-0 +6 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 15
L. Whalen G 18:07 0-4 0-1 0-0 +6 1 5 6 5 1 0 3 0 0 0
C. Wiggins   17:16 1-2 1-1 2-2 -9 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 5
M. Wright   26:05 5-9 1-1 4-4 -1 0 3 3 6 4 1 4 0 2 15
A. Hornbuckle   20:18 3-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 7
J. Adair   21:54 5-9 0-0 0-0 -1 4 9 13 0 0 1 1 0 2 10
C. Houston   12:45 2-5 1-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 5
A. Harris NWT - Concussion
Total   200 37-66 7-10 15-17   9 28 37 19 14 6 10 1 7 96
  56.1% 70.0% 88.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (19-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 29:46 5-10 1-3 3-3 -12 1 2 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 14
C. Dupree F 25:48 5-10 0-0 0-0 -5 3 3 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 10
N. Sanford F-C 19:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
D. Taurasi G 24:02 5-14 4-8 5-6 -1 0 5 5 2 2 0 2 4 0 19
T. Johnson G 18:21 3-5 2-4 0-0 -1 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 8
K. Thomas   20:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 -16 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Swanier   16:05 3-7 1-2 0-0 -8 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 7
M. Ferdinand-Harris   24:26 5-14 2-4 3-3 +5 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 15
S. Spencer   11:46 2-3 2-3 0-0 +6 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
A. Gray-Lawson   09:34 3-6 3-5 0-0 -5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
P. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 32-71 15-29 11-12   7 15 22 20 12 3 7 7 1 90
  45.1% 51.7% 91.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 7

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #39 Michael Price, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 12666
  • Duration: 1:45
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Sanford vs McWilliams-Franklin (Johnson gains possession) 
  09:54 Jump Ball Sanford vs Whalen 
Whalen Violation:Jump Ball  09:54  
  09:39 Bonner Running Bank shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:38  
Brunson Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:22
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:12 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:46 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:20  
  08:07 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:07  
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:01 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:54  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32
[PHO 2-2]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Moore Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:32  
  07:32 Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  07:32
[PHO 3-2]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed  07:21  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:20  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:19
[MIN 4-3]
 
  07:05
[PHO 6-4]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  06:50
[MIN 7-6]
 
  06:32 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:26 Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:24
[PHO 8-7]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  06:10  
  06:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:03
[PHO 10-7]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
  05:41 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:41
[MIN 8-10]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:41
[MIN 9-10]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal Block (1 PF)  05:29  
  05:18
[PHO 13-9]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  05:02
[MIN 11-13]
 
  04:51 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:50  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:42  
  04:41 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:29  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 13-13]
 
  04:18
[PHO 16-13]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  03:59  
  03:58 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:51 Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:50  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  03:45
[MIN 15-16]
 
  03:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:36 Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  03:36 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  03:36 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wiggins  03:36  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  03:36  
  03:25
[PHO 18-15]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
  03:02 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 16-18]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 17-18]
 
  02:50 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:39 Swanier Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:38  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  02:19
[MIN 20-18]
 
  01:52
[PHO 20-20]
Swanier Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:22
[PHO 22-20]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  00:59.0 Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:59.0 Bonner Substitution replaced by Spencer 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  00:59.0  
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:59.0
[MIN 21-22]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:59.0
[MIN 22-22]
 
  00:48.9 Sanford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:44.9  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  00:44.9  
  00:24.9
[PHO 25-22]
Swanier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Spencer (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:06.3
[MIN 24-25]
 
  00:00.2 Swanier Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Adair Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  09:46
[MIN 26-25]
 
  09:34 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:28
[MIN 28-25]
 
  09:10
[PHO 27-28]
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sanford (1 ST)  08:49  
  08:44
[PHO 29-28]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:06 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:06  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  07:57
[MIN 30-29]
 
  07:41 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  07:35  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:34  
  07:33 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:33
[MIN 31-29]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:33
[MIN 32-29]
 
Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:22
[PHO 31-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sanford (1 AST) 
Hornbuckle Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:22  
  07:22
[PHO 32-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:06  
Adair Layup Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57 Taurasi Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:57 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:31  
  06:31
[PHO 33-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:31
[PHO 34-32]
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:20 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen  06:20  
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 33-34]
 
  06:20 Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 34-34]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:09  
  06:09
[PHO 35-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:09
[PHO 36-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  05:52
[MIN 36-36]
 
  05:44 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:43  
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:29
[MIN 38-36]
 
Wright Foul : Personal Block (2 PF)  05:18  
  05:18  
  05:18 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  05:18  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Brunson  05:18  
Adair Substitution replaced by Moore  05:18  
  05:18 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:18 Team Rebound 
  05:18
[PHO 37-38]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:07 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST)  05:07  
  05:07 Jump Ball Swanier vs Brunson (Swanier gains possession) 
  05:05 Swanier Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:59  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  04:48  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:47  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:44 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:24
[PHO 39-38]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
Team Rebound  04:00  
  04:00 Dupree Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Brunson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  03:57
[MIN 40-39]
 
  03:47 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:45  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  03:41
[MIN 42-39]
 
  03:41 Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:41
[MIN 43-39]
 
  03:29
[PHO 41-43]
Swanier Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:51 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Jump Ball Ferdinand-Harris vs Augustus (Bonner gains possession) 
Whalen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:41  
  02:41
[PHO 42-43]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:41
[PHO 43-43]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:29 Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:19
[MIN 45-43]
 
  01:59 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:39 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:38  
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:33
[MIN 47-43]
 
  01:16 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:09
[PHO 45-47]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
Team Rebound  00:47.2  
  00:47.2 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Spencer 
  00:47.2 Jump Ball Bonner vs Brunson (Whalen gains possession) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  00:42.7
[MIN 50-45]
 
  00:21.9 Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:19.5  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:11.9  
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:00.3
[MIN 52-45]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Brunson Hook Shot: Missed  09:38  
Team Rebound  09:37  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  09:30
[MIN 54-45]
 
  09:07
[PHO 47-54]
Dupree Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  08:52 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:52  
Team Rebound  08:52  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:52
[MIN 55-47]
 
  08:35
[PHO 50-55]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  08:14
[MIN 57-50]
 
  08:04 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:03  
  08:00 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:00
[MIN 58-50]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:00
[MIN 59-50]
 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  07:47  
  07:41 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:39
[PHO 52-59]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:19 Sanford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:19  
Team Rebound  07:19  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:19
[MIN 60-52]
 
  07:04 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:02  
Whalen Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:59  
  06:44 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 62-52]
 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:27  
  06:27
[PHO 53-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  06:27  
  06:27
[PHO 54-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  06:13
[MIN 64-54]
 
  05:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:54  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:47  
  05:31
[PHO 57-64]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Adair Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK)  05:09  
  05:09 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:03 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:02  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:51  
Wright Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:37  
  04:37  
  04:37 Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:37  
  04:25 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:24  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 66-57]
 
  03:38
[PHO 59-66]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Adair Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:11
[MIN 68-59]
 
  03:03
[PHO 61-68]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  02:45  
Team Rebound  02:45  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston  02:45  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  02:45  
  02:45 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:36
[MIN 70-61]
 
  02:27 Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:25  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  02:09
[MIN 73-61]
 
  01:47 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:46  
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  01:38
[MIN 75-61]
 
  01:37 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:37 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  01:20 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Wright Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:06
[MIN 77-61]
 
  00:41.9 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:40.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:40.1
[PHO 63-77]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST)  00:26.3
[MIN 79-63]
 
  00:06.9 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:06.3  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
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  09:36
[PHO 66-79]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (2 AST) 
Adair Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:21  
  09:03
[PHO 69-79]
Spencer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Swanier (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:59  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sanford (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:30 Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:29  
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Team Rebound 
Hornbuckle Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:18  
  08:04 Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:03  
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:53
[MIN 82-69]
 
Houston Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:27
[PHO 72-82]
Spencer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Swanier (4 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  07:09
[MIN 85-72]
 
  06:52
[PHO 75-85]
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Spencer (2 AST) 
Adair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:28
[MIN 87-75]
 
  06:15
[PHO 78-87]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Spencer (3 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (3 BLK)  05:48  
Adair Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:47  
Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (4 BLK)  05:45  
  05:43 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Wright Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:38  
  05:38 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  05:38 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:34 Swanier Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  05:24
[PHO 81-87]
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Adair Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST)  05:04
[MIN 89-81]
 
  04:51 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:50  
Wright Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  04:35  
Wright Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:35  
  04:19 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Adair (1 ST) 
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Spencer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:03
[PHO 84-89]
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:40
[MIN 91-84]
 
  03:30 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  03:29  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:09
[MIN 93-84]
 
  02:53
[PHO 87-93]
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
Adair Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  02:27  
  02:14 Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:14 Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:00  
  01:39 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:38  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  01:21  
  01:05 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  01:04  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (6 AST)  00:44.0
[MIN 96-87]
 
Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:34.0  
  00:26.8
[PHO 90-96]
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:02.2  
  00:02.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:00.2 Spencer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
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1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
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3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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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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