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Augustus leads Lynx to 1st playoff series victory


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Sep 20 2011 11:30PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx bulldozed the rest of the WNBA in the regular season, rarely tested while posting a 27-7 record that was six games better than the next closest team.

The San Antonio Silver Stars gave the No. 1 seed in the playoffs all they could handle in the first round, and that's just what the Lynx say they needed.

Seimone Augustus had 22 points and the Lynx beat the Silver Stars 85-67 on Tuesday night for the first playoff series victory in franchise history.

``I'm extremely happy that we were tested in the first round because you want to have an attitude of urgency throughout the playoffs,'' said Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who scored 16 points. ``I think this put us back on our heels, the first two games, and now we can be prepared for the level that each team is going to play with against us.''

Rebekkah Brunson added 15 points and nine rebounds and Maya Moore had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Lynx, who advance to play the Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 is Thursday in Minnesota.

Sophia Young scored 17 points for the Silver Stars on 7-of-8 shooting. San Antonio turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 24 Lynx points, and was outrebounded 36-21.

Becky Hammon added 15 points and five assists, but she was the only other Stars player in double figures.

``This basketball team that we played has the ability to get to a level right now that is just awful good,'' Stars coach Dan Hughes said.

The Lynx, who own home-court advantage throughout the playoffs after dominating the league during the regular season, finally gave the tortured sports fans of Minnesota something to cheer about. The Vikings and Timberwolves were last-place teams and the Twins have the worst record in the American League.

So the fans are starting to rally around the Lynx.

``We didn't want to let you down!'' Moore hollered to the crowd of 8,700 after the game.

In the deciding Game 3, the Lynx overcame an uncharacteristically quiet game from star point guard Lindsay Whalen, who finished with four points and three assists. The hometown girl didn't make her first shot until early in the fourth quarter, but she had plenty of help.

The other four starters scored in double figures and the Lynx shot 51 percent to turn a tense game in the first quarter into a rout.

``It's like other things that happened this year,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said of their first playoff win. ``It's great, but the goal isn't necessarily just to win a round. There's a bigger prize in mind.''

The Lynx got off to another slow start in this one, falling behind 10-2 in the first three minutes against a Silver Stars team that gave them more trouble than any other team during their dominant regular season. San Antonio lost all four games in the season series, but twice took them down to the buzzer.

It was more of the same in the first two games of the playoffs, with Whalen getting a steal on an inbounds pass at the end of Game 1 to preserve a 66-65 victory before the Silver Stars cruised to an 84-75 win in Game 2 in San Antonio.

``It's an accomplishment for the Minnesota Lynx, for the organization and (owner) Glen Taylor and the fans of Minnesota,'' McWilliams-Franklin said. ``And it's a relief because the Minnesota Lynx have never won a playoff series, so you're kind of relieved.''

The Lynx shrugged off a 1-for-5 start to rip off runs of 10-0 and 17-0 over the next 11 minutes to build a 35-22 lead. McWilliams-Franklin, the 41-year-old center and emotional leader, got the team started, hitting a pair of jumpers from the left wing and diving on the floor to secure a loose ball and inject some much-needed energy.

``The fact that we hadn't won a three-game series before, it kind of shows our guts and our toughness,'' Augustus said.


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Silver Stars
Lynx
     
    • 45.5%

    • 50.8%

    • 32.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAN MIN
Total Rebounds 6 5
Offensive Rebounds 3 12
Turnovers 16 14
Fast Break Pts: 0 4
Biggest Lead: 8 22
Points in the Paint: 20 46
SAN MIN
p Young   17 Augustus   22
rb Riley   6 Brunson   9
a Hammon   5 3 players   4
s Hammon   3 Whalen   4
b 3 players   1 Moore   1
 
  • 07/31 - MIN 70 @ SAN 69
  • 08/04 - SAN 60 @ MIN 62
  • 08/26 - SAN 75 @ MIN 85
  • 08/28 - MIN 72 @ SAN 61
San Antonio Silver Stars (18-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Perkins G 30:31 2-8 1-5 0-0 -21 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 5
S. Young F 34:11 7-8 0-0 3-5 -15 0 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 17
R. Riley F-C 16:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 1 5 6 2 2 0 3 0 0 2
B. Hammon G 34:30 5-14 3-10 2-2 -15 0 2 2 5 1 3 4 1 0 15
D. Robinson G 23:43 2-6 0-0 0-0 -14 0 1 1 1 3 2 3 0 0 4
D. Adams   22:51 3-7 1-3 2-3 -10 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 9
J. Appel   08:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
T. Bevilaqua   14:55 2-4 1-3 0-0 -4 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
R. Hodges   05:11 1-2 1-2 0-0 +7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
S. Robinson   06:31 1-3 1-2 2-2 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
P. Phillips   02:40 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Total   200 25-55 8-25 9-12   3 18 21 17 14 9 16 3 1 67
  45.5% 32.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
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 28:31 5-12 1-3 3-3 +11 3 3 6 4 3 1 2 1 1 14
R. Brunson F 32:20 4-9 0-0 7-8 +13 3 6 9 2 1 1 0 0 1 15
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 28:03 6-10 0-0 4-6 +26 1 2 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 16
S. Augustus G-F 32:28 10-16 2-2 0-0 +7 1 7 8 4 2 2 3 0 0 22
L. Whalen G 29:54 2-3 0-0 0-0 +15 0 3 3 3 1 4 2 0 0 4
C. Wiggins   18:15 0-2 0-2 0-0 +16 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0
M. Wright   09:59 2-2 1-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 5
J. Adair   16:04 3-7 0-0 1-1 +1 2 2 4 1 2 0 3 0 1 7
C. Houston   02:40 1-3 0-0 0-0 -2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
A. Harris   00:53 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   00:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 33-65 4-8 15-18   12 24 36 20 18 11 14 1 3 85
  50.8% 50.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Silver Stars: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Silver Stars: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #44 Felicia Grinter
  • Attendance: 8734
  • Duration: 1:57
San Antonio Silver Stars (18-17) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Riley (Whalen gains possession) 
  09:48 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hammon (1 ST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
  09:02 Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:48  
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Riley (1 AST)  08:45
[SAN 3-0]
 
Hammon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:20
[MIN 1-3]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:20
[MIN 2-3]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:01
[SAN 6-2]
 
  07:47 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:46  
Young Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  07:37
[SAN 8-2]
 
  07:22 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:20  
Perkins Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:07
[SAN 10-2]
 
  07:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:45 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  06:29  
  06:18
[MIN 4-10]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hammon (1 AST)  05:51
[SAN 12-4]
 
  05:38 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:30
[MIN 6-12]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  05:18  
  05:18 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Riley 
  04:48
[MIN 8-12]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Riley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  04:38  
Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:37  
Riley Substitution replaced by Adams  04:37  
  04:22
[MIN 10-12]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hammon (2 ST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:25
[MIN 12-12]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:18  
  03:18 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:18 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:58  
  02:48
[MIN 14-12]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  02:28
[SAN 14-14]
 
  02:15 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Adams Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:07  
Adams Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:07  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Appel  02:07  
  01:53 Wiggins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:53 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Bevilaqua  01:53  
Adams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[SAN 16-14]
 
  01:21 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:18  
  01:10 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Adams Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.1  
  00:53.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:37.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:37.2
[MIN 16-16]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bevilaqua (1 AST)  00:20.4
[SAN 19-16]
 
  00:06.5
[MIN 18-19]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (18-17) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Bevilaqua 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  09:46
[SAN 22-18]
 
  09:24
[MIN 20-22]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:55
[MIN 23-22]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Bevilaqua 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:28 Team Rebound 
  08:10
[MIN 25-22]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Appel Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:10  
Appel Substitution replaced by Riley  08:10  
Young Substitution replaced by Hammon  08:10  
  08:10
[MIN 26-22]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:57 Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  07:40 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hammon (1 BLK) 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:38  
  07:30 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Riley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (3 ST)  07:27  
Riley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:26  
  07:13
[MIN 28-22]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
  07:05 Wiggins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:05  
Bevilaqua Substitution replaced by Robinson  07:05  
  07:05 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:43 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:38
[MIN 31-22]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
  06:14 Brunson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Adams Substitution replaced by Young  06:14  
Young Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (4 ST)  06:05  
  06:05 Jump Ball Whalen vs Young (Brunson gains possession) 
  05:58
[MIN 33-22]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
  05:39 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:39 Jump Ball Augustus vs Young 
  05:33 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  05:32  
  05:28
[MIN 35-22]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:13
[SAN 25-35]
 
  04:51 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:47
[MIN 38-25]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:21  
Riley Substitution replaced by Adams  04:21  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Hodges  04:21  
  04:21 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
  04:21 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  04:08
[MIN 40-25]
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:41 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:40  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Bevilaqua  03:40  
Hodges 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST)  03:20
[SAN 28-40]
 
  03:06 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:04  
  03:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
Young Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hodges (1 AST)  02:48
[SAN 30-40]
 
  02:24 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:23  
Hammon Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
Bevilaqua Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:13  
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:11 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:50 Adair Layup Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:50  
  01:50 Adair Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:50 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:50
[SAN 31-40]
 
Hodges Substitution replaced by Perkins  01:50  
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:50
[SAN 32-40]
 
  01:34 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:33 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Young Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[MIN 41-32]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:32
[MIN 42-32]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hammon (2 AST)  01:19
[SAN 34-42]
 
  01:02 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:00
[MIN 44-34]
Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bevilaqua Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  00:50.4
[SAN 36-44]
 
  00:34.9 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:08.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Bevilaqua Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:06.9  
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
  00:00.5 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (18-17) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:51 Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  09:46  
  09:38 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:01
[MIN 46-36]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Riley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hammon (3 AST)  08:49
[SAN 38-46]
 
  08:34 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:14 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:13  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:01 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:54
[MIN 48-38]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Riley (2 AST)  07:35
[SAN 40-48]
 
  07:35 Moore Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Bevilaqua  07:35  
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:35  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:32  
Riley Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF)  07:18  
Riley Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:18  
  07:18
[MIN 49-40]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:18
[MIN 50-40]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  06:59
[MIN 52-40]
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Riley Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:35 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  06:35 Moore Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Riley Substitution replaced by Adams  06:35  
Young Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bevilaqua (2 AST)  06:24
[SAN 42-52]
 
  06:14 Augustus Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:14 Augustus Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:14 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Young Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hammon (4 AST)  06:03
[SAN 44-52]
 
  05:39
[MIN 54-44]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bevilaqua 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:04
[MIN 56-44]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:55  
Bevilaqua Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:55  
  04:55 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hammon (5 AST)  04:41
[SAN 46-56]
 
  04:23 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK) 
  04:22 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:21
[MIN 58-46]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:07  
  03:56 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Adams (1 ST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:49
[SAN 49-58]
 
  03:49 Adair Foul : Away From Play (2 PF) 
  03:49 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:49  
Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  03:49
[SAN 50-58]
 
Young Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:33  
  03:33 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:33
[MIN 59-50]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:20 Wiggins Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:20  
Team Rebound  03:20  
  03:20 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:20
[SAN 51-59]
 
  03:01
[MIN 61-51]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:01  
  03:01
[MIN 62-51]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST)  02:49
[SAN 54-62]
 
Young Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:27  
  02:27
[MIN 63-54]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Perkins  02:27  
  02:27
[MIN 64-54]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  02:08  
  02:07 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Adams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:52
[MIN 65-54]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:52
[MIN 66-54]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hammon Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:33 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:22
[SAN 56-66]
 
  01:09 Wiggins Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  01:09 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:09 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Perkins Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  01:00  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Bevilaqua  01:00  
Adams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:46.1  
  00:46.1 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:46.1 Team Rebound 
Adams Substitution replaced by Appel  00:46.1  
  00:46.1 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.9 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:43.9 Moore Tip Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:20.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:03.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.9  
End of 3rd Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (18-17) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:49
[MIN 69-56]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26
[MIN 71-56]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  09:11 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Appel Substitution replaced by Riley  09:11  
Hammon Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:11
[SAN 57-71]
 
Bevilaqua Substitution replaced by Robinson  09:11  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Perkins  09:11  
Hammon Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:11
[SAN 58-71]
 
  08:50 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:49  
  08:38 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:38  
  08:38 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:38
[SAN 59-71]
 
  08:23 Adair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (2 ST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:58
[MIN 72-59]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:58
[MIN 73-59]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hammon Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:43
[SAN 61-73]
 
  07:25
[MIN 75-61]
Whalen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:50 Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:48  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:24
[MIN 77-61]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Young Substitution replaced by Adams  06:16  
  06:16 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  06:16 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Adams Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:03 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:42 Adair Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Hammon Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  05:22  
Riley Substitution replaced by Young  05:03  
  05:00
[MIN 79-61]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
  04:58 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Hammon Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:48
[SAN 63-79]
 
  04:30 Adair Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hammon (3 ST) 
Hammon Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  04:19  
  04:14 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (2 ST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:47 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:45  
Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  03:35  
  03:29
[MIN 81-63]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Adair (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:19  
  03:19 Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  03:19 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  03:19 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:55
[MIN 83-63]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Team Rebound  02:40  
  02:40  
Young Substitution replaced by Phillips  02:40  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Hodges  02:40  
  02:40 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Houston 
  02:40 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Appel  02:40  
Hodges 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:01 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:59 Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Phillips (1 BLK) 
  01:58 Team Rebound 
Adams Substitution replaced by Bevilaqua  01:58  
  01:58 Jump Ball Adair vs Phillips (Wiggins gains possession) 
Robinson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:53  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:53  
  01:41 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:39 Houston Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:37
[MIN 85-63]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  01:27  
  01:06 Adair Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:05  
  00:53.3 Augustus Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:53.3 Adair Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:53.3 Augustus Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:53.3
[SAN 64-85]
 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:53.3
[SAN 65-85]
 
  00:37.9 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
Bevilaqua Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:36.9  
Phillips Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hodges (2 AST)  00:29.1
[SAN 67-85]
 
  00:12.8 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:11.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAN
4th West
18
16
5-5
9-8
9-8
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Silver Stars Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .430 .419
FT% .752 .771
Points 77.6 72.0
Rebounds 31.3 28.0
Assists 18.1 18.3
Steals 8.4 9.0
Blocks 3.6 4.3
3-Point % .356 .365
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Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .431
FT% .737 .745
Points 81.5 75.3
Rebounds 36.5 39.7
Assists 18.1 15.0
Steals 7.3 8.0
Blocks 3.6 4.0
3-Point % .368 .281
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
San Antonio Silver Stars (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adams, Danielle 68:50 12-25 2-8 6-8 3 7 10 2 7 2 2 1 3 32
Appel, Jayne 23:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 2 4 0 0 0
Bevilaqua, Tully 37:09 3-7 2-6 0-0 4 2 6 3 2 0 2 2 0 8
Hammon, Becky 103:32 14-40 9-23 12-14 0 8 8 13 8 5 9 2 4 49
Hodges, Roneeka 5:11 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Perkins, Jia 101:26 15-38 7-19 2-2 3 13 16 8 3 8 7 1 0 39
Phillips, Porsha 2:45 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Riley, Ruth 55:47 5-11 1-2 1-2 1 12 13 9 5 1 3 4 0 12
Robinson, Danielle 89:51 7-27 0-1 2-2 2 7 9 7 9 5 6 0 2 16
Robinson, Scholanda 9:15 1-3 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 5
Young, Sophia 102:19 19-30 0-0 12-18 4 13 17 9 9 4 4 2 2 50
Minnesota Lynx (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adair, Jessica 37:58 4-12 0-0 2-3 5 5 10 2 5 2 5 2 3 10
Augustus, Seimone 97:39 28-55 4-9 5-5 3 11 14 8 5 3 6 2 3 65
Brunson, Rebekkah 87:16 6-22 0-0 10-14 14 25 39 2 6 2 3 0 2 22
Harris, Amber 18:34 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Hornbuckle, Alexis 10:53 2-4 0-1 5-5 3 2 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 9
Houston, Charde 2:40 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 87:12 10-19 0-0 5-8 1 13 14 6 12 0 8 4 0 25
Moore, Maya 84:20 15-38 3-13 7-11 9 7 16 8 10 2 6 2 1 40
Whalen, Lindsay 94:56 16-32 1-3 6-7 4 7 11 11 6 8 7 2 4 39
Wiggins, Candice 38:58 1-5 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 3 6 1 4 0 0 2
Wright, Monica 39:35 4-9 1-2 1-2 2 3 5 2 4 5 3 0 0 10