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Dream 74, Lynx 88


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Oct 03 2011 12:10AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) More than 15,000 fans walked into Target Center on Sunday night, hoping that the Minnesota Lynx could give them a little relief from the sports abyss the Twin Cities sit in at the moment.

They waved white pom-poms and hollered at the top of their lungs, and Rebekkah Brunson and Co. made sure they didn't go home disappointed.

Brunson had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Seimone Augustus added 22 points to lead the Lynx to an 88-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA finals.

``It was amazing,'' Brunson said of the charged-up atmosphere. ``The city's been excited about this team from the beginning of the season and everybody keeps jumping on and jumping on and we love it. We love the fact we can come in here and play in front of a crowd like this.''

Lindsay Whalen added 15 points and six assists and the Lynx turned a close game into a runaway with a 13-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Taj McWilliams-Franklin added eight points and 10 boards while battling an illness.

Angel McCoughtry scored 19 of her 33 points in the third quarter and Lindsey Harding scored 20 points for the Dream.

Atlanta led by 12 points midway through the second quarter, but the Lynx kept them off the board for the first 4:34 of the fourth quarter to take control. With starting center Erika de Souza missing the game while playing for Brazil in an Olympic qualifying tournament, the Dream were outrebounded 40-28 and outscored in the paint 52-30.

``Look at the rebounds,'' Harding said. ``We needed her.''

De Souza will be back for Game 2 of the best-of-five series, which is Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

For those who say the women's game lacks everything that makes the sport great - athleticism, shot-making and competitive fire - Game 1 will not help them make their case.

Maya Moore's sensational reverse layup, a scoop shot that started from clear on the other side of the rim, got the Lynx started on a third-quarter surge that got them back into the game. Brunson finished a three-point play and Augustus's no-look pass was finished by Whalen's reverse layup to cap a 9-0 run that gave them a 51-49 lead.

``We've got some athletes up in here!'' Brunson boasted.

On the other end, McCoughtry was simply unstoppable, hitting a incredible array of jumpers from odd angles all over the floor, blocking shots and forcing steals to keep her team from faltering. She scored all but four of Atlanta's 23 points in the third and the game was tied at 62 heading into the fourth.

Whalen started the deciding surge with a three-point play and a shooter's roll jumper and the Lynx turned up the pressure on the defensive end to get two fast break layups to take a 75-62 lead with 5:45 to play.

``We knew our run would come at some point,'' Whalen said.

The Lynx blocked a WNBA finals record 11 shots and held Atlanta to 37 percent shooting in their first finals game in franchise history.

``We couldn't find the rim for about four minutes,'' Dream coach Marynell Meadors said. ``And everything we did resulted in points for Minnesota.''

After 12 largely anonymous and often wretched seasons of existence, the Lynx finally broke through this year in a major way. With Augustus healthy for the first time in three years and Moore coming from UConn with the No. 1 overall pick, the Lynx blew the doors off the rest of the league, finishing 27-7, six games better than the second-best team.

The Twins and Timberwolves both finished in last place and the Vikings are off to an 0-4 start, leaving Minnesota's sporting public desperate for someone to cheer for.

The fired-up crowd of 15,258 - the second-largest in franchise history - was treated to a nerve-racking start.

The Dream just seemed a step quicker than the Lynx in the early going, with Harding running circles around Whalen and the rest of the Lynx in the first 13 minutes. They forced six turnovers and Harding hit two 3s as they jumped out to a 29-17 lead early in the second quarter.

The Dream are playing in the finals for the second year in a row after losing to Seattle last year. Not bad for a franchise that just started four years ago. They dispatched top-seeded Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals to get here, winning on the road in Game 3 to advance.

``The crowd energizes them and it just weighs you down,'' McCoughtry said. ``It's good to know that we were the ones that kind of messed ourselves up. That's a good thing for us because we can adjust that.''

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Dream
Lynx
     
    • 37.3%

    • 46.1%

    • 40.0%

    • 20.0%

    • 87.5%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL MIN
Total Rebounds 13 11
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 9 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 23
Biggest Lead: 12 14
Points in the Paint: 30 52
ATL MIN
p McCoughtry   33 Brunson   26
rb Bales   9 Brunson   11
a Harding   5 Augustus   7
s McCoughtry   3 2 players   2
b 2 players   2 McWilliams-Franklin   3
 
  • 06/17 - ATL 85 @ MIN 96
  • 06/19 - MIN 77 @ ATL 64
Atlanta Dream (20-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
I. Castro Marques F-G 28:40 5-15 0-1 0-0 -11 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 3 10
A. McCoughtry F 31:02 10-20 2-5 11-12 -7 1 4 5 0 5 3 2 2 2 33
S. Lyttle F 28:49 0-5 0-0 0-0 -15 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Price G-F 36:39 0-5 0-0 3-4 -11 3 3 6 3 4 1 2 0 1 3
L. Harding G 38:52 9-19 2-3 0-0 -12 0 1 1 5 0 1 2 0 3 20
A. Bales   21:26 2-6 0-0 0-0 -7 2 7 9 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
C. Miller   06:37 1-3 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
S. Irvin   02:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
C. Paris   05:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2
E. de Souza NWT - Brazilian National Team
S. Lehning DND - Torn ACL
Total   200 28-75 4-10 14-16   8 20 28 11 16 7 9 6 11 74
  37.3% 40.0% 87.5%   team rebs: 13 total to: 10
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 35:26 2-9 0-4 7-8 +23 2 4 6 2 3 2 0 2 0 11
R. Brunson F 35:25 10-15 0-0 6-7 +17 5 6 11 1 3 0 1 2 0 26
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 30:07 4-9 0-0 0-0 +19 2 8 10 3 1 2 2 3 2 8
S. Augustus G-F 35:36 9-20 2-3 2-2 +3 0 4 4 7 5 0 1 2 1 22
L. Whalen G 33:19 7-15 0-1 1-1 +11 1 1 2 6 2 1 2 1 1 15
J. Adair   09:37 3-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 5 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
C. Wiggins   11:59 0-3 0-2 0-0 +11 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 0
M. Wright   05:30 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
A. Harris   03:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Houston DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-76 2-10 16-18   10 30 40 22 17 6 10 11 6 88
  46.1% 20.0% 88.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 10

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #9 Denise Brooks, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 15258
  • Duration: 2:03
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Lyttle (Moore gains possession) 
  09:43
[MIN 2-0]
McWilliams-Franklin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:23
[ATL 3-2]
 
  09:04
[MIN 4-3]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  08:40  
  08:38 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:30
[MIN 6-3]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Whalen Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  07:50
[ATL 5-6]
 
  07:36 Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:29
[ATL 7-6]
 
  07:09 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:02 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:56  
  06:55 Brunson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:47 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  06:41
[ATL 9-6]
 
  06:26 Augustus Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:24  
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:14 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:12 Adair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Castro Marques (1 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lyttle Violation:Kicked Ball  05:41  
  05:31 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:29  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  05:25  
  05:23 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:21 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:04
[MIN 8-9]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:38
[MIN 10-9]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:21
[ATL 11-10]
 
  04:02 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:01  
  04:01  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:45 Team Rebound 
  03:40 Wiggins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:40 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:22
[MIN 12-11]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Price Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:09  
  03:09 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales  03:09  
  03:09 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bales Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:07  
  03:01 Adair Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:00 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
  03:00 Brunson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:39  
Harding Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:28
[ATL 13-12]
 
  02:11 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:10  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  02:05  
  02:03 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:57
[MIN 14-13]
Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:50 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:50  
Team Rebound  01:50  
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:50
[ATL 14-14]
 
  01:36 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:35  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Castro Marques (1 AST)  01:16
[ATL 16-14]
 
  00:53.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:52.8  
Bales Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  00:40.2
[ATL 18-14]
 
  00:23.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:22.9  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Harding 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:40
[ATL 21-14]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:32  
  09:22
[MIN 16-21]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:06 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:00 Whalen Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:58  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  08:48  
  08:48 Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  08:48  
  08:48 Jump Ball Wright vs Bales 
  08:31 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:30  
  08:23 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:19
[ATL 23-16]
 
  07:56 Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bales (1 BLK) 
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:54  
Price Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  07:48  
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:47  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  07:45
[ATL 25-16]
 
  07:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:39 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  07:31 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:29 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
McCoughtry Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:27  
  07:27 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Lyttle  07:27  
Price Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  07:27  
  07:27
[MIN 17-25]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  07:17
[ATL 27-17]
 
  07:05 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:58 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:57  
Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:40  
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
Bales Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:25  
Bales Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:22
[ATL 29-17]
 
  06:02 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:00  
  06:00
[MIN 18-29]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:00
[MIN 19-29]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK)  05:46  
  05:45 Team Rebound 
  05:36 Augustus Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:36 Augustus Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:15
[MIN 21-29]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:54
[ATL 31-21]
 
  04:45
[MIN 23-31]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:17 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:07
[MIN 26-31]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:06  
Miller Substitution replaced by Price  04:06  
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:39 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:34
[ATL 33-26]
 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  03:10  
Price Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:08  
  03:08
[MIN 27-33]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:08
[MIN 28-33]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:48
[MIN 30-33]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:37
[ATL 35-30]
 
  02:17
[MIN 32-35]
Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[ATL 37-32]
 
  01:35 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:33  
  01:33 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
  01:23 Augustus Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:23
[ATL 38-32]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:23
[ATL 39-32]
 
  01:00 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:58.8 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:58.8  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Lyttle  00:58.8  
  00:58.8
[MIN 33-39]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:58.8
[MIN 34-39]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  00:38.9  
  00:37.5 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:20.5
[MIN 36-39]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:27
[MIN 38-39]
Brunson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:44
[MIN 40-39]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:31 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:25 Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:24  
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:11
[ATL 41-40]
 
  08:11 Adair Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:11
[ATL 42-40]
 
  08:05
[MIN 42-42]
Moore Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:41 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:38  
  07:34 Moore Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:29
[ATL 45-42]
 
  07:03 Adair Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:57
[ATL 47-42]
 
  06:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:54 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  06:38 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:37  
  06:34 Brunson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:27
[ATL 49-42]
 
Castro Marques Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:06  
  06:06
[MIN 43-49]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:06
[MIN 44-49]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:51
[MIN 46-49]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
Price Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:51  
  05:51
[MIN 47-49]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:30
[MIN 49-49]
Augustus Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:27  
Price Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  05:21  
  05:15
[MIN 51-49]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (5 AST) 
Harding Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:53
[ATL 51-51]
 
  04:32
[MIN 53-51]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:01 Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:00  
  04:00 Moore Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Bales  04:00  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  03:43
[ATL 54-53]
 
  03:28 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:23 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:22  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST)  03:15
[ATL 56-53]
 
  02:51 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:50 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:39
[MIN 55-56]
Whalen Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:16 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  02:10 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:05 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:03  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:39  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:39  
  01:28
[MIN 57-56]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:19 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  01:19 Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:19
[ATL 57-57]
 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:19
[ATL 58-57]
 
  01:08 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK) 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:06  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST)  01:02
[ATL 60-57]
 
  00:48.7
[MIN 60-60]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.7 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:25.0 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  00:25.0 Whalen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Irvin  00:25.0  
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:25.0
[ATL 61-60]
 
  00:25.0 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
Harding Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  00:25.0  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:25.0
[ATL 62-60]
 
  00:11.0
[MIN 62-62]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  00:01.1  
  00:00.5 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irvin (1 BLK) 
Bales Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:40  
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  09:16
[MIN 64-62]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irvin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:16  
  09:16
[MIN 65-62]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK)  09:00  
  08:59 Team Rebound 
  08:59 Jump Ball Whalen vs Harding (Moore gains possession) 
Irvin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:47  
  08:38
[MIN 67-62]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  08:13 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  08:13  
Irvin Substitution replaced by Lyttle  08:13  
  08:11 Jump Ball Moore vs McCoughtry (Lyttle gains possession) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:05  
Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:03  
  07:53 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:52 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:37 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:35 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:19
[MIN 69-62]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:06  
  06:45 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bales (2 BLK) 
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:42
[MIN 71-62]
Brunson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  06:09
[MIN 73-62]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Augustus (6 AST) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  05:48  
  05:44
[MIN 75-62]
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:43  
Bales Substitution replaced by Paris  05:43  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  05:43  
Paris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Castro Marques (2 AST)  05:26
[ATL 64-75]
 
  05:09
[MIN 77-64]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  05:00 Augustus Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:00 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  05:00
[ATL 65-77]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:00
[ATL 66-77]
 
  04:44 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:37
[ATL 68-77]
 
  04:09 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:08  
Paris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (2 BLK)  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:50  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  03:49  
  03:45 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (2 BLK) 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:38
[MIN 79-68]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
  03:37 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Castro Marques Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:25  
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Lyttle  03:25  
  03:07 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:55
[MIN 81-68]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:43  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:33  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Missed  02:32  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:31  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:30
[ATL 70-81]
 
  02:30 Moore Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:30  
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS)  02:30
[ATL 71-81]
 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:25  
  02:15 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paris (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  02:10  
  02:08 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Price Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:05  
  02:05 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  02:05
[MIN 82-71]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Team Rebound  01:52  
  01:48 Augustus Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  01:48
[ATL 72-82]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:48
[ATL 73-82]
 
Paris Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:34  
  01:34
[MIN 83-73]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:34
[MIN 84-73]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
Price Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:19  
Price Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST)  01:18  
  01:11 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Paris (1 BLK) 
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:00
[MIN 86-73]
Brunson Jump Bank Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Augustus (7 AST) 
Harding Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (3 BLK)  00:51.8  
Team Rebound  00:50.8  
  00:46.3 Augustus Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.3  
Team Rebound  00:46.3  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:46.3
[ATL 74-86]
 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal Take (5 PF)  00:42.7  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Miller  00:42.7  
  00:42.7
[MIN 87-74]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Harding Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  00:42.7  
  00:42.7
[MIN 88-74]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.5 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:12.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:09.9 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN National 8:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
3rd East
20
14
8-2
11-6
9-8
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .462
FT% .737 .795
Points 81.5 87.3
Rebounds 36.5 36.7
Assists 18.1 17.3
Steals 7.3 5.7
Blocks 3.6 6.3
3-Point % .368 .345
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .446 .389
FT% .694 .719
Points 82.5 78.7
Rebounds 36.1 32.3
Assists 18.4 14.0
Steals 9.3 8.7
Blocks 5.3 3.7
3-Point % .261 .364
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adair, Jessica 39:25 5-10 0-0 12-15 3 8 11 0 6 1 3 3 1 22
Augustus, Seimone 105:01 27-46 3-4 17-20 1 16 17 14 6 1 6 2 2 74
Brunson, Rebekkah 100:27 18-34 0-0 12-15 7 18 25 7 8 3 8 3 0 48
Harris, Amber 8:43 2-3 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 88:54 8-25 0-1 9-10 3 16 19 9 5 4 7 5 3 25
Moore, Maya 79:23 11-24 3-11 9-12 5 12 17 4 11 3 6 2 0 34
Whalen, Lindsay 100:55 13-31 0-2 9-11 4 4 8 11 10 3 8 2 2 35
Wiggins, Candice 45:57 3-13 3-9 2-4 1 7 8 4 5 1 3 1 2 11
Wright, Monica 31:16 4-11 0-1 0-1 0 2 2 3 6 1 1 1 1 8
Atlanta Dream (0-3)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bales, Alison 54:06 5-13 2-4 0-0 2 11 13 3 4 1 1 2 0 12
Castro Marques, Iziane 73:53 14-37 4-9 1-6 0 3 3 2 8 1 2 0 3 33
de Souza, Erika 61:27 8-22 0-0 3-6 10 15 25 2 9 0 5 3 0 19
Harding, Lindsey 113:19 17-44 2-5 4-4 0 3 3 19 8 3 3 0 6 40
Irvin, Sandora 2:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
Lyttle, Sancho 80:41 9-25 0-1 3-3 5 15 20 1 8 2 5 0 1 21
McCoughtry, Angel 96:43 29-67 4-13 31-39 3 10 13 3 11 9 5 4 5 93
Miller, Coco 21:03 2-6 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 5 2 1 1 0 1 4
Paris, Courtney 12:43 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 0 3 2 0 1 1 3
Price, Armintie 83:54 4-13 0-0 3-4 8 6 14 7 11 7 5 0 2 11