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Dream 95, Lynx 101


By DAVE CAMPBELL
Posted Oct 05 2011 11:56PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seimone Augustus, her left knee sore and looking exhausted from an all-around effort, lifted the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of their first WNBA title.

She's not ready to relax just yet. There's still some work to do.

Augustus scored 36 points to lead Minnesota's second-half surge, and the Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 101-95 in Game 2 of the league championship series on Wednesday night.

``The legacy isn't complete until you're holding the trophy,'' Augustus said.

Jessica Adair added 13 points in 18 minutes in a reserve role for the Lynx, who took a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five matchup by overcoming 38 points by the Dream's Angel McCoughtry, who broke her own record for a WNBA finals game set last year. Game 3 is set for Friday night in Atlanta.

McCoughtry had 24 points in the first half, but she shot just 2 for 13 after halftime and shook her head in disgust afterward at what the Dream complained was an unfair discrepancy - 33-23, Atlanta - in the foul calls by officials Sue Blauch, Lamont Simpson and Kurt Walker.

``Let us battle out. Let us scratch and claw to the end. It's entertainment. That's what people want to see,'' McCoughtry said, a scowl on her face.

Coach Marynell Meadors was just as outspoken.

``I just really don't understand a lot of the things being called,'' she said.

With veteran center Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the bench with a sprained right knee suffered late in the third quarter, WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore sitting for most of the game in foul trouble and fellow All-Star Rebekkah Brunson having a quiet game, Augustus took over.

Hearing ``MVP'' chants as she swished her free throws down the stretch, the sixth-year forward - who has suffered through her share of losing and injuries - finished 11 for 14 from the floor and 13 for 16 at the line to help the Lynx fight back from a pair of 10-point holes in the second quarter.

``As they say, 'Mone was in the zone,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.

The Lynx took a 77-76 lead early in the fourth, their first edge since 20-19, and used a 10-0 spurt to turn an 85-81 deficit with five minutes to go into a comfortable lead in the closing minutes.

Augustus knocked down a floating baseline jumper with two Dream defenders in her face to give the Lynx an 87-85 lead. Lindsay Whalen, who had 13 points, banked in a spin-dribble turnaround shot and drew a foul to make the arena erupt in excitement as Moore lifted her up in a bear hug to celebrate. Whalen's three-point play made it 91-85 with 2:25 left.

Though the onslaught of whistles interrupted the flow of the game, which lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes, the Lynx weren't rattled.

``However the game is called, you just have to play through it. Whatever the refs are calling, that's what they see and you just have to move on,'' Whalen said.

The Dream led 58-50 after a dizzying first half by two of the WNBA's three highest-scoring teams. But McCoughtry started to miss more after halftime, unlike in Game 1 when she had 19 of her 33 points in the third quarter, and the Dream - who finished 21 for 32 at the line - bricked a bunch of free throws that came back to hurt them later.

Iziane Castro Marques was twice fouled while taking a 3-pointer and made only one of those six free-throw attempts. Lindsey Harding had 10 of her 14 points in the first half for the Dream. Erika de Souza finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Target Center was alive again, giving local sports fans a chance to cheer for some success in this swooning market. All kinds of folks in green and white T-shirts waving their white pom pons turned the atmosphere into another resounding advantage for the Lynx. Vikings players Bernard Berrian and Kevin Williams checked out the game from their court-side seats. Timberwolves executive David Kahn was there.

Even LeBron James was watching, from afar. He raved on Twitter about the performances put on by McCoughtry and Augustus.

After taking a three-game leave to play for her native Brazil in an Olympic qualifying tournament, de Souza brought her broad shoulders - with a tattoo on each one - back to the basket for the Dream, who were outscored 52-30 in the lane and outrebounded 40-28 during Game 1.

The 6-foot-5 de Souza struggled early, missing a short shot, traveling twice and committing an over-the-back foul before settling down and beginning to contribute. Even before she scored a point or grabbed a rebound, though, her presence was valuable, drawing the defense in and making it easier for McCoughtry to find shooting space outside.

The All-WNBA forward, who narrowly finished second in the league in scoring in just her third professional season, hit a leaning bank shot to start the second quarter and finished the frame with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the top of the key - as if to remind the crowd of 15,124 that the first half was all hers.

Well, almost all hers. Augustus had 14 points in the second quarter herself, deftly using her crossover dribble to slash to the lane and convert shot after off-balance bank shot.

``If I had to give everything I had, then so be it,'' Augustus said.


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Dream
Lynx
     
    • 44.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 65.6%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL MIN
Total Rebounds 18 12
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Turnovers 7 12
Fast Break Pts: 14 2
Biggest Lead: 10 11
Points in the Paint: 34 38
ATL MIN
p McCoughtry   38 Augustus   36
rb de Souza   10 Augustus   8
a Harding   7 Whalen   4
s McCoughtry   3 McWilliams-Franklin   2
b de Souza   3 Adair   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
A. McCoughtry F 36:13 10-22 2-6 16-21 -3 0 3 3 2 5 3 0 1 1 38
S. Lyttle F 23:53 6-11 0-0 1-1 -6 2 5 7 0 6 0 1 0 1 13
E. de Souza F-C 26:37 4-8 0-0 0-0 -19 2 8 10 2 5 0 3 3 0 8
A. Price G-F 18:06 1-1 0-0 0-0 -17 2 1 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 2
L. Harding G 40:00 7-20 0-2 2-2 -6 0 1 1 7 3 1 0 0 3 16
I. Castro Marques   24:36 5-10 3-5 1-6 +10 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 14
A. Bales   19:55 1-4 1-2 0-0 +6 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 3
C. Paris   07:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 +2 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
C. Miller   03:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Irvin DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Lehning DND - Torn ACL
Total   200 34-76 6-15 21-32   8 23 31 15 33 6 7 4 5 95
  44.7% 40.0% 65.6%   team rebs: 18 total to: 8
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 15:43 3-6 1-2 1-1 +10 0 4 4 0 5 0 2 0 0 8
R. Brunson F 30:03 2-7 0-0 5-6 +5 0 5 5 3 4 0 2 1 0 9
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 25:35 3-10 0-1 4-4 -3 1 4 5 2 2 2 2 0 1 10
S. Augustus G-F 37:43 11-14 1-1 13-16 +9 1 7 8 3 1 0 2 0 0 36
L. Whalen G 37:09 4-9 0-1 5-5 +13 1 0 1 4 5 0 3 1 1 13
C. Wiggins   13:00 0-4 0-1 1-2 +1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
M. Wright   17:07 3-4 0-0 0-1 -13 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 6
J. Adair   17:58 2-3 0-0 9-11 +3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 13
A. Harris   05:42 2-3 1-1 0-0 +5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. Hornbuckle DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Houston DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-60 3-7 38-46   6 24 30 13 23 2 12 5 4 101
  50.0% 42.9% 82.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 12

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: Meadors
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #18 Kurt Walker, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 15124
  • Duration: 2:26
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs de Souza (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
  09:43 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01
[MIN 2-0]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:50  
  08:35
[MIN 5-0]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Price Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:29  
Price Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:29  
  08:04 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Team Rebound 
Price Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:03  
  07:53 Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Price Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  07:53  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[ATL 2-5]
 
  07:15 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
  07:08 Moore Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:08
[ATL 3-5]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:08  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:06  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:05
[ATL 5-5]
 
  06:49 Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:48  
Harding Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Castro Marques Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:32  
  06:27 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Team Rebound 
  06:23
[MIN 8-5]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Harding Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK)  06:04  
Team Rebound  06:03  
  05:57 Moore Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:54
[ATL 8-8]
 
  05:39
[MIN 10-8]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:29  
  05:29 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:15
[MIN 12-8]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  04:59
[ATL 10-12]
 
  04:34 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:30  
  04:30  
  04:30 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:30
[MIN 13-10]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:30
[MIN 14-10]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:23 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:23
[ATL 11-14]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:23
[ATL 12-14]
 
Harding Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:05  
  03:53 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:39
[ATL 14-14]
 
  03:22 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  03:08
[ATL 17-14]
 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:50  
  02:50
[MIN 15-17]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales  02:50  
  02:50
[MIN 16-17]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:40
[ATL 19-16]
 
  02:26
[MIN 18-19]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:13 Team Rebound 
de Souza Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:13  
  02:13 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  02:13
[MIN 19-19]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Paris  02:13  
  02:13
[MIN 20-19]
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:58
[ATL 21-20]
 
  01:40 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:36
[ATL 23-20]
 
  01:24 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:24 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:06 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:05  
Bales 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.8  
Paris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:53.9  
  00:53.3 Moore Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Paris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:53.3
[ATL 24-20]
 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Miller  00:53.3  
  00:53.3 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Paris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:53.3  
  00:52.8 Team Rebound 
Bales Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:52.8  
  00:52.8
[MIN 21-24]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:52.8
[MIN 22-24]
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:51.8 McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:51.8
[ATL 25-22]
 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:51.8
[ATL 26-22]
 
  00:42.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:30.2
[ATL 28-22]
 
  00:10.9 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Paris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:08.8  
Harding Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:01.0  
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Castro Marques Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:40
[ATL 30-22]
 
  09:26 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paris (1 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:21
[ATL 32-22]
 
  08:59
[MIN 24-32]
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Paris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:59  
  08:59 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright 
  08:59
[MIN 25-32]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Castro Marques Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:35
[MIN 27-32]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:35  
Miller Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  08:35  
Paris Substitution replaced by de Souza  08:35  
  08:35 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  08:35 Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  08:34 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Bales Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:34  
  08:34
[MIN 28-32]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle  08:34  
  08:34 Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:33 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:21 Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Lyttle Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:10  
Meadors Technical  08:10  
  08:10
[MIN 29-32]
Augustus Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  07:51 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
  07:40 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:40
[ATL 33-29]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:40
[ATL 34-29]
 
  07:30 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:29  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK)  07:22  
Team Rebound  07:21  
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Price  07:21  
  07:21 Adair Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
de Souza Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  07:13
[ATL 36-29]
 
  07:05
[MIN 31-36]
Wright Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:42
[MIN 33-36]
Augustus Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:12
[MIN 35-36]
Augustus Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:12  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales  06:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:12  
  06:12
[MIN 36-36]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:55
[ATL 38-36]
 
  05:55 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  05:55
[ATL 39-36]
 
de Souza Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:40  
  05:40
[MIN 37-39]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:40
[MIN 38-39]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Harding Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:10 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  04:54
[ATL 41-38]
 
  04:38 Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bales Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:37  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:28  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bales (1 AST)  04:17
[ATL 43-38]
 
  04:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:57
[MIN 40-43]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Price Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: de Souza (2 AST)  03:39
[ATL 45-40]
 
  03:21 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:19  
Bales 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  03:09
[ATL 48-40]
 
  02:45
[MIN 42-48]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST)  02:32
[ATL 50-42]
 
  02:18 McWilliams-Franklin 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:15  
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:11
[ATL 52-42]
 
  01:50
[MIN 44-52]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bales Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST)  01:31  
  01:22
[MIN 46-52]
Augustus Driving Bank shot: Made (17 PTS) 
McCoughtry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:22  
Bales Substitution replaced by Paris  01:22  
Price Substitution replaced by Miller  01:22  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  01:22  
  01:22 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  01:05
[ATL 55-46]
 
  00:51.3
[MIN 48-55]
Augustus Turnaround Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:36.9 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:33.9 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.1 Team Rebound 
  00:05.4
[MIN 50-55]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:00.0
[ATL 58-50]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:41  
  09:37
[MIN 52-58]
Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
  09:27 Augustus Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:27  
Team Rebound  09:27  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  09:27
[ATL 59-52]
 
  09:10
[MIN 54-59]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:44 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:43  
  08:22 Jump Ball Whalen vs de Souza (Harding gains possession) 
  08:19 Whalen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:01  
de Souza Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:43  
  07:34 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK) 
  07:33 Team Rebound 
  07:25 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:02 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST) 
Harding Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:46
[ATL 61-54]
 
  06:26 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:25  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:05 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:04  
  06:04 Moore Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  06:04  
  06:04 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:54  
  05:46 Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  05:46  
Team Rebound  05:46  
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  05:46  
Team Rebound  05:46  
Castro Marques Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
de Souza Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:22  
  05:22
[MIN 55-61]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:22
[MIN 56-61]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:00 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Castro Marques Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:49  
  04:49  
  04:37 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (2 BLK) 
  04:36 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
de Souza Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[MIN 57-61]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Bales  04:35  
Price Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  04:35  
  04:35
[MIN 58-61]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  04:19
[ATL 63-58]
 
  04:04
[MIN 60-63]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:42  
Bales Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:11 Brunson Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  03:11 Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:11 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
Team Rebound  02:59  
  02:59 Wright Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:59
[ATL 64-60]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:59
[ATL 65-60]
 
  02:47
[MIN 62-65]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  02:31 Brunson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  02:31 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:31
[ATL 66-62]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:31
[ATL 67-62]
 
  02:20
[MIN 64-67]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:10 Whalen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:10
[ATL 68-64]
 
  02:10 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  02:10
[ATL 69-64]
 
  01:54 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:52  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS)  01:37
[ATL 71-64]
 
  01:15 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (6 AST)  01:07
[ATL 73-64]
 
  00:51.1
[MIN 66-73]
Moore Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lyttle Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:51.1  
  00:51.1 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Paris  00:51.1  
  00:51.1
[MIN 67-73]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
  00:38.8 Moore Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 3 (11 PTS)  00:38.8
[ATL 74-67]
 
  00:38.8 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  00:38.8  
Team Rebound  00:38.8  
Castro Marques Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  00:38.8  
Paris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:36.9  
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.9
[MIN 69-74]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (20-15) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:43  
  09:32
[MIN 71-74]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Price Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:32  
  09:32
[MIN 72-74]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
  09:16 Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:16  
Team Rebound  09:16  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:56  
  08:56
[MIN 73-74]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:56
[MIN 74-74]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
de Souza Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:40
[ATL 76-74]
 
Bales Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:28  
Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle  08:28  
  08:28
[MIN 75-76]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:28
[MIN 76-76]
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Price Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:06  
Price Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  08:06  
  08:06
[MIN 77-76]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:06 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:06  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (7 AST)  07:52
[ATL 78-77]
 
  07:31 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:30  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (2 BLK)  07:12  
  07:10 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:55
[MIN 80-78]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
  06:37 Whalen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
Team Rebound  06:30  
  06:30 Wiggins Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:22 Team Rebound 
de Souza Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  06:22  
  06:22 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright 
  06:22
[MIN 81-78]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Bales  06:22  
  06:22 Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:21  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bales (2 AST)  06:09
[ATL 80-81]
 
  05:46 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:44  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS)  05:33
[ATL 82-81]
 
  05:10 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:09  
  05:09 Adair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:09 Harris Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  04:53
[ATL 84-81]
 
  04:53 Whalen Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  04:53 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
Lyttle Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:53
[ATL 85-81]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lyttle Foul : Personal (5 PF)  04:41  
  04:41
[MIN 82-85]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:41
[MIN 83-85]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Castro Marques Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Paris  04:16  
  04:02
[MIN 85-85]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:34  
  03:20
[MIN 87-85]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Team Rebound 
Paris Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:07  
Paris Substitution replaced by Price  03:07  
Bales Substitution replaced by de Souza  03:07  
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Lyttle  03:07  
  03:07 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:07 Team Rebound 
  03:07
[MIN 88-85]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Team Rebound 
  02:25
[MIN 90-85]
Whalen Driving Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Harding Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:25  
  02:25
[MIN 91-85]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:15  
  02:09 Whalen Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  02:09
[ATL 86-91]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS)  02:09
[ATL 87-91]
 
  02:09 Team Timeout : Short 
Lyttle Foul : Personal (6 PF)  02:07  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales  02:07  
  02:07
[MIN 92-87]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:07
[MIN 93-87]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  01:47  
Team Rebound  01:46  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
McCoughtry Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:39  
  01:39
[MIN 94-87]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Price Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  01:39  
  01:39
[MIN 95-87]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (3 BLK)  01:32  
  01:30 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Castro Marques Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:25  
  01:25
[MIN 96-87]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  01:25
[MIN 97-87]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  01:20 Brunson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS)  01:20
[ATL 88-97]
 
  01:20 Adair Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:20  
  01:18 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:13 Team Timeout : Short 
Bales Substitution replaced by Price  01:13  
  00:58.9 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (3 BLK) 
  00:57.4 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:54.8 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:53.9  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:45.9 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Harding Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:40.3  
  00:40.3
[MIN 98-88]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  00:40.3 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Adair 
  00:40.3 Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:39.9  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:34.5
[ATL 90-98]
 
  00:34.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:34.5 Adair Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Castro Marques Foul : Personal Take (4 PF)  00:32.7  
  00:32.7 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.7 Team Rebound 
  00:32.7 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Adair 
  00:32.7
[MIN 99-90]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:32.7  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Bales  00:32.7  
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:10.5
[MIN 101-90]
Adair Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:05.9
[ATL 92-101]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  00:05.9  
  00:05.4 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:02.2
[ATL 95-101]
 
  00:01.1 Moore Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:00 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