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By CHARLES ODUM
Posted Oct 07 2011 11:45PM

ATLANTA (AP) Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx turned up the defensive pressure on Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream.

The result was the final entry in a near-perfect postseason as the Lynx beat the Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series.

Augustus had 16 points and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, had 15 - including a key 3-pointer late in the game - to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Lynx won their first WNBA title.

McCoughtry had a game-high 22 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. McCoughtry made only 9 of 25 shots as the Dream were held to 34.6 percent shooting from the field.

``We felt we didn't show them what a good team we were defensively in the first two games,'' said Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve, who was soaked by a bubbly spray before her postgame news conference.

Augustus had the primary defensive assignment on McCoughtry, who set a WNBA finals record with 38 points in Game 2.

``Tonight we just kind of smothered her and forced her into bad shots,'' Augustus said.

Minnesota closed the postseason with six straight wins, including sweeps of Phoenix in the Western Conference finals and Atlanta in the championship series.

Most Minnesota players celebrated in a pile of hugs on the court. Taj McWilliams-Franklin, the 41-year-old starting center, headed to the bench to engulf Reeve in a hug.

Erika de Souza, who had 11 points, was Atlanta's only other scorer in double figures.

``I'm just glad we were able to finish playing Lynx basketball by being a good defensive team,'' Moore said.

Minnesota had four scorers in double figures as Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points and nine rebounds and Candice Wiggins had 10 points.

Atlanta was swept by Seattle in the 2010 WNBA finals.

The Dream trailed by eight points in the final quarter before making a late charge.

Two free throws by McCoughtry cut Minnesota's lead to 64-40. Following a turnover, Iziane Castro Marques hit a 3-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to one with 1:17 remaining.

Poor shooting from the field forced Atlanta to foul in the final minute.

Two free throws by McWilliams-Franklin and another by Lindsay Whalen pushed the lead to 67-63. Following a miss by Castro Marques, McWilliams-Franklin added two more free throws with 35 seconds remaining.

McCoughtry had two late layups, but the Dream could come no closer than four points in the final 30 seconds.

The Dream held a 19-12 lead in the first quarter and led 37-33 at halftime.

There were two ties in the third quarter, the last at 41. Minnesota closed the period with an 11-4 run to lead 52-45 entering the final quarter.

The Dream opened the fourth quarter with consecutive baskets by Alison Bales and Castro Marques to pull within three points. Augustus quickly came off the bench, and Atlanta's comeback bid ended.

A 7-2 run gave the Lynx a 59-51 lead.

After McCoughtry's basket cut the Minnesota lead to 61-56, Moore answered with a big 3-pointer that went through the net as the shot clock sounded.

``If Maya Moore's shot doesn't go in, who knows what's going to happen,'' Atlanta coach Marynell Meadors said. ``We had the momentum and we had them backpedaling.''

McWilliams-Franklin's status as starting center had been uncertain after she sprained her right knee, forcing her to leave Wednesday night's game. She did start, wearing pads on both knees, and had seven points, four rebounds and four assists. She made four free throws in the final 1:07.

``Maybe now they're sore,'' Reeve said of McWilliams-Franklin's knees, ``but when you're in a close-out moment for the WNBA finals, you don't feel a thing.''

With the health of McWilliams-Franklin a concern, Reeve was upset when backup center Jessica Adair was called for her second foul late in the first quarter. After receiving a warning from official Michael Price to return to the bench, Reeve added another complaint and drew a technical foul.

After there were a combined 78 free throws in the Game 2 at Minnesota, there were only 34 - 17 for each team - called in Game 3.

NOTES: Former NBA star Julius Erving, who lives in Atlanta, had a front-row seat. Rapper Lil Wayne was also in the crowd. ... The attendance was 11,543, including 1,500 tickets purchased by the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks and distributed by the Dream on Thursday. ... Minnesota was called for 10 fouls in the first half while Atlanta drew only two.


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Lynx
Dream
     
    • 42.6%

    • 34.6%

    • 41.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 66.7%

    • 68.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN ATL
Total Rebounds 12 9
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 20 11
Fast Break Pts: 10 12
Biggest Lead: 8 7
Points in the Paint: 26 32
MIN ATL
p Augustus   16 McCoughtry   22
rb Brunson   9 de Souza   15
a 2 players   4 Harding   7
s Brunson   3 Price   5
b McWilliams-Franklin   2 McCoughtry   1
 
  • 06/17 - ATL 85 @ MIN 96
  • 06/19 - MIN 77 @ ATL 64
Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Augustus G-F 31:42 7-12 0-0 2-2 +3 0 5 5 4 0 1 3 0 1 16
R. Brunson F 34:59 6-12 0-0 1-2 +3 2 7 9 3 1 3 5 0 0 13
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 33:12 1-6 0-0 5-6 +5 0 4 4 4 2 0 3 2 0 7
M. Moore F 28:14 6-9 2-5 1-3 +10 3 4 7 2 3 1 4 0 0 15
L. Whalen G 30:27 2-7 0-0 3-5 -2 2 3 5 1 3 2 3 0 0 7
C. Wiggins   20:58 3-6 3-6 1-2 +3 0 5 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 10
J. Adair   11:49 0-4 0-0 3-4 +4 2 2 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 3
M. Wright   08:39 1-5 0-1 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Hornbuckle DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Houston DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-61 5-12 16-24   9 31 40 17 17 9 20 3 1 73
  42.6% 41.7% 66.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20
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 29:27 9-25 0-2 4-6 -6 2 3 5 1 1 3 3 1 2 22
S. Lyttle F 27:59 3-9 0-1 2-2 -5 1 7 8 1 1 2 3 0 0 8
E. de Souza F-C 34:50 4-14 0-0 3-6 -5 8 7 15 0 4 0 2 0 0 11
A. Price G-F 29:09 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 5 4 3 5 2 0 1 6
L. Harding G 34:27 1-5 0-0 2-2 -1 0 1 1 7 5 1 1 0 0 4
I. Castro Marques   20:37 4-12 1-3 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 9
C. Miller   10:46 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
A. Bales   12:45 2-3 1-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
S. Irvin DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Lehning DND - Torn ACL
C. Paris DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-78 2-8 11-16   14 24 38 16 17 13 11 1 3 67
  34.6% 25.0% 68.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Dream: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: Reeve
  • Dream: de Souza

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 11543
  • Duration: 2:13
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Atlanta Dream (20-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball de Souza vs Augustus (Price gains possession) 
  09:42 Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:41 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:38
[ATL 2-0]
de Souza Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:21 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:16
[ATL 4-0]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  09:08
[MIN 2-4]
 
  08:55
[ATL 6-2]
de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:38 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:33
[ATL 8-2]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST) 
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[MIN 4-8]
 
  08:12 McCoughtry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  07:57 Harding Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:57  
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:57
[MIN 5-8]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Price Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Brunson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:56  
  07:37 Lyttle Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:37  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:16 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:11 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:10 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:09
[ATL 10-5]
de Souza Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:52  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  06:39
[MIN 8-10]
 
  06:27 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:25  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:55
[ATL 12-8]
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  05:37
[MIN 10-12]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:22  
  05:22
[ATL 13-10]
Lyttle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:22 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
  05:22
[ATL 14-10]
Lyttle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Augustus Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:01 Team Rebound 
Whalen Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:01  
  04:44
[ATL 16-10]
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Augustus Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 12-16]
 
  04:16 de Souza Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:16 de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:16  
  04:16  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair  04:16  
  04:16 Harding Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:16 de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:16 Team Rebound 
  04:16
[ATL 17-12]
de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Adair Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:48 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:46  
Brunson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:15
[ATL 19-12]
Castro Marques Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  02:46
[MIN 14-19]
 
  02:32 Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:31  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:18 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:11 Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:09  
Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:01 Team Rebound 
Adair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:01  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  02:01  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore  02:01  
Whalen Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  02:01  
  02:01 Lyttle Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
  02:01 Price Substitution replaced by Bales 
  01:47 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  01:41  
  01:34 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:25  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  01:22
[MIN 17-19]
 
  01:02 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.9  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:52.4  
  00:52.4 Jump Ball Castro Marques vs Moore (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.6 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.9 de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Adair Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:21.9  
Adair Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:21.9  
Reeve Technical  00:21.9  
  00:21.9 McCoughtry Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:21.9 Team Rebound 
  00:05.2 McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:05.2 de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Moore Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:05.2  
  00:05.2
[ATL 20-17]
de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:05.2 de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.9  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Atlanta Dream (20-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 de Souza Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:43  
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  09:43  
  09:29
[ATL 23-17]
Bales 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  09:12
[MIN 20-23]
 
  09:12 de Souza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:12  
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:10  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  09:07
[MIN 23-23]
 
  08:50 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK)  08:43  
Team Rebound  08:43  
  08:43 de Souza Substitution replaced by Harding 
  08:43 Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Price 
  08:43 Miller Substitution replaced by Lyttle 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:34 Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:31  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lyttle (1 ST)  08:28  
  08:21 McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:03
[MIN 25-23]
 
  07:51 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST) 
Brunson Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  07:44
[MIN 27-23]
 
  07:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  07:40  
  07:24 Harding Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:21
[ATL 25-27]
Price Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:57  
Whalen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST)  06:44
[MIN 29-25]
 
  06:25 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:24  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST)  06:08  
  06:03
[ATL 27-29]
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (2 ST)  05:40  
  05:27
[ATL 29-29]
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
Wiggins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:27  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Moore  05:27  
  05:27 Bales Substitution replaced by de Souza 
  05:27
[ATL 30-29]
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Brunson Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:11  
  04:50 de Souza Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:48  
Augustus Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 31-30]
 
  04:15
[ATL 32-31]
Lyttle Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST)  03:54  
  03:39 Price Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST) 
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:36  
Whalen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:28  
  03:21 de Souza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:20
[ATL 34-31]
Price Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:57 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:51 Lyttle Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST)  02:44  
  02:19
[ATL 36-31]
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST) 
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:54
[MIN 33-36]
 
Moore Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Lyttle Substitution replaced by Bales 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  01:35  
  01:35 de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[ATL 37-33]
de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Brunson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:16  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:14  
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:06  
  00:51.9 McCoughtry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK) 
  00:49.9 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:45.8 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bales (1 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:13.8 Price Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:12.6 Team Rebound 
  00:12.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  00:12.6  
  00:01.9 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 de Souza Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Atlanta Dream (20-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST)  09:41
[MIN 35-37]
 
  09:26
[ATL 39-35]
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST) 
Augustus Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:14  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:11  
Augustus Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:02
[MIN 37-39]
 
  08:46 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:45  
  08:44 Lyttle Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Team Rebound 
  08:13 Price Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:07 Price Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:06 de Souza Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  08:05 de Souza Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:02  
Whalen Foul : Offensive Charge (3 PF)  07:59  
Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:59  
Whalen Violation:Kicked Ball  07:52  
  07:43 McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:37
[MIN 39-39]
 
  07:25 de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
  07:22 Price Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST)  07:07
[MIN 41-39]
 
  07:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:51
[ATL 41-41]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Price (4 AST) 
Brunson Driving Jump shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:17 McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  06:11
[MIN 43-41]
 
  05:59 Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:57  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 de Souza Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  05:19 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:18  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST)  04:59
[MIN 45-41]
 
  04:41 McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:39 Price Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:39
[ATL 43-45]
Price Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  04:21
[MIN 47-43]
 
  04:04 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:02  
  03:58 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:46 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:40 Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  03:39  
  03:39 Jump Ball Castro Marques vs Augustus (Wiggins gains possession) 
Team Rebound  03:39  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST)  03:32  
  03:24 Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:22  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  03:08  
  03:00 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:57  
  02:46 Harding Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  02:46  
Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:35
[MIN 49-43]
 
  02:13 Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:11  
  01:59 de Souza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:59 Price Substitution replaced by Miller 
Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:51 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:47
[ATL 45-49]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Hook Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:20 Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
  01:19 Castro Marques Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:19  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair  01:19  
  01:19 de Souza Substitution replaced by Bales 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:19
[MIN 50-45]
 
  01:05 Lyttle Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Adair Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:41.9 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:36.9 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:35.8  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:14.9  
  00:13.2 Jump Ball Miller vs Moore (Moore gains possession) 
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  00:01.0
[MIN 52-45]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Atlanta Dream (20-15)
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Moore Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:42  
  09:35
[ATL 47-52]
Bales Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:14  
Adair Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 de Souza Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  09:03
[ATL 49-52]
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brunson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  08:40  
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  08:40  
  08:29 Bales 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:28  
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Bales Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 de Souza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:56  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:37 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:31 Castro Marques Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:28  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  07:19
[MIN 54-49]
 
  07:05 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:01  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 de Souza Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  06:46 Miller Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:46  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus  06:46  
  06:46 de Souza Technical 
Whalen Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  06:46
[MIN 55-49]
 
Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  06:46  
  06:46 Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle 
Adair Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:38  
Wright Substitution replaced by Moore  06:38  
  06:21
[ATL 51-55]
Harding Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:54
[MIN 57-51]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:54  
  05:33 Lyttle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:31  
  05:17 de Souza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:17  
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 58-51]
 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 59-51]
 
  05:04
[ATL 53-59]
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:38 Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Adair (1 ST) 
  04:26 Castro Marques Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
  04:26 Lyttle Substitution replaced by Price 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:26
[MIN 60-53]
 
  04:14 McCoughtry Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:12  
  03:56 de Souza Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:56
[MIN 61-53]
 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:56  
  03:53 Price Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Adair Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:46  
  03:46 McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:46 Team Rebound 
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  03:46  
  03:46
[ATL 54-61]
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:31 Price Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:18  
  03:03 McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:01  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Price (3 ST)  02:53  
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:43
[ATL 56-61]
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harding (6 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST)  02:10
[MIN 64-56]
 
  01:58 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:56 de Souza Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
Brunson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[ATL 57-64]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:51
[ATL 58-64]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Price (4 ST)  01:35  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[ATL 59-64]
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:31
[ATL 60-64]
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Price (5 ST)  01:28  
  01:22 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:20 de Souza Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  01:17
[ATL 63-64]
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harding (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:15  
  01:07 Harding Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:07
[MIN 65-63]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:07
[MIN 66-63]
 
  00:52.9 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:51.5  
  00:51.5 Price Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:51.5  
Team Rebound  00:51.5  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:51.5
[MIN 67-63]
 
  00:51.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:47.9 Castro Marques Driving Jump shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:44.9  
  00:35.0 McCoughtry Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:35.0
[MIN 68-63]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:35.0
[MIN 69-63]
 
  00:35.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.0 de Souza Substitution replaced by Bales 
  00:31.8
[ATL 65-69]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bales (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:31.8  
  00:31.8 Bales Substitution replaced by Lyttle 
  00:30.3 Castro Marques Foul : Personal Take (3 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:30.3
[MIN 70-65]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:30.3
[MIN 71-65]
 
  00:25.1
[ATL 67-71]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.1  
  00:23.6 Harding Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.6  
Team Rebound  00:23.6  
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:23.6
[MIN 72-67]
 
  00:17.9 Castro Marques Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:17.1  
  00:16.1 Harding Foul : Personal Take (5 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:16.1
[MIN 73-67]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:16.1  
  00:12.8 Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:07.9 McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:04.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
9-1
14-3
13-4
ATL
3rd East
20
14
8-2
11-6
9-8
 
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