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Lynx cruise to 80-62 victory over winless Liberty


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted May 22 2012 10:46PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Minnesota got off to a slow start over the first 15 minutes against the New York Liberty. Then the Lynx showed why they're the defending champions.

Seimone Augustus scored 22 points and the Lynx cruised to a 80-62 victory over the Liberty on Tuesday night. Maya Moore had 15 points, Rebekkah Brunson scored 14 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

With the score tied at 29 midway through the second quarter, Minnesota (2-0) took control with a 17-4 run that lasted into the start of the third. The Liberty pulled within eight in the final minute of the period, but the Lynx took a double-digit lead into to fourth and New York got no closer than 10 again.

``We just had to pick it up,'' Augustus said. ``We felt really sloppy. We weren't executing as good as we should have, we weren't really dictating on the defensive end. ... They got a lot of easy baskets, got the ball where they wanted it to go. Most importantly, we want to get the easy shots.''

Even with the sluggish start, Minnesta shot 60 percent (18 for 30) from the field in the first half and finished at 52 percent (32 for 62).

``It felt good, I didn't know it was that good,'' Augustus said of the Lynx's first-half shooting. ``Being paitent on offense, making the extra pass. ... Their defense is so intense, they try to keep you on one side of the court.''

Cappie Pondexter scored 15 points on 6-for-23 shooting, including 1 for 7 on 3-pointers, to lead the Liberty (0-3) Essence Carson added 13 points and Kia Vaughn grabbed 11 rebounds. New York shot 34 percent (25 for 74), including 5 for 21 from beyond the arc.

``We are figuring it all out,'' Pondexter said. ``I do not want to go into a game and shoot 23 times. That is not my game. ... I think going into Atlanta (on Friday) we have to pound the ball inside. We have a lot of key big players. We need to make an impact inside. That way we can get an open shot and not make it hard for the perimeter.''

After trailing 46-33 early in the third quarter, Nicole Powell's 3 - attempting a pass for an alley-oop that swished in the basket instead - pulled the Liberty within eight with about 7 minutes remaining. However, the Lynx scored the next six points and took a 52-38 lead on Augustus' free throw for a technical on Powell with 4:48 to go in the period.

The Liberty made a run and cut it to 58-50 on Pondexter's 3 with 20 seconds left in the third. But the Lynx came back with four points in the final 2 seconds of the quarter. After McWilliams-Franklin made two free throws to give Minnesota a 10-point lead, Plenette Pierson overthrew Leilani Mitchell on a long inbounds pass that went out at the other end of the court without time running down.

On the Lynx's ensuing inbounds under the Liberty basket, Brunson's tip went off the backboard and Moore grabbed it and layed it up as the buzzer sounded.

``At times, I saw us play well defensively, but we are still struggling with maintaining a good cohesive movement,'' New York coach John Whisenant said. ``We had difficulty maintaining defensive intensity and stopping the break. We gave up way too many points that way.''

Minnesota scored six consecutive points to take a 68-52 lead on Augustus' jumper with 5 1/2 minutes remaining. Her jumper with just under 2 minutes to go made it 76-56, the Lynx's biggest lead of the game.

Despite the easy win, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve still found something she didn't like in the stats - the Liberty got 14 offensive rebounds.

``We're not where we want to be,'' she said. ``Fourteen offensive rebounds is not the trademark of our team. We certainly had some good moments, but we like to be talking about a win and saying we have to get better, rather than losing and saying we heave to get better. We still have a long way to go.''

Brunson got the Lynx started on their big run with a jumper to put the Lynx ahead with 4:51 to go in the second quarter, and her layup layup made it 37-29 just 2 minutes later.

Pondexter and Mitchell made baskets about a minute apart to pull New York within four.

However, Minnesota scored the next seven points to take a 44-33 lead at the break. Augustus gave the Lynx their double-digit lead with her layup on a pass from Moore under the basket on a 2-on-1 fastbreak with 22 seconds remaining in the half.

``Once we got the ball moving a little big ... started play off our defense, getting out and running and creating outnumbered situations, things got a little bit easier for us,'' Reeve said.

Whalen's layup extended the lead to 13 less than 30 seconds into the third quarter.


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Lynx
Liberty
     
    • 50.0%

    • 33.8%

    • 27.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 76.5%

    • 63.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NYL
Total Rebounds 6 14
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 14 14
Fast Break Pts: 12 11
Biggest Lead: 20 2
Points in the Paint: 38 26
MIN NYL
p Augustus   22 Pondexter   15
rb McWilliams-Franklin   10 Vaughn   11
a Moore   7 Mitchell   3
s 2 players   2 Walker   3
b Brunson   2 2 players   2
 
  • 05/22 - MIN 80 @ NYL 62
  • 06/21 - NYL 70 @ MIN 102
Minnesota Lynx (8-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 32:57 6-12 2-4 1-2 +20 1 4 5 7 3 1 3 0 1 15
R. Brunson F 29:38 6-11 0-0 2-2 +19 3 5 8 0 4 2 1 2 0 14
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 28:39 4-5 0-0 2-2 +19 3 7 10 2 2 0 2 1 0 10
L. Whalen G 22:01 1-6 0-1 2-2 +11 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 4
S. Augustus G 31:17 9-14 1-2 3-3 +22 1 5 6 2 1 2 2 1 0 22
C. Wiggins   17:59 0-4 0-2 3-4 +7 0 2 2 1 4 0 2 0 1 3
J. Adair   13:08 2-4 0-0 0-0 +3 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 1 0 4
M. Wright   13:50 4-8 0-2 0-2 -4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8
D. Peters   08:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Thorn   01:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris DND - Sprained Left Ankle
Total   200 32-64 3-11 13-17   9 29 38 15 20 5 14 5 5 80
  50.0% 27.3% 76.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
New York Liberty (2-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 24:54 3-8 2-6 0-0 -6 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
P. Pierson F 25:37 3-7 0-0 3-4 -5 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 9
K. Braxton F-C 15:20 1-5 0-0 0-0 -8 2 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
L. Mitchell G 30:05 2-7 1-4 0-0 -13 4 2 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 5
C. Pondexter G 32:46 6-22 1-6 2-3 -21 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 15
K. Vaughn   22:19 3-6 0-0 0-2 -8 3 8 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
E. Carson   22:20 6-10 1-3 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 13
K. Miller   09:55 1-3 0-1 2-2 -5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
D. Walker   16:44 0-6 0-0 0-0 -15 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 0
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Montgomery DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-74 5-20 7-11   14 17 31 7 12 8 14 5 5 62
  33.8% 25.0% 63.6%   team rebs: 14 total to: 15

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: Powell

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #53 Jeff Smith, #11 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 5411
  • Duration: 1:51
Minnesota Lynx (3-0) New York Liberty (0-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
Jump Ball Brunson vs Braxton (Whalen gains possession)  10:00  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  09:38
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:24 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Missed  09:06  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:04  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[MIN 4-0]
 
  08:53 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:39  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11
[NYL 3-4]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:44
[MIN 6-3]
 
  07:22 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  07:17 Jump Ball Mitchell vs Augustus (Moore gains possession) 
Team Rebound  07:17  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  07:06  
  07:02
[NYL 5-6]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  06:58  
  06:54
[NYL 7-6]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
  06:42 Powell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:42
[MIN 7-7]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Team Rebound 
  06:25
[NYL 9-7]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  06:10
[MIN 9-9]
 
  05:59 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:57  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:30 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
Moore Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Pierson (2 BLK)  05:23  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:22  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  05:22  
  05:22 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:22 Jump Ball Pierson vs Moore (Pondexter gains possession) 
  05:22 Team Rebound 
  05:13 Pondexter Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  04:59
[MIN 12-9]
 
  04:42 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:42  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  04:42  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:23 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:11 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:11 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
  04:11 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:59 Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST)  03:47  
  03:33 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Adair Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:22  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  03:22  
  03:22 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Powell 
  03:17 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Team Rebound 
  03:15 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Adair (Miller gains possession) 
  02:57 Walker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Adair Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  02:34
[MIN 14-9]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:12 Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  02:09  
  02:09 Jump Ball Walker vs Wright (Vaughn gains possession) 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  01:55 Walker Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adair (1 BLK) 
  01:54 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:42 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:41  
  01:30 Carson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:30  
Team Rebound  01:30  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:19 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Adair Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.5  
  00:56.8 Team Rebound 
  00:49.9
[NYL 11-14]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:36.3
[MIN 16-11]
 
  00:14.5
[NYL 13-16]
Vaughn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:08.1
[MIN 18-13]
 
  00:00.8
[NYL 16-18]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (3-0) New York Liberty (0-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:46  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST)  09:41
[MIN 20-16]
 
  09:37 Vaughn Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:35  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:57
[NYL 18-20]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Moore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
Team Rebound  08:39  
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:39  
  08:39 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  08:39 Miller Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  08:31
[MIN 23-18]
 
  08:11
[NYL 20-23]
Braxton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:58  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:36  
  07:36 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  07:36  
  07:30
[NYL 23-23]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Moore Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:19
[MIN 25-23]
 
Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:10  
  07:02
[NYL 25-25]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
  06:43 Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  06:43  
  06:43 Jump Ball Mitchell vs Whalen (Moore gains possession) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:35 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:30  
  06:30
[NYL 26-25]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:30
[NYL 27-25]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST)  06:17
[MIN 27-27]
 
  05:56 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:55  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:46
[MIN 29-27]
 
  05:36 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Team Rebound 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  05:26 Pondexter Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:25  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair  05:22  
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:06
[NYL 29-29]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 31-29]
 
  04:34 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:33  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  04:25  
  04:06 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
  04:05 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Adair Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
  03:57 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:56  
  03:53 Mitchell Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 32-29]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 33-29]
 
  03:33 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:18  
Adair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:17
[MIN 35-29]
 
  03:11 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:51  
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:50
[MIN 37-29]
 
  02:44
[NYL 31-37]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:36 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
Whalen Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  02:36  
Adair Substitution replaced by Wiggins  02:36  
  02:36 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Moore Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:21  
Moore Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:21  
  02:05 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:03  
Augustus Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:57  
  01:38
[NYL 33-37]
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:17
[MIN 39-33]
 
  01:02 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:01  
  00:53.4 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:53.4
[MIN 40-33]
 
  00:53.4 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:53.4  
  00:52.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:44.9 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
  00:40.6 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:40.6
[MIN 41-33]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:40.6
[MIN 42-33]
 
  00:26.9 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (6 AST)  00:22.0
[MIN 44-33]
 
  00:02.9 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:01.4  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (3-0) New York Liberty (0-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Mitchell Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:47  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  09:34
[MIN 46-33]
 
  09:16 Pierson Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK) 
  09:15 Team Rebound 
  09:08 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:49 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Mitchell Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:37
[NYL 35-46]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:24 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:02 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:59  
Whalen Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  07:56  
  07:42 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:41  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:25  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST)  07:14  
  07:10
[NYL 38-46]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:43 Mitchell Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:43 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  06:43 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (7 AST)  06:31
[MIN 48-38]
 
  06:19 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
  06:09 Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:35 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Mitchell Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:23 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:22  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  05:10
[MIN 51-38]
 
  04:52 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:51  
  04:48 Powell Technical 
  04:48  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:48  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wright  04:48  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Adair  04:48  
  04:48 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  04:48
[MIN 52-38]
 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:26 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:13  
  04:13 Powell Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  04:04 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:02  
Adair Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  03:56  
Adair Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:56  
  03:37
[NYL 40-52]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:36 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:23
[MIN 54-40]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  03:20  
Adair Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  03:05  
  03:05 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
  03:05 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  03:05  
  03:05
[NYL 41-54]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  02:55
[MIN 56-41]
 
  02:40
[NYL 43-56]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:40  
  02:40
[NYL 44-56]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  02:14  
  02:02 Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:57 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:54  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:35  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:30  
  01:14
[NYL 46-56]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:04  
Brunson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:50.8  
  00:50.8 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:50.8 Team Rebound 
  00:50.8
[NYL 47-56]
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:36.4
[MIN 58-47]
 
  00:20.5
[NYL 50-58]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (2 BLK)  00:04.8  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:03.0  
  00:02.0 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:02.0
[MIN 59-50]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:02.0
[MIN 60-50]
 
  00:02.0 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.4  
Moore Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 62-50]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (3-0) New York Liberty (0-4)
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Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Personal (4 PF)  09:31  
  09:21 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Mitchell Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:13 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:09
[NYL 52-62]
Vaughn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:48  
  08:47 Carson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 63-52]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 64-52]
 
  08:29 Carson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 66-52]
 
  08:12 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:11  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:54 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:42  
  07:42 Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:42 Team Rebound 
  07:42 Carson Substitution replaced by Powell 
  07:42 Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:41 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:34  
  07:34 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Walker 
  07:17 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:08 Pierson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:02  
  06:40 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:38  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Walker (2 ST)  06:26  
  06:19 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Miller 
  06:07 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:54 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:52  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  05:33
[MIN 68-52]
 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:13  
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:13 Pierson Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:13  
  05:01 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Walker (3 ST)  04:46  
  04:41
[NYL 54-68]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Augustus Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:24  
Augustus Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:24  
  04:01 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:59  
  03:39 Walker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 69-54]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 70-54]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:39  
  03:39
[NYL 55-70]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:39
[NYL 56-70]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brunson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  03:26  
  03:21 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
  03:20 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:14 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:11 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Walker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:10 Walker Tip Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:08  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:01  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  02:59  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:58
[MIN 72-56]
 
  02:42 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:41  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:31
[MIN 74-56]
 
  02:16 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:14  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:59
[MIN 76-56]
 
  01:56 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:56  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  01:56  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Thorn  01:56  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair  01:56  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Peters  01:56  
  01:56 Braxton Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  01:56 Miller Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  01:56 Walker Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  01:41 Powell Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:29
[NYL 58-76]
Pondexter Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:01 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  01:00 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  00:57.1
[NYL 60-76]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Adair Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:37.9 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.6  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:31.4
[MIN 78-60]
 
  00:12.6
[NYL 62-78]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:01.9 Carson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST)  00:00.0
[MIN 80-62]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
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4th East
15
19
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FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
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Steals 7.6 NaN
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3-Point % .400 .
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FG% .418 .
FT% .814 .
Points 78.3 NaN
Rebounds 32.2 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 9.5 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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