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Posted May 24 2012 11:39PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After two easy wins, the Minnesota Lynx were getting all they could handle from the Los Angeles Sparks. The defending champions persevered and pulled out another victory with a strong finish.

Seimone Augustus scored 25 points to rally the Lynx (3-0) from nine points down in the second half in a 92-84 victory over the Sparks on Thursday night. Rebekkah Brunson scored 17 points, Lindsay Whalen had 14 and Maya Moore added 11.

``Any home win is a great one, and in the fashion we did it, I was really happy we were able to figure it out,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``We had some really tough moments earlier and were doing some things that were out of character. L.A. really came at us and made it difficult for us.''

Augustus, who shot 11 for 17 from the field, scored six points in the final 4:17 and Candice Wiggins' tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:19 remaining put Minnesota ahead for good.

The Lynx closed with a 10-2 run after the Kristi Toliver's 3-pointer for Los Angeles tied the score at 82-all with 2:47 to go.

``I felt like we played 36 minutes,'' the Sparks' Candace Parker said. ``We were up on them for 36 minutes, and then the last four minutes killed us.''

Toliver and Parker scored 23 points each to lead the Sparks (2-1) and rookie Nnemkadi Ogwumike added a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds.

The Lynx were played by turnovers in the first half, committing 13 that led to 11 points for the Sparks.

``It's uncharacteristic of us to have that many turnovers in the first half of a game,'' Augustus said. ``I think we were just trying to make the home run play. We had a lot of players running and we wanted to get it there. It wasn't necessarily panning out for us.''

Parker's layup with 3.9 seconds to go in the first half gave the Sparks a 47-44 lead at the break. Ogwumike made two free throws in the opening minute of the third quarter and Parker hit a jumper to put Los Angeles up seven.

Whalen's layup with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third capped the Lynx's 8-2 run to pull to 53-52. However, the Sparks scored the next eight points, to stretch their lead to 61-52 with 4:53 to go in the quarter.

Minnesota had a 6-0 run, capped by Whalen's jumper with 9:05 remaining in the fourth to tie the score at 70. Neither team led by more than two points until Moore's jumper with 3:15 left put the Lynx ahead 82-79.

``The Lynx took that fourth quarter over,'' said Sparks coach Carol Ross, who was an assistant with Atlanta last season when the Dream were swept by Minnesota in the WNBA finals. ``Some of it was fatigue on our part. We're a little short-handed in some spots. But good teams find ways to win, and I thought Minnesota did a great job of hanging around and fighting through adversity.''

After winning their first two games by an average of 20 points, the Lynx looked poised for another rout early, scoring the game's first seven points before the Sparks chipped their way back. Parker had eight points in the first quarter as the Sparks tied the score at 17 with 3:40 to go in the period.

However, Minnesota closed the quarter on a 13-2 run to take a 30-19 lead. The Lynx struggled in the second quarter, though, shooting 5 for 16 and committing nine turnovers.

``We were able to stick together after a second quarter where we didn't play our best,'' said Whalen. ``Everybody was able to stick together and make a contribution when they needed to, and I think anytime you have that, it's a really good sign.''

Parker scored 17 points and Tolliver had 14 to help Los Angeles take its three-point lead at the break.


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Sparks
Lynx
     
    • 49.2%

    • 53.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 36.4%

    • 84.6%

    • 69.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS MIN
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Turnovers 19 18
Fast Break Pts: 17 13
Biggest Lead: 9 11
Points in the Paint: 36 44
LAS MIN
p 2 players   23 Augustus   25
rb Ogwumike   9 McWilliams-Franklin   8
a Toliver   4 McWilliams-Franklin   4
s Parker   2 2 players   3
b Ogwumike   1 McWilliams-Franklin   2
 
  • 05/24 - LAS 84 @ MIN 92
  • 07/05 - MIN 90 @ LAS 96
  • 09/04 - LAS 77 @ MIN 88
  • 09/20 - MIN 76 @ LAS 92
Los Angeles Sparks (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Milton-Jones F 23:47 0-2 0-0 2-2 -13 0 3 3 3 4 0 4 0 0 2
N. Ogwumike F 29:21 7-10 0-0 6-6 +1 4 5 9 1 3 1 0 1 0 20
C. Parker F 33:51 10-18 0-1 3-4 -5 3 3 6 2 1 2 7 0 0 23
A. Beard G-F 25:25 4-7 0-0 0-2 -10 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 8
K. Toliver G 37:43 6-14 3-7 8-8 -1 0 2 2 4 5 1 3 0 1 23
M. Coleman   22:45 2-2 1-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 5
J. Lavender   10:39 0-3 0-0 2-2 -9 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
E. Hoffman   12:44 0-3 0-3 1-2 -2 0 4 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
A. Sykes   03:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Anosike DND - Strained Knee
S. Zoll NWT - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 29-59 4-12 22-26   8 19 27 12 23 7 19 1 2 84
  49.2% 33.3% 84.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 28:07 4-7 1-3 2-2 +9 4 3 7 2 1 2 5 0 0 11
R. Brunson F 31:36 5-7 0-0 7-12 +3 3 4 7 3 2 1 1 0 0 17
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 31:17 3-9 0-0 0-0 +3 3 5 8 4 0 1 2 2 1 6
S. Augustus G 30:48 11-17 1-3 2-4 +1 1 3 4 1 1 3 3 0 0 25
L. Whalen G 27:57 5-10 0-1 4-4 -6 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 14
C. Wiggins   19:41 2-4 2-4 2-2 +10 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
J. Adair   05:18 0-1 0-0 2-2 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
M. Wright   13:27 2-6 0-0 1-3 +10 1 0 1 2 2 3 3 0 0 5
D. Peters   11:49 2-3 0-0 0-0 +11 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 4
A. Harris DND - Sprained Left Ankle
E. Thorn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 34-64 4-11 20-29   13 17 30 15 16 11 18 2 1 92
  53.1% 36.4% 69.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 19

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #44 Felicia Grinter, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 7923
  • Duration: 1:53
Los Angeles Sparks (2-1) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Parker (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
  09:42
[MIN 2-0]
McWilliams-Franklin Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Beard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:08 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:02
[MIN 5-0]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34
[MIN 7-0]
Brunson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[LAS 2-7]
 
  08:04
[MIN 9-2]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:52
[LAS 5-9]
 
  07:37 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:20
[LAS 7-9]
 
  07:14
[MIN 11-7]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  06:51
[LAS 9-11]
 
  06:42 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:41  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  06:10  
  06:05
[MIN 13-9]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:39  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:35
[LAS 11-13]
 
Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:16  
  05:16 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:16 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Adair 
  05:16
[MIN 14-11]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:00 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:00
[LAS 12-14]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:00
[LAS 13-14]
 
  04:47 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:34  
  04:34  
  04:34 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:34  
  04:34 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Team Rebound 
  04:34
[MIN 15-13]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:17
[LAS 15-15]
 
  04:05 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  04:01  
  03:59
[MIN 17-15]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:59 Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  03:40
[LAS 17-17]
 
Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:25  
  03:25 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  03:10 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:09  
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Team Rebound 
Ogwumike Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:54  
  02:54 Adair Substitution replaced by Peters 
  02:54
[MIN 18-17]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:54
[MIN 19-17]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:43 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:43  
Team Rebound  02:43  
  02:43 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:43  
  02:42 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:24
[MIN 21-17]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  02:00  
Toliver Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:00  
  02:00
[MIN 22-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  02:00  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  02:00  
  02:00
[MIN 23-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:50
[LAS 19-23]
 
  01:36
[MIN 25-19]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:20  
  01:00
[MIN 28-19]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
  00:46.2 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Hoffman  00:46.2  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  00:35.9  
  00:31.3
[MIN 30-19]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  00:09.9  
  00:08.6 Team Rebound 
Lavender Violation:Kicked Ball  00:08.6  
  00:03.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.4  
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (2-1) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  09:39  
  09:38 Wright Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO) 
  09:33 Peters Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:33
[LAS 20-30]
 
  09:33 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:33
[LAS 21-30]
 
  09:26 Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:18
[LAS 24-30]
 
Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:00  
  08:47 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:26 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  08:26 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  08:26 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:09 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST) 
Coleman Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:05
[LAS 26-30]
 
Sykes Substitution replaced by Parker  07:59  
  07:45
[MIN 32-26]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK)  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:33  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  07:23
[LAS 28-32]
 
  07:04 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:58
[MIN 34-28]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:37 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:06
[MIN 36-28]
Augustus Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  05:54  
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:38 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:35 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  05:19  
  05:12 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:11  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  05:06
[LAS 30-36]
 
  04:46 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:43
[LAS 32-36]
 
  04:22
[MIN 38-32]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:13
[LAS 34-38]
 
  03:56 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:55  
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:25
[MIN 40-34]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:05  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:04
[LAS 36-40]
 
  02:36 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Team Rebound 
  02:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Beard  02:35  
  02:19 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:19  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:19
[LAS 37-40]
 
  02:06 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[LAS 39-40]
 
  01:50 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  01:48 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:44 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:43  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:36  
  01:34 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:34
[LAS 40-40]
 
  01:34 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:34
[LAS 41-40]
 
  01:16 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:15  
  01:09 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:09
[LAS 42-40]
 
  01:09 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:09
[LAS 43-40]
 
  00:52.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:46.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:45.9 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:44.9
[MIN 42-43]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:26.8
[LAS 45-42]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:11.8  
  00:11.8
[MIN 43-45]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:11.8
[MIN 44-45]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:03.9
[LAS 47-44]
 
  00:00.6 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (2-1) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  09:51  
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:49  
  09:38 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
  09:29 Whalen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:29
[LAS 48-44]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:29
[LAS 49-44]
 
  09:06 Brunson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  08:53
[LAS 51-44]
 
  08:38
[MIN 46-51]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Beard Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  08:20  
Beard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:20  
  08:20 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:05  
  08:05
[MIN 47-51]
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:05
[MIN 48-51]
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:47
[LAS 53-48]
 
  07:31 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:29  
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  07:26  
Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:22  
  07:22
[MIN 49-53]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:22
[MIN 50-53]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:07  
  06:55 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:41  
Parker Tip Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:34
[MIN 52-53]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  06:13
[LAS 55-52]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:03  
  05:51 Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:50  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST)  05:39
[LAS 57-52]
 
  05:24 Adair Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:24 Adair Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:24 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:24 Adair Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:11 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:11
[LAS 58-52]
 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:11
[LAS 59-52]
 
  04:58 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:56  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  04:53
[LAS 61-52]
 
  04:31
[MIN 54-61]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Beard Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:11
[LAS 63-54]
 
  03:56
[MIN 56-63]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:40  
Ogwumike Tip Shot: Missed  03:40  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:38  
Ogwumike Tip Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:25 Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:23 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:21
[MIN 58-63]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:06 Peters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:06
[LAS 64-58]
 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman  03:06  
Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender  03:06  
  03:06 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  03:06 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:06
[LAS 65-58]
 
  02:57
[MIN 60-65]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  02:41  
  02:25 Peters Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:24  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:12  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Coleman  02:12  
  01:54
[MIN 62-65]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
  01:33 Peters Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Hoffman Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:33
[LAS 66-62]
 
Beard Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF)  01:11  
  01:11
[MIN 63-66]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Beard Substitution replaced by Parker  01:11  
  01:11 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:10  
  01:01 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:01
[LAS 67-63]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:01
[LAS 68-63]
 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:39.3  
  00:39.3
[MIN 64-68]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:39.3 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:22.9 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:17.4  
  00:17.3 Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:17.3
[LAS 69-64]
 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Sykes  00:17.3  
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:17.3
[LAS 70-64]
 
  00:04.0
[MIN 66-70]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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Hoffman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:42  
  09:32
[MIN 68-70]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:17  
  09:05
[MIN 70-70]
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:39 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:33  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Beard  08:33  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker  08:33  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  08:33  
Sykes Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  08:33  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:13  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:12
[LAS 72-70]
 
  07:53
[MIN 72-72]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:53  
  07:53
[MIN 73-72]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Beard Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF)  07:44  
Beard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:44  
Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman  07:44  
  07:29 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:28  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST)  07:16
[LAS 74-73]
 
  07:04 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:03  
  06:56 Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  06:56 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Moore 
  06:56 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:44 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:34  
  06:28
[MIN 75-74]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:28  
  06:28 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  06:28  
  06:28 Jump Ball Brunson vs Parker (Toliver gains possession) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:03 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  06:01  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  05:51
[LAS 76-75]
 
  05:28 Augustus Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:27 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:26 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:24  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:01
[MIN 77-76]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:29
[LAS 79-77]
 
Coleman Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:17  
  04:17  
  04:17 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:17 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
  04:17
[MIN 78-79]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  04:01  
  03:49 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:44
[MIN 80-79]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Coleman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  03:28  
  03:15
[MIN 82-79]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:12  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Beard  03:12  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:47
[LAS 82-82]
 
  02:19
[MIN 85-82]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:03 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:03  
  02:03 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:03 Team Rebound 
  02:03 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:02 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:44
[MIN 88-82]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  01:28 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:28
[LAS 83-88]
 
  01:28 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:28
[LAS 84-88]
 
Toliver Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:26  
  01:26
[MIN 89-84]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:26
[MIN 90-84]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:13 Whalen Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO)  01:06  
Team Timeout : Short  01:06  
  00:47.9 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:45.9 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Toliver Foul: Personal (5 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4
[MIN 91-84]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:37.4
[MIN 92-84]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (3 ST)  00:27.9  
  00:05.9 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
End of 4th Qtr
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1st West
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FT% .755 .
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Assists 20.8 NaN
Steals 7.6 NaN
Blocks 4.7 NaN
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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