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Posted Jun 01 2012 10:16PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Rebekkah Brunson believes the Minnesota Lynx have yet to play to their potential.

Opponents might beg to differ as the defending WNBA champions are off to their best start in franchise history.

Brunson had 14 points and 13 rebounds in an 85-72 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Friday night that gave the Lynx (6-0) the best start in franchise history.

Seimone Augustus had 23 points, six rebounds and two steals for Minnesota while Lindsay Whalen had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Minnesota has played all six of its games in 12 days with half of them on the road.

``I don't think we're playing our best,'' Brunson said. ``I still think we have a lot of things to work on.

``We haven't had a lot of practice time, which is difficult when you have a schedule like this. You have to try to fine-tune things during games and figure them out on the fly, but we're continuing to get better, and luckily we've been able to escape some of these games.''

Tina Charles had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Connecticut (3-1) while Renee Montgomery added 16 points and Kara Lawson had 14 points and four assists.

Minnesota outrebounded Connecticut 43-34 and had a 12-4 advantage in the fourth quarter.

It isn't easy outworking the Sun on the glass because of Charles.

``She's one of the best rebounders in the league, but I'm hungry,'' Brunson said. ``We weren't doing what we wanted to do (through three quarters) and we kept allowing them to get second chances.

``In order to cut that off, I knew I had to crash the boards hard and go try to get as many as I could. Go after it.''

Charles was scoreless in the fourth quarter and had just one rebound.

``When it came down to it, we didn't bear down and get any rebounds,'' Charles said. ``Myself, I wasn't boxing out on key plays. We can't be doing that.''

Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said, ``We didn't get Tina enough shots down the stretch. You have to credit Minnesota a little bit for that because they front and backed her a little bit and made it tough to get it in, but we need to be a little more patient about it too.

The Lynx trailed 63-58 with under 8 minutes left in the game when they went on a 13-2 run. A steal and layup by Whalen gave the Lynx a 65-63 lead. Augustus followed with a pull-up jumper in transition, and then had a steal and a layup, to make it 71-65 with less than 5 minutes remaining.

Three turnovers by the Sun led to six points for the Lynx during the run.

``I just thought what we saw in the fourth quarter was a difference in the maturity level of the two teams right now,'' Thibault said. ``We're close, but we're not quite there yet.''

Lawson scored seven points in the third quarter, including a pull-up jumper with over 3 minutes left in the period that gave the Sun a 52-47 lead.

Maya Moore hit a 3-pointer with over a minute left for the final points of the quarter as Minnesota closed the deficit to 56-55.

The Lynx led 38-36 at halftime as Connecticut missed 20 of its first 25 shots. It shot 31.2 percent in the first half (15 of 48).

Minnesota had 12 turnovers in the half. The Sun had just four.

Devereaux Peters' layup gave Minnesota a 34-25 lead with 2:33 left in the second quarter. Connecticut closed with an 11-4 run in which Charles had seven points.


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Lynx
Sun
     
    • 50.0%

    • 32.5%

    • 36.4%

    • 10.5%

    • 78.9%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN CON
Total Rebounds 6 15
Offensive Rebounds 12 19
Turnovers 18 14
Fast Break Pts: 17 7
Biggest Lead: 13 5
Points in the Paint: 44 34
MIN CON
p Augustus   23 Charles   20
rb Brunson   13 Charles   12
a Whalen   8 Lawson   4
s Moore   3 Greene   3
b 3 players   1 Charles   4
 
  • 06/01 - MIN 85 @ CON 72
  • 07/07 - CON 86 @ MIN 80
Minnesota Lynx (6-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 19:31 1-5 1-2 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 3
R. Brunson F 30:25 6-9 0-0 2-3 +17 4 9 13 1 3 1 0 1 1 14
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 26:46 4-8 0-0 1-1 +20 2 5 7 1 1 2 2 0 1 9
S. Augustus G 30:10 10-18 2-5 1-2 +12 1 5 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 23
L. Whalen G 30:22 4-9 0-1 2-2 +10 1 5 6 8 3 1 4 1 0 10
M. Wright   18:50 4-8 0-1 5-5 +18 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 13
C. Wiggins   16:50 1-3 1-2 2-2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 5
E. Thorn   04:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Adair   09:35 1-1 0-0 2-4 -4 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
A. Harris   04:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Peters   09:06 2-4 0-0 0-0 -3 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 4
Total   200 33-66 4-11 15-19   12 31 43 15 21 10 18 3 5 85
  50.0% 36.4% 78.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 20
Connecticut Sun (3-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. McCray G-F 18:49 0-7 0-5 3-3 -11 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
A. Jones F 32:17 4-12 0-1 0-0 -15 5 1 6 2 4 1 6 1 0 8
T. Charles C 31:28 8-16 0-0 4-8 -18 7 5 12 1 2 1 1 4 0 20
K. Greene G 21:44 0-5 0-0 1-2 -7 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1
K. Lawson G 29:09 6-10 1-4 1-2 -13 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 14
A. Hightower   17:47 1-7 0-3 0-0 +7 1 2 3 1 3 2 3 0 0 2
M. Mims   12:15 3-4 0-0 2-2 +5 4 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
R. Montgomery   29:22 4-15 1-5 7-8 -9 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 16
T. White   03:09 0-3 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
K. Griffin   04:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
C. Shegog DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-80 2-19 18-25   19 15 34 12 16 11 14 5 3 72
  32.5% 10.5% 72.0%   team rebs: 15 total to: 14

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #24 Tony Dawkins, #43 Brenda Pantoja, #9 Denise Brooks
  • Attendance: 7249
  • Duration: 1:55
Minnesota Lynx (6-0) Connecticut Sun (3-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Brunson (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[MIN 2-0]
 
  08:58 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:57  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:45  
  08:33
[CON 2-2]
Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:17
[MIN 4-2]
 
  08:09 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:06 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:03  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Team Rebound 
  07:37 Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:26  
  07:14
[CON 4-4]
Charles Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  07:02  
  07:01 McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:56 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:54  
  06:54 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:54 Team Rebound 
  06:54
[CON 5-4]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  06:39
[MIN 6-5]
 
  06:29 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  06:14  
  06:09 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:07  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:05  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:05  
  05:49 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:45
[MIN 8-5]
 
  05:37 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:18 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:18  
  05:18 Charles Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  05:18  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:18  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  05:00
[MIN 10-5]
 
  04:44 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:42  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  04:28  
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17  
  04:17 McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  04:17 Jones Substitution replaced by Mims 
  04:17 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Thorn  04:17  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Adair  04:17  
  04:09 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:52
[CON 7-10]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mims (1 AST) 
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST)  03:35  
  03:32 Hightower Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:31 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:30
[CON 9-10]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Wiggins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:09  
  03:09 Lawson Substitution replaced by White 
  02:52 Hightower Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
  02:49 Hightower Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:49
[MIN 11-9]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:49
[MIN 12-9]
 
  02:34 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
Wright Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:26
[MIN 14-9]
 
  02:26 White Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:26 Charles Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:26
[MIN 15-9]
 
  02:10 Hightower Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:08  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:53  
  01:53 Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Harris  01:53  
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:53
[MIN 16-9]
 
  01:41 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:33 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST)  01:25  
  01:11 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:10  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.8  
  00:48.8 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:42.8 White Layup Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:41.7  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  00:32.7  
  00:25.9 White Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Mims Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:24.1
[CON 11-16]
Mims Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:03.6
[MIN 18-11]
 
  00:00.5 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (6-0) Connecticut Sun (3-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Mims Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:42
[CON 13-18]
Mims Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[MIN 20-13]
 
  09:17
[CON 15-20]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:56  
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[MIN 22-15]
 
  08:39 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Augustus Layup Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:30 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:26
[CON 17-22]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:26 Hightower Substitution replaced by McCray 
  08:26 Mims Substitution replaced by Jones 
  08:26 Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles 
  08:26
[CON 18-22]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:53 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:49 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:46  
  07:46 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:46 Team Rebound 
Harris Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  07:46  
  07:46
[CON 19-22]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  07:30
[MIN 25-19]
 
  07:16 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:31
[CON 22-25]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  06:12
[MIN 28-22]
 
  06:02 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:59
[CON 24-28]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:31 McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:23 McCray Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
  05:22 Team Rebound 
  05:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:22 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Greene 
  05:22 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:15  
  05:15 McCray Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  05:01  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:56  
McWilliams-Franklin Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:54
[MIN 30-24]
 
  04:44 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:42  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:38  
  04:23 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK) 
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:17 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:15  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  04:14
[MIN 32-24]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:59 Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:59 Team Rebound 
  03:59 McCray Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  03:59 Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  03:59
[CON 25-32]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:35 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  03:28 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:27  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:04  
  02:54 Hightower Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  02:54  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wiggins  02:54  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  02:54  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Adair  02:54  
Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (2 ST)  02:46  
  02:42 Greene Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  02:33
[MIN 34-25]
 
  02:15
[CON 27-34]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:52  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:47  
  01:47
[CON 28-34]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:47 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:47 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:46
[CON 30-34]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Greene (3 ST)  01:28  
  01:16
[CON 32-34]
Charles Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:00  
Peters Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:59.4
[MIN 36-32]
 
  00:40.6
[CON 34-36]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK)  00:25.8  
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:23.3  
Adair Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  00:19.9
[MIN 38-34]
 
  00:03.7
[CON 36-38]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (6-0) Connecticut Sun (3-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:42 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Team Rebound 
  09:15 Greene Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Team Rebound 
  09:12
[CON 38-38]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:48  
  08:25
[CON 41-38]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:03
[MIN 40-41]
 
  07:54 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:53  
  07:53
[CON 42-40]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  07:53  
  07:53 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:53  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  07:32  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:30  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  07:28
[MIN 42-42]
 
  07:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:14 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  07:10 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  06:54
[CON 44-42]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:28  
  06:28 McCray Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  06:20
[CON 46-42]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (3 BLK)  06:01  
  05:59 Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  05:54 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:53  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:31  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:29  
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 44-46]
 
  05:28 Charles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:28  
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 45-46]
 
  05:07 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Charles Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  05:04
[CON 48-45]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:46
[MIN 47-48]
 
  04:38 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  04:37  
  04:37 Jones Substitution replaced by Mims 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Team Rebound 
  04:14 Greene Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  04:04 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Mims Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Adair Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:03  
  04:03
[CON 49-47]
Mims Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:03
[CON 50-47]
Mims Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Augustus Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:49  
Augustus Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:49  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  03:49  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  03:49  
  03:35
[CON 52-47]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:34  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  03:24  
  03:13 Hightower Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
  03:10 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:10
[MIN 48-52]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:10
[MIN 49-52]
 
Peters Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  03:05  
  02:55 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:54  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:45  
  02:45 Hightower Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:45  
Team Rebound  02:45  
  02:45 Charles Substitution replaced by Jones 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  02:45  
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 50-52]
 
  02:32 Mims Hook Shot: Missed 
Adair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:29  
Adair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  02:14  
Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:13  
Adair Substitution replaced by Brunson  02:13  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:09  
  02:09
[CON 53-50]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:09
[CON 54-50]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  01:59
[MIN 53-54]
 
  01:50 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:46  
  01:46
[CON 55-53]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:46
[CON 56-53]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Mims Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:17 Hightower Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:15 Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  01:14 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:12  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  01:05
[MIN 55-56]
 
  00:44.8 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:44.3  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:35.4 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:13.7 Jump Ball Hightower vs Moore (Whalen gains possession) 
  00:13.7 Hightower Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  09:39
[MIN 58-56]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  09:20  
  09:20
[CON 57-58]
McCray Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  09:20
[CON 58-58]
McCray Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  09:20
[CON 59-58]
McCray Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS) 
Peters Layup Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Team Rebound 
  08:55 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:54  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hightower (2 ST)  08:45  
  08:41
[CON 61-58]
Hightower Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Mims Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:17 McCray Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Mims Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:13
[CON 63-58]
Mims Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:13  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  08:13  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus  08:13  
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  08:13  
  08:13 Mims Substitution replaced by Charles 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:56  
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:54
[MIN 60-63]
 
  07:38 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:36  
Wright Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:19
[MIN 62-63]
 
  06:58 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  06:57  
  06:50 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:50
[MIN 63-63]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen  06:50  
  06:50 Hightower Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:50  
  06:50 Charles Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  06:34 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 65-63]
 
  06:10 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:09  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:51  
  05:46 McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST)  05:29
[MIN 67-63]
 
  05:19
[CON 65-67]
Montgomery Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST)  05:11
[MIN 69-65]
 
  04:58 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:54
[MIN 71-65]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:53 McCray Substitution replaced by Greene 
  04:53 Lawson Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Augustus Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:28  
  04:28
[CON 66-71]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  04:28
[CON 67-71]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  04:28 Montgomery Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:28  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  04:21  
Whalen Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Hightower Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  04:05 Greene Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:51 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (4 BLK)  03:43  
  03:42 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:42  
  03:42
[CON 68-71]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:42 Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:42  
  03:33 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:22  
McWilliams-Franklin Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:21
[MIN 73-68]
 
  03:21 Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:21
[MIN 74-68]
 
  03:00
[CON 70-74]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Whalen Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:35  
Team Rebound  02:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:34  
  02:34  
  02:20 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:19  
  01:58 Jones Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:58
[MIN 75-70]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:58  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:58  
  01:36 Montgomery Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:36
[MIN 76-70]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:36
[MIN 77-70]
 
  01:23 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  01:18
[MIN 79-70]
 
  01:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:08 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:07  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:43.0
[MIN 81-70]
 
  00:36.5
[CON 72-81]
Lawson Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.5  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  00:36.5  
  00:34.3 Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:34.3
[MIN 82-72]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:34.3
[MIN 83-72]
 
  00:26.9 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:25.9  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  00:04.4
[MIN 85-72]
 
  00:01.0 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
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1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
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1st East
25
9
7-3
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FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
Assists 20.8 NaN
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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