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Lynx improve to 13-1 with 96-80 win vs. Mercury



Posted Jun 27 2012 11:34PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With the WNBA's best record and playing in front of a sellout crowd, everything pointed to a blowout for the Minnesota Lynx.

The short-handed Phoenix Mercury still made things interesting.

Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus each scored 16 points as the Lynx became the second team in WNBA history to start 13-1 after beating the Mercury 96-80 on Wednesday night.

Phoenix, playing the first game of a season-high four-game road trip, got 23 points from DeWanna Bonner. The Mercury stayed within single-digits through three quarters, but fell to 3-9, losing to Minnesota for the third time this season.

``They're doing the best they can,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``They're playing hard with a young point guard, but they're doing OK. (Bonner) shoots 3s well, and usually she's open, so she's doing what she's supposed to do.''

Maya Moore had 15 points and Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 13 for the Lynx, who broke open a close game in the second half to match the 1998 Houston squad that started 20-1 en route to a 27-3 record. Still, the Lynx coach was unsatisfied despite holding Phoenix to 35 percent shooting from the field.

``I felt we didn't play that well defensively,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``The players think I'm nuts when I tell them, `We didn't do this, we didn't do that' and we held them to 35 percent, so what's my problem? But I think playoff basketball.''

Samantha Prahalis added 20 for the Mercury, but had to leave during the third quarter due to bleeding from a left leg injury.

The Lynx, used to winning handily on their home court en route to the league's best record, could not shake the short-handed Mercury in the first half. That was mostly due to the efforts of Bonner, who hit a pair of 3-pointers and had 18 points at the break.

McWilliams-Franklin had 11 first half points to lead the Lynx, who scored the last seven points of the half to lead 51-45 after 20 minutes.

``We were very aggressive in the first half,'' said Bonner, who was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. ``In the third quarter, we came out and shot a lot of jumpers and you can't do that against Minnesota, coming out down six points. You have to attack the basket. They have a great team and they're rolling right now, so it's hard to get a win in here.''

Phoenix already playing without injured regulars Penny Taylor and Diana Taurasi, also lost forward Candice Dupree for the game against Minnesota. Listed as a starter in the pregame notes, Dupree was scratched for the third straight game with a left knee injury. Taylor has missed the entire season, while Taurasi has played two games and is not expected back until after the Olympics.

``This team has a lot of fight and a lot of competitors, so we understand what they bring to the table even if they don't have their top scorers,'' said Augustus, who was among six Lynx players scoring in double figures. ``It's the new Lynx. In previous years, it was, `Stop Seimone and you stop the team,' but there are so many weapons on this team.''


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 35.1%

    • 44.9%

    • 36.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 90.5%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 11 12
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 11 27
Biggest Lead: 3 18
Points in the Paint: 24 42
PHO MIN
p Bonner   23 2 players   16
rb 2 players   7 Brunson   13
a 2 players   3 2 players   6
s Prahalis   2 Augustus   2
b Bonner   2 McWilliams-Franklin   4
 
  • 05/20 - PHO 83 @ MIN 105
  • 06/15 - MIN 78 @ PHO 60
  • 06/27 - PHO 80 @ MIN 96
  • 09/21 - MIN 89 @ PHO 66
Phoenix Mercury (3-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Houston F 31:40 4-14 1-6 2-2 -15 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 11
D. Bonner G-F 34:02 6-18 3-7 8-8 -14 2 5 7 0 2 0 3 2 0 23
K. Thomas C 19:30 1-5 0-0 0-0 -11 4 2 6 1 6 0 2 0 2 2
A. Hornbuckle G 26:27 2-7 1-3 0-0 -17 0 3 3 0 4 1 0 1 0 5
S. Prahalis G 29:22 8-17 2-4 2-2 -20 0 4 4 3 1 2 3 0 3 20
A. Warley   24:08 1-1 0-0 4-4 -8 2 5 7 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
A. Gray-Lawson   20:44 4-9 2-5 3-3 +5 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 13
A. Riley   14:06 0-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 0
C. Dupree DND - Left Knee Contusion
N. Sanford DND - Left Knee Contusion
D. Taurasi NWT - Strained Left Hip Flexor
P. Taylor NWT - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 26-74 9-25 19-21   8 23 31 8 20 5 14 3 8 80
  35.1% 36.0% 90.5%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14
Minnesota Lynx (13-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 28:00 3-5 1-3 8-9 +18 2 2 4 6 2 1 2 0 0 15
R. Brunson F 21:47 6-10 0-0 4-4 +14 4 9 13 0 4 0 2 0 1 16
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 29:16 6-13 0-1 1-2 +23 4 7 11 1 1 1 0 4 0 13
S. Augustus G 25:26 7-15 2-3 0-0 +7 1 1 2 3 1 2 4 0 0 16
L. Whalen G 22:33 2-5 0-0 1-3 +16 1 3 4 6 2 1 1 1 0 5
A. Harris   15:39 4-5 1-1 1-2 +1 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 10
C. Wiggins   18:43 1-8 0-6 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 0 2
M. Wright   21:00 4-9 1-2 4-4 +3 0 3 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 13
D. Peters   13:18 1-6 0-0 1-2 -6 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 3
E. Thorn   04:18 1-2 1-2 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Adair DND - Right Knee Surgery
Total   200 35-78 6-18 20-26   13 32 45 27 20 6 13 8 3 96
  44.9% 33.3% 76.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #7 Clarke Stevens, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 9674
  • Duration: 1:56
Phoenix Mercury (3-9) Minnesota Lynx (13-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Thomas (Prahalis gains possession) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST)  09:42
[PHO 3-0]
 
  09:27 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:26  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:17  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  09:15  
  09:14 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:07
[MIN 2-3]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:48
[MIN 5-3]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:23
[MIN 7-3]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  08:11  
  08:06
[MIN 9-3]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:39
[MIN 11-3]
Moore Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:18 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prahalis (1 ST) 
Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  07:04  
  06:59 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:42
[PHO 6-11]
 
  06:31 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  06:16
[PHO 8-11]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:04
[MIN 12-8]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:44
[PHO 10-12]
 
  05:36 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:34 Brunson Tip Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:32  
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Warley  05:12  
  05:12 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:12 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:06 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Prahalis Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:56
[PHO 12-12]
 
  04:44
[MIN 14-12]
Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:28 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:26 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prahalis (2 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:56  
  03:56  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  03:56  
  03:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:56
[MIN 15-12]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS) 
  03:56 Moore Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:56 Team Rebound 
  03:56
[MIN 16-12]
Moore Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS) 
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:30
[MIN 18-12]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:18
[PHO 15-18]
 
Hornbuckle Violation:Kicked Ball  03:02  
  02:51 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:48  
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:34  
  02:34
[MIN 19-15]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:34 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston  02:34  
  02:34
[MIN 20-15]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:20
[PHO 17-20]
 
  02:04
[MIN 22-17]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:44  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:40
[PHO 19-22]
 
  01:29 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:28  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (2 AST)  01:23
[PHO 21-22]
 
  01:06 Peters Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:04  
  01:03 Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Riley  01:03  
  01:03 Harris Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Warley Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  00:47.4  
  00:35.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:34.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:33.8 Peters Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:31.7  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.8  
  00:23.0 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Warley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:23.0  
Warley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:06.8  
  00:06.8
[MIN 23-21]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:06.8
[MIN 24-21]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:01.3 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:01.3
[PHO 22-24]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:01.3
[PHO 23-24]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (3-9) Minnesota Lynx (13-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[MIN 26-23]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Riley (1 AST)  09:33
[PHO 26-26]
 
  09:13 Augustus Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:12  
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:56 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:50 Peters Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:49  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:41
[PHO 29-26]
 
  08:14 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  08:11 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Riley Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:56  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:47 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:45 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:44 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:39
[MIN 28-29]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
  07:29 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:29
[PHO 30-28]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:29
[PHO 31-28]
 
  07:13 Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:13  
Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Prahalis  07:13  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:52
[MIN 30-31]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
  06:45 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:26 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:25  
Prahalis Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  06:12  
  06:08
[MIN 32-31]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Prahalis Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  05:53
[PHO 33-32]
 
  05:42
[MIN 34-33]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Riley Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:25 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:24  
Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  05:19  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:16  
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Riley Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:16  
  05:16 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  05:16
[MIN 35-33]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:16
[MIN 36-33]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:00 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:55 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
  04:35 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:35
[PHO 34-36]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:35
[PHO 35-36]
 
  04:28 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:18
[PHO 38-36]
 
  03:59
[MIN 39-38]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:30  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK)  03:29  
  03:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:22 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hornbuckle (1 BLK) 
  03:22 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Warley  03:21  
  03:21 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  03:21 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:17 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:01 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:56
[MIN 41-38]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:40
[PHO 40-41]
 
  02:32 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:20  
Warley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
  02:00
[MIN 43-40]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:39
[PHO 42-43]
 
  01:24 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:23 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:22 McWilliams-Franklin Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:21 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[MIN 44-42]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:21 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:20  
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (3 AST)  01:13
[PHO 45-44]
 
  00:58.1
[MIN 46-45]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:47.3  
  00:31.8
[MIN 49-45]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.5  
Warley Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:27.5  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  00:20.8  
Prahalis Foul: Clear Path (1 PF)  00:20.1  
  00:20.1
[MIN 50-45]
Moore Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:20.1
[MIN 51-45]
Moore Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:03.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:02.9  
  00:02.0 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (3-9) Minnesota Lynx (13-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:09 McWilliams-Franklin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:07  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:49
[MIN 53-45]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:49  
  08:49 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:48  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK)  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:41  
  08:39 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:33  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:33  
  08:16 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  08:07 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:58  
  07:46 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:20 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:18 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:06 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:04 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:47
[MIN 55-45]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Prahalis Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:37
[PHO 47-55]
 
  06:15
[MIN 57-47]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:03 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Warley  06:03  
  05:50
[MIN 60-47]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:29
[MIN 62-47]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:29  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  05:29  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:09  
Bonner Putback Layup Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  04:57 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:55 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:50 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:50  
  04:50 Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  04:50  
  04:50 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:50 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Prahalis Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:39
[PHO 49-62]
 
  04:22
[MIN 64-49]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Gray-Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:02  
  03:51 Jump Ball Harris vs Gray-Lawson (Wright gains possession) 
  03:37 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:36  
Prahalis Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:29
[PHO 51-64]
 
  03:17 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:16  
  03:10 Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:10 Team Timeout : Short 
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Riley  03:10  
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
Team Rebound  02:59  
  02:59 Wright Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Prahalis  02:59  
  02:59 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
Warley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:59
[PHO 52-64]
 
Warley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:59
[PHO 53-64]
 
  02:47 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:45  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  02:41  
  02:26 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:25  
Prahalis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (2 BLK)  02:16  
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  02:15  
  02:03 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:02  
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:52  
  01:52 Wright Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Warley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:52
[PHO 54-64]
 
  01:52 Harris Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  01:52 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  01:52 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  01:52 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Warley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:52
[PHO 55-64]
 
  01:40
[MIN 66-55]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
  01:28 Brunson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:28
[PHO 56-66]
 
Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Houston  01:28  
Riley Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:28  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:28
[PHO 57-66]
 
Warley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:20  
Thomas Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:18  
  01:07 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:04  
  00:53.4 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:53.4
[PHO 58-66]
 
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:53.4
[PHO 59-66]
 
  00:42.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.8 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:41.8
[MIN 68-59]
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:26.3
[PHO 62-68]
 
  00:05.9
[MIN 70-62]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (3-9) Minnesota Lynx (13-1)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:45 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  09:38  
  09:38
[MIN 71-62]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  09:38
[MIN 72-62]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (3 BLK)  09:20  
Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:19  
Prahalis Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Team Rebound 
  09:14 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Gray-Lawson (Brunson gains possession) 
  08:55 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:49 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Team Rebound 
Gray-Lawson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:49  
  08:36
[MIN 74-62]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Prahalis Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:11
[PHO 64-74]
 
  07:59
[MIN 76-64]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Prahalis Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (4 BLK)  07:49  
  07:49 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (6 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:49  
  07:30 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:28  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:12 Team Rebound 
  07:12 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:04 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:54
[MIN 78-64]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  06:44 Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Prahalis Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:44
[PHO 65-78]
 
Houston Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  06:44  
Prahalis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:44
[PHO 66-78]
 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:37  
  06:37
[MIN 79-66]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Riley  06:37  
  06:37
[MIN 80-66]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bonner Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  06:28  
Bonner Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:28  
  06:10 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Riley (1 ST) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:01
[PHO 68-80]
 
  06:01 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:01 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  06:01
[PHO 69-80]
 
  05:49
[MIN 82-69]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (6 AST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:15 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:10 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Riley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:09  
  05:08 Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Warley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:54  
Warley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:52
[PHO 71-82]
 
  04:36
[MIN 85-71]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Riley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:18  
  04:18 Moore Substitution replaced by Thorn 
  04:09
[MIN 87-71]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:47  
  03:47
[MIN 88-71]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Houston  03:47  
  03:47
[MIN 89-71]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Riley (2 AST)  03:38
[PHO 74-89]
 
  03:17 Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:16  
Riley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (3 BLK)  03:04  
  03:02 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52
[MIN 91-74]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:36
[PHO 76-91]
 
  02:18
[MIN 94-76]
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
  02:01 Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:01
[PHO 77-94]
 
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:01
[PHO 78-94]
 
Warley Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:42  
  01:42 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:42
[MIN 95-78]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:15  
  01:15 Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
  01:15
[MIN 96-78]
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:48.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:47.2  
  00:34.7 Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Riley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.7  
Team Rebound  00:34.7  
Riley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:34.7  
  00:33.8 Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:27.3 Harris Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:27.3 Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Riley (3 AST)  00:15.8
[PHO 80-96]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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7
27
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27
7
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16-1
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  season playoffs
FG% .473 .
FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
Assists 20.8 NaN
Steals 7.6 NaN
Blocks 4.7 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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  season playoffs
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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