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By BETH HARRIS
Posted Sep 21 2012 1:54AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker is ready to make a run in the playoffs, if the Los Angeles Sparks can shed their inconsistency.

Parker and rookie Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 11 rebounds each, and the Sparks tuned up for the postseason with a 92-76 victory over the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night.

``We knew this was a team we'd possibly have to go through to win a championship, so everybody laid it out on the court,'' Parker said. ``We wanted to wrap it up and make a statement.''

Alana Beard added 13 points and Kristi Toliver had 10 points and eight assists for the Sparks (24-10), who ended the regular season with their fourth straight win while splitting the four-game season series with the Lynx in front of Clippers teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. It was the biggest margin of victory by either team in their meetings this season.

``In spurts we were the best team in the league and in spurts we were the worst,'' Parker said in summing up the regular season. ``In the playoffs, hopefully we'll be the best.''

Monica Wright scored 19 points, and Devereaux Peters added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota (26-6), which had won six of its last seven games against the Sparks but fell to 3-19 all-time at Staples Center. Maya Moore had 13 points as the Lynx shot a season-low 35 percent.

``I thought we were getting great shots. We literally couldn't knock it in,'' Moore said. ``I know I had some open shots. Our 3-point shooters had some open shots. They just weren't falling. The more disappointing thing was our defense, and not making it hard enough for their team to score, which is not like us. We really want to get that out of our system and bounce back from that.''

The Lynx played without starting guard Lindsay Whalen, who didn't dress because of a cold. The West's top seed has two more games left before starting the playoffs. Coach Cheryl Reeve said she wasn't sure about Whalen's status for Friday's game at Phoenix.

``We'll have to see how she's feeling tomorrow,'' she said.

Asked if she would rest her starters until the playoffs, Reeve said, ``It looks like that happened today.''

The Sparks finished 16-1 at home where they outscored opponents by double-digits during the regular season under first-year coach Carol Ross. They open the playoffs at home against San Antonio on Sept. 27.

``We've got to get better on both ends. We're not great yet,'' Ross said. ``We've knocked on the door of greatness a few times and slammed our finger in it. We have lapses.''

The Sparks missed the playoffs last season, and in Parker's first four seasons in the league she has never gotten past the Western Conference finals. Ogwumike, a Final Four regular during her college career at Stanford, will be making her playoff debut.

``The level of play is going to boost up,'' she said. ``I hope we realize that and continue to realize that.''

Los Angeles outscored the Lynx 52-24 in the paint and was 15 of 19 from the free throw line in the game. The Sparks cruised through the fourth quarter after building a 21-point lead in the third.

``We didn't play well. We didn't defend. They came out and did everything they wanted,'' Reeve said. ``Parker and Ogwumike played great, and we provided very little resistance. We couldn't make a shot.''

The Sparks opened the third on a 13-0 run, with Beard scoring six points and Parker five. The Lynx hit three 3-pointers in the quarter, but trailed 74-55 heading into the final 12 minutes.

``We came in on a serious note,'' Ogwumike said. ``We wanted to play for each other and that showed.''

The Sparks led by 14 in the first half.

Parker scored 14 points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first quarter, and Ogwumike had 12 in the half. Los Angeles opened the game on a 20-9 run, led by Parker with seven and Ogwumike with six.

The Lynx were limited to 15 points in the opening quarter, and they were 1 of 15 from the 3-point line in the half.


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Lynx
Sparks
     
    • 34.8%

    • 53.6%

    • 22.2%

    • 30.0%

    • 82.8%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAS
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 12 6
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 9 19
Biggest Lead: 0 21
Points in the Paint: 24 52
MIN LAS
p Wright   19 2 players   22
rb Peters   13 2 players   11
a Thorn   5 Toliver   8
s 3 players   2 Beard   5
b Peters   2 Parker   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
Minnesota Lynx (26-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 25:56 5-14 1-8 2-2 -18 4 2 6 3 2 1 1 0 1 13
R. Brunson F 14:03 0-2 0-0 0-0 -24 1 4 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 0
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 12:16 2-4 0-0 0-0 -18 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 4
S. Augustus G 21:33 3-11 0-3 2-2 -19 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 8
C. Wiggins G 29:26 1-8 1-5 0-0 -17 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 0 0 3
J. Adair   14:16 0-2 0-0 2-4 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
D. Peters   28:05 6-8 0-0 5-5 +7 5 8 13 1 6 2 1 2 0 17
M. Wright   25:39 4-8 2-2 9-12 +2 1 3 4 1 3 1 5 1 0 19
E. Thorn   28:46 2-9 2-9 4-4 +6 0 1 1 5 1 2 2 0 0 10
A. Harris NWT - Illness
L. Whalen DND - Illness
Total   200 23-66 6-27 24-29   12 25 37 16 19 9 17 4 4 76
  34.8% 22.2% 82.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17
Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 28:49 10-13 0-0 2-3 +21 4 7 11 2 3 2 1 0 1 22
D. Milton-Jones F 21:22 3-7 2-4 1-1 +20 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
C. Parker F 29:43 9-15 1-1 3-5 +20 0 11 11 5 2 4 2 2 0 22
A. Beard G-F 28:14 6-10 0-1 1-1 +22 0 0 0 3 3 5 4 1 2 13
K. Toliver G 29:57 3-7 0-1 4-4 +14 1 1 2 8 4 1 3 0 0 10
J. O'Hea   21:15 4-6 0-1 2-3 -1 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 10
J. Lavender   09:37 2-7 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4
M. Coleman   16:24 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
E. Hoffman   08:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
N. Anosike   03:28 0-0 0-0 2-2 +1 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
A. Sykes   02:48 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 37-69 3-10 15-19   6 27 33 23 25 13 15 4 4 92
  53.6% 30.0% 78.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #9 Denise Brooks, #62 Jeff Wooten
  • Attendance: 10217
  • Duration: 1:50
Minnesota Lynx (26-6) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Brunson (Augustus gains possession) 
Brunson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34
[LAS 2-0]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:14  
  09:06
[LAS 4-0]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:39 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:31 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Brunson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:13 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:13
[LAS 6-0]
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:13  
  08:13 Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  07:55
[MIN 2-6]
 
  07:40
[LAS 8-2]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
  07:35 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:26  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  07:17  
  07:15 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:11  
  07:04 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:55  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:51  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:46  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  06:33  
  06:31 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:20
[LAS 11-2]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  06:16  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  06:16  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:06 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:58
[LAS 13-2]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Adair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  05:48  
  05:37 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:35  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:31  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  05:31  
  05:09 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:01
[MIN 4-13]
 
  04:45 Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:32
[LAS 15-4]
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:17  
  04:05 Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 5-15]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 6-15]
 
  03:51 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:50  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:33
[LAS 17-6]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:33  
  03:33
[LAS 18-6]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  03:14
[MIN 9-18]
 
  03:03
[LAS 20-9]
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  02:47  
  02:38 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:36  
Peters Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  02:24
[MIN 11-20]
 
  02:05
[LAS 22-11]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
  02:00 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus  02:00  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Brunson  02:00  
Adair Substitution replaced by Thorn  02:00  
  02:00 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST)  01:52  
  01:42 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:23 Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:20
[MIN 13-22]
 
  01:15 Beard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:13  
Peters Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  00:59.1
[MIN 15-22]
 
  00:46.5
[LAS 24-15]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:38.3 Beard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
  00:38.3 Team Rebound 
  00:36.0
[LAS 26-15]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.6 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:15.9 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thorn (1 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:06.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:00.4
[LAS 29-15]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-6) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Lavender Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:46 Lavender Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:37 Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Thorn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 16-29]
 
Thorn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 17-29]
 
  09:23 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:05  
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:03  
Peters Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:00
[MIN 19-29]
 
  08:55 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:53  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:24
[LAS 30-19]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:24 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  08:24
[LAS 31-19]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:13 Toliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Thorn Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 20-31]
 
Thorn Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 21-31]
 
  07:51 Lavender Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:49  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33
[LAS 33-21]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (5 AST) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:03 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Team Rebound 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore  07:03  
  06:59 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Team Rebound 
  06:48
[LAS 35-21]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 O'Hea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:20 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  06:12  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:12
[MIN 23-35]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:12  
  05:57 Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:55  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  05:47  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:32 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK) 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:30  
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST)  05:26
[MIN 25-35]
 
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  05:18  
  05:18 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Beard 
  05:18 Toliver Substitution replaced by Parker 
  05:06 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:05  
  04:48 O'Hea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:48 Lavender Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Team Rebound 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:31  
  04:20 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:19  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thorn (2 AST)  04:04
[MIN 27-35]
 
  03:45
[LAS 37-27]
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  03:22 Coleman Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  03:22  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Peters  03:22  
  03:22 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:58 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:56  
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST)  02:48  
  02:41 Coleman Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:38  
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  02:32
[MIN 29-37]
 
  02:16 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  02:08  
  02:00 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
  02:00 Parker Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  02:00  
  02:00 Coleman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  02:00 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:00
[MIN 30-37]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:54 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thorn (3 AST)  01:44
[MIN 32-37]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[LAS 38-32]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:30
[LAS 39-32]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK)  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:14 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:14
[MIN 33-39]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:14
[MIN 34-39]
 
  00:50.2
[LAS 41-34]
Parker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:37.9
[MIN 35-41]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:37.9
[MIN 36-41]
 
  00:26.6
[LAS 43-36]
Milton-Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:26.6  
  00:26.6
[LAS 44-36]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-6) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[LAS 46-36]
Ogwumike Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Toliver (6 AST) 
  09:30 Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  09:18  
  09:12
[LAS 48-36]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:54  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters  08:54  
  08:37
[LAS 50-36]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:32  
Brunson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:21  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:21  
  08:05
[LAS 52-36]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beard (3 ST)  07:53  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:51  
  07:51
[LAS 53-36]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  07:51 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:49 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:42
[LAS 55-36]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beard (4 ST)  07:33  
  07:28
[LAS 57-36]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  07:07
[MIN 38-57]
 
  06:53 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:52  
  06:46 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Thorn  06:46  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  06:46  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright  06:46  
Peters Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thorn (4 AST)  06:36
[MIN 40-57]
 
  06:19 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 43-57]
 
  05:52
[LAS 59-43]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:27
[LAS 61-43]
Beard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (7 AST) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:27  
  05:27
[LAS 62-43]
Beard Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Beard (5 ST)  05:17  
  04:57 Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  04:54 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:53 Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:51 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:32 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:27  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  04:24
[MIN 46-62]
 
  04:03 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:00  
  03:59 Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  03:46
[MIN 48-62]
 
  03:30
[LAS 64-48]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
  03:08 Toliver Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 49-64]
 
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 50-64]
 
  02:51 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Thorn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST)  02:41  
Peters Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  02:37  
  02:37
[LAS 65-50]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:37 Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  02:37
[LAS 66-50]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:30 O'Hea Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:30
[MIN 51-66]
 
Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson  02:30  
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:30
[MIN 52-66]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:13  
  02:05
[LAS 69-52]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Toliver (8 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Team Rebound 
  01:34 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins  01:34  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  01:21
[MIN 55-69]
 
  01:06
[LAS 71-55]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  00:40.1
[LAS 73-55]
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:17.7  
  00:17.7 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:17.7 Team Rebound 
  00:17.7
[LAS 74-55]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  00:10.7  
Wright Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  00:10.7  
  00:03.9 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:02.5  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:44 Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:44
[MIN 56-74]
 
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:44
[MIN 57-74]
 
  09:27 Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:24  
Wright Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:13  
Peters Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thorn (5 AST)  09:01
[MIN 59-74]
 
  09:01 O'Hea Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  09:01
[MIN 60-74]
 
  08:41
[LAS 76-60]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:33
[MIN 62-76]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:24  
Peters Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:18  
  08:04 Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:02  
  07:51 Toliver Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:51  
Team Rebound  07:51  
  07:51 Toliver Substitution replaced by Beard 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 63-76]
 
  07:37 O'Hea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thorn (2 ST) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:22 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  06:57 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:56  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  06:30 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:29 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:28
[LAS 78-63]
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Adair Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:28  
  06:28 O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:27  
  06:16 Coleman Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Peters Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (4 ST)  06:06  
  06:02
[LAS 80-63]
O'Hea Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  05:51
[MIN 66-80]
 
Thorn Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:35  
  05:35  
  05:35 Parker Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  05:35 Lavender Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
  05:35
[LAS 81-66]
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:35
[LAS 82-66]
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
Peters Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:16  
Peters Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:15
[MIN 68-82]
 
  04:59
[LAS 84-68]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:34 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18
[LAS 86-68]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
Peters Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  04:01  
  03:54 O'Hea Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
Adair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:54  
Team Rebound  03:54  
  03:54 Beard Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Adair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:54
[MIN 69-86]
 
  03:42 Hoffman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Peters (2 ST) 
  03:28 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 70-86]
 
  03:28 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Anosike 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 71-86]
 
  03:20 Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  03:17  
  03:09 Anosike Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48 Anosike Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Toliver Substitution replaced by Sykes 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:25
[LAS 88-71]
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Sykes (1 AST) 
Adair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Jump Ball O'Hea vs Peters (Coleman gains possession) 
  01:57 Anosike Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:57 Anosike Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Adair (1 AST)  01:37
[MIN 74-88]
 
  01:18 Sykes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:17  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Sykes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Peters Foul: Personal (6 PF)  00:53.4  
Peters Substitution replaced by Moore  00:53.4  
  00:53.4
[LAS 89-74]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:53.4
[LAS 90-74]
Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Adair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Coleman (1 BLK)  00:32.9  
  00:30.8 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:27.6
[LAS 92-74]
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sykes (2 AST) 
  00:20.9 Sykes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:20.9
[MIN 75-92]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:20.9
[MIN 76-92]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:30 pm ET
-- TWC 101 Local 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
LAS
2nd West
24
10
6-4
16-1
8-9
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  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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Fever Stats
  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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