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Posted Sep 29 2012 1:00AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore around, Lindsay Whalen's focus generally isn't on scoring. That doesn't mean she can't.

Whalen scored 20 points to lead the defending champion Minnesota Lynx in a 78-70 victory over the Seattle Storm in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.

``Of course we know they're going to pay a lot of attention to Seimone and Maya, they're great shooters and great players,'' Whalen said. ``We all know we have to step it up and make plays as well.''

Augustus scored 19 points, Moore added 16 and Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota. Whalen also tallied six assists and four rebounds.

The Lynx shot 46 percent against a Storm team that held opponents to a league-low 39 percent this season, and hit 22 of 28 free throws - including 8 for 10 from Whalen.

``They have multiple weapons out there,'' Seattle coach Brian Agler said. ``If you give too much attention to any one person, someone else will take advantage of it. Tonight, (Whalen) took advantage.''

Rookie reserve Shekinna Stricklen scored 13 points to lead the Storm. Katie Smith and Lauren Jackson added 12 points each, with all of but one of Jackson's coming in the first half.

Game 2 is Sunday at Seattle.

Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, didn't play in any of the teams' four regular-season games as she was training with the Australian national team for the London Olympics. The Lynx won three of those matchups.

Jackson played a season-high 27 minutes, but it wasn't enough as Seattle shot just 39.7 percent from the floor and never led. Minnesota improved to 18-0 when holding opponents below 40 percent this season.

``I didn't get the looks I was getting in the first half,'' Jackson said. ``They changed their defense up. We definitely have to look at how we're going to combat that next game.''

The Lynx, who went 16-1 at home in the regular season, turned the ball over nine times in the first 20 minutes and led just 33-27 despite Seattle's 29-percent shooting from the floor in the first half.

But Augustus and Whalen scored six points each and Brunson added three more as Minnesota opened the third quarter on a 15-8 run, and extended the lead to a game-high 17 on Candice Wiggins' 3-pointer with 2:38 left in period.

Seattle then answered with an 11-3 run to close the quarter, and responded again with a 9-2 run over a nearly 5-minute stretch when the Lynx jumped back ahead by 13 on Moore's runner with 6:38 to play. But six points was as close as the Storm would get, as Moore and Augustus hit clutch shots in the final two minutes and Minnesota made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 32 seconds to seal the victory.

``I thought we got decent shots, we were playing well, just all of a sudden . we're not scoring and not getting back on defense,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``We have to have that focus when we don't score, they don't score. That's what let them back in it, a string of missed shots and then they made the barrage of 3s.''

The Lynx and Storm are matchup up in the postseason for the first time since the 2004 Western Conference semifinals, which Seattle swept en route to the first of its two league titles.

Minnesota is trying to become the first back-to-back champion since Los Angeles accomplished the feat in the 2001 and `02 seasons. The Houston Comets won the league's first four titles from 1997-2000.


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Storm
Lynx
     
    • 39.7%

    • 46.4%

    • 29.2%

    • 40.0%

    • 56.5%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA MIN
Total Rebounds 10 11
Offensive Rebounds 6 3
Turnovers 12 13
Fast Break Pts: 17 8
Biggest Lead: 0 17
Points in the Paint: 28 22
SEA MIN
p Stricklen   13 Whalen   20
rb 2 players   7 Brunson   11
a Wright   7 Whalen   6
s Little   3 2 players   2
b Jackson   2 Brunson   2
 
  • 05/27 - SEA 71 @ MIN 84
  • 06/06 - SEA 55 @ MIN 79
  • 06/17 - MIN 62 @ SEA 65
  • 08/21 - MIN 86 @ SEA 73
Seattle Storm (16-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Smith G 33:22 4-9 2-4 2-4 -8 0 2 2 3 3 2 2 0 1 12
C. Little F 22:36 1-5 0-1 5-8 -9 2 1 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 7
L. Jackson F-C 27:14 5-12 1-4 1-2 -12 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 12
T. Wright G 35:20 2-10 0-2 1-2 -14 0 5 5 7 3 1 2 0 2 5
S. Bird G 28:14 3-8 2-3 0-0 -2 0 1 1 3 3 1 5 1 1 8
A. Wauters   18:55 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 4
S. Stricklen   23:04 5-9 0-4 3-5 0 1 6 7 3 4 1 0 1 0 13
T. Thompson   11:15 3-7 2-5 1-2 +5 3 4 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 9
S. Abrosimova DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-63 7-24 13-23   6 24 30 19 22 9 12 4 6 70
  39.7% 29.2% 56.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14
Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 35:59 6-11 2-6 2-3 +7 2 5 7 5 3 1 2 1 0 16
R. Brunson F 36:00 3-6 0-0 6-8 +13 0 11 11 0 4 2 3 2 1 12
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 26:41 2-6 0-0 2-3 +17 1 2 3 4 2 0 1 1 1 6
S. Augustus G 34:59 7-15 1-2 4-4 +9 0 6 6 1 1 1 2 1 0 19
L. Whalen G 30:46 6-13 0-0 8-10 +14 0 4 4 6 3 1 4 0 2 20
C. Wiggins   21:03 1-3 1-2 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
M. Wright   09:44 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 2
D. Peters   04:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Adair   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Thorn   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 26-56 4-10 22-28   3 30 33 17 16 7 13 6 4 78
  46.4% 40.0% 78.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14

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  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #49 Kevin Sparrock
  • Attendance: 9213
  • Duration: 2:10
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Jackson (Whalen gains possession) 
  09:45
[MIN 3-0]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
  09:30 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:30
[SEA 1-3]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:30  
  09:29 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:05 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:03  
Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  08:50  
  08:49 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44
[MIN 5-1]
Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Little 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:15 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:28 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:25
[MIN 7-1]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  07:06  
Team Rebound  07:05  
Little Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:55 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:30
[MIN 9-1]
Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Team Rebound  06:07  
  06:07 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:37 Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:36  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:23
[SEA 3-9]
 
  05:07 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:41 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bird (1 BLK) 
  04:40 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:38 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST) 
  04:35 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:35  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  04:35  
Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:35  
  04:35 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:35 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:35 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:35
[SEA 4-9]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:17
[MIN 11-4]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  04:00  
Little Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:44 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:42  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST)  03:30
[SEA 7-11]
 
Bird Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:17  
Wright Substitution replaced by Smith  03:17  
Little Substitution replaced by Jackson  03:17  
  03:09
[MIN 13-7]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:38 Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  02:34 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:34  
Team Rebound  02:34  
  02:34 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:34
[SEA 8-13]
 
  02:26 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Team Rebound 
Stricklen Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Brunson Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:16
[MIN 15-8]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  01:56
[SEA 10-15]
 
  01:39 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stricklen (1 BLK) 
Wauters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (2 AST)  01:29
[SEA 12-15]
 
  01:12 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:11  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:06
[SEA 15-15]
 
  00:43.3 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  00:43.3  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.9 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[MIN 18-15]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
Team Rebound  09:41  
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:39  
  09:20 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:14  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:12  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  09:04  
Stricklen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:49  
  08:49
[MIN 19-15]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:49 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:48  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:34  
  08:33 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:33
[SEA 16-19]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:33  
  08:31 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Little Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:28  
  08:28 Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  08:13
[MIN 21-16]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:46 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:45  
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  07:37  
  07:33 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  07:27  
  07:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:17 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:11  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jackson  07:11  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Bird  07:11  
  07:11 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:52  
  06:37 Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:36  
  06:31 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST) 
Jackson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:22  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:19  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:57  
Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  05:56  
  05:55 Team Rebound 
  05:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:30 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  05:19
[SEA 19-21]
 
Little Substitution replaced by Wauters  05:00  
  04:53
[MIN 23-19]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:28
[MIN 25-19]
McWilliams-Franklin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wauters Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:28  
Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:28  
  04:28
[MIN 26-19]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:17  
Bird Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:03  
  04:03
[MIN 27-19]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:03 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Moore 
  04:03
[MIN 28-19]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  03:43
[SEA 21-28]
 
  03:21
[MIN 30-21]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Jackson Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:13
[SEA 23-30]
 
  02:54
[MIN 33-23]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
  02:37 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:20 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:15 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:14  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:32 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:31  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:05 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
Stricklen Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  00:57.9
[SEA 25-33]
 
  00:40.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:38.9  
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  00:29.3
[SEA 27-33]
 
  00:29.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Smith  00:29.3  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Little  00:29.3  
  00:29.3 Moore Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  00:08.9 Brunson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  00:08.9 Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.9  
  00:08.9 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  00:01.9  
  00:00.0 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Bird Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  09:25  
  09:25
[MIN 34-27]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:25
[MIN 35-27]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:08  
  08:54
[MIN 37-27]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:42  
  08:30 Whalen Violation:Kicked Ball 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:15  
  07:59
[MIN 39-27]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:45
[SEA 29-39]
 
  07:21 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:20  
  07:16 Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  07:03  
  06:59
[MIN 41-29]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:36 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:36  
Team Rebound  06:36  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:36
[SEA 30-41]
 
  06:25
[MIN 43-30]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  06:11
[SEA 33-43]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:00  
  05:51 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:50  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:22
[MIN 45-33]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  05:07 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:07
[SEA 34-45]
 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  05:07  
Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:07  
  05:07 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:07 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:07
[SEA 35-45]
 
  04:52
[MIN 47-35]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Little Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  04:30  
Bird Substitution replaced by Smith  04:30  
Wauters Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:09  
  04:09
[MIN 48-35]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:09 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:05  
  04:01 Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:01
[SEA 36-48]
 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:01
[SEA 37-48]
 
Stricklen Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:45  
  03:45
[MIN 49-37]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  03:45 Moore Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:45 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by Bird  03:45  
  03:45
[MIN 50-37]
Moore Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  03:38  
  03:34
[MIN 52-37]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Stricklen Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:19
[SEA 39-52]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:02  
  03:02
[MIN 53-39]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:02  
  03:02
[MIN 54-39]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:52 Brunson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:52  
Team Rebound  02:52  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:52
[SEA 40-54]
 
  02:38
[MIN 57-40]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wauters (1 AST)  02:10
[SEA 43-57]
 
  01:59 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:58  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (3 AST)  01:48
[SEA 46-57]
 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  01:39  
  01:39 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:25  
  01:25
[MIN 58-46]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:25
[MIN 59-46]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  01:13
[SEA 49-59]
 
  00:54.9 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wauters (1 ST) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:37.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:35.9  
Stricklen Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST)  00:31.2
[SEA 51-59]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:13.6 Team Rebound 
  00:13.6
[MIN 60-51]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.2 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:37  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:56  
  08:56
[MIN 61-51]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wright Violation:Lane  08:56  
  08:56
[MIN 62-51]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  08:20 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:19  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  08:11  
  08:06
[MIN 64-51]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:59  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Bird  07:59  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Little  07:59  
  07:49 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:49
[SEA 52-64]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Little Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF)  07:36  
  07:36 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:36 Team Rebound 
  07:36 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  07:36
[MIN 65-52]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  07:16  
  07:10 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:08  
Team Timeout : Short  06:57  
Little Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  06:56
[SEA 54-65]
 
  06:38
[MIN 67-54]
Moore Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
  06:18 Whalen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:18
[SEA 55-67]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:18  
  06:16 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  06:03 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Little (3 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  05:53
[SEA 57-67]
 
  05:35 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Team Rebound 
  05:06
[MIN 69-57]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:45
[SEA 59-69]
 
  04:33 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (2 BLK) 
  04:33 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:33  
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:33  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  04:33  
  04:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:26 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:21 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:20  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Stricklen Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:49  
Bird Substitution replaced by Smith  03:49  
Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:45  
  03:36 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:34  
Wauters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (6 AST)  03:27
[SEA 61-69]
 
  03:08 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:07  
Wauters Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (7 AST)  02:59
[SEA 63-69]
 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:50 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:32 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Wauters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:30  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  01:51
[MIN 71-63]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Stricklen Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wauters (2 AST)  01:30
[SEA 65-71]
 
  01:30 Brunson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jackson  01:30  
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  01:14
[MIN 73-65]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Wauters 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:02  
Stricklen Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:59.8
[SEA 67-73]
 
  00:55.9 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Stricklen (1 ST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:39.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:39.0 Jump Ball Whalen vs Wauters 
  00:39.0 Whalen Violation:Jump Ball 
  00:39.0 Whalen Turnover : Jump Ball Violation (4 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.2  
  00:32.3 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Wauters Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:32.0  
  00:32.0
[MIN 74-67]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:32.0
[MIN 75-67]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:21.6  
Jackson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:21.1  
  00:21.1
[MIN 76-67]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:21.1 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:19.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.9  
Wauters Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:19.9  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:14.1 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:14.1  
  00:14.1
[MIN 77-67]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:14.1
[MIN 78-67]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  00:03.9  
Team Rebound  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair 
  00:03.3 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:03.3 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:03.3 Whalen Substitution replaced by Thorn 
  00:03.3 Moore Substitution replaced by Peters 
  00:02.2 Adair Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:02.2
[SEA 68-78]
 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:02.2  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:00.9  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:00.0
[SEA 70-78]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
4th West
16
18
5-5
10-7
6-11
MIN
1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .434 .411
FT% .751 .667
Points 71.2 76.0
Rebounds 31.9 34.0
Assists 17.0 19.3
Steals 6.0 7.3
Blocks 3.0 2.7
3-Point % .351 .361
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Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .404
FT% .755 .808
Points 86.0 76.7
Rebounds 37.8 36.7
Assists 20.8 15.0
Steals 7.6 8.0
Blocks 4.7 4.7
3-Point % .400 .314
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Seattle Storm (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Abrosimova, Svetlana 7:20 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
Bird, Sue 106:27 18-41 8-16 5-6 1 4 5 21 7 5 10 2 3 49
Jackson, Lauren 91:06 10-36 3-11 7-10 5 18 23 1 9 1 1 4 2 30
Little, Camille 81:34 13-26 1-2 9-16 6 7 13 4 11 5 7 0 4 36
Smith, Katie 111:42 10-22 4-10 4-6 0 7 7 6 10 3 5 0 1 28
Stricklen, Shekinna 52:06 8-15 1-7 3-5 2 11 13 5 9 4 2 1 0 20
Thompson, Tina 49:59 8-22 3-9 2-4 8 12 20 0 6 0 4 0 2 21
Wauters, Ann 38:08 3-12 0-1 2-4 1 6 7 3 5 1 0 1 0 8
Wright, Tanisha 111:38 12-26 2-5 8-9 3 8 11 18 6 3 7 0 2 34
Minnesota Lynx (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adair, Jessica 0:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Augustus, Seimone 115:51 21-46 2-7 16-19 2 15 17 4 3 6 6 2 1 60
Brunson, Rebekkah 113:45 20-33 0-0 10-13 10 25 35 2 11 4 10 4 2 50
Harris, Amber 0:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 81:04 5-16 0-0 5-9 2 12 14 8 9 2 3 3 1 15
Moore, Maya 115:13 17-42 8-19 6-7 6 13 19 10 9 3 2 2 0 48
Peters, Devereaux 17:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Thorn, Erin 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whalen, Lindsay 98:11 10-37 0-3 16-18 2 10 12 14 9 3 8 0 4 36
Wiggins, Candice 52:56 1-8 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 5
Wright, Monica 51:57 4-10 0-2 8-10 1 7 8 3 7 5 4 2 0 16