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Posted Oct 01 2012 1:22AM

SEATTLE (AP) After forcing two extra periods with late 3-pointers, the Seattle Storm knew they had the momentum.

Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 in two overtimes Sunday night, forcing a deciding Game 3 in their Western Conference semifinal series.

Lauren Jackson hit a 3 for Seattle with 1.1 seconds left in regulation and Tanisha Wright's 3 with 23.9 seconds to go in the first overtime sent it to another extra period.

Tina Thompson then opened the second overtime with a 3 that put the Storm ahead for good, 78-75. After Lindsay Whalen had a jumper for the Lynx, Bird hit a 3 that stretched Seattle's lead to four points with 2:24 left, and then made another with 42 seconds remaining to seal the win.

``At that point, I think we felt that we were doing the things we needed to do to win the game,'' Bird said. ``We had a pretty good scheme on defense that seemed to be working. The times we were struggling offensively, we weren't on the same page. In the second overtime, we kind of narrowed it down to two or three things, and to be honest, we ran the hell out of them. We're a better team when we're like that.''

Jackson's tying shot at the end of the fourth quarter was set up when Taj McWilliams-Franklin made 1 of 2 two free throws with 11 seconds to go that put Minnesota up 70-67.

``The looks that we wanted to get was Sue, and if that wasn't going to be there, then Lauren,'' Storm coach Brian Agler said. ``Fortunately for us, Sue made a good read, and Lauren didn't hesitate on the shot.''

Jackson, who shot 4 for 17, was scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting in the first half and had all nine of her points in the third and fourth quarters. She fouled out with 40 seconds to go in the first overtime.

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said neither Jackson nor Wright should have been that wide open for their tying shots.

``We needed to make that play, and we didn't make that play,'' Reeve said. ``Any time Jackson is involved in a screen, you switch, and we failed to switch. There also was the play where (Wright) got her 3 - we made a bonehead play.''

Wright finished with 18 points, Little added 12 points and Thompson had 10.

Rebekkah Brunson scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus had 20 for the defending champion Lynx.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Minneapolis, with the winner advancing to face Los Angeles in the conference finals. The Sparks finished a sweep of their series against San Antonio on Saturday night.

Monica Wright's jumper put the Lynx up 72-70 with 4:07 left in the first extra period, and Little tied with a layup 50 seconds later.

Brunson hit two free throws with 2:09 to go, and then made another with 40 seconds remaining in the period - when Jackson fouled out - to put the Lynx up three.

Tanisha Wright then hit her tying 3, and Augustus missed a jumper with 2.1 seconds to go, sending the game to another extra period.

The Storm trailed 57-47 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter before using an 18-6 run to take a two-point lead on Little's layup with 3:12 left in regulation.

The Lynx ended a scoreless stretch of more than four minutes when Brunson converted a putback to tie the score at 65-all with 1:31 remaining. She made a jumper nearly a minute later and Whalen made two free throws with 17.6 to go to put the Lynx up 69-65.

Bird's jumper pulled the Storm within two with 12 seconds left.

The Lynx called a timeout and Tanisha Wright fouled McWilliams-Franklin on the ensuing inbounds play in Minnesota's offensive end.

Minnesota appeared on the brink of breaking the game open in the first half. The Lynx went on a 16-0 run that bridged the first and second quarters to take a 31-18 lead as they kept the Storm scoreless for six minutes.

But Seattle responded with a surge of its own, outscoring Minnesota 18-6 during the final 6:40 of the half to pull to 37-36 at the break.

``Everybody who plays basketball knows it's a game of runs. That was their run, and we knew we were going to get ours,'' Bird said. ``At that point, it would be very easy to put your head down and go, `Oh, we're down, there they go,' and let them go up by 20 or 25 points. But we never hung our heads and knew we would have an opportunity to do it.''

After shooting 53 percent (9 for 17) in the first quarter, the Lynx were just 16 for 60 the rest of the night and wound up just under 33 percent.

``The ball wouldn't go in the hole, and that was the story of the game,'' Reeve said. ``At some point, you have to score - there's only so much you can do defensively.''

The Storm were at 40 percent (40 for 77), including 9 for 21 on 3s - after hitting their last five from beyond the arc.


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Lynx
Storm
     
    • 32.5%

    • 40.3%

    • 18.8%

    • 42.9%

    • 81.2%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SEA
Total Rebounds 11 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 12
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 13 7
Points in the Paint: 28 32
MIN SEA
p Brunson   22 Bird   22
rb Brunson   15 Jackson   14
a Whalen   5 2 players   7
s Augustus   3 Bird   4
b McWilliams-Franklin   2 Jackson   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
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 44:01 5-17 2-7 0-0 -3 2 4 6 3 4 1 0 1 0 12
R. Brunson F 39:22 9-15 0-0 4-5 -13 7 8 15 0 5 1 3 0 1 22
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 27:42 2-5 0-0 2-4 -3 1 5 6 0 5 1 2 2 0 6
S. Augustus G 42:58 6-16 1-4 7-9 -6 1 6 7 0 1 3 4 1 1 20
L. Whalen G 42:05 2-15 0-2 6-6 -6 0 4 4 5 4 2 3 0 1 10
M. Wright   24:06 1-4 0-1 5-6 -11 1 3 4 2 4 2 3 1 0 7
C. Wiggins   20:03 0-4 0-2 2-2 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Peters   09:43 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
J. Adair DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Thorn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   250 25-77 3-16 26-32   12 32 44 10 23 11 15 6 3 79
  32.5% 18.8% 81.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
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 43:22 2-6 1-3 2-2 +2 0 2 2 1 5 1 2 0 0 7
C. Little F 32:41 5-11 0-0 2-4 +8 2 5 7 1 5 0 2 0 2 12
L. Jackson F-C 33:08 4-17 1-5 0-2 -4 3 11 14 0 6 1 1 2 1 9
T. Wright G 41:25 5-8 1-2 7-7 +13 2 0 2 7 2 2 3 0 0 18
S. Bird G 43:17 8-15 4-7 2-2 +15 0 1 1 7 2 4 3 0 1 22
A. Wauters   08:23 0-3 0-0 1-2 -3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
T. Thompson   26:35 4-11 1-2 1-2 +8 4 5 9 0 3 0 3 0 2 10
S. Stricklen   15:48 2-4 1-2 0-0 -4 0 5 5 1 5 3 2 0 0 5
S. Abrosimova   05:21 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   250 31-77 9-21 15-21   12 31 43 18 28 11 16 3 6 86
  40.3% 42.9% 71.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Storm: Jackson, Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #7 Clarke Stevens, #39 Michael Price, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 8479
  • Duration: 2:45
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Jackson vs Brunson (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  09:44
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:21 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:18
[SEA 2-2]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:04 Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[MIN 4-2]
 
  08:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:16  
  08:16
[SEA 3-4]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:16
[SEA 4-4]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:58 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:53 Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
  07:51 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:47
[SEA 7-4]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Augustus Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[MIN 6-7]
 
  07:15 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:13  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:43 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:42  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
Team Rebound  06:32  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  06:28
[MIN 8-7]
 
  06:01
[SEA 9-8]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:26  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:23
[MIN 10-9]
 
  05:03
[SEA 11-10]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:31
[SEA 13-10]
Little Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Brunson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:18
[MIN 12-13]
 
  04:18 Little Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:18  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  04:18  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:18  
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:18
[MIN 13-13]
 
  04:00 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  03:53  
  03:51 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:39 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:38  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  03:29
[MIN 15-13]
 
  03:07
[SEA 16-15]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST) 
  02:44 Bird Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters  02:44  
  02:44 Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters 
  02:44 Little Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  02:44 Bird Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:33 Team Rebound 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Moore  02:33  
  02:15
[SEA 18-15]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST) 
  02:11 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:11 Smith Technical 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 16-18]
 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 17-18]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 18-18]
 
  02:04 Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  02:04 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  01:42
[MIN 20-18]
 
  01:27 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
  01:27 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:27
[MIN 21-18]
 
  01:27 Wright Substitution replaced by Bird 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:27
[MIN 22-18]
 
  01:03 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:03  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  00:53.4
[MIN 25-18]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:40.4  
  00:40.4 Thompson Substitution replaced by Little 
  00:35.9 Bird Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:28.9  
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST)  00:26.9  
  00:22.1 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:22.1  
  00:22.1 Little Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:22.1
[MIN 26-18]
 
  00:22.1 Smith Substitution replaced by Abrosimova 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:22.1
[MIN 27-18]
 
  00:01.0 Wauters Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Little Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:43 Little Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:10 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:09  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54 Little Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:37 Abrosimova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  08:19
[MIN 29-18]
 
  08:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:08 Little Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus  08:08  
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:08  
  08:08 Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Wright 
  08:00 Stricklen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Stricklen (1 ST)  07:43  
  07:35 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:33  
  07:24 Smith Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 31-18]
 
  06:56 Stricklen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:39
[SEA 20-31]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:20  
  06:20 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Smith 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:03  
  06:03
[SEA 21-31]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  06:03  
  06:03
[SEA 22-31]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:37  
  05:37 Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters 
  05:27
[SEA 24-31]
Bird Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:19  
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  05:19  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  05:12  
  05:03
[SEA 26-31]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:55
[MIN 34-26]
 
  04:34
[SEA 28-34]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bird (2 ST)  04:15  
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:06  
  04:06
[SEA 29-34]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:06  
  04:06 Bird Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
  04:06
[SEA 30-34]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wauters (1 BLK)  03:46  
  03:43 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:43  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Augustus  03:43  
  03:37 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:31 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:30  
Wright Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  03:29  
Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:29  
  03:03 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:29 Wauters Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:27  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  02:23  
  02:19
[SEA 32-34]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:19  
  02:19 Wauters Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  02:19  
  02:19
[SEA 33-34]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
  02:09 Stricklen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:55 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:45 Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 35-33]
 
  01:45 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Bird 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 36-33]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[SEA 34-36]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:12 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:11  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.9 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:42.9 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:37.9 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:36.8  
  00:20.8 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:20.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
  00:12.8 Stricklen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:12.8  
Team Rebound  00:12.8  
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:12.8
[MIN 37-34]
 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:07.8  
  00:07.8
[SEA 35-37]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:07.8 Bird Substitution replaced by Abrosimova 
  00:07.8 Thompson Substitution replaced by Little 
  00:07.8
[SEA 36-37]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
  00:00.3 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:46  
  09:44 Jackson Technical 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  09:44
[MIN 38-36]
 
  09:36 Little Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:36
[MIN 39-36]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:36
[MIN 40-36]
 
Whalen Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:22  
  09:22 Little Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  09:14 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  09:08
[MIN 42-36]
 
  08:49 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:47  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  08:28
[MIN 44-36]
 
  08:04 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:58
[SEA 38-44]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  07:49 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:49 Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:38
[MIN 47-38]
 
  07:25
[SEA 41-47]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wauters (1 AST) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
Team Rebound  07:09  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 49-41]
 
Brunson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:45  
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:39  
  06:39
[SEA 42-49]
Wauters Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:39 Wauters Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:38  
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bird (3 ST)  06:17  
Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:12  
  06:07 Wauters Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:06  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:57
[MIN 51-42]
 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:51  
  05:40 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Wauters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:29  
  05:29
[SEA 43-51]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:29 Wauters Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  05:29 Bird Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
  05:29
[SEA 44-51]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  05:04
[MIN 53-44]
 
  04:51 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:49  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:14 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  04:14  
  04:14 Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:14 Team Rebound 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  04:14  
  04:14 Wright Substitution replaced by Bird 
  04:14 Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:13  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:34
[SEA 47-53]
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:58 Stricklen Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:57  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed  02:47  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:45  
Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:38
[MIN 55-47]
 
  02:24 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:22  
  02:18 Stricklen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 56-47]
 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters  02:18  
  02:18 Smith Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:18 Thompson Substitution replaced by Little 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 57-47]
 
  02:05
[SEA 49-57]
Jackson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Stricklen (2 ST)  01:50  
  01:44 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:42  
Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Stricklen (3 ST)  01:38  
  01:32
[SEA 51-57]
Stricklen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:30  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  01:16  
  01:08 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  01:02  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:02  
  01:02 Stricklen Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:02
[MIN 58-51]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:02
[MIN 59-51]
 
  00:44.8
[SEA 53-59]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
Team Rebound  00:19.9  
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
  00:00.4 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Team Rebound 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  09:19  
  09:19
[SEA 54-59]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:19 Wright Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:19
[SEA 55-59]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:58 Stricklen Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  08:58 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Abrosimova 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:47 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:47  
  08:29 Little Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:24
[SEA 57-59]
Little Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:13 Jackson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:13
[MIN 60-57]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Augustus  08:13  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:13  
  08:11 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  07:51 Abrosimova Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:50  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:29 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  07:18 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
  07:16 Abrosimova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:12
[SEA 59-60]
Abrosimova Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:04 Jackson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:04  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:51  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:50  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:46
[MIN 62-59]
 
  06:25 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Jackson Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  06:21
[SEA 61-62]
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:59 Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  05:59  
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  05:59  
  05:59 Jackson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:59 Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Wright 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:59
[MIN 63-61]
 
  05:42 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:41  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bird (4 ST)  05:27  
  05:11 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:10  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:31
[SEA 63-63]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:51 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:10
[SEA 65-63]
Little Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
  03:09 Bird Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  03:09  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  02:58  
  02:40 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:38  
Brunson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:18  
  01:57 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:55  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:36  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:31
[MIN 65-65]
 
  01:28 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:28 Thompson Substitution replaced by Bird 
  01:08 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
  01:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:51.9  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:35.9  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:34.9
[MIN 67-65]
 
  00:34.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:18.9 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:18.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.3  
  00:18.3 Wright Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:18.3  
Team Rebound  00:18.3  
  00:17.6 Bird Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:17.6
[MIN 68-65]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:17.6
[MIN 69-65]
 
  00:17.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:12.0
[SEA 67-69]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:12.0  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wiggins  00:12.0  
  00:11.0 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Brunson  00:11.0  
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:11.0
[MIN 70-67]
 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  00:11.0  
  00:11.0 Little Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:11.0  
  00:09.9 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:01.1
[SEA 70-70]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST) 
End of 4th Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Jackson vs Brunson (Bird gains possession)
  04:42 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
  04:42 Jackson Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:24  
Wright Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 72-70]
 
  03:49 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:48  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Jackson Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  03:17
[SEA 72-72]
Little Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (2 BLK)  02:57  
  02:55 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
  02:35 Jump Ball Smith vs Wright (Moore gains possession) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:14  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  02:10  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  02:09  
Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  02:09  
  02:09 Little Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 73-72]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 74-72]
 
  01:53 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:52 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:52  
  01:52 Little Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:52 Team Rebound 
  01:52 Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:51  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:11 Bird Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
  01:11 Team Rebound 
  01:04 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:03  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Brunson Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  00:40.2  
  00:40.2 Jackson Foul: Shooting (6 PF) 
  00:40.2 Jackson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:40.2  
Team Rebound  00:40.2  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:40.2
[MIN 75-72]
 
  00:40.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.9
[SEA 75-75]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bird (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.9  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.1  
Team Rebound  00:01.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.4  
  00:01.4 Bird Substitution replaced by Wauters 
End of 1st Overtime
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Seattle Storm (17-18)
Start of 2nd OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Little vs Brunson (Thompson gains possession)
  04:43
[SEA 78-75]
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST) 
Brunson Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  04:33  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:33  
Brunson Foul: Personal (5 PF)  04:19  
Wright Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:08  
  03:57 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:56 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
  03:56 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Whalen Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:26  
  03:12 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:11  
  03:04 Smith Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:54
[MIN 77-78]
 
  02:36 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Team Rebound 
  02:24
[SEA 81-77]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  02:06
[MIN 79-81]
 
  01:50 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:47  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Team Rebound 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:18
[SEA 83-79]
Little Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (6 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:02 Team Rebound 
  00:42.2
[SEA 86-79]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Wright (7 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:07.8 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (3 ST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Overtime
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN National 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
SEA
4th West
16
18
5-5
10-7
6-11
 
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