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Posted Oct 03 2012 12:54AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rebekkah Brunson doesn't get the most headlines on the Minnesota Lynx. Still she's a key reason the team still has a chance to defend its WNBA title.

Brunson just missed her third straight double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds and the Lynx held off the Seattle Storm 73-72 Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.

Seimone Augustus scored 21 points and Maya Moore had 20 to help Minnesota bounce back from a double-overtime loss in Game 2 and win the best-of-3 opening round series.

Minnesota will host Los Angeles in the opener of the West finals Thursday night. The Sparks swept San Antonio in their series.

``Survive and advance, baby. Survive and advance,'' said Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve.

Sue Bird scored 19 points and Camille Little had 17 for Seattle, which won the championship in 2010, but lost in the conference semifinals for the seventh time in eight years.

The Storm had a chance to win it in the final seconds, but Lauren Jackson's turnaround jumper went off the rim.

``She makes those all the time,'' Bird said. ``When it went off her hand I was hoping.''

Jackson, the 6-foot-6 center, was watched by Brunson on the final play, just as she has been for much of the series. Jackson finished 10 of 36 from the field in the three games and had just 23 rebounds - 14 of which were in Game Two.

``Nobody's going to be able to stop here, you just want to make everything tough,'' said Augustus. ``Our post players did a great job of making her job harder.''

Reeve called Brunson the team's MVP for the series. ``Without her, we would have really struggled.''

Brunson, who averaged 11.4 points and 8.9 rebounds in the regular season, shrugged off the compliment. ``I'm trying to do whatever I can to put my team in the best situation to win. It's not about me. I think we played an amazing three games together collectively.''

She scored 10 of the team's first 11 points in the final quarter.

``She has worked hard and developed into not just being a rebounder, but into the ability to score in one-on-one situations,'' said Seattle coach Brian Agler. ``There was a point during the course of this game where she hit multiple shots, jump shots away from the rim, and hit big baskets for them, and at the same time, still played to her main strength which is rebounding and getting them second opportunities.''

After Lindsay Whalen missed a leaner for the Lynx with 10.4 seconds to play, Seattle appeared to be running a final play, but Agler saw that Minnesota's defense had hustled back, so he called a time out with just 3.3 seconds to play.

``We're not surprised that it came to that,'' Bird said. ``We knew that we would have a chance.''

With Minnesota leading by one point midway through the final period, Brunson and Whalen hit jumpers 33 seconds apart around a missed 3 by Bird to make it 69-64. Bird then answered with a 3 to pull the Storm to within two with 2:47 to play.

A baseline drive by Augustus put the Lynx up by four 30 seconds later, but Katie Smith answered with a long jumper. Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored in the paint to put the Lynx up 73-69 with 1:37 to play.

Both teams missed 3s before Bird, who shot 2 for 6 from beyond the arc, made one to pull the Storm within one.

Whalen was limited for much of the game after falling on her left wrist in the first quarter. She had the wrist heavily taped for the second half, but clearly favored using her right hand.

``Lindsay in one of our franchise players and she makes things go, so it was challenging,'' Reeve said. ``She's a warrior. ... She's tough as nails.''

Augustus scored eight of the first 11 Lynx points to start the second half to give Minnesota a 47-41 lead, but Minnesota couldn't build on its margin. A jumper by Smith got the Storm to 56-52 at the quarter's end, and she hit a 3 to start the fourth.

Minnesota, which was just 6 for 30 from the field in the fourth quarter and two overtimes Sunday, shot 64.3 percent in the first quarter.

Moore scored 10 points during an 18-4 run to give the Lynx a 20-12 lead late in the opening period, but Minnesota started just 1 for 12 in the second.

Seven straight points by Little put the Storm in front 26-25.

Moore made a 3 with 20 seconds to play in the half to give the Lynx a 36-32 lead, but Tanisha Wright answered from beyond the arc just before the buzzer to get Seattle to 36-35 at the break.

``Having to grind out a win is what playoff basketball is all about, especially championship basketball,'' Augustus said.


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Storm
Lynx
     
    • 43.5%

    • 45.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 75.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA MIN
Total Rebounds 8 5
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Turnovers 8 8
Fast Break Pts: 6 4
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 30 26
SEA MIN
p Bird   19 Augustus   21
rb Jackson   6 Brunson   9
a Bird   11 McWilliams-Franklin   4
s Little   2 Augustus   2
b Bird   1 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 34:58 4-7 1-3 0-0 +3 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 9
C. Little F 26:17 7-10 1-1 2-4 -4 2 1 3 3 3 2 3 0 0 17
L. Jackson F-C 30:44 1-7 1-2 6-6 +9 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 9
T. Wright G 34:53 5-8 1-1 0-0 +5 1 3 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 11
S. Bird G 34:56 7-18 2-6 3-4 +2 1 2 3 11 2 0 2 1 1 19
A. Wauters   10:50 1-6 0-0 1-2 -12 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
S. Stricklen   13:14 1-2 0-1 0-0 -15 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Thompson   12:09 1-4 0-2 0-0 +5 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
S. Abrosimova   01:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
A. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-62 6-16 12-16   9 20 29 21 16 2 8 1 2 72
  43.5% 37.5% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 9
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 35:13 6-14 4-6 4-4 0 2 4 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 20
R. Brunson F 38:23 8-12 0-0 0-0 +3 3 6 9 2 2 1 4 2 0 16
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 26:41 1-5 0-0 1-2 -5 0 5 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 3
S. Augustus G 37:54 8-15 0-1 5-6 0 1 3 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 21
L. Whalen G 25:20 2-9 0-1 2-2 -4 2 2 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 6
C. Wiggins   11:50 0-1 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
M. Wright   18:07 2-4 0-1 3-4 +8 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 7
E. Thorn   02:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Peters   03:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Adair DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-60 4-9 15-18   9 24 33 18 12 6 8 2 1 73
  45.0% 44.4% 83.3%   team rebs: 5 total to: 8

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #9 Denise Brooks, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 8023
  • Duration: 1:58
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Jackson (Bird gains possession) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:38 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:57 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  08:45
[SEA 2-0]
 
  08:24 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST) 
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:18
[SEA 4-0]
 
  07:58 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
  07:47 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:47
[SEA 5-0]
 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:47
[SEA 6-0]
 
  07:36
[MIN 2-6]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  07:19  
  07:12 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Bird Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:58  
  06:45 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Little Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  06:36
[SEA 8-2]
 
  06:18 Brunson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  05:59  
  05:57 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:49
[MIN 4-8]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:40 Whalen Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:40 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  05:40  
Smith Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:40  
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:15
[MIN 6-8]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  04:59  
  04:52
[MIN 8-8]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:26  
  04:26  
  04:26 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bird Substitution replaced by Smith  04:26  
Wauters Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:03
[MIN 10-8]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:37 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Bird  03:37  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:30  
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  03:22  
Little Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:18  
  03:18
[MIN 11-8]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:18
[MIN 12-8]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Little Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  03:08
[SEA 10-12]
 
  02:46
[MIN 14-10]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wauters Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:31 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:15
[MIN 17-10]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
  02:06 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:06 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Wauters Substitution replaced by Jackson  02:06  
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:06  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:57  
  01:56 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:56
[SEA 11-17]
 
  01:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:56
[SEA 12-17]
 
  01:43
[MIN 20-12]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:00
[MIN 22-12]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
  00:55.2 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:55.2
[SEA 13-22]
 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Wright  00:55.2  
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:55.2
[SEA 14-22]
 
  00:41.9 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:40.9  
Bird Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:21.9  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.4 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST)  09:23
[SEA 16-22]
 
  08:56 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:41 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:40  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:19
[SEA 18-22]
 
  07:54 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:53  
  07:40 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:40
[SEA 19-22]
 
  07:40 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Little  07:40  
Wright Substitution replaced by Abrosimova  07:40  
  07:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:40  
  07:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Abrosimova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:20  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:48 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:48 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Thorn 
Little Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST)  06:32
[SEA 21-22]
 
  06:17 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:15  
Bird Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Abrosimova Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:51  
  05:51 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Moore 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  05:51  
Abrosimova Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:43  
Abrosimova Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:41  
Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:41  
  05:33
[MIN 24-21]
Augustus Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  05:21  
  05:04 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:03  
Little Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  04:56
[SEA 23-24]
 
  04:46 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:45 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:44  
  04:44
[MIN 25-23]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:44 Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:43  
Little 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST)  04:21
[SEA 26-25]
 
  04:01 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:00  
  03:51 Thorn Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Smith Substitution replaced by Bird  03:51  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Bird Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 26-26]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 27-26]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  03:23
[SEA 28-27]
 
Little Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:05  
  03:05
[MIN 28-28]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:05  
  03:05
[MIN 29-28]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:37 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:35  
Bird Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:21
[SEA 30-29]
 
  02:00 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Wauters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:27  
Wauters Substitution replaced by Smith  01:27  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Jackson  01:27  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Little  01:27  
  01:27 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
  01:27
[MIN 30-30]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:27
[MIN 31-30]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jackson Layup Shot: Missed  01:17  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:15  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Little Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:59.7  
  00:59.7
[MIN 32-30]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:59.7 Wright Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:59.7  
  00:59.7
[MIN 33-30]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wright Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:37.8
[SEA 32-33]
 
  00:20.2
[MIN 36-32]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST)  00:00.1
[SEA 35-36]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[MIN 38-35]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Little Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  09:16
[SEA 37-38]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:06  
  08:52
[MIN 40-37]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wright Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:24 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:16 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:04
[MIN 42-37]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  07:45 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:45
[SEA 38-42]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:45
[SEA 39-42]
 
  07:25 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Team Rebound 
  07:21
[MIN 44-39]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST)  06:58
[SEA 41-44]
 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:42  
  06:42 McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  06:42  
  06:42
[MIN 45-41]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:14
[MIN 47-41]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:06  
Wauters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (7 AST)  05:52
[SEA 43-47]
 
  05:33 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wauters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:32  
Wauters Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
Wauters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:23  
Wauters Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:04 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:02  
  04:55 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:55 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:55 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Little (3 AST)  04:48
[SEA 45-47]
 
  04:30 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:20  
Little Substitution replaced by Jackson  04:20  
Wright Substitution replaced by Stricklen  04:20  
Wauters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:16  
  04:07
[MIN 50-45]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
  03:44 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Wauters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:44  
Team Rebound  03:44  
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  03:44  
Wauters Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:44
[SEA 46-50]
 
  03:32 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Wauters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:31  
Wauters Layup Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:01 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:46  
Wauters Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:46  
  02:46 Peters Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:36 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:35  
  02:35
[MIN 51-46]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Bird  02:35  
  02:35
[MIN 52-46]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bird Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:25
[SEA 48-52]
 
  02:06 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:57  
  01:57 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:47  
  01:32
[MIN 54-48]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:12  
  01:11 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:11
[SEA 49-54]
 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Smith  01:11  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Little  01:11  
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:11
[SEA 50-54]
 
  00:48.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:47.5  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:38.9  
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:20.7
[MIN 56-50]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bird (8 AST)  00:00.0
[SEA 52-56]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:28 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  09:15
[SEA 55-56]
 
  08:48 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:47  
  08:47 Wright Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  08:28 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:28  
Team Rebound  08:28  
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:28  
  08:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:14
[MIN 58-55]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:50  
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:47
[SEA 57-58]
 
  07:32
[MIN 60-57]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (9 AST)  07:15
[SEA 60-60]
 
  06:56 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:53 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:50
[MIN 62-60]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:28
[SEA 62-62]
 
  06:05 Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:02
[MIN 64-62]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:52  
  05:52 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Wauters  05:52  
Bird Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:52  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:34  
  05:19 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:18  
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  05:05  
Wauters Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:46  
  04:46
[MIN 65-62]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wauters Substitution replaced by Jackson  04:46  
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:46  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Bird  04:46  
  04:46 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
  04:29 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (10 AST)  04:06
[SEA 64-65]
 
  03:48
[MIN 67-64]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:15
[MIN 69-64]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  02:55  
Team Rebound  02:54  
  02:54  
  02:54 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  02:47
[SEA 67-69]
 
  02:21 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bird (1 BLK) 
  02:20 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:17
[MIN 71-67]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (11 AST)  01:58
[SEA 69-71]
 
  01:37
[MIN 73-69]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Bird Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:19  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  01:17  
Team Rebound  01:16  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Little  01:16  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:10 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:51.4 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:50.4  
  00:50.4 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  00:35.0
[SEA 72-73]
 
  00:35.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:09.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.2 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
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