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Lynx edge Sparks 80-79 to reach WNBA finals


By BETH HARRIS
Posted Oct 07 2012 7:17PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker banked in a 3-pointer from 30 feet, giving the Sparks a two-point lead late and sending their fans into a tizzy.

``I said to myself, `We're OK, we have time,''' Minnesota's Maya Moore said. ``We don't get too high, we don't get too low.''

The Lynx got where they wanted in the end, claiming an 80-79 victory for a 2-0 sweep of the Western Conference finals.

``WNBA finals, here we come,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.

Seimone Augustus scored 21 points, Moore added 20 and Lindsay Whalen 17 for the Lynx, who trailed by 10 points early in the fourth and came in with a 4-21 record in Los Angeles.

Reserve Monica Wright answered Parker's theatrics with a 3-pointer to put the Lynx back in front, 80-79. She singlehandedly outscored the Sparks' bench, 8-0.

``It was the perfect three,'' Moore said. ``I screamed, double fist-pumped and said, `Yes, Monica.'''

Alana Beard missed a 16-footer at the final buzzer for the Sparks as Parker pulled her jersey over her face in anguish.

``I really wanted this championship,'' said Parker, who in five seasons has yet to make the WNBA finals. ``It hurt after we lost because I think this was a championship team, but the ball didn't fall our way.''

The Lynx, who won the series opener by 16 points, await the Eastern champion, either Connecticut or Indiana.

Parker had 33 points and 15 rebounds playing all 40 minutes, and joined retired Sparks star Lisa Leslie as the only players with at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in WNBA postseason history. Kristi Toliver added 16 points and Beard 15.

``It's going to sting for a while,'' said veteran DeLisha Milton-Jones, who won two titles with the Sparks earlier in her career.

Minnesota got two 3-pointers from Moore to close to 70-67 before the Sparks committed three turnovers. Whalen made two straight baskets to put the Lynx back in front, 73-72, for the first time since early in the third.

The Lynx extended their lead to 77-74 before Parker scored consecutive baskets. She banked in the 3 from nearly the top of the key with 1:31 remaining, giving the Sparks a 79-77 lead and putting a big smile on her face.

``It's up to us to come back and execute and make another great play,'' Beard said, ``and unfortunately we didn't.''

After a timeout, the Sparks scrambled to make their final play, when Parker didn't touch the ball.

``We were going to drive and Candace was going to follow to the rim,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said, ``or Beard the option to get it to Parker on the pick and roll. It wasn't a good play or it wasn't executed too well.''

In the third, the Sparks used a 17-0 run to lead 65-57. The Lynx went more than 5 minutes without a basket while Los Angeles took its first lead since the start of the game.

``We've been in those type of situations before and had to make those huge comebacks,'' Moore said. ``We have to keep playing. Some shots had to go for us and they did.''

The Sparks trailed by 12 points early in the second quarter, when they outscored the Lynx 22-15, to trail 40-39 at halftime. Parker keyed a 17-9 spurt with eight points, including a fast-break driving layup that got Los Angeles within one. She had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the half. Beard and Toliver each had four points in the spurt. The Lynx forced 10 turnovers in the half, when they got outrebounded 19-12.

Before the game, the Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike was honored as WNBA rookie of the year and Ross was chosen coach of the year. Ogwumike finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.

``It's an honor, but I think it's also a reflection of our team success,'' she said. ``Individual awards don't come without team success, so I think that that showed, especially with some of the other accolades that my teammates got. It's reflective of how hard we worked.''

Ross, in her first season with the Sparks, guided them to a 24-10 record, including a 16-1 mark at Staples Center. She previously was an assistant with the Atlanta Dream and coached 16 years at Florida and Mississippi.

But she ended the season with two losses.

``I don't feel like the coach of the year,'' she said.


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Lynx
Sparks
     
    • 47.1%

    • 46.7%

    • 38.9%

    • 23.5%

    • 90.0%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAS
Total Rebounds 8 12
Offensive Rebounds 10 18
Turnovers 13 17
Fast Break Pts: 9 12
Biggest Lead: 12 13
Points in the Paint: 42 48
MIN LAS
p Augustus   21 Parker   33
rb Brunson   10 Parker   15
a 2 players   5 Beard   7
s 4 players   2 2 players   2
b McWilliams-Franklin   2 Parker   4
 
  • 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 (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 35:35 6-13 4-9 4-4 +4 0 4 4 1 1 2 3 1 0 20
R. Brunson F 28:57 3-9 0-0 0-0 +13 5 5 10 3 4 0 3 0 2 6
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 30:03 4-9 0-0 0-0 -5 0 4 4 5 3 1 1 2 0 8
S. Augustus G 35:03 8-12 2-5 3-3 -5 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 21
L. Whalen G 33:38 8-15 0-0 1-1 +1 2 0 2 5 1 2 3 0 3 17
M. Wright   20:08 3-7 1-2 1-2 +3 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 8
A. Harris   04:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Wiggins   07:27 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0
E. Thorn   02:32 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Peters   01:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
J. Adair DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 32-68 7-18 9-10   10 13 23 20 12 10 13 3 6 80
  47.1% 38.9% 90.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14
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 30:38 5-9 0-0 1-2 +2 4 3 7 1 4 0 1 1 1 11
D. Milton-Jones F 30:00 1-4 1-2 1-2 -8 5 1 6 3 2 2 2 1 0 4
C. Parker F 40:00 14-22 3-6 2-2 -1 6 9 15 5 1 1 3 4 1 33
A. Beard G-F 36:50 7-21 0-4 1-2 +6 1 2 3 7 4 0 5 0 1 15
K. Toliver G 35:35 8-16 0-3 0-2 -4 1 4 5 2 0 2 3 0 0 16
N. Anosike   03:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
J. O'Hea   07:35 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
M. Coleman   10:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
J. Lavender   05:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Hoffman DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Sykes DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-75 4-17 5-10   18 21 39 19 12 7 17 6 3 79
  46.7% 23.5% 50.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #45 Tom Mauer, #9 Denise Brooks
  • Attendance: 10791
  • Duration: 1:54
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Los Angeles Sparks (24-11)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Brunson (Beard gains possession) 
  09:38 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:37  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:10
[LAS 2-0]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:49
[MIN 2-2]
 
  08:30 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:19 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:11
[MIN 4-2]
 
  07:58
[LAS 4-4]
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
  07:43 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:43
[MIN 5-4]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:43
[MIN 6-4]
 
  07:32
[LAS 6-6]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  07:16
[MIN 8-6]
 
  07:09 Beard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:01 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  06:56  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:53  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:48 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:46 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:41
[MIN 10-6]
 
  06:41 Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:41
[MIN 11-6]
 
  06:26 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:25  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  06:17
[MIN 13-6]
 
  06:06
[LAS 9-13]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST)  05:49
[MIN 15-9]
 
  05:28 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:11
[LAS 11-15]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST)  04:53  
  04:49
[LAS 13-15]
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:17 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:16  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 17-13]
 
  03:52 Beard Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK) 
  03:49 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:43 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:42  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:25  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright  03:25  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Harris  03:25  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  03:25  
  03:25 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Anosike 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:14 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:10 Anosike Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:03 Anosike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 18-13]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 19-13]
 
  02:48
[LAS 15-19]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:22  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  02:11  
  02:05 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:01
[LAS 17-19]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anosike (1 AST) 
  01:38 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:38  
Team Rebound  01:38  
  01:38 Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:38
[MIN 20-17]
 
  01:25 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  01:08
[MIN 23-17]
 
  00:50.9 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:49.8 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:39.9 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  00:39.9  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:28.8
[MIN 25-17]
 
  00:06.3 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (1 BLK)  00:01.0  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Los Angeles Sparks (24-11)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Wright Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 27-17]
 
  09:17 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST)  09:14
[MIN 29-17]
 
  08:56
[LAS 19-29]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:28 Toliver Substitution replaced by Beard 
Harris Substitution replaced by Augustus  08:28  
Moore Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:28  
  08:14 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:13  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:38 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:26  
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:20  
  07:20 Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:20 Team Rebound 
  07:20
[LAS 20-29]
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:58
[LAS 22-29]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beard (4 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:42
[MIN 31-22]
 
Brunson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:34  
Wright Substitution replaced by Moore  06:34  
  06:23
[LAS 24-31]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:07  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:07  
  05:57
[LAS 26-31]
Beard Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:29
[MIN 33-26]
 
  05:17 Beard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:10  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:40
[LAS 28-33]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 35-28]
 
  04:12 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:03 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
  04:03 Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:03  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Thorn  04:03  
  04:03 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  04:03 Lavender Substitution replaced by Toliver 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST)  03:46  
  03:39
[LAS 30-35]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
  03:08
[LAS 31-35]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  02:56
[MIN 38-31]
 
  02:37 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:25 Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:08 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:07 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:05
[LAS 33-38]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:39
[LAS 35-38]
Toliver Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:31  
Thorn Substitution replaced by Wright  01:31  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  00:59.8
[MIN 40-35]
 
  00:55.0
[LAS 37-40]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Team Rebound  00:30.5  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  00:11.9  
  00:07.2
[LAS 39-40]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Los Angeles Sparks (24-11)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST)  09:47
[MIN 42-39]
 
  09:47 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 43-39]
 
  09:25 Ogwumike Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:11  
  09:00 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:57
[LAS 41-43]
Ogwumike Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST)  08:43
[MIN 45-41]
 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:20 Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:20 Team Rebound 
  08:20 Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:19  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  08:06  
  08:04 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  08:01 Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
  08:01 Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (2 ST)  07:52  
  07:48
[LAS 43-45]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (2 ST)  07:26  
Brunson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:17  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  07:17  
  07:10 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  07:04
[LAS 45-45]
Beard Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  06:45
[MIN 47-45]
 
  06:29 Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:26  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  06:18
[MIN 50-45]
 
  06:07
[LAS 47-50]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  05:47  
  05:26
[LAS 50-50]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Beard (5 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:59 Parker Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:56 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:56 Ogwumike Tip Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
Brunson Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  04:46  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:46  
  04:46  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:46  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  04:46  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  04:46  
  04:36 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Peters (Milton-Jones gains possession) 
  04:22 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:08
[LAS 52-50]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Peters Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:56  
Peters Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:56  
  03:38
[LAS 54-50]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:22  
  03:08
[LAS 56-50]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:06  
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  03:06  
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:02  
  02:53 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:52  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:48  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen  02:48  
  02:38
[LAS 58-50]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beard (6 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:02
[LAS 60-50]
Toliver Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  02:02  
Whalen Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:45  
  01:32 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[LAS 61-50]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:27
[LAS 62-50]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  01:10
[MIN 52-62]
 
  00:52.9 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.4 Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:49.9 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 Team Rebound 
  00:46.4
[LAS 65-52]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:32.9  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (5 AST)  00:22.3
[MIN 54-65]
 
  00:15.4 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:15.4  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  00:03.6
[MIN 57-65]
 
  00:00.1 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (28-7) Los Angeles Sparks (24-11)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:29 Milton-Jones Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (3 BLK)  09:21  
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:18  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (4 BLK)  09:17  
Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:16  
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:06
[LAS 67-57]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  08:43
[MIN 59-67]
 
  08:27 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:26 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  08:24  
  08:24 Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:24 Team Rebound 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright  08:24  
  08:24
[LAS 68-59]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  08:12  
Team Rebound  08:12  
  08:12 Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  08:09
[MIN 62-68]
 
  07:51
[LAS 70-62]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beard (7 AST) 
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:32
[MIN 64-70]
 
  07:25 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
  07:25 Ogwumike Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  07:10
[MIN 67-70]
 
  07:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:55 Beard Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:55 Beard Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST)  06:43
[MIN 69-70]
 
  06:30 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:15 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Brunson (Parker gains possession) 
  05:53
[LAS 72-69]
Parker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:36
[MIN 71-72]
 
  05:24 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:01
[MIN 73-72]
 
  04:42 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:40
[LAS 74-73]
Ogwumike Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  04:23 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:23
[MIN 74-74]
 
Whalen Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  04:23  
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:23
[MIN 75-74]
 
  04:13 Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:11  
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK)  03:54  
Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  03:49  
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:49
[MIN 77-74]
 
  03:32 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:30  
  03:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:30  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:44 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  02:31 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Parker Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  02:29 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  02:28 Milton-Jones Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Parker Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  02:25
[LAS 76-77]
Parker Tip Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:58  
  01:37 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright  01:37  
  01:31
[LAS 79-77]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:27  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST)  01:14
[MIN 80-79]
 
  00:56.9 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:54.8  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:31.9  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:06.0 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:06.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Whalen Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  00:06.0  
  00:01.4 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ABC National 3:30 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 .480
FT% .755 .875
Points 86.0 87.0
Rebounds 37.8 30.0
Assists 20.8 21.0
Steals 7.6 8.5
Blocks 4.7 2.5
3-Point % .400 .410
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Sparks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .458 .474
FT% .793 .636
Points 84.0 78.0
Rebounds 36.9 32.0
Assists 17.8 16.0
Steals 8.9 6.0
Blocks 5.3 4.0
3-Point % .359 .300
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 2
Minnesota Lynx (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adair, Jessica 0:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Augustus, Seimone 69:14 15-29 3-10 4-5 1 6 7 10 1 3 2 0 1 37
Brunson, Rebekkah 58:33 8-17 0-0 4-4 10 10 20 4 8 1 3 1 2 20
Harris, Amber 17:38 4-7 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 9
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 51:22 7-16 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 6 6 2 3 3 0 14
Moore, Maya 64:53 14-26 8-15 4-4 1 8 9 6 4 3 3 1 0 40
Peters, Devereaux 7:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
Thorn, Erin 3:29 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Whalen, Lindsay 59:45 14-26 0-0 1-1 3 1 4 8 1 3 4 0 3 29
Wiggins, Candice 24:07 1-8 1-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 2 3 0 0 3
Wright, Monica 42:16 7-17 2-3 1-2 4 1 5 4 3 3 1 0 2 17
Los Angeles Sparks (0-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Anosike, Nicky 16:03 3-7 0-0 1-2 2 3 5 2 1 1 3 0 1 7
Beard, Alana 71:14 13-33 0-5 5-8 1 4 5 10 6 2 7 1 1 31
Coleman, Marissa 15:06 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
Hoffman, Ebony 5:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lavender, Jantel 10:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Milton, DeLisha 54:03 2-8 2-4 1-2 5 2 7 5 5 2 5 1 0 7
O'Hea, Jenna 30:09 1-3 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 5
Ogwumike, Nneka 53:27 8-15 0-0 1-4 4 5 9 1 5 1 3 1 1 17
Parker, Candace 73:52 23-37 5-9 7-8 7 19 26 9 1 3 4 5 1 58
Sykes, April 7:23 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Toliver, Kristi 62:05 12-25 0-5 4-7 1 5 6 3 2 2 6 0 0 28