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Fever stun Lynx in Game 1, 76-70


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Oct 14 2012 11:20PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx entered the WNBA Finals with a banner already hanging in Target Center and a loaded roster that had visions of becoming the league's next dynasty.

The Indiana Fever haven't backed down from a fight all postseason, and it's clear they don't plan to start now.

Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory over the Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday night.

``We've made it to this point, what's there to fear?'' Larkins said. ``We know they're the defending champions and they're going to bring their `A' game. ... So what, they're the defending champs? We're here to take one.''

That's exactly what the Fever did - they took it.

Tamika Catchings scored 20 points for the Fever, who played without leading scorer Katie Douglas because of a sprained left ankle. They scored 15 points off of 17 Minnesota turnovers and outscored the Lynx 38-24 in the paint to become just the second visiting team this season to win at Target Center.

``We came in here without any fear,'' coach Lin Dunn said.

Briann January added 11 points and six assists and Erin Phillips scored 13 for Indiana.

Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who are looking to become the WNBA's first repeat champion in 10 years.

Maya Moore had 14 points and 10 boards but made just 4 of 14 shots and Lindsay Whalen managed 12 points on 4-for-12 shooting. Now they've lost homecourt and trail in a series for the first time since their title run started last year.

``For some reason we didn't come out ready to play and they were,'' Augustus said.

Indiana led by 10 in the second quarter and withstood a furious opening to the second half by the Lynx. Minnesota looked to be taking control with an 8-0 run midway through the third that gave them a 54-50 lead and put the Fever on their heels.

But it takes more than a few jumpers in a row to shake this resilient Fever.

Indiana pulled it off without Douglas, who severely sprained her left ankle early in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Connecticut and didn't make the trip. There is some question whether Douglas will be available at all in this series.

Losing a leading scorer normally would mean curtains for a title run, but the Fever have already shown they can overcome problems like this. They trailed each of the first two series 1-0 before rallying to win the last two games as they chase after their first title. The Fever even played their best game of the postseason after Douglas went down with the ankle injury five minutes into the game against the Sun, burying Connecticut with a barrage of 3-pointers to cruise to a 16-point victory.

They were just as strong in the finals opener early, using superior ball movement to find wide open shots on the perimeter and cutters to the basket for easy layups. Indiana opened up a 10-point lead in the second quarter and some hard-nosed play had the Lynx flustered.

Catchings leveled guard Monica Wright with a screen and Augustus picked up a technical foul after Wright was called for a foul on the play.

``We are not here to just be in the finals,'' Catchings said. ``We are here for a great opportunity, and both teams, we both want it bad. So every game is going to be just like this game. It's going to be tough, it's going to be hard-nosed.''

Just the way Larkins likes it.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound center bullied her way around the paint all night, out-muscling the Lynx frontcourt for position and keeping possessions alive grit and hustle. Her putback with 3:20 to play gave the Fever a 72-62 lead, and now the Fever have the view from the driver's seat for the first time this postseason as they go for their first title.

``She is exactly the type of player we've been looking for, what I call a warrior,'' Dunn said. ``She does all the dirty work.''

Attendance figures have been down league-wide this season, a troubling sign for a league that has been fighting to gain traction in the United States almost since its inception. The lower bowl was jammed at Target Center for Game 1, with a spirited crowd announced at 14,322 waving white pom poms.

They didn't have much to cheer about in the fourth quarter, when the top offensive team in the league missed 12 straight shots at one point to squander any chance at a comeback.

``They only played seven players. They came off a three-game series,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``They have been traveling. You know, they are exactly what we thought they would be, and probably then some.''

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Fever
Lynx
     
    • 43.1%

    • 39.1%

    • 22.7%

    • 27.8%

    • 100.0%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND MIN
Total Rebounds 6 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 15
Turnovers 9 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 8
Biggest Lead: 10 4
Points in the Paint: 38 24
IND MIN
p Catchings   20 Augustus   23
rb Larkins   15 2 players   10
a January   6 Whalen   4
s Catchings   3 3 players   1
b Catchings   4 Brunson   3
 
  • 09/14 - MIN 66 @ IND 64
  • 09/17 - IND 79 @ MIN 86
Indiana Fever (22-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Zellous G 32:16 2-9 1-6 2-2 -3 1 1 2 4 5 1 1 1 0 7
T. Catchings F 37:21 6-20 2-10 6-6 +2 1 5 6 1 2 3 0 4 3 20
E. Larkins F 34:52 8-12 0-0 0-0 +6 7 8 15 3 0 0 1 1 1 16
E. Phillips G 33:30 6-12 1-2 0-0 +2 1 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 13
B. January G 36:48 5-14 1-4 0-0 +3 1 1 2 6 5 1 3 0 2 11
J. Pohlen   17:26 1-1 0-0 0-0 +16 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
J. Davenport   07:47 3-4 0-0 1-1 +4 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
K. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Douglas NWT - Sprained Left Ankle
S. Goodlett DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Sutton-Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-72 5-22 9-9   12 18 30 15 18 7 9 6 6 76
  43.1% 22.7% 100.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 10
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 30:05 4-14 3-10 3-3 -2 6 4 10 2 5 1 3 1 2 14
R. Brunson F 32:55 5-12 0-0 0-0 -6 5 5 10 3 3 1 3 3 2 10
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 29:03 2-4 0-0 2-2 +4 2 2 4 2 3 0 1 2 0 6
S. Augustus G 35:22 8-15 2-4 5-8 +2 0 6 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 23
L. Whalen G 32:45 4-12 0-0 4-6 -6 0 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 2 12
C. Wiggins   13:02 0-2 0-2 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
M. Wright   16:53 1-2 0-1 0-0 -10 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 2
A. Harris   02:26 0-0 0-0 1-2 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
D. Peters   07:29 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Adair DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Thorn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-64 5-18 15-21   15 23 38 15 14 3 14 6 6 70
  39.1% 27.8% 71.4%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: --
  • Lynx: Augustus

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #18 Kurt Walker, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 14322
  • Duration: 2:02
Indiana Fever (23-12) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Larkins (Whalen gains possession) 
  09:43
[MIN 2-0]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
  09:30 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST)  09:19
[IND 3-2]
 
  08:51 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:49  
January Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:36  
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:23  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST)  08:11
[IND 5-2]
 
January Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:58 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:58
[MIN 3-5]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST)  07:39
[IND 7-3]
 
  07:26
[MIN 5-7]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:08
[IND 9-5]
 
  07:01 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:57
[IND 11-5]
 
  06:35
[MIN 7-11]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:11  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST)  06:08
[IND 14-7]
 
  05:44
[MIN 9-14]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
January Layup Shot: Missed  05:35  
Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:34  
Larkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  05:32  
  05:27 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:23
[MIN 12-14]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:50
[MIN 14-14]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:35
[IND 16-14]
 
  04:20 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:20  
  04:20 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:20 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:07 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Phillips Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:57  
  03:44
[MIN 17-16]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  03:27  
  03:25 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:18 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Zellous (1 ST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:06 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:January (1 ST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:57
[IND 18-17]
 
  02:40 Moore Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:26 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:26 Moore Substitution replaced by Harris 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:59 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:58  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST)  01:43
[IND 21-17]
 
  01:26
[MIN 19-21]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
January Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:06
[IND 23-19]
 
Zellous Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:50.0  
  00:50.0
[MIN 20-23]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Pohlen  00:50.0  
  00:50.0 Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:49.9  
  00:48.8 Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:29.9  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:29.1
[IND 25-20]
 
  00:15.9 Harris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Catchings Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  00:02.9  
  00:01.5 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (23-12) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:27 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (1 BLK) 
  09:26 Team Rebound 
  09:23 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:13 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:06
[MIN 22-25]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
January Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkins (2 AST)  08:42
[IND 27-22]
 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Phillips  08:20  
  08:16 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (2 BLK) 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:15 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: January (4 AST)  08:04
[IND 30-22]
 
  07:45 Whalen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:44  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: January (5 AST)  07:36
[IND 32-22]
 
  07:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:35 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  07:12
[MIN 24-32]
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:48
[MIN 26-32]
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pohlen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  06:27  
  06:14
[MIN 28-32]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Zellous  06:13  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
Team Rebound  05:49  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:49  
  05:33 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:31  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
January Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:05  
  05:05
[MIN 29-32]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
January Substitution replaced by Pohlen  05:05  
  05:05
[MIN 30-32]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Catchings Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:49
[IND 34-30]
 
  04:31 Brunson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:31 Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Phillips Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:02
[MIN 32-34]
Augustus Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
Larkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:41
[IND 36-32]
 
  03:16 Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST) 
  03:14 Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:14 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
  03:14 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Larkins Substitution replaced by Davenport  03:14  
Davenport Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:54
[IND 38-32]
 
  02:35
[MIN 34-38]
Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Pohlen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:17
[IND 40-34]
 
  02:04 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:59
[MIN 36-40]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
  01:53 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:53 Augustus Technical 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:53  
Pohlen Substitution replaced by January  01:53  
Catchings Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  01:53
[IND 41-36]
 
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST)  01:36
[IND 43-36]
 
  01:13 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:49.9 Peters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:48.5 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Catchings Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:31.2  
  00:31.2
[MIN 37-43]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:31.2
[MIN 38-43]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Zellous Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:02.6  
  00:02.6
[MIN 39-43]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:02.6
[MIN 40-43]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (23-12) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
January Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (3 BLK)  09:40  
Team Rebound  09:39  
January 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:35  
January 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Zellous (2 AST)  09:31
[IND 46-40]
 
  09:00 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Team Rebound 
  08:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:31
[MIN 43-46]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Zellous (3 AST)  08:05
[IND 48-43]
 
  07:55
[MIN 46-48]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
Larkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:32  
Larkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:30
[IND 50-46]
 
  07:11 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:10  
Catchings Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  07:05  
Larkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  07:03  
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Zellous Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:01  
  06:45 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:42 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:40
[MIN 48-50]
Moore Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:25  
  06:07
[MIN 50-50]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:39  
  05:15 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Team Rebound 
  05:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Phillips Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:44
[MIN 52-50]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:28 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:25
[MIN 54-50]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
January Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:13  
Catchings Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:12  
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:00  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Pohlen  04:00  
  03:57 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:55  
January Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  03:47  
Larkins Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  03:46  
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  03:42  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:41
[IND 52-54]
 
  03:28 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:25 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
Pohlen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:24  
January 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:05 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:52 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Zellous (4 AST)  02:48
[IND 54-54]
 
  02:27 Moore Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  02:27 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
  02:19 Brunson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:4)  02:17  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:32
[MIN 56-54]
Augustus Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:06
[MIN 58-54]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  00:48.4 Brunson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:48.4
[IND 55-58]
 
  00:48.4 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  00:48.4 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:48.4
[IND 56-58]
 
  00:30.8 Peters Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:29.9  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.4 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.8 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (3 ST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Indiana Fever (23-12) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Pohlen Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO)  09:31  
  09:16 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (2 ST) 
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:12
[IND 58-58]
 
  08:58
[MIN 60-58]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
Davenport Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:35  
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:35
[IND 60-60]
 
  08:35 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:35 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Davenport Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:35
[IND 61-60]
 
  08:12 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:12 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  08:12 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Moore 
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:48
[IND 63-60]
 
  07:34 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:5)  07:33  
January Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  07:27  
January Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:21  
  07:21
[MIN 61-63]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Larkins Substitution replaced by Catchings  07:21  
  07:21 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pohlen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
Davenport Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
January Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:07  
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: January (6 AST)  06:43
[IND 65-61]
 
  06:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pohlen Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:21  
  06:21 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:21
[MIN 62-65]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
January Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  06:00 Team Rebound 
Phillips Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:56  
Phillips Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:56  
  05:46 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:44 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:41 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Moore Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  05:30 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:29  
Davenport Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:27  
Davenport Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:27  
Davenport Substitution replaced by Larkins  05:27  
  05:10 Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (3 BLK) 
  05:09 Moore Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  05:08 Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (4 BLK) 
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  05:06 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Larkins (1 BLK) 
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  05:04  
January Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Larkins (3 AST)  05:01
[IND 67-62]
 
January Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:44  
  04:44 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
  04:44 Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pohlen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:43  
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:23
[IND 69-62]
 
  04:23 Moore Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  04:23 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Wright 
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Zellous  04:23  
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  04:23
[IND 70-62]
 
  04:13 Moore Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:12  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:41 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  03:40  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  03:19
[IND 72-62]
 
  03:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:14 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Zellous Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:09  
  03:09
[MIN 63-72]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:09
[MIN 64-72]
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK)  02:59  
Team Rebound  02:59  
  02:59 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Larkins (January gains possession) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:39 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zellous (1 BLK) 
Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  02:37  
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:09 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:06  
  01:59 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:59 Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  01:49 Moore Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:29 Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:26 Jump Ball Brunson vs Catchings (Whalen gains possession) 
  01:20
[MIN 67-72]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
  00:59.8 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:59.8
[IND 73-67]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:59.8
[IND 74-67]
 
  00:47.8 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:47.8  
January Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  00:46.7  
January Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:46.7  
  00:39.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:38.0  
  00:38.0 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:38.0
[IND 75-67]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:38.0
[IND 76-67]
 
  00:38.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:38.0 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Zellous Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  00:32.5  
  00:32.5
[MIN 68-76]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  00:32.5
[MIN 69-76]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  00:32.5
[MIN 70-76]
Moore Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.9 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:02.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:00.2 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN2 National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd East
22
12
6-4
13-4
9-8
MIN
1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .407
FT% .755 .787
Points 86.0 72.5
Rebounds 37.8 33.8
Assists 20.8 12.5
Steals 7.6 7.0
Blocks 4.7 5.8
3-Point % .400 .349
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Fever Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .418 .414
FT% .814 .923
Points 78.3 77.5
Rebounds 32.2 32.0
Assists 16.6 14.0
Steals 9.5 7.0
Blocks 4.3 5.0
3-Point % .400 .325
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 4
Minnesota Lynx (1-3)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adair, Jessica 10:05 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Augustus, Seimone 130:15 25-68 5-17 9-12 3 18 21 5 1 5 6 1 2 64
Brunson, Rebekkah 122:11 16-40 0-0 5-7 15 17 32 5 10 2 6 8 4 37
Harris, Amber 8:01 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
McWilliams-Franklin, Taj 110:41 10-26 0-0 4-4 10 6 16 6 14 3 6 7 2 24
Moore, Maya 116:54 20-51 10-26 11-12 12 7 19 9 16 3 10 2 6 61
Peters, Devereaux 36:12 4-9 0-1 2-3 3 9 12 2 7 3 4 4 0 10
Thorn, Erin 19:46 5-7 2-3 1-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 13
Whalen, Lindsay 119:59 21-40 3-6 10-12 5 13 18 16 8 3 12 0 3 55
Wiggins, Candice 49:05 2-9 2-7 0-0 1 4 5 4 5 3 5 0 0 6
Wright, Monica 76:51 6-17 0-2 5-8 1 7 8 3 17 6 6 0 3 17
Indiana Fever (3-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Catchings, Tamika 136:53 27-63 8-24 27-28 2 22 24 14 13 8 11 9 5 89
Christmas, Karima 34:55 2-8 1-6 4-4 3 5 8 1 5 1 2 1 0 9
Davenport, Jessica 42:21 5-12 0-0 1-1 2 9 11 4 6 0 6 2 0 11
Douglas, Katie 0:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goodlett, Sasha 3:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
January, Briann 143:18 15-44 3-12 7-8 3 7 10 15 12 6 13 2 6 40
Larkins, Erlana 130:46 13-27 0-0 8-10 22 26 48 6 7 6 3 2 7 34
Phillips, Erin 141:24 20-45 7-15 7-9 6 8 14 9 10 4 3 0 3 54
Pohlen, Jeanette 19:21 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 5
Sutton-Brown, Tammy 7:53 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Zellous, Shavonte 139:19 22-53 6-22 18-18 3 6 9 7 13 3 11 4 2 68