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By DAVE CAMPBELL
Posted Oct 18 2012 12:28AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) These WNBA Finals are not for the feeble. Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx toughened up after a rare loss and a soft performance at home in the opener by wearing down the Indiana Fever.

Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Lynx surge past the Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the best-of-five series at one game apiece.

``We're going all out. We don't want to look back on this situation and regret anything,'' Augustus said.

Maya Moore pitched in 23 points and the defending champion Lynx forced the Fever into 24 turnovers, 15 after halftime. Tamika Catchings led the way as usual with 27 points and eight rebounds, but the Fever's defense faded after a dominant start that forced the Lynx to miss 11 of their first 14 shots.

They let the Lynx score 29 points in the third quarter and bring an already-loud crowd into the game even more. Catchings offered an alternate theory, though.

``Seimone Augustus went against us. That's what happened,'' she said.

The series now moves to Indiana. Game 3 is on Friday, and Catchings predicted an even more physical match.

``It was pretty rough out there, and we're going to have to adapt to that,'' said Fever coach Lin Dunn, who called this the most physical game she's seen in 42 years. ``We'll go home and we'll be ready.''

The Fever played without shooting guard Katie Douglas for the second straight game, the sprained left ankle she suffered at the end of the Eastern Conference finals still not ready for action. Then in the second quarter of this one, backup Jeanette Pohlen hurt her left knee and was taken to the locker room for further examination. She didn't return, and the lack of depth hurt the Fever down the stretch.

Lynx reserve guard Monica Wright had five steals, and coach Cheryl Reeve said she changed the game with her defensive intensity. Inside, Rebekkah Brunson and Taj McWilliams-Franklin limited Erlana Larkins to three points on 1-for-6 shooting. She had 16 points and 15 rebounds in the opener. Dunn said she was disappointed in the effort.

``We just have to go back to Indy and regroup,'' Larkins said.

The Lynx held a 24-3 edge in second-chance points and 17-2 advantage in offensive rebounds.

But Augustus, named to the All-WNBA first team earlier in the day for the first time in her well-decorated career, was the primary difference maker. She swished a 3-pointer with about 6 minutes left to give the Lynx a 71-57 lead, their biggest to that point after the sluggish beginning. Augustus, who missed six of her eight shots in the first half, flashed a big smile toward her teammates as they retreated on defense.

``She has to have MVP-like performances in order for us to have a chance to be successful, and we saw that tonight,'' Reeve said.

Even Reeve showed some muscle in this one.

After Lindsay Whalen tied the game at 48 with a reverse layup, Moore picked up her third foul on the other end. Whalen's layup was blocked by Briann January when the Lynx got the ball back, and Reeve's game-long lobbying boiled over.

Screaming for a whistle after her miss, Whalen was slapped with a technical foul by official Michael Price, who quickly tacked one on for Reeve. Then the coach really lost it, tearing her suit coat off and trying to escape assistant coach Jim Petersen's long arms as he held her back from further confronting the refs.

``We've got a lot of league people here. It's the WNBA Finals. So we have to be really, really careful in the things that we say. Clearly, I wasn't happy in that moment. I'm not happy about how the game was officiated, period, but that's all I'm going to say about it,'' Reeve said.

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, decked out in a black and green Lynx jacket, agreed with Reeve from across the court, dismissively waving his hand in disgust at the officiating crew.

Catchings made both free throws to give the Fever a two-point lead, but the Lynx were fired up after that. Rebekkah Brunson soared for a rebound she tipped to Moore to retain possession. Moore pump faked then dribbled in for a layup that drew a foul and swished the free throw for a 57-55 lead. Augustus added a 3-pointer near the end of the period for good measure.

``I thought as a team we didn't step up to the plate when we needed to when we should've rallied and come closer together. It's like we came apart a little bit, and we can't afford to do that, not with the defending champ,'' Catchings said.

Whalen had the look in her eyes that she wasn't going to let this one slip away, making a pull-up jumper early in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to six and following that with a 3-pointer to put the Lynx up 66-57 with 7:21 left.

``It's the finals, so everyone is going at it aggressively,'' Whalen said. ``It's a lot of fun.''

---

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Fever
Lynx
     
    • 48.1%

    • 44.6%

    • 42.1%

    • 44.4%

    • 81.2%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND MIN
Total Rebounds 12 10
Offensive Rebounds 2 17
Turnovers 22 15
Fast Break Pts: 14 14
Biggest Lead: 12 15
Points in the Paint: 32 36
IND MIN
p Catchings   27 Augustus   27
rb Catchings   8 Brunson   7
a Phillips   4 3 players   4
s Larkins   4 Wright   5
b January   2 Brunson   4
 
  • 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 35:42 5-9 1-3 5-5 -11 0 1 1 2 5 0 6 0 0 16
T. Catchings F 37:44 9-14 3-5 6-7 -13 0 8 8 2 3 2 7 0 0 27
E. Larkins F 34:04 1-6 0-0 1-2 -1 1 4 5 1 2 4 1 1 4 3
E. Phillips G 40:00 4-10 2-5 0-0 -12 0 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 10
B. January G 39:39 5-10 1-4 1-2 -12 1 3 4 3 2 2 5 2 1 12
J. Pohlen   01:55 1-1 1-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Davenport   08:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
K. Christmas   02:44 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Douglas   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Goodlett   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Sutton-Brown   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 25-52 8-19 13-16   2 18 20 13 15 9 22 4 5 71
  48.1% 42.1% 81.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 24
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 31:15 7-15 3-6 6-6 +12 3 1 4 4 3 2 1 0 1 23
R. Brunson F 30:50 3-10 0-0 1-2 +3 4 3 7 1 1 0 2 4 1 7
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 31:26 4-8 0-0 0-0 +9 3 1 4 4 6 3 2 1 0 8
S. Augustus G 37:25 11-23 3-7 2-2 +13 2 4 6 2 0 3 2 0 0 27
L. Whalen G 29:02 6-9 2-2 0-0 +9 3 2 5 4 3 1 4 0 1 14
C. Wiggins   15:38 0-3 0-3 0-0 +4 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0
D. Peters   07:01 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 2 3 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
M. Wright   15:23 1-3 0-0 0-2 +7 0 1 1 1 4 5 1 0 1 2
A. Harris   02:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Adair   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Thorn   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 33-74 8-18 9-12   17 15 32 17 19 16 15 5 4 83
  44.6% 44.4% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: Dunn
  • Lynx: Reeve, Whalen

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 13478
  • Duration: 2:02
Indiana Fever (22-13) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Brunson vs Larkins (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
  09:38 Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Larkins (1 BLK) 
Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Team Rebound 
  09:16 Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:03 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Larkins (1 ST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:44 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Larkins (2 ST) 
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:39
[IND 2-0]
 
  08:22 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:52
[MIN 3-2]
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
January Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:37
[IND 4-3]
 
Catchings Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:17  
  07:17 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:17 Team Rebound 
  07:17
[MIN 4-4]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  06:56  
  06:55 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:49 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:29
[MIN 6-4]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
  06:15 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:04 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:04 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:59 Wiggins Violation:Kicked Ball 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:49 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:47 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:41
[IND 6-6]
 
  05:20
[MIN 9-6]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  05:04 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:04
[IND 7-9]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:04
[IND 8-9]
 
  04:49 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:48  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST)  04:38
[IND 11-9]
 
  04:18 Augustus Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
January Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:11  
  04:11  
  04:11 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:11 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:58 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:38  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:34  
  03:25 Peters Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:25 Peters Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:25 Peters Substitution replaced by Harris 
January Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  03:10  
  03:05 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:03  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Zellous Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:51  
  02:51 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  02:34 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:15  
  02:03 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:02  
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  01:44  
  01:38 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST)  01:32
[IND 13-9]
 
  01:25 Wright Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:25 Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:25 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  01:25 Harris Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST)  01:04
[IND 16-9]
 
  00:47.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:45.9  
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:37.4
[IND 18-9]
 
  00:37.4 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:37.4  
  00:36.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
January Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:28.8  
  00:19.8 Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:17.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:04.3
[MIN 11-18]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (22-13) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:34
[IND 20-11]
 
Larkins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:18 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:14 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  09:01
[IND 23-11]
 
  08:33
[MIN 13-23]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Davenport Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:19  
Davenport Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:19  
  08:09
[MIN 15-23]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:05  
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Catchings  08:05  
Larkins Substitution replaced by Zellous  08:05  
Davenport Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:39 Team Rebound 
  07:23 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST) 
  07:05 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:52
[IND 25-15]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:50  
  06:38 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davenport (1 BLK) 
  06:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:33 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:24 Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:23  
Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:08  
  05:52
[MIN 17-25]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (2 AST) 
January Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (1 ST)  05:43  
  05:28 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Team Rebound 
  05:20 Whalen Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  05:20 Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:20 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  05:20  
  05:15 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:13
[MIN 19-25]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:49 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  04:49  
  04:45
[MIN 21-25]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Phillips Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:04
[MIN 23-25]
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:02  
Davenport Substitution replaced by Larkins  04:02  
January 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:42  
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:31
[IND 27-23]
 
  03:31 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:31
[IND 28-23]
 
  03:17
[MIN 25-28]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
January Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Short  02:32  
January Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK)  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:27  
Larkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (3 BLK)  02:26  
Team Rebound  02:25  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:25  
  02:09 McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Larkins (3 ST) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (4 BLK)  01:49  
Team Rebound  01:48  
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Phillips Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:40  
  01:40 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:40 Team Rebound 
  01:40 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:39  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:17
[IND 31-25]
 
  01:00
[MIN 27-31]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (2 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:35.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:34.7 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:33.5
[MIN 29-31]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:10.6 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:10.6
[IND 32-29]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:10.6
[IND 33-29]
 
  00:01.6
[MIN 31-33]
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (22-13) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Larkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McWilliams-Franklin (3 ST)  09:38  
Catchings Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:34  
  09:21 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:20  
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:00
[IND 35-31]
 
  08:46
[MIN 34-35]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:21
[MIN 36-35]
Augustus Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:07 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Zellous (2 AST)  08:05
[IND 37-36]
 
  07:45 McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Team Rebound 
  07:36 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Larkins (4 ST) 
January Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST)  07:32
[IND 39-36]
 
Zellous Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:20  
  07:20
[MIN 37-39]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:20
[MIN 38-39]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:04
[IND 41-38]
 
  06:48 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:46 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:43  
January 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  06:37
[IND 44-38]
 
  06:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:16 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:07
[MIN 40-44]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  05:55  
  05:47
[MIN 42-44]
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Catchings Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:10 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Whalen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:57
[MIN 44-44]
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:37 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:37
[IND 45-44]
 
  04:37 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright 
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:37
[IND 46-44]
 
  04:26
[MIN 46-46]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Catchings Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  04:08  
  04:00 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:58  
Zellous Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST)  03:55
[IND 48-46]
 
  03:34
[MIN 48-48]
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  03:27 Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Christmas  03:27  
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Whalen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:13 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: January (1 BLK) 
January Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:11  
  03:10 Whalen Technical 
  03:10 Reeve Technical 
Catchings Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  03:10
[IND 49-48]
 
Catchings Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)  03:10
[IND 50-48]
 
January Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
Team Rebound  02:56  
Christmas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (3 ST)  02:55  
  02:48 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:45  
  02:45 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
January Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:33  
  02:21
[MIN 50-50]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Catchings Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:54
[IND 52-50]
 
  01:44
[MIN 52-52]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Wright (4 ST)  01:38  
  01:33 Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: January (2 BLK) 
  01:32 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:31
[MIN 54-52]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Christmas (1 AST)  01:21
[IND 55-54]
 
  01:09 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:04
[MIN 56-55]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Catchings Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:04  
Christmas Substitution replaced by Zellous  01:04  
  01:04
[MIN 57-55]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
January Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (5 TO)  00:58.8  
  00:58.8 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:48.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:47.7 Augustus Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:45.9 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:44.9  
Phillips Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  00:25.4  
  00:25.4 Jump Ball Wiggins vs Phillips (Moore gains possession) 
  00:03.3
[MIN 60-55]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Indiana Fever (22-13) Minnesota Lynx (28-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
January Violation:Kicked Ball  09:51  
  09:43 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:January (1 ST) 
  09:43 Wright Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST)  09:29
[IND 57-60]
 
  09:20 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:19  
  09:10 Brunson Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin 
  09:10 Jump Ball Moore vs January (Catchings gains possession) 
Dunn Technical  09:08  
  09:08
[MIN 61-57]
Moore Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
Catchings Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Wright (5 ST)  09:08  
  09:08 Jump Ball Moore vs Catchings (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
  08:48 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:46 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:45 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  08:45 Wright Substitution replaced by Peters 
Larkins Substitution replaced by Davenport  08:45  
  08:45 Jump Ball McWilliams-Franklin vs Catchings (Whalen gains possession) 
  08:36 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:35 McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:19
[MIN 63-57]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Zellous Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:54  
  07:38 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:28
[MIN 66-57]
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:21  
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  07:10  
  06:53 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Team Rebound 
Zellous Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:52  
Davenport Substitution replaced by Larkins  06:52  
Zellous Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  06:39  
  06:39
[MIN 67-57]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:39
[MIN 68-57]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:13 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:54 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:41 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:40  
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
January Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  05:28  
  05:19
[MIN 71-57]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
January Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST)  04:55
[IND 59-71]
 
  04:36 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:34  
Zellous Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  04:25  
  04:07
[MIN 73-59]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (3 AST) 
Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  03:56  
  03:49 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:January (2 ST) 
  03:34 Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:34
[IND 60-73]
 
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:34
[IND 61-73]
 
  03:11 McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Team Rebound 
  03:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST)  03:00
[IND 64-73]
 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:51  
  02:51 Peters Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:35
[MIN 76-64]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  02:21  
  02:17
[MIN 78-64]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:01
[IND 66-78]
 
  01:33
[MIN 81-66]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: McWilliams-Franklin (4 AST) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST)  01:16
[IND 69-81]
 
  00:51.6 Moore Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:40.4 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
January Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:40.4
[IND 70-81]
 
January Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:40.4  
  00:38.3 Team Rebound 
Larkins Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:38.3  
  00:38.3
[MIN 82-70]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:38.3
[MIN 83-70]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:21.4 McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (6 PF) 
  00:21.4 McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters 
January Substitution replaced by Christmas  00:21.4  
Catchings Substitution replaced by Davenport  00:21.4  
Larkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:21.4  
Team Rebound  00:21.4  
Larkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:21.4
[IND 71-83]
 
  00:02.2 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 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