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Fever rout Lynx 76-59 in Game 3 of WNBA finals


By CLIFF BRUNT
Posted Oct 19 2012 11:49PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve drew national attention with her screaming, jacket-tossing meltdown in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.

The Indiana Fever silenced her in Game 3. Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 30 points to help the Fever beat the Lynx 76-59 on Friday night.

``You know, I was fired up for this game,'' Zellous said. ``That Game 2 left a bad taste in our mouth. You know, we could have done a better job in a lot of different things, and I think today, we made a conscious effort to do things better.''

Tamika Catchings added 17 points and Erlana Larkins had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Fever, who took a 2-1 lead in the series and can win their first title at home Sunday night against the defending champs.

It had been a tense series. Reeve was fined after her actions in Game 2, which Fever coach Lin Dunn called ``disrespectful.''

Indiana's play did the talking on Friday. The Fever's lead of 70-33 with 1:58 left in the third quarter was the largest lead by any team in WNBA Finals history. The extent of the blowout left Reeve seated with her hand on her chin for much of the second half.

Rebekkah Brunson, who scored 12 points, was the only Minnesota player to reach double figures.

``I think Indiana played the way Indiana always plays,'' Reeve said. ``They defend. You defend, you have a chance to win a championship. That's it.''

When asked what the Lynx need to do differently in Game 4, Reeve simply said, ``Score more points than them.''

Minnesota's previous playoff scoring low this season was 70 points against the Fever in Game 1 of the Finals. Maya Moore was held to eight points in Game 3 and Seimone Augustus, who scored 27 points in Game 2, had six on 3-for-9 shooting on Friday night. Minnesota finished with just six assists.

Indiana did it all without No. 2 scorer Katie Douglas. She is still sidelined with a severely sprained left ankle. Reserve guard Jeanette Pohlen is out with a left knee injury.

The game was intense again, but in control. The only incident was a rare technical called against Catchings with the game well in hand for the Fever.

Indiana led 21-16 at the end of the first quarter, and the Fever extended their lead to 28-18 in the second quarter, forcing the Lynx to call a timeout.

A no-look pass by Catchings directly led to a 3-pointer by Zellous that gave the Fever a 33-20 advantage. On Indiana's next possession, Catchings drove through traffic for a layup to push the lead to 15. The Fever held Minnesota scoreless for 3:40 during a 12-0 run to take a 40-20 edge.

Indiana led 45-27 at halftime. Minnesota shot 5-for-19 from the field in the second quarter. Those tough, contested shots the Lynx made in the first quarter didn't fall in the second. Indiana outrebounded Minnesota 20-15 in the first half, forced nine turnovers and committed just three.

``We started the offense by going at them on the defensive end,'' Zellous said. ``We were able to get an attack. We were pushing up on them. We didn't let them do what they did to us on Game 2, and it made our job so much easier on offense.''

The Fever didn't rest. Catchings' baseline jumper pushed Indiana's lead back to 20 early in the third quarter. Erin Phillips was fouled on a 3-pointer by Monica Wright, and she fell to the ground in front of Reeve. Phillips made all three free throws to make it 54-29.

Indiana continued to pour it on and led 70-38 at the end of the third quarter.

The Fever went on cruise control in the fourth quarter as Minnesota tried to make the score more respectable. Zellous finally made Indiana's first field goal of the fourth quarter with 2:21 remaining, and the Fever still had a 20-point lead at that point.

Indiana knows the series isn't over. The Fever led Phoenix 2-1 in 2009 and could have clinched in Game 4 at home. Indiana lost that game, then lost Game 5 and the series in Phoenix.

``We sat in the huddle and I told everybody, `Don't get excited about this. Do not get excited,''' Catchings said. ``We'll come back in here tomorrow, we'll look at some video and get better tomorrow and we'll come back out Sunday. I don't want anybody celebrating. None of that.''

The Fever also know Minnesota won't quit.

``We expect the defending champs to come out and play like their backs are against the wall,'' Fever guard Briann January said. ``We know they're going to give everything, and we have to respond and we have to bring everything we have. It's going to be another war.''


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Lynx
Fever
     
    • 35.1%

    • 38.5%

    • 35.7%

    • 31.2%

    • 87.5%

    • 95.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN IND
Total Rebounds 5 6
Offensive Rebounds 9 13
Turnovers 18 13
Fast Break Pts: 5 14
Biggest Lead: 4 37
Points in the Paint: 22 30
MIN IND
p Brunson   12 Zellous   30
rb Brunson   9 Larkins   15
a Wiggins   3 Davenport   4
s Peters   3 3 players   2
b Peters   3 Catchings   2
 
  • 09/14 - MIN 66 @ IND 64
  • 09/17 - IND 79 @ MIN 86
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 24:59 3-8 2-5 0-0 -15 1 0 1 0 3 0 4 1 1 8
R. Brunson F 27:13 4-9 0-0 4-4 -20 3 6 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 12
T. McWilliams-Franklin F-C 18:38 1-5 0-0 2-2 -26 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 2 0 4
S. Augustus G 24:36 3-9 0-2 0-0 -32 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 6
L. Whalen G 23:47 2-7 1-2 2-2 -23 1 4 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 7
D. Peters   15:29 1-3 0-0 2-3 +6 0 4 4 0 2 3 0 3 0 4
C. Wiggins   18:11 1-3 1-1 0-0 +8 1 2 3 3 4 1 3 0 0 3
M. Wright   23:54 2-8 0-1 3-4 +10 0 2 2 1 6 0 1 0 2 7
A. Harris   03:35 0-1 0-1 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Thorn   11:04 3-4 1-2 1-1 +6 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 8
J. Adair   08:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 +13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 20-57 5-14 14-16   9 21 30 6 23 7 18 8 3 59
  35.1% 35.7% 87.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 18
Indiana Fever (22-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Catchings F 23:06 5-13 1-4 6-6 +24 1 5 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 17
S. Zellous G 35:24 10-17 3-6 7-7 +10 0 2 2 1 2 2 4 1 1 30
E. Larkins F 29:22 3-5 0-0 4-4 +33 8 7 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 10
E. Phillips G 31:43 4-11 1-2 4-5 +20 2 2 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 13
B. January G 33:31 1-8 0-2 0-0 +13 1 1 2 3 2 2 3 0 1 2
K. Christmas   17:42 1-4 0-2 0-0 +9 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 2
T. Sutton-Brown   07:28 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Davenport   17:55 1-5 0-0 0-0 -10 0 6 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 2
S. Goodlett   03:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Douglas   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pohlen   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 25-65 5-16 21-22   13 26 39 14 19 9 13 3 8 76
  38.5% 31.2% 95.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Fever: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Fever: Catchings

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #38 Lamont Simpson, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 18165
  • Duration: 1:59
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Indiana Fever (23-12)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Larkins vs Brunson (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:41  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:28
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:15 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zellous (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:57
[IND 2-2]
Zellous Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST)  08:49  
  08:43 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:42 Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:27 Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:26 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:24 Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (1 BLK) 
  08:24 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:24 Jump Ball Larkins vs McWilliams-Franklin (Catchings gains possession) 
  08:12
[IND 4-2]
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:50  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:47
[MIN 4-4]
 
  07:37 Zellous Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:25 Zellous Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:25
[MIN 5-4]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:25
[MIN 6-4]
 
  07:15
[IND 6-6]
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 9-6]
 
  06:40 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:39 January Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:22 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08
[IND 7-9]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:08
[IND 8-9]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  05:45
[MIN 12-8]
 
  05:33
[IND 10-12]
Phillips Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:January (1 ST)  05:16  
  05:07
[IND 13-12]
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Larkins (1 ST)  04:52  
  04:46
[IND 15-12]
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:25 January Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:15 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Team Rebound 
  04:14  
  04:14 Zellous Substitution replaced by Christmas 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Peters  04:14  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:14  
Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:09  
  03:54 Christmas Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:53  
  03:53
[IND 16-12]
Larkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:53
[IND 17-12]
Larkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:28 Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:23
[IND 19-12]
Catchings Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:January (2 ST)  03:02  
  02:43 January Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
  02:42 Larkins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Wright  02:42  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:28  
  02:13 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:11  
  01:58 Christmas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:58  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST)  01:45  
  01:38 January Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:37  
  01:37 Christmas Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:28
[MIN 14-19]
 
  01:20 Christmas Substitution replaced by Zellous 
  01:11 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:04  
  00:51.9 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:50.5  
  00:48.2 Catchings Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:48.2
[MIN 15-19]
 
  00:48.2 Larkins Substitution replaced by Sutton-Brown 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:48.2
[MIN 16-19]
 
  00:24.9 Sutton-Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.0 Phillips Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Wiggins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:24.0  
  00:24.0
[IND 20-16]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:24.0
[IND 21-16]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Indiana Fever (23-12)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:42 Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:41  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Catchings Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Whalen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  09:22  
  09:14 Phillips Layup Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (1 BLK)  09:07  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:05  
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:37
[IND 23-16]
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST) 
Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37 Sutton-Brown Substitution replaced by Davenport 
  08:37 Catchings Substitution replaced by Larkins 
  08:37
[IND 24-16]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:54 Davenport Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:52  
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:45
[MIN 18-24]
 
  07:35
[IND 26-18]
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:12  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:48
[IND 28-18]
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:34  
  06:34 Phillips Substitution replaced by January 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore  06:34  
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:18 January Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:00
[MIN 20-28]
 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:41  
  05:41
[IND 29-20]
Larkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:41 Davenport Substitution replaced by Catchings 
  05:41
[IND 30-20]
Larkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:30 Christmas Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  05:22  
  05:08 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:52
[IND 33-20]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Catchings (3 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:20
[IND 35-20]
Catchings Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:51  
  03:51
[IND 36-20]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:51
[IND 37-20]
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:46  
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:41  
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:41  
  03:24
[IND 39-20]
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST) 
  03:11 Larkins Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright  03:11  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:43  
Wright Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  02:39  
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39 Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
  02:39
[IND 40-20]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:22  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:20
[MIN 22-40]
 
  02:03 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Larkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:46
[IND 43-22]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:20 Phillips Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:01 Larkins Substitution replaced by Davenport 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:54.9
[MIN 24-43]
 
  00:44.8 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:42.9  
  00:37.7 Phillips Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:24.9
[IND 45-24]
Zellous Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 27-45]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Indiana Fever (23-12)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
  09:44 January Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Larkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:27 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed Block: McWilliams-Franklin (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:27  
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  09:14
[MIN 29-45]
 
Whalen Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:01  
  08:48
[IND 47-29]
Zellous Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Catchings (2 BLK)  08:40  
  08:36 Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:20 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Larkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  08:15
[IND 49-29]
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST) 
  07:58 Catchings Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
McWilliams-Franklin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:41  
  07:41
[IND 50-29]
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  07:41
[IND 51-29]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:10 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Jump Ball January vs Augustus (McWilliams-Franklin gains possession) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:08  
Moore Substitution replaced by Harris  07:08  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:08  
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wright  07:08  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Peters  07:08  
Wright Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:49  
Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:49  
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:37  
  06:37
[IND 52-29]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  06:37
[IND 53-29]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Thorn  06:37  
  06:37
[IND 54-29]
Phillips Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST)  06:17  
  05:52
[IND 56-29]
January Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:49  
  05:49 Catchings Substitution replaced by Christmas 
  05:49 Zellous Substitution replaced by Davenport 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:13
[IND 58-29]
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davenport (1 AST) 
Wiggins Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  04:58  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:58  
  04:39
[IND 61-29]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Davenport (2 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Larkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:14 Davenport Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Larkins Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  04:11 Larkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
  04:07 Christmas Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Peters Substitution replaced by McWilliams-Franklin  04:07  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Augustus  04:07  
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  04:07  
Harris Substitution replaced by Whalen  04:07  
Thorn Substitution replaced by Moore  04:07  
  04:07 Phillips Substitution replaced by Zellous 
  03:58 Davenport Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 30-61]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 31-61]
 
  03:44 Davenport Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:39  
  03:18
[IND 64-31]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Davenport (3 AST) 
McWilliams-Franklin Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:59
[IND 66-31]
Zellous Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Davenport (4 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
McWilliams-Franklin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:45  
  02:45 Zellous Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 32-66]
 
McWilliams-Franklin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:45
[MIN 33-66]
 
  02:37 Jump Ball Davenport vs Brunson 
  02:28
[IND 68-33]
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:58
[IND 70-33]
Christmas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McWilliams-Franklin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Christmas (1 ST)  01:44  
  01:24 Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:22  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Larkins Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  00:56.3 Christmas Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:56.3 Larkins Substitution replaced by Sutton-Brown 
McWilliams-Franklin Substitution replaced by Wiggins  00:56.3  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Peters  00:56.3  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  00:56.3  
  00:42.2 Christmas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:42.2  
Team Rebound  00:42.2  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:42.2
[MIN 34-70]
 
  00:30.9 January Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK) 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.8  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:19.8  
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:19.8
[MIN 36-70]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:07.4  
  00:06.7 Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:00.0  
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 38-70]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Indiana Fever (23-12)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:48
[MIN 40-70]
 
  09:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:29 Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Moore Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  09:27  
Moore Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  09:27  
  09:10 Davenport Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:09  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Zellous (1 BLK)  08:55  
  08:53 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:40 January Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:34  
  08:34 Christmas Substitution replaced by Larkins 
  08:34 Sutton-Brown Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  08:34 Davenport Substitution replaced by Catchings 
Moore Substitution replaced by Thorn  08:34  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Adair  08:34  
  08:17 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:14 Team Rebound 
  08:03 Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Larkins Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
Adair Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:01  
  07:49 Catchings Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Peters (2 ST) 
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zellous (2 ST)  07:39  
  07:25 January Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:25 January Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:59 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (3 BLK) 
  06:57 Larkins Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  06:52 Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:51  
  06:43 Catchings Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  06:43 Catchings Technical 
Thorn Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 41-70]
 
  06:43 Catchings Substitution replaced by Goodlett 
  06:43 Larkins Substitution replaced by Davenport 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  06:33
[MIN 44-70]
 
  06:07 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thorn (1 BLK) 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:05  
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  06:01
[MIN 47-70]
 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 January Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
Thorn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  05:25
[MIN 49-70]
 
  04:58 January Jump Shot: Missed 
Thorn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:56  
Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:50  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:36  
Wright Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  04:33  
  04:33
[IND 71-49]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:33
[IND 72-49]
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Phillips Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:57 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:55  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:37
[MIN 51-72]
 
  03:14 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:12  
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  03:03
[MIN 53-72]
 
  03:03 Goodlett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:03 January Substitution replaced by Christmas 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 54-72]
 
  02:55 Phillips Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
  02:55  
  02:55 Goodlett Substitution replaced by Sutton-Brown 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:40 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:21
[IND 74-54]
Zellous Pullup Jump shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Thorn Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 56-74]
 
  01:44 Sutton-Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Peters (3 ST) 
  01:40 Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:40 Phillips Substitution replaced by Larkins 
  01:26 Davenport Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 57-74]
 
  01:10 Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:45.9 Davenport Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:44.5  
  00:38.8 Sutton-Brown Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:38.8
[MIN 58-74]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:38.8
[MIN 59-74]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (6 PF)  00:34.4  
Wright Substitution replaced by Harris  00:34.4  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:25.4  
  00:25.4
[IND 75-59]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  00:25.4
[IND 76-59]
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Thorn 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.8  
  00:18.7 Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN2 National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
27
7
7-3
16-1
11-6
IND
2nd East
22
12
6-4
13-4
9-8
 
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