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By ANTHONY MAGGIO
Posted Jul 07 2013 10:49PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) If Seimone Augustus is forced to miss more time, the Minnesota Lynx showed they've got the necessary reinforcements.

Maya Moore scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in the third quarter and the Lynx pulled away to hand the Phoenix Mercury their worst loss of the season, 91-59, on Sunday night.

Augustus sprained her left ankle and left the game for good with 7:01 to play in the second quarter. X-rays after the game were negative, but Augustus will have an MRI on Monday.

``Coming out of the half we knew we were going to have to collectively step up and continue to bring the energy and aggression Seimone had brought in that first quarter,'' Moore said. ``We're confident she'll make her return. In the meantime we're going to continue to do our best to get wins.''

With Augustus in the locker room for most of the game, Monica Wright stepped up with a season-high 17 points off the bench and Lindsay Whalen chipped in 14 as Minnesota earned its third victory over the Mercury this season in a 10-game winning streak against the Phoenix that dates to the 2011 playoffs.

WNBA leading scorer Diana Taurasi, who entered the contest averaging 23 points per game, was held to a season-low 4 points on 2-for-6 shooting for Phoenix. She averaged 24.5 points per game in this season's first two meetings against the Lynx (8-3).

``That's just me not being aggressive,'' Taurasi said. ``I have to do a better job of being aggressive and finding better spots to get more shots up.''

DeWanna Bonner, the Mercury's second-leading scorer, had seven points on 3-for-13 shooting. She was 0 for 13 in her previous matchup against Minnesota.

Candice Dupree was Phoenix's only double-figure scorer with 12 points, while rookie Brittney Griner had eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

It was a night to forget for the Mercury, who committed a season-high 21 turnovers - the most by a Lynx opponent this season. Phoenix shot just 36 percent overall, and connected on just 3 of 14 3-point attempts. The 59 points scored were a season low for the Mercury, and a low for any Minnesota opponent this season.

The Lynx held a 35-5 edge in free throw attempts.

``We started the game bad, started the third quarter bad, just had a bad game,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``We hadn't had one in a long time. A trash game. That's it.''

Minnesota's defense set the tone in the first half, holding the league's No. 1 offense to 29 points on 32.5 percent shooting while also forcing nine Mercury turnovers.

Phoenix grabbed eight offensive rebounds in the first half, but couldn't take advantage, converting just 1 of 9 second-chance opportunities.

Moore then caught fire, scoring eight points during a 14-6 Lynx run to start the second half. Minnesota led by at least 14 points the rest of the way.

``Our commitment to the defensive game plan was really fun to watch and really difficult to play against,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``There's not many nights you're going to have the good fortune of holding one of the world's greatest players to just four points. It was a total team effort in the way we defended her.''

The Mercury (8-5) had their season-best five-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to take over the top spot in the Western Conference from Minnesota. The Lynx have held at least a share of first place in the conference for nearly two years - since defeating Phoenix on July 20, 2011.

That victory started Minnesota's current run of 10 wins in 11 regular-season games against the Mercury. Including the 2011 playoffs, the Lynx have won 10 straight against Phoenix.

``We'll see them again when it counts,'' Gaines said.

Janel McCarville also finished in double figures with 11 points for Minnesota, which extended its franchise-record home winning streak to 14 games dating to last season.


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 36.0%

    • 45.6%

    • 21.4%

    • 27.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 74.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 6 12
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 21 8
Fast Break Pts: 7 15
Biggest Lead: 0 34
Points in the Paint: 38 32
PHO MIN
p Dupree   12 Moore   23
rb Griner   11 Peters   10
a Taurasi   7 Moore   5
s Houston   2 Wright   3
b Griner   4 3 players   2
 
  • 06/06 - PHO 79 @ MIN 99
  • 06/19 - MIN 80 @ PHO 69
  • 07/07 - PHO 59 @ MIN 91
  • 07/21 - MIN 82 @ PHO 77
  • 07/24 - PHO 69 @ MIN 81
Phoenix Mercury (8-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 27:28 3-13 1-5 0-0 -18 2 1 3 1 2 1 3 0 2 7
C. Dupree F 29:06 6-9 0-0 0-0 -21 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 1 0 12
B. Griner C 23:09 4-10 0-0 0-0 -24 4 7 11 0 2 0 3 4 1 8
B. Gilbreath G 21:17 2-9 1-2 0-0 -25 1 3 4 0 3 1 2 1 0 5
D. Taurasi G 24:22 2-6 0-2 0-0 -15 0 3 3 7 4 0 3 0 1 4
C. Houston   20:43 4-12 0-3 1-2 -8 2 0 2 1 4 2 4 0 2 9
K. Thomas   13:21 1-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
P. Taylor   11:17 2-5 1-2 0-0 -10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. Hornbuckle   15:38 2-5 0-0 1-2 -17 1 3 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 5
L. Kizer   07:49 1-4 0-0 0-1 -8 3 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 1 2
S. Prahalis   05:50 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
Total   200 27-75 3-14 2-5   14 26 40 13 27 5 21 6 7 59
  36.0% 21.4% 40.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 21
Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 32:05 8-17 3-6 4-5 +24 0 4 4 5 3 0 2 2 0 23
R. Brunson F 26:53 2-8 0-0 2-3 +21 2 3 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 6
J. McCarville F-C 26:23 4-8 0-0 3-4 +20 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 11
S. Augustus G-F 11:43 4-5 0-0 0-0 +9 0 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 8
L. Whalen G 25:39 4-7 0-0 6-7 +20 1 4 5 4 1 0 3 0 2 14
D. Peters   23:24 2-7 0-0 3-4 +25 3 7 10 3 1 1 0 2 1 7
M. Wright   28:23 6-12 0-4 5-6 +24 0 3 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 17
S. Rodgers   15:23 1-3 0-1 2-4 +17 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 2 0 4
R. Jarry   04:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris   03:20 0-1 0-0 1-2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
L. Moore   02:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 31-68 3-11 26-35   8 31 39 22 11 7 8 7 6 91
  45.6% 27.3% 74.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 8

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Houston
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #18 Kurt Walker, #24 Tony Dawkins
  • Attendance: 9104
  • Duration: 1:48
Phoenix Mercury (8-4) Minnesota Lynx (7-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  09:50  
  09:46
[MIN 2-0]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  09:27  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:26  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:19  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:59
[MIN 4-0]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:46 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:42  
  08:42 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:42 Team Rebound 
  08:42
[MIN 5-0]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Taurasi Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:22
[PHO 2-5]
 
  08:14 Augustus Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
  08:09 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:06  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:48  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54
[MIN 7-2]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:40  
  06:20 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
  06:18 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:16 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:15  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  06:08
[PHO 4-7]
 
  05:58 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:43 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:41  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:29
[PHO 6-7]
 
  05:07
[MIN 9-6]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
  04:50 Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:50  
  04:50 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  04:50  
  04:50 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  04:39  
  04:21
[MIN 11-6]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  04:11
[PHO 9-11]
 
Griner Violation:Kicked Ball  03:59  
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:59  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:59  
  03:47 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:42 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:41  
Houston Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:34  
Houston Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:34  
  03:34 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  03:34  
  03:17
[MIN 13-9]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[MIN 15-9]
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:14 Moore Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Hornbuckle Driving Jump shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:43
[MIN 17-9]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:13 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  01:03
[PHO 11-17]
 
  00:51.7
[MIN 19-11]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
  00:37.8 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  00:37.8  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  00:34.5
[PHO 13-19]
 
  00:23.9 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:22.9  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST)  00:08.8
[PHO 15-19]
 
  00:06.8 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:04.6  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.4 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.3 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (8-4) Minnesota Lynx (7-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:42 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:21  
Gilbreath Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06
[MIN 21-15]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  08:53  
  08:47
[MIN 23-15]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  08:21  
  08:16
[MIN 25-15]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:16  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK)  08:02  
  08:00 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:41 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:39  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  07:31  
  07:29 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Violation:Kicked Ball  07:25  
  07:25 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  07:14 Moore Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:13  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:07
[PHO 17-25]
 
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:01 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  06:47 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
  06:45 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:44
[MIN 27-17]
Peters Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:28  
Team Rebound  06:27  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:22  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:16 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:03 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:02  
Dupree Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:35 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:34  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:28  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:28  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  05:28  
  05:28 McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  05:13
[MIN 29-17]
Brunson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:13  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  05:13  
  05:13
[MIN 30-17]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed  05:03  
Team Rebound  05:02  
Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:57  
Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:57  
  04:43 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:28 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:22 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:20  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:06  
  04:06 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  04:06 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  03:53 Moore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:52  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:31  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi  03:30  
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  03:30  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:30  
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:24
[PHO 19-30]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:59  
  02:59 McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:59 Team Rebound 
  02:59
[MIN 31-19]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:39  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:35  
  02:24
[MIN 33-19]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (1 BLK)  02:08  
  02:07 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Houston Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:07  
Houston Technical  02:07  
  02:07
[MIN 34-19]
Moore Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
  02:07 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:53  
  01:53 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:53  
  01:53
[MIN 35-19]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:50 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:35
[PHO 21-35]
 
Bonner Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16
[MIN 36-21]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:16
[MIN 37-21]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:04
[PHO 23-37]
 
  00:46.9
[MIN 39-23]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  00:37.5
[PHO 26-39]
 
  00:21.1 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  00:10.0
[PHO 28-39]
 
  00:04.9 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST) 
  00:01.1 Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:01.1  
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:01.1
[PHO 29-39]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (8-4) Minnesota Lynx (7-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[MIN 42-29]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:23  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  09:19  
  09:18 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:15  
  09:15
[MIN 43-29]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:15
[MIN 44-29]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:37
[MIN 46-29]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:27
[PHO 31-46]
 
  08:14 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:13  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:03 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:57
[MIN 48-31]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:41  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  07:38  
Griner Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:38
[PHO 33-48]
 
Foul : Double Personal - Taurasi (2 PF), Brunson (2 PF)  07:23  
  07:16 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:15  
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  07:13  
  07:09 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:55
[PHO 35-48]
 
  06:39
[MIN 50-35]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:24  
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:12  
  06:07
[MIN 53-35]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  05:40
[PHO 37-53]
 
  05:31 Moore Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:30  
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:25
[PHO 39-53]
 
  05:07 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST) 
Gilbreath Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:02
[PHO 41-53]
 
  04:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:55 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  04:55 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:45
[MIN 55-41]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  04:32  
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:26  
  04:26
[MIN 56-41]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  04:26  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:26  
  04:26
[MIN 57-41]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  04:15
[PHO 43-57]
 
  03:59
[MIN 59-43]
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:44  
  03:35 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:34  
Houston Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:20  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  03:20  
Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:08  
  03:08 Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:08  
  03:08
[MIN 60-43]
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:49  
Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:41
[PHO 45-60]
 
  02:31
[MIN 62-45]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:09
[MIN 64-45]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:54  
  01:42 Peters Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:41  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[MIN 65-45]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree  01:20  
  01:20
[MIN 66-45]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:03 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:56.9  
Dupree Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.6  
  00:49.6
[MIN 67-45]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:49.6 Moore Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  00:49.6 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  00:49.6 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:48.8  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.4 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:05.9 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:04.2  
  00:04.2
[MIN 68-45]
Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:04.2
[MIN 69-45]
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:00.3 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:00.3
[PHO 46-69]
 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.3  
  00:00.1 Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (8-4) Minnesota Lynx (7-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:48 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:26
[MIN 72-46]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  08:55  
  08:45 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:40 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:37 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:36  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST)  08:21
[PHO 48-72]
 
  08:06 Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  08:01 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:48  
  07:41 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:30 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:29  
  07:29 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:05
[MIN 74-48]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  07:05  
  07:05
[MIN 75-48]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
  06:46 Rodgers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  06:46  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:26
[MIN 77-48]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
Griner Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:14  
Griner Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:14  
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:14  
  06:14 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Houston  06:14  
  05:59 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:51 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:50  
  05:50  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  05:50  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Prahalis  05:50  
  05:50 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:39
[MIN 79-48]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:10 Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:08  
Houston Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST)  04:54
[PHO 50-79]
 
Prahalis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[MIN 80-50]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  04:43
[MIN 81-50]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  04:30  
  04:30 Moore Substitution replaced by Jarry 
  04:20
[MIN 83-50]
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (2 BLK)  04:12  
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:10  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST)  04:05
[PHO 52-83]
 
  04:00 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:45  
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK)  03:40  
  03:39 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Kizer Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:31  
  03:31
[MIN 84-52]
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:31
[MIN 85-52]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  03:20  
Prahalis Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:20  
  03:20
[MIN 86-52]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:20 McCarville Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:20 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:19  
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
Kizer Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:03  
Kizer Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:02
[PHO 54-86]
 
  03:02 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:48 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:45  
Houston Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:35
[PHO 56-86]
 
  02:18 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:17
[MIN 87-56]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:17 Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:16  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:43 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:41  
Team Timeout : Short  01:36  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:36  
Prahalis Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:26  
  01:15
[MIN 89-56]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peters (3 AST) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST)  01:00
[PHO 59-89]
 
Prahalis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.0  
  00:44.0 Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:44.0 Team Rebound 
  00:44.0
[MIN 90-59]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:28.2  
Houston Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:14.7  
  00:14.7 Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:14.7 Team Rebound 
  00:14.7
[MIN 91-59]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
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10-7
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8
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  season playoffs
FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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