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Posted Jul 21 2013 9:20PM

PHOENIX (AP) Having an off night offensively, Maya Moore still found a way to help her team win.

Moore was 3 of 12 from the floor when she hit a 3-pointer, stole an inbounds pass and made a layup in the final minute to lift the Minnesota Lynx to their sixth straight victory, an 82-77 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.

``I'm always trying to find a way to stay involved and help my team win,'' Moore said. ``I never give up, I don't like to give up on my team and I could have easily just let it get to my head and gotten frustrated. But our team has done such a good job of picking each other up.''

Moore finished with 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting, Rebecca Brunson added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Seimone Augustus scored 15 points for the Lynx, who have won eight of their last nine. Minnesota hit four of six free throws in the final 19 seconds to secure the victory, the Lynx' ninth straight against Phoenix, including all four this season.

``Tough, gritty, not hanging our heads when we got down double figures,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeves said. ``We had been down previously and we weren't able to recover from it in the past games, so I think we learned from those experiences.''

Diana Taurasi had 26 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Mercury, who led much of the game, and had a 64-59 advantage going into the final period and a 74-73 lead with 1:35 left.

``We just said that with five minutes to go we wanted to be in the game,'' Augustus said. ``Be able to put some stretches together where we consistently defended and then offensively we knew where we were going to be able to get shots where we wanted to.''

DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. The Mercury played their fourth straight game without No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner, who injured her left knee June 6 against Minnesota.

``We just didn't have enough at the end,'' Bonner said. ``That's where their veteran leadership comes in, they have a full roster. They can make a couple of subs and we can't.''

After Bonner hit a 3-pointer at the top of the key with 2:03 left, Moore missed on a drive to the baseline. Taurasi then finished a fast break with a layup at the 1:35 mark to put the Mercury up 74-73.

Taurasi missed a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and Moore made her second 3-pointer of the game from the right corner to put Minnesota up for good.

``You make your own luck,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``They earned it. They are the No. 1 team.''

Gaines acknowledged that with only eight healthy players to work with - one signed to a seven-day contract on Sunday - his team was at a disadvantage and showed some fatigue late.

The teams traded turnovers and Taurasi was inbounding the ball with 37.9 seconds left when Moore stepped in front and went for an easy basket.

Minnesota's only two losses since June 8 have been to Los Angeles.

After trailing by eight at the break, Minnesota got within 58-57 on Augustus' 3-pointer with 3:14 left in the third quarter, but Bonner scored the Mercury's final six points to give Phoenix a 64-59 advantage going into the fourth.

``We had to just hang in there,'' Moore said. ``Unfortunately we were not as comfortable getting into the flow of our offense at times, but in the second half we just fell into it, made shots and stayed active.''

Phoenix took advantage of Minnesota's poor shooting in the first half to lead 44-36 at the break. The Lynx made just 40 percent from the field, including 2 of 10 from beyond the arc after making their first three shots of the half.

Seemingly sparked by a technical foul on Taurasi early in the second quarter, the Mercury opened up a 29-21 lead with 5:50 left in the half. Taurasi scored seven of her 13 first-half points during a 100-second stretch after getting the technical, her seventh of the season.

Phoenix led 18-17 after the first quarter, and held Moore, the league's seventh-leading scorer, to three points on 1-for-6 shooting in the first half.

Augustus had six points by halftime in her second game back after spraining her left ankle July 7 against Phoenix.


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Lynx
Mercury
     
    • 43.4%

    • 39.4%

    • 22.2%

    • 26.9%

    • 60.0%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHO
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 11 15
Fast Break Pts: 20 9
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 32 28
MIN PHO
p Brunson   18 Taurasi   26
rb Brunson   13 Bonner   10
a 2 players   4 Taurasi   6
s Brunson   3 Gilbreath   3
b Moore   2 Thomas   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
Minnesota Lynx (14-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 27:57 5-14 2-7 2-2 +5 1 6 7 2 4 1 1 2 0 14
R. Brunson F 29:16 7-15 0-0 4-8 +6 8 5 13 0 1 3 1 1 4 18
J. McCarville F-C 32:35 2-6 0-1 5-6 +14 2 3 5 4 3 2 1 1 0 9
S. Augustus G-F 27:51 7-13 1-4 0-1 +8 0 1 1 4 3 2 3 1 0 15
L. Whalen G 33:25 7-16 0-1 1-2 +8 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 0 1 15
D. Peters   15:27 1-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 6 6 1 2 2 1 0 0 2
M. Wright   23:09 4-7 1-3 0-1 -7 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 9
S. Rodgers   10:20 0-2 0-2 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Jarry DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-76 4-18 12-20   12 28 40 16 19 11 11 5 5 82
  43.4% 22.2% 60.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Phoenix Mercury (9-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Houston F 26:08 1-6 1-2 0-0 -17 0 1 1 2 6 0 4 1 1 3
D. Bonner G-F 37:57 6-14 3-9 8-9 0 1 9 10 3 1 0 3 0 0 23
C. Dupree F 36:50 4-10 0-0 2-2 -9 3 6 9 1 4 0 1 1 0 10
B. Gilbreath G 28:30 2-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 3 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 4
D. Taurasi G 33:14 8-24 3-14 7-9 -2 0 7 7 6 3 0 5 0 3 26
K. Thomas   21:54 3-5 0-0 1-2 +10 4 4 8 1 3 1 2 2 1 7
J. James   08:48 2-4 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
A. Hornbuckle   06:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Griner DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Kizer DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Taylor DND - Rest
Total   200 26-66 7-26 18-22   8 31 39 15 19 4 15 5 5 77
  39.4% 26.9% 81.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: Taurasi

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #34 Maj Forsberg, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 9806
  • Duration: 1:54
Minnesota Lynx (14-3) Phoenix Mercury (9-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Bonner vs McCarville (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:46 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:17 Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  09:10
[MIN 4-0]
 
  08:47 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:40
[MIN 6-0]
 
  08:25 Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:22  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:12  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:44
[PHO 2-6]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:28  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:26  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:23 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:14
[PHO 4-6]
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:48 Dupree Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:32  
  06:32 Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:32
[MIN 7-4]
 
  06:32 Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas 
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:32
[MIN 8-4]
 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:16  
  06:12
[PHO 6-8]
Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:56 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:56  
Team Rebound  05:56  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:56  
  05:56 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:49 Thomas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:49 Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Peters  05:49  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wright  05:49  
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:34  
  05:19
[PHO 8-8]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:54 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
  04:53 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Peters Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:48  
  04:48 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Rodgers  04:48  
  04:40 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
Peters Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  04:33
[MIN 10-8]
 
  04:11 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:10  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:52
[PHO 10-10]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  03:29  
Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:20  
  03:20
[PHO 11-10]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:20 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:20  
  03:20
[PHO 12-10]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:11 Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:11 Bonner Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  03:02
[MIN 13-12]
 
  02:51 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:51  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:38  
  02:27
[PHO 15-13]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  02:12
[MIN 15-15]
 
  01:49 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:48  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:36
[MIN 17-15]
 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:11  
  01:11 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:11 Team Rebound 
  01:11 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson  01:11  
  01:11
[PHO 16-17]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.5 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:45.6
[PHO 18-17]
James Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.6 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:07.9 Houston Running Bank shot: Missed 
  00:05.8 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (14-3) Phoenix Mercury (9-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Wright Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 19-18]
 
  09:17
[PHO 20-19]
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:07 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:50 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK) 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:16
[PHO 22-19]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:01  
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Augustus  08:01  
  08:01 Thomas Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  08:01 James Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  07:46 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:45  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:31  
  07:31 Taurasi Technical 
Augustus Free Throw Technical Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[PHO 23-19]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  07:31  
Moore Substitution replaced by Brunson  07:31  
  07:31
[PHO 24-19]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:44
[MIN 21-24]
 
  06:32
[PHO 27-21]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston 
  06:32 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
Wright Substitution replaced by Moore  06:25  
McCarville Hook Shot: Missed  06:12  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:10  
Moore Tip Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Team Rebound 
  05:50
[PHO 29-21]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:35 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:35 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Augustus Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:17  
Augustus Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:17  
  05:00 Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:58  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  04:47
[MIN 24-29]
 
  04:19 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:02 Houston Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:02
[MIN 25-29]
 
  04:02 Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas 
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:02
[MIN 26-29]
 
  03:47 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:46  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:37  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  03:34  
Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:34  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK)  03:34  
Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  03:32  
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 28-29]
 
  03:24
[PHO 32-28]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 30-32]
 
  02:49 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:46 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:46
[PHO 34-30]
Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:13
[PHO 35-30]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:13
[PHO 36-30]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  02:03
[MIN 32-36]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:44  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  01:44  
  01:38
[PHO 38-32]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK)  01:23  
  01:22 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:16
[PHO 40-32]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:55.2
[MIN 34-40]
 
  00:43.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:42.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:30.9
[PHO 42-34]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (2 ST)  00:10.9  
Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.9  
  00:02.9
[PHO 43-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:02.9 Bonner Substitution replaced by James 
  00:02.9
[PHO 44-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:02.9 Dupree Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  00:00.3
[MIN 36-44]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (14-3) Phoenix Mercury (9-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  09:47
[MIN 38-44]
 
  09:32 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:25
[PHO 47-38]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:02
[MIN 40-47]
 
  08:41 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:36
[MIN 42-47]
 
  08:22 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:16
[MIN 44-47]
 
  08:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:57
[PHO 50-44]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
Brunson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  07:30  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:26
[MIN 46-50]
 
  07:16 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  07:11
[MIN 48-50]
 
  06:52
[PHO 52-48]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:25 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:12  
Augustus Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:05  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  06:05  
  05:57
[PHO 54-48]
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
McCarville Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  05:38  
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32
[PHO 55-48]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:32
[PHO 56-48]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
Brunson Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  05:16  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  05:10
[MIN 50-56]
 
  04:49 Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:48  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  04:43
[MIN 52-56]
 
  04:16 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:15  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST)  04:04
[MIN 54-56]
 
  03:48 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:46  
  03:45 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Moore  03:45  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Peters  03:45  
  03:45 Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:35 Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:35  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:24
[PHO 58-54]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:14
[MIN 57-58]
 
  02:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4)  02:54  
  02:40 Dupree Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:15 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Peters (2 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (3 ST)  02:10  
  01:58 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Team Rebound 
Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:58  
  01:58
[PHO 59-57]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:58 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:58  
  01:58 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  01:58
[PHO 60-57]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:33 Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:32
[PHO 62-57]
Bonner Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Whalen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:12
[MIN 59-62]
 
  00:55.9 James Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:54.7  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.4  
  00:48.4 Team Rebound 
Moore Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:48.4  
  00:48.4
[PHO 63-59]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Rodgers  00:48.4  
  00:48.4
[PHO 64-59]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rodgers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:31.6  
  00:10.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:09.8 Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:04.4 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
  00:02.6 Houston Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (14-3) Phoenix Mercury (9-9)
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  09:42 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:35 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:34  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:19
[MIN 61-64]
 
  08:59 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:58  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:41
[MIN 63-64]
 
  08:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:32 James Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  08:24
[PHO 66-63]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:07 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:01 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:00  
Peters Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:23 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:22  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
Team Rebound  07:15  
  07:15 Thomas Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Moore  07:15  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:09  
Peters Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:44 Bonner Running Bank shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:41  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  06:36  
Team Rebound  06:36  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Brunson  06:36  
Peters Substitution replaced by Augustus  06:36  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:25  
Brunson Rebound (Off:8 Def:4)  06:24  
Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  06:21  
  06:19 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:01 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:00  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:19 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:17  
Wright Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:14
[MIN 65-66]
 
  05:14 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:14  
  05:14 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:50 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:49  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:42  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:17 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK) 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  04:17  
  04:10 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:10  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  04:03
[MIN 67-66]
 
  03:50 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:49  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:35
[PHO 69-67]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  03:13 Houston Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:13
[MIN 68-69]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:13
[MIN 69-69]
 
  02:55 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST) 
  02:51 Houston Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:51  
  02:51 Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 70-69]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 71-69]
 
  02:36 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:36  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST)  02:20
[MIN 73-69]
 
  02:03
[PHO 72-73]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:42 Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:34
[PHO 74-73]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:33  
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:21  
  01:07 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:8 Def:5)  01:06  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST)  00:47.6
[MIN 76-74]
 
  00:38.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST) 
Brunson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:37.9  
  00:37.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:34.4
[MIN 78-74]
 
Augustus Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:28.9  
McCarville Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:24.7  
  00:24.7 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:24.7 Team Rebound 
  00:24.7
[PHO 75-78]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:24.7  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wright  00:24.7  
  00:23.7 Gilbreath Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  00:23.7 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  00:19.6 Dupree Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:19.6
[MIN 79-75]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:19.6
[MIN 80-75]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  00:11.4  
  00:11.4 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:11.4 Team Rebound 
  00:11.4
[PHO 76-80]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 (22 PTS) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  00:11.4  
  00:11.4
[PHO 77-80]
Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:11.4  
  00:10.8 Thomas Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:10.8  
Team Rebound  00:10.8  
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:10.8
[MIN 81-77]
 
  00:10.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.2 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:05.4  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:05.4  
  00:04.5 Bonner Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:04.5
[MIN 82-77]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:04.5  
  00:02.7 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 4th Qtr
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