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Preview | Recap

Lynx beat Phoenix 81-69 for 7th straight win


By MIKE COOK
Posted Jul 24 2013 4:47PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With everyone on a deep team playing well, things couldn't be much rosier right now for the Minnesota Lynx.

The Phoenix Mercury are just hanging on until they get some key bodies back.

Lindsay Whalen had 18 points and seven assists to lead Minnesota past Phoenix 81-69 on Wednesday afternoon.

Seimone Augustus added 16 and Monica Wright 14 for Minnesota, winners of seven straight. The Lynx have beaten Phoenix 10 straight times, including all five meetings this season.

``We didn't play the perfect game, but we came out with the win,'' said forward Rebekkah Brunson, who had just three points but added seven rebounds.

Candice Dupree scored 17 points for Phoenix (9-9), which played without an injured Brittney Griner and suspended Diana Taurasi. DeWanna Bonner added 15 points and Charde Houston 13.

Griner missed her fifth straight game with a left knee sprain. Taurasi, the WNBA's leading scorer at 22.4 points per game, had a league-mandated one-game suspension after picking up her seventh technical foul of the season on Sunday. Forward Penny Taylor, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL and is being eased back into the lineup, missed her second straight game to get some rest.

``If you take Seimone, Maya (Moore) and Whalen off that team right now,'' said coach Corey Gaines, his voice trailing off. ``I think it's going to come down to us and them. I think we will come back with my big healthy and ready to play and Diana with a fresh mind. It will be interesting.''

The schedule also gets easier for the Mercury, whose nine losses have come against teams with a combined record of 101-46. Of it's past six games, three were against Minnesota and two against Los Angeles. However, the Mercury did win in Los Angeles last week.

Minnesota led by 14 late in the second quarter, but Bonner scored five points in a 9-2 Mercury run to close the half and get within 41-34.

``We just wanted to stay aggressive,'' Bonner said. ``I think my team did a good job of hanging in there.''

However, Augustus and Whalen had six points each during a 14-4 run to open the third quarter and push the lead to 53-38. The spurt included a fast-break layup by Brunson, an Augustus layup after long pass from Janel McCarville and a driving layup by Whalen in 51-second span.

Minnesota held a 28-4 advantage in fast-break points.

``We're always looking to be a transition team, especially at home,'' Moore said. ``It's fun to get out and run. We got great motors on this team and great finishers as well. ... It's really, really tough to stop us when our wheels are going in transition.''

The game was played in front of a franchise-record 16,404 fans, the majority of them pre-teens as part of the team's annual Camp Day.

``I heard it a lot. It looked like a lot of dancing, singing and a lot of fun,'' Whalen said. ``I know every time the `NOISE' thing went up there for Phoenix's free throws it just went crazy in there. It was a really cool day.''

Much like the majority of the season.

At 14-3, Minnesota has reached the season's halfway point with the league's best record. It has four players - Augustus, Moore, Whalen and Brunson - and its coaching staff heading to Saturday's All-Star Game.

``I really like how we've improved as a team at the rate we've improved at,'' said coach Cheryl Reeve. ``I think with this team the light bulb has really gone on for us about the physical toughness, the mental toughness, the defensive toughness, things that we know in order for us to accomplish our goals we have to get done.

``The consistency that this team plays with is something that I think people take for granted. You just expect it from these players. ... For me one of the best things you can say about a team is you're consistent. We've done that and I think we've reached a pretty high level of play, but we still have more to do. From the start of the season until now we've become a very good basketball team.''


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 46.4%

    • 45.6%

    • 18.2%

    • 20.0%

    • 88.2%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 1 5
Offensive Rebounds 6 7
Turnovers 18 9
Fast Break Pts: 4 28
Biggest Lead: 0 18
Points in the Paint: 26 40
PHO MIN
p Dupree   17 Whalen   18
rb Thomas   10 Brunson   7
a Hornbuckle   4 Whalen   7
s 3 players   1 Brunson   4
b Houston   2 3 players   1
 
  • 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 (9-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 26:45 4-11 0-2 7-8 -11 1 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 1 15
C. Dupree F 27:28 8-14 0-0 1-1 -12 2 4 6 3 2 0 1 0 0 17
K. Thomas C 30:07 1-1 0-0 2-2 -9 1 9 10 0 4 0 3 1 0 4
B. Gilbreath G 29:23 3-8 0-2 0-0 -17 0 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 6
A. Hornbuckle G 21:21 1-3 1-2 0-0 -19 0 1 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 3
L. Kizer   20:08 0-1 0-0 2-2 -1 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 1 2
J. James   22:54 4-7 0-0 1-2 +6 1 3 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 9
C. Houston   21:54 5-11 1-5 2-2 +3 0 4 4 1 1 1 3 2 0 13
B. Griner NWT - Sprained Left Knee
D. Taurasi NWT - League Suspension
P. Taylor NWT - Rest
Total   200 26-56 2-11 15-17   6 30 36 12 18 3 18 3 3 69
  46.4% 18.2% 88.2%   team rebs: 1 total to: 19
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 22:13 4-8 1-3 1-1 +16 1 5 6 5 5 2 0 0 0 10
R. Brunson F 28:57 1-6 0-0 1-2 +18 3 4 7 1 0 4 2 1 0 3
J. McCarville F-C 26:58 2-5 1-1 4-4 +17 0 3 3 4 1 2 3 1 0 9
S. Augustus G-F 33:04 8-11 0-3 0-0 +13 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 16
L. Whalen G 27:28 7-16 0-0 4-5 +17 1 4 5 7 2 1 1 0 1 18
M. Wright   22:09 5-11 0-1 4-6 -4 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 14
S. Rodgers   09:01 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 5 2 0 1 0 2
D. Peters   18:20 3-6 0-0 1-1 -10 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
A. Harris   05:45 0-2 0-0 2-2 -1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
L. Moore   03:56 0-2 0-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
R. Jarry   02:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 31-68 2-10 17-21   7 24 31 25 14 13 9 3 3 81
  45.6% 20.0% 81.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Bonner
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #39 Michael Price, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 16404
  • Duration: 1:39
Phoenix Mercury (9-9) Minnesota Lynx (14-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Thomas (Hornbuckle gains possession) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26
[MIN 2-0]
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:58 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:56  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:41
[PHO 2-2]
 
  08:30 McCarville Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:05
[MIN 4-2]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:39
[MIN 6-2]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
  07:19 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:19
[PHO 3-6]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:19  
  07:18 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:10
[MIN 8-3]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:10  
  07:10 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:10  
Gilbreath Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:52
[PHO 5-8]
 
  06:42
[MIN 10-5]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:34  
  06:18 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  06:08  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer  06:06  
  05:56
[MIN 12-5]
Augustus Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:39  
Dupree Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:35
[PHO 7-12]
 
  05:25 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:22  
Dupree Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:45
[MIN 15-7]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Gilbreath Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:25
[PHO 9-15]
 
  04:06
[MIN 18-9]
McCarville 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
  03:49 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:49  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by James  03:49  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Houston  03:49  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:49  
  03:49 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:49 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Kizer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  03:36  
James Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  03:31  
  03:13 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:11 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:01 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29
[MIN 20-9]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:18  
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (1 BLK)  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:16  
  02:16 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Bonner Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:54
[PHO 11-20]
 
  01:49 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:49 Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  01:35  
Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 21-11]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:14 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
  01:14
[MIN 22-11]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.9 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Kizer Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:42.2  
James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:38.2  
  00:38.2
[MIN 23-11]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:38.2 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:38.2  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodgers (2 ST)  00:25.8  
  00:20.9 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:18.9  
  00:13.6 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:13.6
[PHO 12-23]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:13.6
[PHO 13-23]
 
  00:01.9 Peters Layup Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:01.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (9-9) Minnesota Lynx (14-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[MIN 25-13]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:26
[PHO 15-25]
 
  09:12 Whalen Running Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:36 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:35  
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:16
[PHO 17-25]
 
  08:03
[MIN 27-17]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:30
[MIN 29-17]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:08  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:08  
James Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  07:08  
  06:54 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:52  
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST)  06:40  
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:38  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:38  
  06:27 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  06:21 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:20  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:00  
  06:00
[MIN 30-17]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Houston Substitution replaced by James  06:00  
  06:00
[MIN 31-17]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:37  
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:34
[PHO 19-31]
 
  05:23 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:21  
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  05:07  
  05:06 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:02
[MIN 33-19]
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:39  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:36
[PHO 21-33]
 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:21  
  04:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:21 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:21 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:21  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston  04:21  
  04:21
[MIN 34-21]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:21
[MIN 35-21]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:44 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:38
[PHO 23-35]
 
  03:29 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:28  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  03:07
[PHO 25-35]
 
  03:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:06 McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  03:06 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:52
[MIN 37-25]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  02:29  
  02:24
[MIN 39-25]
Rodgers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  02:06
[PHO 27-39]
 
  01:39 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:37  
  01:34 Rodgers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:34 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:34  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  01:22
[PHO 29-39]
 
  01:22 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:22
[PHO 30-39]
 
  01:07 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:47.9 Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:47.9
[PHO 31-39]
 
  00:47.9 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  00:47.9 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:47.9
[PHO 32-39]
 
  00:40.8
[MIN 41-32]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
  00:25.9 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:25.9
[PHO 33-41]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:25.9
[PHO 34-41]
 
  00:03.9 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.8  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (9-9) Minnesota Lynx (14-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:36 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:35  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:10
[MIN 43-34]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST)  08:55  
  08:49
[MIN 45-34]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:19
[MIN 47-34]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:12  
Dupree Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:08  
Dupree Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:08  
  07:58
[MIN 49-34]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
  07:46 Moore Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  07:46 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST)  07:36
[PHO 36-49]
 
  07:18
[MIN 51-36]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  07:08 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:08
[PHO 37-51]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:08
[PHO 38-51]
 
  06:55
[MIN 53-38]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:24
[MIN 55-38]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  06:04
[PHO 40-55]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:50  
  05:50
[MIN 56-40]
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  05:50  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by James  05:50  
  05:50
[MIN 57-40]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (4 ST)  05:40  
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:37  
  05:37 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:37 Team Rebound 
  05:37
[MIN 58-40]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  05:19
[PHO 43-58]
 
  05:03 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:00  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Houston (2 BLK) 
  04:51 Team Rebound 
  04:43
[MIN 60-43]
Wright Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Houston Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  04:24
[PHO 45-60]
 
  04:04 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:02  
  04:02 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer  04:02  
  04:02 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  04:02
[MIN 61-45]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:50
[PHO 47-61]
 
  03:42
[MIN 63-47]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rodgers (1 AST) 
  03:21 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:21
[PHO 48-63]
 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  03:21  
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:21
[PHO 49-63]
 
Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12
[MIN 64-49]
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:12
[MIN 65-49]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  02:58
[PHO 51-65]
 
  02:43 McCarville Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:41  
  02:31 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:23  
  02:11 Rodgers Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:11 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:11  
Houston Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:02  
  02:02 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Whalen 
James Violation:Kicked Ball  01:52  
  01:48 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:05 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:47.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:45.9  
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:43.3  
  00:31.9 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:30.5  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  00:24.9  
  00:19.6
[MIN 67-51]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:06.1
[PHO 53-67]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (9-9) Minnesota Lynx (14-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST)  09:43
[PHO 55-67]
 
  09:29 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:27 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:22 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:04
[MIN 69-55]
Peters Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  09:04  
  09:04
[MIN 70-55]
Peters Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  08:45  
  08:44 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:36 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:34  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST)  08:27
[PHO 57-70]
 
  08:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:07 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:01
[MIN 72-57]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  07:38
[PHO 60-72]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:23  
  07:23
[MIN 73-60]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:23
[MIN 74-60]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:03  
Bonner Technical  07:03  
  07:03
[MIN 75-60]
Moore Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  06:49 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:48  
  06:32 Moore Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:32
[PHO 61-75]
 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:32  
Bonner Substitution replaced by James  06:32  
Kizer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:32
[PHO 62-75]
 
  06:14 Brunson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  05:59  
  05:54
[MIN 77-62]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:28 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  05:28 Moore Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  05:28  
  05:20 Jump Ball Whalen vs Hornbuckle (McCarville gains possession) 
  05:12
[MIN 79-62]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
  05:03 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:03
[PHO 63-79]
 
  05:03 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Wright 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:03  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:01  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  04:59  
  04:56 Whalen Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:56 Whalen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (4 AST)  04:44
[PHO 65-79]
 
  04:21 Whalen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:56  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  03:56  
  03:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  03:56 McCarville Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:47 Wright Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:45  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  03:33  
  03:28 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:26  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Team Rebound 
  02:56
[MIN 81-65]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:32
[PHO 67-81]
 
  02:21 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:15 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:09  
  02:09 Augustus Substitution replaced by Jarry 
James Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  02:09  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Violation:Kicked Ball  01:52  
  01:38 Peters Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  01:25  
  01:13 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:12  
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:01
[PHO 69-81]
 
  00:45.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:44.9  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:19.9 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
End of 4th Qtr
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