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By MIKE COOK
Posted Aug 09 2013 12:36AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Matee Ajavon did a little bit of everything for the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.

That includes making the winning shot.

Ajavon scored on a driving layup with 21.3 seconds remaining and the Mystics ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

Ivory Latta had 24 points for Washington (10-13), which moved percentage points ahead of New York for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Monique Currie had 20 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left. Ajavon finished with 18 points.

``I thought Matee Ajavon played one of the best games she's played that I've seen since she's been in the league,'' coach Mike Thibault said. ``She played well on both ends, she was under control and she made great decisions. She had (a season-high) five steals, five assists and one turnover. We needed all that.''

Ajavon didn't do anything fancy to turn in what she admitted was one of her best games.

``I was just simply trying to get my teammates the ball and stay aggressive,'' she said.

On the winning basket, Ajavon had the ball on the right wing and sliced through three or four defenders before her shot banked gently off the backboard and fell through the net.

After Ajavon's drive, Minnesota's Seimone Augustus missed a 13-foot jumper with 7.9 seconds left, Rebekkah Brunson couldn't control the rebound and the Mystics' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt grabbed the loose ball. Washington had a 44-24 advantage on the boards, the most rebounds by a Lynx opponent this season.

Minnesota played without center Janel McCarville, who missed the game with a concussion sustained in Tuesday's win at San Antonio. Coach Cheryl Reeve said she is day to day.

``It's disappointing, not only to lose the game, but to get destroyed on the glass,'' Reeve said. ``We had a player down in the post, and we did a very, very poor job of filling the void.'' Centers Amber Harris and forward/center Devereaux Peters combined for zero points and just five rebounds in 23 minutes of action.

With Minnesota struggling in the middle, center Michelle Snow had 11 rebounds for the Mystics, her second-highest total of the season. Starting forwards Currie and Crystal Langhorne had eight each.

``We're desperate for a win and we played with desperation,'' Thibault said. ``If we can play with that kind of energy and effort at both ends every night we might have a little bit better record.''

The win was especially satisfying after the Mystics let one slip away in a 93-88 loss Tuesday at New York. Washington led by nine going into fourth quarter and increased it to 14 before the Liberty went on a 20-5 run to take the lead with under 3 minutes to play.

``It shows some growth in our team,'' Currie said. ``This shows us that we can play with anybody in this league. If we come out here and believe in ourselves and play the way we played tonight we can go very far.''

Maya Moore scored 24 points and Lindsay Whalen had 19 for the Lynx (17-4), who lost for the first time in 11 games and ended an 18-game home winning streak. Minnesota has lost twice to Washington and twice to Los Angeles.

``They made the plays when they had to and we didn't,'' Whalen said.

With the teams tied at 65 with less than 7 minutes to play, Ajavon scored on a fast-break layup, Currie scored on a layup and Langhorne scored on a putback with four Lynx players around her as the Mystics took a six-point lead.

After a layup by Augustus, Ajavon and Latta scored on drives to give Washington a 75-67 lead with 2:29 to play.

Moore made a 3-pointer, and after a steal by Monica Wright, Augustus made two free throws to get the Lynx within three points. Augustus, who finished with 18 points, tied the score with 36.4 seconds left with a 3-pointer after both teams scrambled for a loose ball.

Latta scored 19 points in the first half - including four 3-pointers - as the Mystics took a 45-40 lead into the intermission.

``This was a big game for us,'' Latta said. ``I think our season should turnaround from this game. We just have to learn from it and continue to play well and together as a team.''


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Mystics
Lynx
     
    • 45.6%

    • 43.3%

    • 31.2%

    • 38.5%

    • 92.3%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS MIN
Total Rebounds 4 7
Offensive Rebounds 14 7
Turnovers 16 11
Fast Break Pts: 6 12
Biggest Lead: 8 4
Points in the Paint: 38 36
WAS MIN
p Latta   24 Moore   24
rb Snow   11 Brunson   7
a Ajavon   5 Whalen   5
s Ajavon   5 Moore   4
b 3 players   1 Moore   2
 
  • 06/08 - MIN 80 @ WAS 85
  • 08/08 - WAS 79 @ MIN 75
Washington Mystics (10-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Currie F 28:39 7-14 1-4 5-5 +12 2 6 8 2 2 2 1 0 2 20
C. Langhorne F-C 30:40 5-11 0-0 0-0 +12 4 4 8 2 3 1 2 1 1 10
M. Snow C 26:31 1-5 0-0 0-0 +6 3 8 11 3 2 0 2 1 0 2
M. Ajavon G 32:28 7-17 0-3 4-4 +11 1 3 4 5 0 5 1 0 1 18
I. Latta G 30:35 9-11 4-6 2-2 +10 0 1 1 1 4 0 4 0 0 24
T. Hill   07:32 0-3 0-2 1-2 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
T. Ruffin-Pratt   11:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
K. Vaughn   12:56 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 3 2 5 0 3 0 2 1 0 2
E. Meesseman   09:20 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
N. McKenith   09:22 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Hollingsworth DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-68 5-16 12-13   14 30 44 15 18 8 16 3 4 79
  45.6% 31.2% 92.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 20
Minnesota Lynx (17-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 35:48 9-15 4-7 2-3 -8 1 2 3 3 3 4 1 2 0 24
R. Brunson F 36:32 4-11 0-0 0-0 0 3 4 7 4 2 3 0 0 0 8
A. Harris F 11:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 1 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
S. Augustus G-F 37:29 7-16 1-4 3-4 -8 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 18
L. Whalen G 33:46 8-18 0-0 3-4 +4 0 4 4 5 1 0 5 1 3 19
D. Peters   11:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
M. Wright   23:15 1-4 0-0 4-4 +2 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 6
S. Rodgers   10:09 0-2 0-1 0-0 +2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jarry DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McCarville DND - Concussion
L. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-67 5-13 12-15   7 17 24 17 11 10 11 4 3 75
  43.3% 38.5% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: Langhorne
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #31 Amy Bonner, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8723
  • Duration: 1:49
Washington Mystics (10-13) Minnesota Lynx (17-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Harris vs Snow (Whalen gains possession) 
  09:37
[MIN 2-0]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:12 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  08:55
[WAS 3-2]
 
  08:40
[MIN 4-3]
Augustus Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Currie Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:30  
  08:24
[MIN 6-3]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Snow (1 AST)  08:08
[WAS 5-6]
 
  07:54
[MIN 9-5]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:33
[WAS 7-9]
 
  07:15
[MIN 11-7]
Brunson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Snow Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:47  
  06:46 Augustus Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:46 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:35  
Snow Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:31
[WAS 9-11]
 
  06:18 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Snow (1 BLK) 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:15 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:06
[MIN 13-9]
Moore Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Latta Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:52
[WAS 11-13]
 
  05:43 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:41  
  05:33 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
Snow Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:16  
  05:09 Peters Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Latta Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  05:09
[WAS 12-13]
 
  05:09 Harris Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  05:00
[WAS 15-13]
 
  04:46
[MIN 15-15]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Currie Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:20  
  04:20  
  04:20 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:03
[MIN 17-15]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:54
[WAS 18-17]
 
  03:36 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  03:25
[WAS 20-17]
 
  03:07
[MIN 19-20]
Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:55  
  02:54 Moore Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:54
[WAS 21-19]
 
  02:54 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  02:54  
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:54
[WAS 22-19]
 
Currie Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:48  
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  02:48  
  02:39 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:37  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Team Rebound 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  02:24  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  02:24  
  02:03 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:02  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  01:55  
Latta Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:52  
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  01:52  
  01:32 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:30 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:30
[MIN 21-22]
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McKenith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:16  
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:54.9  
Vaughn Tip Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:48.1 Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Vaughn Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:38.2  
Vaughn Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:38.2  
  00:29.7 Peters Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:29.7 Peters Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Meesseman Layup Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.9 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.3 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:01.3  
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (10-13) Minnesota Lynx (17-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:39 Jump Ball Wright vs Vaughn 
Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST)  09:34  
McKenith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:29  
  09:29
[MIN 22-22]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:29
[MIN 23-22]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Meesseman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  09:16  
  09:02 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:50  
Meesseman Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:42  
Meesseman Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:42  
  08:42 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
  08:42 Peters Substitution replaced by Harris 
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  08:42  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ajavon  08:42  
  08:27
[MIN 25-22]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McKenith (1 AST)  08:16
[WAS 24-25]
 
  07:58 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ajavon (1 ST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:45
[MIN 27-24]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (1 AST)  07:22
[WAS 26-27]
 
  07:05 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
McKenith Substitution replaced by Latta  07:05  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Currie  07:05  
Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  06:48  
  06:39
[MIN 29-26]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:29
[WAS 28-29]
 
  06:06 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:04  
Currie Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:54
[WAS 30-29]
 
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Snow  05:47  
  05:47 Harris Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:47 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:33
[MIN 31-30]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (2 AST)  05:09
[WAS 32-31]
 
  04:55 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ajavon (2 ST) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Latta (1 AST)  04:41
[WAS 35-31]
 
  04:23 Wright Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:22  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Snow (2 AST)  04:06
[WAS 38-31]
 
  03:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:58 Peters Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  03:58 Augustus Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  03:58 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  03:45
[MIN 34-38]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:13 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:12  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:59 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:49
[MIN 36-38]
Moore Driving Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:35
[WAS 40-36]
 
  02:27 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:24 Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:23
[MIN 38-40]
Wright Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (2 AST)  02:05
[WAS 42-38]
 
  02:05 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  02:05
[WAS 43-38]
 
  01:53 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:50  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  01:40  
  01:36
[MIN 40-43]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:27  
  01:27 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:09  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:00
[WAS 45-40]
 
  00:46.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:45.9  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Latta Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:08.2  
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  00:08.2  
  00:02.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (10-13) Minnesota Lynx (17-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:25
[MIN 42-45]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (3 AST)  09:07
[WAS 47-42]
 
  08:51 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:16 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:15  
Ajavon Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:54
[MIN 44-47]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:46
[WAS 49-44]
 
  07:22
[MIN 47-49]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Currie Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Snow (3 AST)  07:09
[WAS 51-47]
 
  06:50 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ajavon (3 ST) 
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:37
[WAS 53-47]
 
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:29 Harris Substitution replaced by Wright 
Snow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:23  
  06:23
[MIN 48-53]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:23
[MIN 49-53]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:04 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Langhorne (1 BLK) 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:02  
  05:57 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:57
[WAS 54-49]
 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:57
[WAS 55-49]
 
  05:45 Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:44  
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:21  
  05:21 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:21 Team Rebound 
  05:21
[MIN 50-55]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK)  05:06  
  05:05 Team Rebound 
  04:49 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:48  
Latta Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  04:36  
Latta Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:36  
Latta Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:27  
Latta Substitution replaced by McKenith  04:27  
  04:18 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:17  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:09 Team Rebound 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:56  
  03:46 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:38 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:37  
Currie Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (4 AST)  03:24
[WAS 57-50]
 
  03:15
[MIN 52-57]
Whalen Driving Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:02  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:01  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
Snow Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:59  
Langhorne Technical  02:59  
  02:59
[MIN 53-57]
Moore Free Throw Technical (20 PTS) 
  02:59 Whalen Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Snow Substitution replaced by Vaughn  02:59  
Langhorne Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  02:52  
Langhorne Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:50  
  02:50
[MIN 54-57]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:50
[MIN 55-57]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:32  
  02:18 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:18
[WAS 58-55]
 
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  02:18  
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  02:18  
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:18
[WAS 59-55]
 
  02:03
[MIN 57-59]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brunson (4 AST) 
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  01:51  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:51  
  01:51 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
  01:30 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Vaughn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28
[MIN 58-59]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:28 Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:27  
Ajavon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  01:12  
  01:07 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ajavon (4 ST) 
  01:05 Augustus Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Team Rebound  00:38.4  
McKenith Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:32.8  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McKenith (2 AST)  00:14.3
[WAS 61-58]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (10-13) Minnesota Lynx (17-4)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:40
[MIN 60-61]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:13  
  09:05
[MIN 62-61]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  08:50 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:50
[WAS 62-62]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:50  
  08:50 Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38
[MIN 64-62]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Latta Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:23
[WAS 64-64]
 
  08:23 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Latta Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  08:23
[WAS 65-64]
 
Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:11  
  08:11
[MIN 65-65]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  08:11 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:10  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:46  
  07:31 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:30  
Vaughn Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:19  
Vaughn Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:19  
  07:05 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:04  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Langhorne  06:40  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Snow  06:40  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ajavon  06:40  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Currie  06:40  
  06:36 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ajavon (5 ST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:32
[WAS 67-65]
 
  06:06 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:05  
Currie Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (5 AST)  05:58
[WAS 69-65]
 
  05:40 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:38 Rodgers Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:36  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:22  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:21
[WAS 71-65]
 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:04 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Currie (1 ST) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:45  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
Team Rebound  04:40  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:40  
  04:30
[MIN 67-71]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  04:04  
Team Rebound  04:03  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:03  
  03:51 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:50  
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:37  
Ajavon Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:29
[WAS 73-67]
 
  03:16 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Latta Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:15  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  03:03  
  02:48 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:47  
Latta Running Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:29
[WAS 75-67]
 
  02:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:16 Whalen Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:14  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  01:58  
  01:57 Team Rebound 
  01:48
[MIN 70-75]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Snow Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST)  01:38  
Snow Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26
[MIN 71-75]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:26
[MIN 72-75]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:26  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:46.9 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Currie (2 ST) 
Snow Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  00:41.9  
  00:36.4
[MIN 75-75]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:36.4  
Snow Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:36.4  
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:21.3
[WAS 77-75]
 
  00:07.9 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:04.9  
  00:04.4 Wright Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.4  
  00:03.0 Moore Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:03.0
[WAS 78-75]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:03.0
[WAS 79-75]
 
  00:03.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Latta Substitution replaced by Snow  00:03.0  
  00:00.2 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
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FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
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3-Point % .365 .
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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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