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By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Aug 28 2013 1:42AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Even on a rare off-night offensively, Maya Moore found ways to help her team win.

She had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 73-47 on Tuesday night.

``She was struggling offensively but found different ways to impact the game,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``Deflections, hustle plays, she's a winner and that's what winners do.''

Moore, who was coming off a career-high 35 points in her last game, was just 4 for 11 from the field.

``You always have to find ways to help your team,'' Moore said. ``Sometimes it's scoring, but it's always working hard.''

That was never more evident than in the fourth quarter with her team up 20 points, Moore made a spectacular save of a loose ball, diving into press row. Lindsay Whalen, who led the Lynx with 18 points, converted the great play into a layup on the other end.

``I don't know that Maya knew we were up 20,'' Reeve said. ``She and everyone else on this team have a mindset that every possession matters.''

The victory helped Minnesota (21-7) maintain its one-game lead over Los Angeles for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Sparks beat Connecticut later Tuesday night. The Lynx also lead Chicago by a game for the league's best record.

New York (11-17) fell 1 1/2 games behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Liberty will host the Fever on Friday night.

``We laid an egg tonight but at the same time we come up to a bunch of basketball games now where if you look at a piece of paper we can win everyone,'' Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said. ``We have to want it bad enough to compete for 40 minutes. We'll take our chances when we compete for an entire game.''

Minnesota held New York to just 25 percent shooting (18 for 72) from the field.

The Lynx scored the first seven points of the game and New York could never get closer than three the rest of the way.

Cappie Pondexter scored 13 points to lead New York. She is 24 short of becoming the 12th player in league history to reach 5,000 career points.

The game came nine days after the Lynx beat New York in Minnesota by 31 points. Laimbeer was upset after that game that Moore was playing late in the fourth quarter of that contest with the contest well in hand. He got fined by the league for his postgame comments.

There was no carryover Tuesday night. Laimbeer said he went out to dinner Monday night with Reeve, who was his longtime assistant when the two were in Detroit. Reeve joked that she made Laimbeer pick up the check.

Minnesota jumped out to a 7-0 lead as New York missed its first 10 shots. The Lynx extended the advantage to 13 before Pondexter finally got going for New York.

With her team trailing 22-9 early in the second quarter, Pondexter scored seven points to cut the deficit to nine midway through the period. Pondexter had one move during the burst where she used a double crossover to get to an easy basket. That move brought Knicks guard J.R. Smith, who was sitting courtside, to his feet.

After Pondexter hit a 3-pointer that made it 28-19, Minnesota scored 11 of the final 13 points of the half to take a 39-21 lead. Whalen had six points during that spurt and finished the first half with 12.

Minnesota increased its advantage to 20 in the third quarter before New York went on a run to cut it to 45-34 with 2:30 left in the period. That's as close as they would get as Minnesota scored the final six points to close out the quarter. Devereaux Peters was huge in the third quarter and finished the game with eight points and nine rebounds.

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Lynx
Liberty
     
    • 44.9%

    • 25.0%

    • 44.4%

    • 15.4%

    • 70.0%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NYL
Total Rebounds 7 11
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 13 6
Biggest Lead: 27 0
Points in the Paint: 44 24
MIN NYL
p Whalen   18 Pondexter   13
rb Moore   10 Milton-Jones   7
a Augustus   3 Pierson   3
s Moore   2 Williams   3
b 3 players   1 Young   2
 
  • 08/18 - NYL 57 @ MIN 88
  • 08/27 - MIN 73 @ NYL 47
Minnesota Lynx (21-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 32:36 4-11 1-3 2-2 +20 2 8 10 2 2 2 3 0 0 11
R. Brunson F 25:07 2-7 0-0 1-3 +15 2 6 8 2 2 1 3 0 1 5
J. McCarville F-C 24:46 3-7 1-2 0-0 +14 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 7
L. Whalen G 32:11 9-11 0-0 0-0 +14 0 6 6 2 1 0 2 0 0 18
S. Augustus G-F 28:15 4-13 1-1 0-0 +23 1 7 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 9
D. Peters   20:23 4-9 0-0 0-1 +14 2 7 9 1 4 1 1 1 0 8
M. Wright   18:07 3-8 0-1 4-4 +10 1 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 10
R. Jarry   09:33 0-1 0-1 0-0 +9 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
L. Moore   03:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rodgers   02:44 1-1 1-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
A. Harris   02:44 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   200 31-69 4-9 7-10   8 39 47 15 16 6 15 3 3 73
  44.9% 44.4% 70.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
New York Liberty (11-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Williams G 14:54 1-6 0-0 1-2 -11 1 3 4 1 0 3 1 0 1 3
P. Pierson F-C 29:18 5-15 0-1 2-3 -9 2 3 5 3 2 0 2 0 1 12
K. Braxton C-F 17:26 2-8 0-0 1-1 -14 3 2 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 5
C. Pondexter G 34:09 5-17 2-5 1-4 -17 0 6 6 2 3 1 0 1 0 13
K. Smith G 28:13 0-4 0-2 0-0 -19 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
K. Bone   15:13 0-5 0-1 1-2 -3 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
D. Milton-Jones   24:27 3-6 0-1 3-5 -21 1 6 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 9
A. Montgomery   18:42 1-6 0-1 0-0 -20 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
L. Mitchell   10:30 0-3 0-2 0-1 -10 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
T. Young   07:08 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 2
E. Carson DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 18-72 2-13 9-18   10 29 39 12 13 7 12 3 3 47
  25.0% 15.4% 50.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #9 Denise Brooks, #43 Terri Maddock, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 5997
  • Duration: 1:42
Minnesota Lynx (22-7) New York Liberty (11-18)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs McCarville (Pondexter gains possession) 
  09:42 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST) 
Augustus Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Whalen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  08:47
[MIN 2-0]
 
  08:35 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:15 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
  08:13 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:09 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:08  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:01
[MIN 5-0]
 
  07:54 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:53  
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:39  
  07:22 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:14 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:13  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:08  
  07:07 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:07  
Team Rebound  07:07  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:51 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:42  
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:13  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:06  
  05:59 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:57  
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:52
[MIN 7-0]
 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Braxton Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  05:44 Williams Substitution replaced by Bone 
  05:40
[NYL 2-7]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:40  
  05:40 Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:39  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:01 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:00  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  04:50
[MIN 10-2]
 
  04:26 Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:25  
Moore Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:13  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  04:13  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  04:13  
  03:55 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:54  
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:48 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:28 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:27  
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:00
[NYL 4-10]
Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:33  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Jarry  02:33  
Whalen Substitution replaced by McCarville  02:33  
  02:19 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
  02:17 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:17 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  02:17 Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus  02:17  
  02:17 Pierson Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:17
[NYL 5-10]
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:04
[MIN 12-5]
 
McCarville Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:56  
  01:48 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:46 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:44
[NYL 7-12]
Milton-Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  01:28
[MIN 14-7]
 
Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:23  
  01:23
[NYL 8-14]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:23
[NYL 9-14]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:10
[MIN 16-9]
 
  00:45.5 Bone 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:44.5 Team Rebound 
  00:44.5 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.6 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:26.9 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:25.3  
  00:08.2 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jarry 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK)  00:03.9  
  00:02.8 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:01.0 Milton-Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Peters Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  00:00.0
[MIN 18-9]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (22-7) New York Liberty (11-18)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  09:47
[MIN 20-9]
 
  09:35 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:26  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:17
[MIN 22-9]
 
  08:57 Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:26
[NYL 11-22]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:59 Braxton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  07:59 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  07:59 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  07:59 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Williams 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:42  
Peters Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:40
[MIN 24-11]
 
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:29  
  07:29
[NYL 12-24]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson  07:29  
  07:29 Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:28  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:04
[NYL 14-24]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  06:47
[MIN 26-14]
 
  06:26 Bone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  06:15
[MIN 28-14]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  06:09  
  05:56
[NYL 16-28]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:26
[NYL 19-28]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  05:06  
  04:59 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:58  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:33 Bone Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:31  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:58 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:56  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 30-19]
 
  03:34 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:32  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  03:27
[MIN 32-19]
 
  03:27 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:27 Bone Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  03:27 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  03:27  
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:27
[MIN 33-19]
 
  03:16 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:14  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:43 Pierson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:43  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  02:43  
Brunson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:36  
Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:36  
  02:23 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:22  
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:55 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:53 Pierson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Jarry  01:53  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:29  
Wright Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:27
[MIN 35-19]
 
  01:08
[NYL 21-35]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:56.3
[MIN 37-21]
 
  00:42.9 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:41.4  
Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:32.3
[MIN 39-21]
 
  00:18.4 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:17.3  
  00:17.3 Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  00:04.5  
  00:01.1 Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (22-7) New York Liberty (11-18)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:20 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:18  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  09:04
[MIN 41-21]
 
  08:50 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:48  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:17 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:16  
Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:01  
  08:01 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone 
  07:46
[NYL 23-41]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:28  
Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:15  
  07:15 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:15 Team Rebound 
  07:15
[NYL 24-41]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:03
[MIN 43-24]
 
  06:35 Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:34 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:29
[NYL 27-43]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST) 
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:05
[NYL 29-43]
Pierson Driving Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
  06:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters  06:04  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  06:04  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  05:42  
  05:24 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:23  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Team Rebound 
  04:57 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:56  
  04:51 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 44-29]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 45-29]
 
  04:32 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:31  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:16 Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:07 Bone Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
  04:06 Team Rebound 
  04:06 Smith Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  04:05 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:04  
  04:03 Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:03 Bone Substitution replaced by Braxton 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:43  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:39  
  03:29 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:28  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:21 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:15
[NYL 31-45]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:15  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson  03:15  
  03:15 Pierson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  03:15
[NYL 32-45]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:47 Montgomery Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:46  
Wright Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:38  
Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:38  
Team Timeout : Short  02:38  
  02:29
[NYL 34-45]
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  02:14  
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:13  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 47-34]
 
  01:43 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:42  
  01:42 Braxton Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus  01:42  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:05 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:00
[MIN 49-34]
 
  00:46.9 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:44.9  
Peters Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST)  00:30.7
[MIN 51-34]
 
  00:30.7 Braxton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Peters Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:30.7  
  00:29.7 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:18.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:16.7  
Wright Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO)  00:02.1  
  00:00.7 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (22-7) New York Liberty (11-18)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41 Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:40  
Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:27  
  09:27 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:09 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:08  
  09:01 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:01
[MIN 52-34]
 
  09:01 Bone Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:01
[MIN 53-34]
 
  08:44 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:43  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:07
[NYL 36-53]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  07:47
[MIN 55-36]
 
  07:32 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST)  07:26
[MIN 57-36]
 
  07:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
Peters Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:10  
  07:10 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:10 Team Rebound 
  07:10 Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:09  
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  06:52
[MIN 60-36]
 
  06:33 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:31  
Peters Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:23  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:22  
Moore Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:22
[MIN 62-36]
 
  05:59 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:58  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:25
[NYL 38-62]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  05:07 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:07 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Moore Substitution replaced by McCarville  05:07  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Jarry  05:07  
Peters Substitution replaced by Wright  05:07  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:51  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:51  
  04:51 Smith Substitution replaced by Young 
  04:42 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:39
[NYL 40-62]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:07
[NYL 42-62]
Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jarry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:07  
  04:07
[NYL 43-62]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:50
[MIN 64-43]
 
  03:36 Pierson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  03:35 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Jarry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:34  
  03:34 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  03:34  
  03:28 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:11 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:10  
Wright Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:56
[MIN 66-43]
 
McCarville Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:44  
  02:44  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Rodgers  02:44  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Harris  02:44  
  02:44 Mitchell Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:44 Team Rebound 
  02:36 Young Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST) 
Rodgers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  02:20  
  02:15 Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:14 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:10
[NYL 45-66]
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:10  
  02:10 Pierson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  01:57
[MIN 69-45]
 
  01:35 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:27 Mitchell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  01:18
[MIN 71-45]
 
  01:05 Milton-Jones Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (2 BLK)  00:52.6  
Team Rebound  00:51.6  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST)  00:50.0  
Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:47.9  
  00:47.9 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:47.9 Team Rebound 
  00:47.9
[NYL 46-71]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:31.8 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:31.8
[MIN 72-46]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:31.8
[MIN 73-46]
 
Jarry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:23.2  
  00:23.2 Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:23.2 Team Rebound 
Harris Violation:Lane  00:23.2  
  00:23.2
[NYL 47-73]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
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1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
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5th East
11
23
1-9
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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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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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