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Lynx beat Sparks in matchup of West's top 2 teams


By JESS MYERS
Posted Sep 04 2013 11:34PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's home dominance of the Los Angeles Sparks continued Wednesday night in a likely playoff preview.

Siemone Augustus scored 23 points to lead the Lynx to a physical 83-74 win over the Sparks in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

Maya Moore added 20 points for the Lynx, who pulled away in the second half to increase their lead over the Sparks in the standings to 2 1/2 games. It was the fifth consecutive win for Minnesota, which beat the Sparks in the conference finals last season.

As Minnesota tunes up for what they hope will be a third straight trip to the WNBA Finals, teammates say Augustus is stepping up her offensive game at the right time.

``We expect that out of her. She's a great player and an Olympian,'' said Janel McCarville, who had 12 points. ``When she's in that zone it's hard for defenses to stop here. They kind of threw everything at her.''

Candace Parker scored a game-high 25 points and Kristi Toliver had 14 as Los Angeles lost its second straight.

Trailing by as many as 16 in the second half, the Sparks put together a 13-3 run to pull to 74-68 with a minute remaining. But Augustus hit a long-range jumper and Moore - the conference's player of the month for August - drained four free throws to end the rally.

The teams have one meeting remaining next Thursday in Los Angeles. The home team has won 13 of the last 14 regular season meetings in the series.

Parker said falling behind early was all too familiar for the Sparks.

``We've had that throughout the season. We've had collapses in quarters,'' Parker said. ``Every time we're trying to fight back in the fourth because we gave it away in the first or second quarter.''

Emotions boiled late in the game when a quick shoving match led to technical fouls for McCarville and Nneka Ogwumike of the Sparks.

``It's my understanding that WWE was in town last night and (Janel) was in attendance,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve joked. ``She maybe fed off that a little bit. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but that's what her teammates suggested.''

McCarville hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give the Lynx a 45-33 lead after a first half that featured several momentum swings.

The Lynx hit their first four shots for an 8-0 lead then went 3-for-13 the rest of the first quarter. The Sparks stormed back to tie it at 18 after 10 minutes. Marissa Coleman hit a 3 early in the second quarter to give Los Angeles a 23-20 lead before Minnesota finished the first half on a 25-10 run.

``Turnovers dug us a hole in that second quarter, and it really got them energized, got the crowd into it,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said. ``Those are things you don't want to happen. They're good enough without all that.''

Parker led the Sparks in the first half with 14 points, while Augustus had 10.

Lindsey Whalen was the only Minnesota starter who didn't reach double digits, finishing with nine points, but she had a career-best 14 assists.


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Sparks
Lynx
     
    • 42.3%

    • 50.8%

    • 44.4%

    • 57.1%

    • 66.7%

    • 68.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS MIN
Total Rebounds 11 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 13 9
Fast Break Pts: 16 12
Biggest Lead: 3 16
Points in the Paint: 46 42
LAS MIN
p Parker   25 Augustus   23
rb Parker   8 Brunson   11
a Ogwumike   4 Whalen   14
s 3 players   1 2 players   2
b Ogwumike   2 2 players   2
 
  • 06/21 - MIN 59 @ LAS 87
  • 06/28 - LAS 64 @ MIN 88
  • 07/02 - MIN 66 @ LAS 96
  • 09/04 - LAS 74 @ MIN 83
  • 09/12 - MIN 84 @ LAS 85
Los Angeles Sparks (21-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 29:28 5-9 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 10
N. Ogwumike F 32:13 5-10 0-0 1-2 -16 3 4 7 4 3 1 2 2 0 11
C. Parker F-C 29:58 9-20 0-1 7-11 -4 3 5 8 3 3 0 1 1 4 25
K. Toliver G 29:38 6-13 2-3 0-0 -9 1 2 3 3 5 0 2 0 0 14
L. Harding G 23:51 1-7 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 2
M. Coleman   25:27 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 2 3 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 5
J. Lavender   10:18 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
J. O'Hea   13:31 2-4 1-2 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
E. Hoffman   05:36 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Mathies DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-71 4-9 10-15   12 17 29 13 19 3 13 4 5 74
  42.3% 44.4% 66.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13
Minnesota Lynx (23-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 38:09 6-11 2-4 6-6 +9 2 4 6 2 3 1 1 2 0 20
R. Brunson F 28:26 4-9 0-0 3-6 +8 3 8 11 1 4 0 2 1 1 11
J. McCarville F-C 27:22 4-7 1-1 3-4 +9 0 4 4 4 4 2 1 0 0 12
S. Augustus G-F 34:37 10-18 1-2 2-2 +13 1 4 5 4 0 0 1 0 2 23
L. Whalen G 34:48 4-11 0-0 1-2 +13 1 1 2 14 1 2 2 0 1 9
D. Peters   18:37 3-4 0-0 0-0 +5 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 2 0 6
M. Wright   16:44 1-3 0-0 0-2 -10 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 2
R. Jarry   01:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Rodgers DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 32-63 4-7 15-22   8 24 32 26 19 6 9 5 4 83
  50.8% 57.1% 68.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 10

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: Ogwumike
  • Lynx: McCarville

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 9314
  • Duration: 1:59
Los Angeles Sparks (21-10) Minnesota Lynx (23-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Parker (Harding gains possession) 
Ogwumike Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24
[MIN 2-0]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Team Rebound 
Harding Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:02  
  08:53
[MIN 4-0]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22
[MIN 6-0]
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:10
[MIN 8-0]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:05  
  07:55 Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  07:44
[LAS 2-8]
 
  07:27 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:26  
Beard Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:12
[LAS 4-8]
 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:55  
  06:55 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:55
[MIN 9-4]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:21 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:19 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:15 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:14  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  06:10  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:09  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  06:07  
  06:05 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:53  
  05:50 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:50
[LAS 5-9]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:50
[LAS 6-9]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:41  
  05:41 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:41
[MIN 10-6]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:29  
  05:15 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  05:10
[LAS 8-10]
 
  04:55 Brunson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:55 Brunson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:55 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
Ogwumike Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:44  
  04:23
[MIN 12-8]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  04:10  
  04:01 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Team Rebound 
  03:59 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:59 Jump Ball Peters vs Ogwumike (Peters gains possession) 
  03:52 McCarville Substitution replaced by Jarry 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Coleman  03:52  
  03:46 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:31
[LAS 10-12]
 
  03:31 Jarry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:31
[LAS 11-12]
 
  03:20
[MIN 14-11]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
  03:08 Moore Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Parker Free Throw Technical Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:59
[LAS 13-14]
 
  02:59 Jarry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  02:59
[LAS 14-14]
 
Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:51  
  02:39 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:35  
  02:35
[MIN 15-14]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:35 Jarry Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  02:35  
  02:35
[MIN 16-14]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:18
[LAS 16-16]
 
  02:02 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:01  
  02:01 Peters Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:01  
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:59  
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:51  
  01:51 Moore Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:36
[LAS 18-16]
 
  01:17 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea  01:17  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK)  00:58.4  
Team Rebound  00:57.4  
O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:44.9 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST) 
Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:36.7
[MIN 18-18]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Lavender Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:30.3  
Lavender Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:30.3  
  00:11.9 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:10.8  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (21-10) Minnesota Lynx (23-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:39 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26
[MIN 20-18]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:08
[LAS 20-20]
 
  09:02 Moore Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST)  08:40
[LAS 23-20]
 
  08:26 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:07 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:01
[MIN 22-23]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:49 McCarville Violation:Kicked Ball 
  07:49 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:27
[MIN 24-23]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  07:12  
  07:07
[MIN 26-23]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (3 AST)  06:52
[LAS 25-26]
 
  06:28 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:03
[MIN 28-25]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
O'Hea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST)  05:50  
  05:44
[MIN 30-25]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:34  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Beard  05:34  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker  05:34  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Harding  05:34  
  05:34 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:34 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:18  
  05:03
[MIN 32-25]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  04:52
[LAS 27-32]
 
Parker Violation:Kicked Ball  04:40  
  04:37
[MIN 35-27]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:19 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:17
[MIN 37-27]
Moore Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  03:57
[LAS 29-37]
 
  03:41 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:40  
  03:40 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Coleman  03:40  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK)  03:24  
  03:23 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:10  
  03:02 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:01  
  03:01 Peters Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  03:01 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:43 Brunson Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  02:43 Brunson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:43  
  02:43 Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  02:29  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:28  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:27
[LAS 31-37]
 
  02:10
[MIN 39-31]
Peters Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (4 AST)  01:55
[LAS 33-39]
 
Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:44  
  01:44 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:44 Team Rebound 
  01:44
[MIN 40-33]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:00 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:58.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:47.1
[MIN 42-33]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
  00:31.4 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:24.7  
  00:00.3
[MIN 45-33]
McCarville 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (21-10) Minnesota Lynx (23-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:38
[MIN 47-33]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  09:13
[LAS 35-47]
 
  09:02 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:01  
  08:54
[MIN 49-35]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (9 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
Team Rebound  08:26  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:16  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:13
[LAS 37-49]
 
  07:47 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:46  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  07:30  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:29  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:26 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:19 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (2 BLK) 
  07:18 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:16
[MIN 51-37]
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:01 McCarville Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:01
[LAS 38-51]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:01  
  07:01 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:44 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:43  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  06:37
[LAS 41-51]
 
  06:15
[MIN 53-41]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:37
[MIN 55-41]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:19 McCarville Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  05:19 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:06 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:47 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:34 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:33 Team Rebound 
Toliver Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:33  
  04:33  
  04:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Parker Substitution replaced by Hoffman  04:33  
Harding Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:33  
Hoffman Violation:Kicked Ball  04:29  
  04:18 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:43 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:42  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:25
[LAS 44-55]
 
  03:05 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK) 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:03  
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:57
[LAS 46-55]
 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:36
[MIN 57-46]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (10 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:52  
  01:42 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:09
[MIN 59-46]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:01
[LAS 48-59]
 
Toliver Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:46.2  
  00:37.7
[MIN 62-48]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Whalen (11 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.2  
  00:29.2 Team Rebound 
Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea  00:29.2  
  00:29.2 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:05.8 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
  00:03.5 Wright Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (21-10) Minnesota Lynx (23-7)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:34  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:10 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:08  
Toliver Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  08:57  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Parker  08:57  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  08:57  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding  08:57  
Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:43  
  08:43
[MIN 63-48]
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:43
[MIN 64-48]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:34 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:25  
Parker Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:23
[LAS 50-64]
 
  08:08 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:07  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  08:01
[LAS 53-64]
 
  07:39
[MIN 66-53]
Moore Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (12 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:17  
  07:17 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:17
[LAS 54-66]
 
  07:17 McCarville Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:17
[LAS 55-66]
 
  07:05
[MIN 69-55]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Whalen (13 AST) 
  06:53 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:29 Moore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:10 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver  06:07  
  06:03
[MIN 71-55]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
  05:40 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Beard  05:40  
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  05:38  
Toliver Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:36  
  05:36 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:35  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:18  
  05:17 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
O'Hea Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:00
[LAS 57-71]
 
  04:39 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:38  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  04:33
[LAS 59-71]
 
  04:32 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:32 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Parker Violation:Kicked Ball  04:19  
  04:13 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:12  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:54 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:52  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:45
[LAS 61-71]
 
  03:45 Moore Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:45 Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  03:45  
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  03:45
[LAS 62-71]
 
  03:30
[MIN 73-62]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:06  
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:58
[LAS 64-73]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Coleman  02:41  
  02:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:14
[LAS 66-73]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:53  
  01:53 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:53
[MIN 74-66]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:29  
Beard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  01:19
[LAS 68-74]
 
Parker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:59.2  
  00:59.2 McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:59.2 Team Rebound 
  00:59.2
[MIN 75-68]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:59.2  
  00:56.2 Brunson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:56.2
[LAS 69-75]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:56.2
[LAS 70-75]
 
  00:56.2 Double Technical - McCarville, Ogwumike 
  00:39.5
[MIN 77-70]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Whalen (14 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  00:31.1
[LAS 72-77]
 
  00:31.1 Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:31.1  
  00:28.9 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Parker Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:27.1  
  00:27.1
[MIN 78-72]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:27.1
[MIN 79-72]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:27.1  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.3 Team Rebound 
  00:18.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:18.3 Brunson Substitution replaced by Wright 
Toliver Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.7  
  00:16.7
[MIN 80-72]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:16.7
[MIN 81-72]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:16.7  
  00:16.7 Whalen Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
Beard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:12.4  
Beard Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:11.7
[LAS 74-81]
 
Coleman Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:10.5  
  00:10.5
[MIN 82-74]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:10.5
[MIN 83-74]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Toliver Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:04.5  
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l
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h
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LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
MIN
1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
 
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rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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