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By CURTIS ZUPKE
Posted Sep 13 2013 2:19AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nneka Ogwumike stepped up for Los Angeles after Candace Parker was ejected in the third quarter and led the Sparks to a win in a potential Western Conference finals preview.

Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 19 points, and the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 on Thursday night.

Jantel Lavender scored 15 points for Los Angeles (23-10) and Parker had 14 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes. Ogwumike had 22 points and Toliver 16 in the second half to help the Sparks end Minnesota's seven-game winning streak.

``It's up to your team to respond in whatever way you can,'' Ogwumike said. ``Whether it's a positive call or a negative call, you have to feed off that. I think that's the beauty of our team today: whatever could have turned into negative energy became positive energy and we fed off of that.''

Seimone Augustus led the Lynx (25-8) with 23 points and Maya Moore added 17 points before she fouled out with 2:18 remaining. Augustus scored 16 points in the second half. Lindsay Whalen finished with 13 points and Rebekkah Brunson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Minnesota pulled within two points three times in the final minutes, including 85-83, when Whalen rimmed in a shot with her foot on the 3-point line with 1.2 seconds remaining. Sparks coach Carol Ross was whistled for a technical foul and Augustus made the ensuing free throw before L.A. ran the clock off.

Ogwumike made a block and drew a foul at the other end with Los Angeles up 80-77 before her key basket for an 83-79 lead.

``That's just Nneka time,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``Three or four minutes to go, and your team really needs you. That's the time that she steps up. She certainly did that tonight.''

Parker was ejected with 6:58 remaining in the third quarter after she complained to an official. The Sparks were leading 43-34 at the time, and maintained a lead through the period on 12 points from Ogwumike and seven from Toliver.

``We still got the win, so it's all good,'' Parker said. ``And you know what? We started getting foul calls down the stretch, too. Whatever it takes, I guess.''

Parker said she last got ejected in 2011 and joked that she's not a ``hothead.''

``I'm not going to make this a regular thing,'' she said. ``I have a daughter. I have to pay into her college fund.''

Ogwumike scored the first six points of the second quarter and made a layup to make it 50-39. Toliver hit a 3-pointer, a jumper and a tear-drop runner with the clock winding down to give the Sparks a 59-51 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Minnesota opened the fourth quarter on a 15-2 run to take a 66-61 lead. Los Angeles called timeout and took the lead at 71-70 on Lindsey Harding's three-point play.

The Lynx have clinched the No. 1 seed in the West and can still secure the top overall seed for the playoffs but the loss was difficult to take. Minnesota, which beat the Sparks in last year's conference finals, has lost its past five regular season games in Los Angeles.

``We've just got to make plays,'' Augustus said. ``That's what it was all about coming to the end of the fourth quarter. They crashed the glass. Nneka did a great job getting on the boards, and we didn't. That's the difference in the game - them getting the loose balls, the extra offensive possessions, and we didn't have those.''

Parker helped L.A. wake up from a slow start to take a 35-31 lead into the break. She hit a turnaround jumper, another jumper off a pick-and-roll and made a long stretch pass to Alana Beard to complete a 13-4 run in the second quarter.

Minnesota called timeout twice but scored only 10 points in the second quarter, on 4-for-19 shooting. The Lynx shot 50 percent in the first quarter while L.A. missed 12 of its first 18 shots.


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Lynx
Sparks
     
    • 44.6%

    • 44.8%

    • 22.2%

    • 100.0%

    • 80.0%

    • 71.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAS
Total Rebounds 9 5
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 11 13
Fast Break Pts: 11 10
Biggest Lead: 11 11
Points in the Paint: 40 38
MIN LAS
p Augustus   23 Ogwumike   25
rb Brunson   11 Ogwumike   11
a 2 players   4 2 players   4
s 2 players   2 Harding   3
b 3 players   1 Ogwumike   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
Minnesota Lynx (25-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 29:37 8-15 0-4 1-2 -5 1 0 1 2 6 1 4 0 0 17
R. Brunson F 30:44 3-7 0-0 5-5 -1 2 9 11 2 5 0 1 0 1 11
J. McCarville F-C 22:08 2-6 0-1 0-0 +2 2 5 7 2 2 2 1 1 1 4
S. Augustus G-F 33:44 8-19 0-2 7-9 +1 0 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 23
L. Whalen G 25:14 5-9 0-0 3-4 -15 0 3 3 4 2 0 1 1 0 13
L. Moore   16:40 2-5 1-1 0-0 +17 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 5
M. Wright   28:52 4-8 1-1 0-0 +6 1 1 2 4 5 2 1 0 0 9
D. Peters   13:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 -10 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
A. Harris   00:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jarry DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Rodgers DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-74 2-9 16-20   9 26 35 19 22 7 11 3 4 84
  44.6% 22.2% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
Los Angeles Sparks (23-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 24:42 1-3 0-0 0-0 +10 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
N. Ogwumike F 26:55 9-14 0-0 7-10 -3 6 5 11 1 4 0 2 2 2 25
C. Parker F-C 18:59 6-13 0-0 2-2 +6 4 6 10 4 1 2 1 1 0 14
K. Toliver G 35:53 7-14 2-2 3-4 +10 0 4 4 4 3 1 4 0 1 19
L. Harding G 30:23 1-9 0-0 2-5 -7 0 2 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 4
M. Coleman   09:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Mathies   02:45 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Lavender   25:42 4-10 0-0 7-8 +3 1 4 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 15
J. O'Hea   16:53 1-1 1-1 1-2 +7 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 4
E. Hoffman   08:24 1-2 0-0 0-0 -4 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-67 3-3 22-31   14 28 42 18 17 8 13 4 3 85
  44.8% 100.0% 71.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Sparks: Parker, Parker, Ross

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #13 Cameron Inouye, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 11553
  • Duration: 2:03
Minnesota Lynx (25-9) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs McCarville (Harding gains possession) 
  09:43 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  09:26
[MIN 2-0]
 
  09:13 Toliver Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whalen (1 BLK) 
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  09:01 Ogwumike Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:59
[LAS 2-2]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  08:45  
Whalen Violation:Kicked Ball  08:42  
  08:30 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:21 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18
[LAS 4-2]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  07:59
[MIN 4-4]
 
  07:37 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  07:25 Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:14  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:51 Ogwumike Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:40 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 5-4]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 6-4]
 
  06:27 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:26  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  06:17
[MIN 8-4]
 
  05:58 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:56  
Moore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  05:50
[MIN 10-4]
 
  05:38 Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:36  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:22  
  05:22
[LAS 5-10]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  05:22  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  05:22  
  05:22 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  05:22
[LAS 6-10]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:10  
  04:50
[LAS 8-10]
Parker Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:39
[MIN 12-8]
 
  04:39 Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:39  
  04:39 Toliver Substitution replaced by Mathies 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:39
[MIN 13-8]
 
  04:16 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:14  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  03:59  
Team Rebound  03:58  
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  03:55
[MIN 15-8]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:44  
  03:44 Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  03:44  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  03:44  
  03:44 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  03:44 Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:43 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:36 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:29
[LAS 10-15]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
  03:17 Mathies Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:02 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:01  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:49 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:42 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:41  
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  02:25
[MIN 17-10]
 
  02:05 Mathies Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  02:00
[MIN 19-10]
 
  01:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:54  
  01:54 Harding Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  01:54 Coleman Substitution replaced by Beard 
  01:54 Mathies Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  01:35 Parker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:32  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  01:16
[MIN 21-10]
 
Brunson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:59.9  
Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville  00:59.9  
  00:44.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.3 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:40.8
[LAS 12-21]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:04.0
[LAS 14-21]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Wright Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (25-9) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Hea (1 ST)  09:47  
  09:32
[LAS 16-21]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:00
[LAS 18-21]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:54  
Whalen Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:39
[MIN 23-18]
 
  08:23 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:22  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:06 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Augustus Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:53  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson  07:53  
  07:41
[LAS 21-23]
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:22
[MIN 25-21]
 
  07:12
[LAS 23-25]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:47 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:36 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:34  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:26  
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:10 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:09
[LAS 25-25]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Moore Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:54  
Moore Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:54  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  05:54  
  05:54 Beard Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  05:54 Parker Substitution replaced by Harding 
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:36  
  05:36
[LAS 26-25]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:36 Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:35  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:09
[LAS 28-25]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:00  
Moore Substitution replaced by McCarville  05:00  
Peters Substitution replaced by Moore  05:00  
  05:00 Lavender Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:52  
McCarville Layup Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:45
[LAS 30-25]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST) 
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  04:24
[MIN 27-30]
 
  04:04 Toliver Layup Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:02  
  03:56 Hoffman Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:36 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:33 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:07  
  03:07
[LAS 31-27]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:07 Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:07 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:07 Ogwumike Tip Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:05  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:41  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:22  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:18 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK) 
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:06  
  01:51 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:51
[MIN 28-31]
 
Moore Substitution replaced by Peters  01:51  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:51  
  01:51 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Parker 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:51
[MIN 29-31]
 
  01:48 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 31-31]
 
  01:29
[LAS 33-31]
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  01:14  
  01:03
[LAS 35-31]
Parker Driving Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.7 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:20.9 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.9 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:16.9 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:15.5  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.7  
  00:01.8 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:00.8  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (25-9) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  09:43  
  09:36
[LAS 37-31]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:16  
  09:02
[LAS 39-31]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:37 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:35
[LAS 41-31]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:34  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  08:34  
  08:21 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Augustus 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:06  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  07:55  
  07:49 Beard Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:48  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:40  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:36  
  07:36 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:36
[MIN 32-41]
 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  07:36  
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:36
[MIN 33-41]
 
  07:20
[LAS 43-33]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:06 Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:01 Harding Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  06:58 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:58  
  06:58 Parker Technical 
  06:58 Parker Technical 
  06:58 Parker Ejection:Second Technical 
  06:58 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  06:58
[MIN 34-43]
 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  06:58
[MIN 35-43]
 
  06:46 Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:46  
Team Rebound  06:46  
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:46
[MIN 36-43]
 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:39  
  06:39
[LAS 44-36]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:39
[LAS 45-36]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK)  06:24  
  06:22 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:16 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:15  
  06:09 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:09  
Team Rebound  06:09  
Peters Substitution replaced by Moore  06:09  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:09
[MIN 37-45]
 
Brunson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:58  
Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:49  
  05:49
[LAS 46-37]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:49 Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:46  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:31 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:21 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harding (2 ST)  05:11  
  05:03
[LAS 48-37]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  04:43
[MIN 39-48]
 
  04:34
[LAS 50-39]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:34  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  04:34  
  04:34 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:08 Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:05  
Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  04:01  
Team Rebound  04:01  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  03:59
[MIN 41-50]
 
  03:44 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
  03:42 Toliver Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:33
[MIN 43-50]
 
  03:21 Coleman Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:21 Coleman Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:21 Harding Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  03:07 O'Hea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:07
[MIN 44-50]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:07
[MIN 45-50]
 
  02:55
[LAS 53-45]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  02:40 Toliver Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Moore Free Throw Technical Missed  02:40  
Team Rebound  02:40  
Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 47-53]
 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:20  
  02:20
[LAS 54-47]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:20
[LAS 55-47]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST)  02:08  
  02:02 Ogwumike Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:02 Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville  02:02  
  02:02 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  01:46
[MIN 49-55]
 
  01:27 Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:05
[LAS 57-49]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:39.8
[MIN 51-57]
 
  00:26.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:05.0
[LAS 59-51]
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:49 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:49
[MIN 53-59]
 
  09:49 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  09:49
[MIN 54-59]
 
  09:24 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Team Rebound 
  09:24 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:00 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:59 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:58 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:43
[MIN 56-59]
 
  08:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:38 Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  08:38 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  08:38 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Beard 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:30  
  08:30
[LAS 60-56]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:30
[LAS 61-56]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  08:13
[MIN 59-61]
 
  08:00 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson  08:00  
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:39
[MIN 61-61]
 
  07:19 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:19  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  07:19  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST)  07:02
[MIN 64-61]
 
  06:50 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:46  
Whalen Driving Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  06:40
[MIN 66-61]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:22 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:22
[LAS 63-66]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:22  
  06:22
[LAS 64-66]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:06 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:56
[LAS 66-66]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:33
[MIN 68-66]
 
  05:22
[LAS 69-68]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:00
[MIN 70-69]
 
  04:47
[LAS 71-70]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  04:47  
Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus  04:47  
  04:47
[LAS 72-70]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harding (3 ST)  04:30  
Moore Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:18  
  04:18
[LAS 73-70]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:18
[LAS 74-70]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:05 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:05  
Team Rebound  04:05  
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 71-74]
 
  03:52 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  03:52
[LAS 76-71]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:50  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  03:42
[MIN 73-76]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:24  
  03:24
[LAS 77-73]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:24
[LAS 78-73]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Moore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  03:06
[MIN 75-78]
 
  02:52 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:51  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:42  
  02:38 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:25
[MIN 77-78]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  02:18  
Moore Substitution replaced by McCarville  02:18  
  02:18
[LAS 79-77]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Augustus Violation:Lane  02:18  
  02:18
[LAS 80-77]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (2 BLK)  01:56  
  01:54 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35 Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[LAS 81-77]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 79-81]
 
  01:08 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:06  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:41.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:23.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:22.1 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  00:22.1
[LAS 83-79]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.1  
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  00:19.5
[MIN 81-83]
 
Wright Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.8  
  00:16.8
[LAS 84-81]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:16.8 Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:15.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:15.7  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore  00:15.7  
  00:15.7 Harding Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.7  
  00:07.7 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Wright Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:07.7  
  00:07.7 O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:07.7 Team Rebound 
  00:07.7
[LAS 85-81]
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:04.3 Toliver Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Whalen Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  00:01.2
[MIN 83-85]
 
  00:01.2 Ross Technical 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (23 PTS)  00:01.2
[MIN 84-85]
 
  00:01.2 Team Timeout : Short 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Harris  00:01.2  
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
 
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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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Dream Stats
  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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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
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