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By JESS MYERS
Posted Sep 21 2013 12:33AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Teams have learned that containing Maya Moore is a key to having a chance against the Minnesota Lynx, who have been the WNBA's best regular season team over the last three years.

The Seattle Storm kept Moore frustrated for 20 minutes on Friday night. However, it wasn't nearly enough.

Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 18 and Moore added 17 after a miserable first half, leading the Lynx to an 80-64 win over the Storm in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series.

The Lynx led 40-36 at halftime, stretched it to 14 after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth to improve their home playoff record to 10-1 over the last three years.

Minnesota, which won the title in 2011 before falling short in the WNBA Finals against Indiana last year, also became the only home team to win a series opener this postseason.

``We still have more we can do. That's what this group is talking about,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``It's a 120-minute series and we won the first 40. Now we've got to move on to the second 40. It's only going to get more intense in game two because now it's a desperation game for them.''

Temeka Johnson led the Storm with 14 points, and Tanisha Wright finished with 13.

Seattle made four 3-pointers in the first half and stayed close until the final 10 minutes. Minnesota led by 22 late in the fourth quarter before the Storm scored the final six points.

``They are mentally and physically tough and showed a lot of persistence,'' Storm coach Brian Agler said. ``They played in a good way and separated themselves in the third quarter. When you turn the ball over, they can score on you quick.''

The Lynx had little trouble with the Storm in the regular season, sweeping four games, the closest of which was a 13-point win at Seattle on Sept. 10. By contrast, the Storm took advantage of sloppy play by Minnesota early on to take a lead in the first quarter and refused to let the Lynx break the game open in the first half.

Minnesota led 16-15 after 10 minutes, then threatened to pull away with a 16-4 run in the second quarter. But a well-timed break allowed the Storm to slow things down and claw back into the game, cutting the Lynx advantage to four at halftime.

Moore was just 1 of 9 from the field in the first half, but Brunson made the most of those misses, grabbing four offensive rebounds and leading all scorers with 13 points.

Johnson kept things close for Seattle, driving to the basket for 10 points at the break.

``We were all frustrated with our defense (at halftime),'' Moore said. ``Whenever that isn't in sync, it reflects on our offense. Having a big lead and watching them cut it back didn't feel good so we wanted to make sure we came out with a bang.''

Moore opened the second half with a driving layup to the basket, and closed the third quarter with a step-back 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds on the clock, giving Minnesota a 62-48 lead after 30 minutes.

``In the first half she started off slow ... but we told her to keep shooting,'' Augustus said. ``She was getting great shots and great looks and she's a great player, so she's going to knock them down. Once she got rolling it opened up the floor.''

Game 2 in the best-of-three series is Sunday at Tacoma, Wash., in a building where neither team has played before. With a scheduling conflict at Key Arena, their usual home, the Storm hope the new venue, and their struggles against the Lynx this season, won't matter

``We have one option, to win on Sunday,'' Wright said. ``The nice thing about being in this situation is the regular season doesn't count and it doesn't matter. This last game is over and we have another game, so short-term memory.''

Brunson led all rebounders with nine in the game. Tina Thompson was Seattle's rebounds leader with eight.

Minnesota beat Seattle in three games in the first round last year.


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Storm
Lynx
     
    • 44.6%

    • 49.3%

    • 38.5%

    • 33.3%

    • 75.0%

    • 68.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA MIN
Total Rebounds 10 7
Offensive Rebounds 3 12
Turnovers 13 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 8
Biggest Lead: 3 22
Points in the Paint: 32 44
SEA MIN
p Johnson   14 Augustus   19
rb Thompson   8 Brunson   9
a 2 players   4 Moore   6
s 2 players   2 Moore   3
b Stricklen   2 McCarville   3
 
  • 08/04 - SEA 72 @ MIN 90
  • 08/31 - SEA 74 @ MIN 97
  • 09/07 - MIN 75 @ SEA 60
  • 09/10 - MIN 73 @ SEA 60
Seattle Storm (17-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Stricklen F-G 20:02 1-5 0-2 0-0 -5 0 4 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 2
T. Thompson F 30:54 5-11 0-3 0-0 -15 0 8 8 0 3 0 1 0 1 10
C. Little F 30:28 3-10 1-2 4-5 -14 1 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 3 11
T. Wright G 32:38 6-10 1-1 0-0 -18 1 0 1 4 4 1 3 0 1 13
T. Johnson G 25:48 5-8 1-1 3-5 -9 0 1 1 4 2 2 2 0 2 14
N. Quinn   24:40 1-3 0-1 0-0 -9 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 2
A. Robinson   09:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Clark   17:35 4-6 2-3 2-2 -6 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 12
T. Hawkins   06:11 0-2 0-0 0-0 +2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
J. Tinkle   02:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Bird DND - Knee Surgery
Total   200 25-56 5-13 9-12   3 20 23 16 18 6 13 4 8 64
  44.6% 38.5% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15
Minnesota Lynx (26-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 35:02 6-15 1-3 4-4 +25 2 2 4 6 2 3 1 1 0 17
R. Brunson F 33:30 7-11 0-0 4-7 +17 4 5 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 18
J. McCarville F-C 21:33 1-5 0-0 0-0 +14 4 4 8 2 5 0 3 3 2 2
S. Augustus G-F 31:59 9-15 1-2 0-1 +13 0 3 3 1 1 1 3 1 0 19
L. Whalen G 27:56 3-6 0-1 1-2 +21 0 3 3 4 2 2 1 0 1 7
M. Wright   15:28 3-6 1-2 2-2 +7 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
L. Moore   11:05 0-2 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
D. Peters   17:22 4-6 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 8
R. Jarry   02:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rodgers   02:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris   01:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 33-67 3-9 11-16   12 21 33 22 16 8 10 8 4 80
  49.3% 33.3% 68.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sue Blauch, #24 Tony Dawkins, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 8832
  • Duration: 1:50
Seattle Storm (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Little (Johnson gains possession) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03
[MIN 2-0]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  08:45
[SEA 3-2]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:36  
  08:23 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  08:07  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:06  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:48
[MIN 4-3]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Wright Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[SEA 5-4]
 
  07:16
[MIN 6-5]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
  07:07 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:41
[MIN 8-5]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:41  
  06:41 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  06:41  
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:22  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  06:20  
  06:14
[MIN 10-5]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:14  
  06:14 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:13  
Little 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST)  05:51
[SEA 8-10]
 
  05:24 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:23 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:22 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:22 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Quinn  05:22  
  05:21 Augustus Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:03 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:03
[SEA 9-10]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:03
[SEA 10-10]
 
  04:47 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:45  
  04:44  
  04:44 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  04:29  
  04:27 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:57
[MIN 12-10]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:36
[SEA 12-12]
 
  03:22 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:05 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:05 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Little Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  02:47
[SEA 14-12]
 
  02:47 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:47 Brunson Substitution replaced by Moore 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:47  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Clark  02:47  
Little Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  02:47
[SEA 15-12]
 
  02:25 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:23  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:59  
  01:45
[MIN 14-15]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:14  
  01:14 Augustus Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:01  
  00:55.9
[MIN 16-15]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK)  00:41.1  
  00:40.1 Team Rebound 
Clark Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:40.1  
  00:23.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:21.9 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:19.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:18.8  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.5  
  00:02.2 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.8 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:41 McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:40 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed Block: Little (1 BLK) 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:39  
Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (2 BLK)  09:33  
  09:30 McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:17 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:16  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:52  
  08:39
[MIN 18-15]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:21  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Wright  08:21  
  08:00 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:57
[MIN 20-15]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:47
[SEA 17-20]
 
  07:30 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:29  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  07:08
[SEA 19-20]
 
  06:48
[MIN 22-19]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Little Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:48  
  06:48 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:47 McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:34  
  06:30 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST) 
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  06:21  
Quinn Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:05 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:04  
  05:59 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:59 McCarville Substitution replaced by Wright 
Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  05:53  
Team Rebound  05:53  
Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  05:50  
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:46  
  05:46
[MIN 23-19]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:46
[MIN 24-19]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:35  
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:35  
  05:35
[MIN 25-19]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:35
[MIN 26-19]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:06
[MIN 28-19]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:00  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:48
[SEA 21-28]
 
  04:48 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  04:48
[SEA 22-28]
 
  04:36 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:19 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  04:12  
  04:00
[MIN 30-22]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
  03:49 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Clark  03:49  
  03:39 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:39 Wright Substitution replaced by Peters 
Clark 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:32
[SEA 25-30]
 
  03:17 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:15
[MIN 32-25]
Brunson Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Clark Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  02:54
[SEA 27-32]
 
  02:37 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:36  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:23 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:06
[SEA 30-32]
 
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:05  
  01:50 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
  01:48 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Little Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:37  
  01:37
[MIN 33-30]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:37  
  01:37
[MIN 34-30]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  01:18
[SEA 32-34]
 
  01:06
[MIN 36-32]
Peters Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  00:51.9  
Quinn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.0  
  00:43.0
[MIN 37-32]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:43.0  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Stricklen  00:43.0  
  00:43.0 Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:41.9  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  00:29.2
[SEA 34-37]
 
  00:07.0
[MIN 39-34]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:07.0  
  00:07.0
[MIN 40-34]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:01.2
[SEA 36-40]
 
  00:00.1 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:41 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:41  
Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  09:12
[MIN 42-36]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:00  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (3 BLK)  08:59  
  08:58 McCarville Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:53
[MIN 44-36]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:47  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  08:34
[SEA 38-44]
 
Thompson Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  08:19  
  08:19 Augustus Free Throw Technical Missed 
  08:19 Team Rebound 
  08:10 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:08  
  07:51 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST)  07:36
[SEA 40-44]
 
  07:16 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:14 McCarville Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:13
[MIN 46-40]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  07:01  
  06:59 McCarville Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:52 Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST) 
  06:47 Augustus Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:46 McCarville Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  06:38  
Wright Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:24  
  06:24
[MIN 47-40]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:24
[MIN 48-40]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 McCarville Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:50
[MIN 50-40]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:39  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:22 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:01  
  04:59 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:58  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (2 AST)  04:40
[SEA 42-50]
 
  04:16
[MIN 52-42]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  03:57
[SEA 44-52]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:46  
  03:46 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:37 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:36  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:08
[MIN 54-44]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:47  
  02:47 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:47 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:47 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Quinn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:31 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  02:26
[SEA 46-54]
 
  01:58 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:54  
Little 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:20
[MIN 56-46]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:58.8  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark  00:58.8  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:58.8  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:33.3
[MIN 59-46]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brunson (4 AST) 
Little Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)  00:12.6
[SEA 48-59]
 
  00:01.8
[MIN 62-48]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Stricklen Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
Team Rebound  09:34  
  09:33 McCarville Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:33  
Team Rebound  09:33  
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:33
[SEA 49-62]
 
  09:16 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
Clark 3pt Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK) 
  08:42 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:41
[MIN 64-49]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  08:23 Peters Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw Technical Missed  08:23  
Team Rebound  08:23  
  08:23 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  08:23 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  08:23 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:17  
Clark Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:03  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Wright  08:03  
  07:50
[MIN 67-49]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:21
[SEA 51-67]
 
  07:04 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Stricklen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:54  
Little Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:54  
  06:35
[MIN 69-51]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  06:21  
  06:11 McCarville Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  06:11 McCarville Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Quinn  06:11  
  06:11 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Hawkins  06:11  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:34
[MIN 71-51]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
  05:11 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:11  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Stricklen  05:11  
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:11
[SEA 52-71]
 
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:11
[SEA 53-71]
 
Clark Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:58  
Clark Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:56  
  04:51
[MIN 73-53]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (6 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:36
[SEA 55-73]
 
  04:18 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stricklen (1 BLK) 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:17  
Clark Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:46
[MIN 75-55]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:46  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:46  
Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 76-55]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Clark 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (3 AST)  03:24
[SEA 58-76]
 
  03:03
[MIN 78-58]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Hawkins Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Tinkle  02:23  
  02:23 Moore Substitution replaced by Jarry 
  02:23 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:23 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:18
[MIN 80-58]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Hawkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK)  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:06  
  02:06 Brunson Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Stricklen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  02:04
[SEA 60-80]
 
  01:38 Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stricklen (2 BLK) 
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:36 Peters Substitution replaced by Harris 
  01:23 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:23  
Team Rebound  01:23  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:23
[SEA 61-80]
 
  01:08 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:06  
Tinkle Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.0  
Hawkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:56.9  
Hawkins Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:51.9  
  00:42.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:39.9  
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:30.8
[SEA 63-80]
 
  00:30.8 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  00:30.8
[SEA 64-80]
 
  00:10.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:08.9 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:05.9 Jarry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hawkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:04.8  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
4th West
17
17
6-4
9-8
8-9
MIN
1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
 
ppg
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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Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .421 .
FT% .820 .
Points 70.9 NaN
Rebounds 30.3 NaN
Assists 13.8 NaN
Steals 6.0 NaN
Blocks 2.5 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 2
Minnesota Lynx (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Seattle Storm (0-2)
field goalsrebounds
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