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Moore leads Lynx past Dream 84-59 in Game 1


By DAVE CAMPBELL
Posted Oct 07 2013 12:11AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Their disappointing experience last year showed the Minnesota Lynx the danger of a loss at home to open the WNBA Finals.

This time, they left no doubt about who's in early control of the series.

Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to fuel a strong start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 on Sunday night.

``I think we're setting ourselves up for success,'' said Monica Wright, who pitched in 20 points off the bench and teamed with Rebekkah Brunson to fluster league scoring leader Angel McCoughtry into 6-for-24 shooting for 17 points plus five turnovers.

Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points. The Lynx led the entire game, shot 49.4 percent from the field and stymied the Dream into 0-for-15 shooting from 3-point range.

``People will doubt us already, but that's OK. We'll be back for a dogfight on Tuesday,'' McCoughtry said. ``Everybody has cold days. This is a cold day.''

Aneika Henry added 14 points, but Jasmine Thomas shot 3-for-15 from the floor. The Dream fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by Seattle in 2010 and the Lynx in 2011.

Game 2 is here in Minnesota again on Tuesday night, with the best-of-five matchup shifting to Georgia for Game 3 on Thursday night.e

``They looked really good. They were sharp. And we got hit in the mouth,'' said Dream guard Armintie Herrington.

Their four-game loss to Indiana in the finals last season not forgotten, the Lynx have played with even more of an edge this season, welcoming the tenacity, strength and slick passing ability of center Janel McCarville to the lineup to join her old pal Lindsay Whalen from their days together at the University of Minnesota.

Henry and Erika de Souza gave the Dream some early production inside, but the Lynx didn't bother tussling much with them in the post. They snagged the defensive rebounds they needed, enjoying a 31-19 advantage in that category, and simply launched swish after swish from the corners and the wings with some hustling, highlight-reel fast breaks mixed in.

``She knows that the starters, they're going to go head to head and beat each other up, and it's really about the peripheral players,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.

The Lynx went on a 15-0 run in the second quarter to pull away, with five players scoring during the spurt. They had 14 assists in the first half, to four for the Dream.

McCoughtry started the third quarter by clanking a 3-pointer off the rim. Then she had a fast-break layup stolen by Whalen on the next possession, her complaint to the officials for a foul call ignored. A little later in that period, McCarville leveled McCoughtry with a jarring screen. Then she peeled off, caught a pass and swished a jump shot for a 48-31 lead. The players ran by as McCoughtry sat on the court, still dazed from the collision.

Then right before the buzzer at the end of the quarter, Augustus hit a 3-pointer to push the advantage to 68-43. She pivoted and pumped her fist in celebration.

``You could sense the frustration, like the body language of their team,'' Augustus said. ``Once Angel was out of it, that's the leader of their team. The team kind of falls to the side a little bit.''

McCarville had seven points, five rebounds and four assists while fighting through a bad back.

Moore had 27 points in the clinching game of the Western Conference finals over Phoenix and has 109 points in five playoff games this year. The Lynx improved to 26-0 this year when outshooting their opponent and 26-1 when giving up less than 80 points.

The streaky Dream brought the lowest regular season winning percentage of any team to reach the WNBA Finals, their 10-1 start having disappeared during a slew of injuries. After losing nine of 12 games including their playoff opener to Washington, they reeled off four straight wins to get here.

But the Lynx are quite the formidable opponent, as evidenced by that decisive third quarter.

``We don't want to ever relax. The work that we do in the first half, we want to make sure that that means something, and so in order to protect what we just did we have to go out and play just as well or better in the second to build momentum,'' Moore said. ``This is a long series, and every second that we give them life is a memory that they take into Game 2.''


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Dream
Lynx
     
    • 31.2%

    • 49.4%

    • 0.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 73.3%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL MIN
Total Rebounds 10 10
Offensive Rebounds 16 13
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 11
Biggest Lead: 0 31
Points in the Paint: 44 42
ATL MIN
p McCoughtry   17 Moore   23
rb Henry   14 Brunson   8
a Herrington   3 Whalen   5
s Thomas   2 Peters   4
b Henry   2 Peters   2
 
  • 07/09 - ATL 72 @ MIN 94
  • 08/20 - MIN 75 @ ATL 88
Atlanta Dream (17-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Hayes G 16:35 1-3 0-2 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
A. McCoughtry F-G 28:43 6-24 0-4 5-5 -25 1 2 3 2 4 0 5 0 4 17
E. de Souza F-C 30:06 5-9 0-0 0-0 -21 2 5 7 1 1 0 1 1 0 10
A. Herrington G-F 27:24 1-4 0-0 0-0 -24 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 2
J. Thomas G 33:22 3-15 0-4 3-4 -13 3 1 4 1 0 2 3 1 0 9
A. Henry   30:46 6-9 0-0 2-3 -16 7 7 14 1 2 1 1 2 1 14
A. Bentley   19:22 2-9 0-4 0-1 -14 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
L. Willingham   04:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Riley   05:20 0-1 0-0 1-2 +4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
C. Clements   04:18 0-3 0-1 0-0 +6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
S. Lyttle DND - Left Foot
Total   200 24-77 0-15 11-15   16 19 35 8 11 6 14 5 6 59
  31.2% 0.0% 73.3%   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 29:36 10-16 3-5 0-0 +22 2 5 7 2 1 2 2 0 0 23
R. Brunson F 25:14 2-6 0-0 0-0 +13 5 3 8 3 2 0 0 1 0 4
J. McCarville F-C 22:55 3-8 1-1 0-0 +19 1 4 5 4 2 1 3 1 2 7
S. Augustus G-F 27:32 9-15 1-1 0-0 +22 0 4 4 2 1 1 3 1 0 19
L. Whalen G 24:19 1-4 0-0 1-3 +20 1 5 6 5 3 0 2 0 1 3
D. Peters   25:03 2-4 0-0 0-0 +18 3 4 7 3 5 4 2 2 0 4
M. Wright   23:31 9-14 0-3 2-3 +29 1 4 5 3 1 3 1 0 0 20
L. Moore   06:56 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
A. Harris   05:20 0-4 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
R. Jarry   05:20 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
S. Rodgers   04:14 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Total   200 38-77 5-10 3-6   13 31 44 23 18 11 15 6 5 84
  49.4% 50.0% 50.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #13 Cameron Inouye, #18 Kurt Walker
  • Attendance: 13804
  • Duration: 1:53
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs de Souza 
  09:47
[MIN 3-0]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:24  
Herrington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:23
[ATL 2-3]
 
  08:55
[MIN 5-2]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:30 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:30  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  08:17
[ATL 4-5]
 
  08:07
[MIN 7-4]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:53
[ATL 6-7]
 
  07:31 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:14 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK) 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:13  
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:52 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:51  
  06:38
[MIN 9-6]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
McCoughtry Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:24
[ATL 8-9]
 
  06:14
[MIN 11-8]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:50 Brunson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:49  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:30 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:21 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
  05:15 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:15 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:15 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:06 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:06
[ATL 9-11]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:06
[ATL 10-11]
 
  04:51
[MIN 13-10]
Brunson Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Herrington Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21
[MIN 15-10]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Hayes Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:05
[ATL 12-15]
 
  03:52
[MIN 17-12]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  03:44  
  03:38 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
  03:38 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:38  
Herrington Substitution replaced by Henry  03:38  
McCoughtry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:24  
  03:07 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:54 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:42 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:41  
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  02:34
[ATL 14-17]
 
  02:16 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:13 Brunson Tip Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  02:07  
  02:02
[MIN 19-14]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  01:53
[ATL 16-19]
 
  01:36 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:24
[MIN 21-16]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:08 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:07 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  01:07  
  01:07 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:49.0  
  00:36.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:24.4
[MIN 24-16]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:03.9 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.5 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Henry Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:30 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
Herrington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  09:27  
  09:20
[MIN 27-16]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:58  
de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  08:41
[ATL 18-27]
 
  08:22 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:21  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:01  
  08:01 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:01
[ATL 19-27]
 
  08:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:01  
  08:00 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:44
[MIN 29-19]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Hayes Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:24  
Hayes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:24  
  07:10 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
de Souza Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  07:10  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK)  06:57  
  06:56 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:48 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:48 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:48  
  06:37 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:37
[ATL 20-29]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:37
[ATL 21-29]
 
  06:21 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:13  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:10  
Henry Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  06:08  
Henry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:07  
Henry Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:06
[ATL 23-29]
 
  05:43 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:30
[MIN 31-23]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:13 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:55
[MIN 33-23]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Henry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza  04:55  
  04:55 McCarville Substitution replaced by Moore 
  04:55
[MIN 34-23]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:23 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:04
[MIN 36-23]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  03:54  
  03:50
[MIN 38-23]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:48  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Henry  03:48  
de Souza Layup Shot: Missed  03:35  
de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:34  
McCoughtry Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  03:27  
McCoughtry Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:27  
  03:27 Wright Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  03:05
[MIN 40-23]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  02:46  
  02:44 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Bentley  02:44  
  02:26 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:14
[MIN 42-23]
Moore Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:50
[MIN 44-23]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
  01:39 Moore Violation:Jump Ball 
  01:39 Jump Ball Moore vs de Souza 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
Team Rebound  01:24  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:24  
  01:13 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:55.9
[ATL 25-44]
 
  00:39.4 McCarville Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:39.4 McCarville Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  00:39.4 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:06.0 Whalen Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  00:06.0 Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:23 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed Block: Henry (1 BLK) 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:22  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  09:16  
  09:15 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:14  
  09:08 Augustus Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:08 Augustus Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:56  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:55
[ATL 27-44]
 
  08:43 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST)  08:38
[ATL 29-44]
 
  08:18
[MIN 46-29]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Henry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  08:03
[ATL 31-46]
 
  07:44 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:43  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:22
[MIN 48-31]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:19  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Hayes  07:19  
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  07:02  
Henry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:56  
Hayes Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  06:56  
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:52  
  06:45 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  06:36 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:36  
  06:36 Brunson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:21  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:20
[ATL 33-48]
 
  06:02 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:01  
  05:57 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:57  
Team Rebound  05:57  
  05:57 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:57 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:57
[ATL 34-48]
 
de Souza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:42  
  05:42 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:42 Team Rebound 
  05:42 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:41 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  05:31 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:29  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
Henry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:23  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Brunson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  05:00 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:58
[MIN 50-34]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:46
[ATL 36-50]
 
  04:26
[MIN 52-36]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:11 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:05
[MIN 54-36]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
Henry Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:04  
  03:52 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  03:52 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:48
[ATL 38-54]
 
  03:48 Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  03:48
[ATL 39-54]
 
  03:28
[MIN 56-39]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Willingham Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:56  
  02:56 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:56
[MIN 57-39]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  02:46  
  02:41 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:38 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:27 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:26  
  02:19 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  02:19  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  02:19  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:52 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:50  
McCoughtry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST)  01:40
[ATL 41-57]
 
  01:20
[MIN 60-41]
McCarville 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:01
[ATL 43-60]
 
  01:01 Whalen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:48.7
[MIN 62-43]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:21.0
[MIN 64-43]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Willingham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:21.0  
  00:21.0 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  00:21.0
[MIN 65-43]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:07.2 Team Rebound 
  00:01.3
[MIN 68-43]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:42
[MIN 70-43]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:17
[MIN 72-43]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:53 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:50  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK)  08:45  
Team Rebound  08:45  
  08:45 McCarville Substitution replaced by Brunson 
de Souza Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:38  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
Henry Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:21  
Henry Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:21
[ATL 45-72]
 
  08:03
[MIN 74-45]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  07:43
[ATL 47-74]
 
  07:20 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Team Rebound 
  07:11
[MIN 76-47]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  06:56 Peters Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  06:56 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:32 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  06:16  
  06:11 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:39 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:37  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Peters (2 ST)  05:28  
  05:20  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Riley  05:20  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Herrington  05:20  
  05:20 Moore Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:20 Brunson Substitution replaced by Jarry 
  05:14
[MIN 78-47]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
Bentley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:55  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peters (3 ST)  04:52  
  04:40 Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:32 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:19 Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Henry (2 BLK) 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
Herrington Substitution replaced by Clements  04:18  
  04:15 Jarry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Clements (1 BLK) 
  04:14 Team Rebound 
  04:14 Wright Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  04:08 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:03
[ATL 49-78]
 
  04:03 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  04:03
[ATL 50-78]
 
  03:51 Peters Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:51 Peters Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:35 Team Rebound 
  03:27 Jarry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Clements (1 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
Henry Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  03:20  
Henry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:19
[ATL 52-78]
 
  03:02
[MIN 80-52]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Clements Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Jarry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:34 Moore Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:33  
Clements 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
Henry Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  02:22  
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Henry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Peters (4 ST)  02:21  
  02:21 Jump Ball Peters vs Henry (Moore gains possession) 
  01:57 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Peters Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:55
[MIN 82-52]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Jarry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:22 Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed 
Clements Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Riley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:10  
Henry Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:06  
  01:05 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Riley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:05
[ATL 53-82]
 
Riley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:05  
Henry Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  01:03  
Henry Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:02
[ATL 55-82]
 
  01:02 Peters Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  01:02
[ATL 56-82]
 
  00:50.5 Jump Ball Moore vs Clements (Peters gains possession) 
  00:41.9 Harris Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  00:39.9  
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:28.6
[ATL 58-82]
 
  00:28.6 Jarry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:28.6
[ATL 59-82]
 
  00:14.1
[MIN 84-59]
Rodgers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peters (3 AST) 
Clements Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN National 8:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
2nd East
17
17
3-7
13-4
4-13
MIN
1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .474 .526
FT% .790 .750
Points 82.9 86.0
Rebounds 36.9 38.0
Assists 20.5 20.7
Steals 7.7 7.0
Blocks 4.8 5.3
3-Point % .365 .389
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .423 .363
FT% .741 .647
Points 76.9 66.3
Rebounds 35.6 28.7
Assists 16.6 13.0
Steals 10.2 8.3
Blocks 4.3 3.0
3-Point % .275 .286
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Augustus, Seimone 93:24 24-40 1-3 4-5 1 10 11 7 3 3 7 3 1 53
Brunson, Rebekkah 94:59 13-29 0-0 5-7 11 19 30 8 9 1 3 5 0 31
Harris, Amber 8:24 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 2
Jarry, Rachel 8:24 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 2
McCarville, Janel 75:24 13-21 1-2 1-2 2 12 14 11 6 4 12 2 2 28
Moore, Lindsey 11:47 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2
Moore, Maya 92:56 19-35 5-10 17-20 4 14 18 7 8 2 4 1 0 60
Peters, Devereaux 50:55 5-8 0-0 1-2 6 7 13 4 11 4 3 3 1 11
Rodgers, Sugar 7:18 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Whalen, Lindsay 85:24 8-17 0-0 16-24 1 12 13 16 4 1 11 0 1 32
Wright, Monica 71:05 15-28 0-3 5-6 1 8 9 6 6 5 4 1 2 35
Atlanta Dream (0-3)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bentley, Alex 62:59 12-33 4-12 1-2 3 1 4 7 10 5 7 0 0 29
Clements, Courtney 7:19 0-4 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
de Souza, Erika 86:59 14-27 0-0 2-4 5 19 24 4 9 0 5 1 1 30
Hayes, Tiffany 68:48 9-23 5-10 8-11 1 6 7 5 4 1 5 0 4 31
Henry, Aneika 65:45 11-17 0-0 3-4 8 14 22 2 8 4 2 2 1 25
Herrington, Armintie 89:30 6-16 0-0 3-6 2 6 8 6 6 5 2 0 0 15
McCoughtry, Angel 84:44 16-56 3-12 10-12 3 3 6 9 11 3 13 2 9 45
Riley, Ruth 8:25 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
Thomas, Jasmine 76:40 9-31 0-5 4-6 3 5 8 2 2 4 7 2 0 22
Willingham, Lecoe 48:52 0-4 0-2 0-2 1 3 4 3 8 2 2 1 0 0