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Lynx blast Dream 88-63; 1 win from title


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Oct 08 2013 11:33PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx offense is humming at a record clip and their defense has caused the Atlanta Dream's biggest star to come unglued.

A second WNBA title in three seasons is right there in front of them. Now that the series is heading to the South, they don't plan on coming back home for another game. They plan on coming back home for another party.

Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen had 14 points and five assists to push the Lynx to the brink of the championship with an 88-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.

``It's right there,'' said Augustus, who made 9 of 12 shots. ``We've got 40 more minutes, 80 more possessions to get to where we want to be and get to what we feel like we deserve.''

Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Maya Moore chipped in 14 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who set a finals record with 56.9 percent shooting and lead the best-of-five series 2-0.

Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points for the Dream, but she made just 5 of 18 shots and was in foul trouble for most of the night.

Game 3 is on Thursday night in Georgia.

``We don't want to have to come back to Minneapolis,'' coach Cheryl Reeve said. ``When we come back to Minneapolis, it's going to be for a parade, not to play Game 5.''

The series is taking on a similar tone to the first time these two met in the finals two years ago, when the Lynx swept the Dream for the franchise's first title. Minnesota was upset by Indiana in the finals last year, and entered this series determined to show last year's disappointment was a fluke.

Moore had an emphatic swat of McCoughtry on a drive midway through the first quarter, and Moore glared at Atlanta's combustible star, who is 11 for 42 from the field in the first two games.

Game 3 won't be played at the Dream's usual home - Phillips Arena in Atlanta - because of a scheduling conflict with Disney On Ice. Instead, the teams will meet at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, about 20 minutes away. Moore will feel as at home as the Dream at Gwinnett, where she led her high school to three Georgia state titles.

``As long as it's in the state of Georgia, I'm good with that,'' Atlanta coach Fred Williams said.

The Lynx controlled Game 1 from the opening tip, leading by as many as 31 points en route to an 84-59 victory and came into Game 2 overflowing with confidence.

A message on the video board just before the opening tip read: ``Game 1 we made a statement. Game 2 we will make history. We're leaving Minnesota after tonight, but we'll be bringing something back with us.''

A photo of the championship trophy followed, eliciting a roar from the amped-up home crowd, and the Lynx followed with a ferocious start to seize control.

Williams had to shuffle his starting lineup after sparkplug Tiffany Hayes injured her back and tailbone on a nasty spill in Game 1. The Dream went big with 6-foot-4 Aneika Henry next to the 6-foot-5 Erika De Souza.

Hayes came off the bench, but she wasn't the dynamic player she has been for Atlanta this season. And even with the big lineup the Dream were still outscored 42-26 in the paint and outrebounded 40-22.

``There's really no panic mode for this team,'' Williams said. ``I think we have an opportunity for us to still have the fire lit and keep it burning. It's our turn to go home and see what happens from there.''

Whalen was the initiator early, bulling to the basket and using her elbows to create space among the tall trees in the paint to get the Lynx out to a 15-point lead in the first quarter.

McCoughtry missed her first six shots and fouled out with just under four minutes to play. Her frustration was visible throughout the game and reality may be setting in.

``We don't want to believe it's over, but it's tough playing the Lynx, you know?'' McCoughtry said. ``They're so deep. They shoot the ball so well. Let's hope they don't shoot so well on our court.''

The Dream got to within 10 midway through the third quarter, but Minnesota responded promptly with an 8-0 burst to regain a comfortable lead.

``We know Atlanta is going to bring everything,'' Augustus said. ``They're going to throw the kitchen sink at us. We're expecting them to come out and try to do whatever they can to not be eliminated in Game 3.''

NOTES: Jasmine Thomas was the only other Dream player in double figures with 11. ... Janelle McCarville had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Lynx. ... The league announced ratings for Sunday's Game 1. The league said ratings were up 14% over Game 1 last year. ... The Lynx turned the ball over 20 times, led by Whalen's seven.


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Dream
Lynx
     
    • 35.8%

    • 56.9%

    • 30.0%

    • 0.0%

    • 63.2%

    • 71.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL MIN
Total Rebounds 9 13
Offensive Rebounds 4 8
Turnovers 14 20
Fast Break Pts: 7 14
Biggest Lead: 4 26
Points in the Paint: 26 42
ATL MIN
p McCoughtry   15 Augustus   20
rb de Souza   8 Brunson   10
a McCoughtry   4 Whalen   5
s Herrington   4 Wright   2
b Brunson   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
A. McCoughtry F-G 27:46 5-18 1-3 4-6 -10 1 0 1 4 6 2 2 0 3 15
A. Henry F-C 24:51 3-4 0-0 1-1 -11 1 5 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 7
E. de Souza F-C 24:52 4-7 0-0 0-0 -19 0 8 8 1 3 0 2 0 0 8
A. Herrington G-F 28:48 1-5 0-0 3-4 -20 0 0 0 3 2 4 1 0 0 5
J. Thomas G 27:19 5-12 0-1 1-2 -17 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 11
T. Hayes   26:38 3-9 1-2 2-2 -18 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 9
A. Bentley   18:26 3-10 1-3 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 7
L. Willingham   15:14 0-1 0-1 0-2 -13 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
R. Riley   03:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Clements   03:01 0-1 0-0 1-2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
S. Lyttle DND - Left Foot
Total   200 24-67 3-10 12-19   4 18 22 13 27 12 14 0 4 63
  35.8% 30.0% 63.2%   team rebs: 9 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 32:42 3-8 0-0 8-10 +30 1 7 8 4 3 0 1 1 0 14
R. Brunson F 32:32 6-12 0-0 0-0 +26 4 6 10 4 4 1 1 2 0 12
J. McCarville F-C 25:52 5-7 0-1 1-2 +33 1 6 7 4 2 1 4 0 0 11
S. Augustus G-F 28:44 9-12 0-0 2-3 +17 1 4 5 3 1 1 3 0 0 20
L. Whalen G 27:54 4-8 0-0 6-10 +11 0 4 4 5 0 0 7 0 0 14
D. Peters   14:40 3-3 0-0 1-2 -3 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 7
M. Wright   23:45 2-6 0-0 2-2 +9 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 6
L. Moore   04:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jarry   03:01 0-0 0-0 2-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
A. Harris   03:01 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
S. Rodgers   03:01 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 33-58 0-1 22-31   8 32 40 23 16 6 20 4 0 88
  56.9% 0.0% 71.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 20

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #4 Sue Blauch, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 12313
  • Duration: 2:05
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs de Souza (Thomas gains possession) 
Herrington Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:47
[ATL 2-0]
 
  09:32 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:10 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:00 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  08:44
[ATL 4-0]
 
de Souza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:32  
  08:32
[MIN 1-4]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:32
[MIN 2-4]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:11
[MIN 4-4]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38 Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
de Souza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  07:27
[ATL 6-4]
 
  07:09
[MIN 6-6]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McCoughtry Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:47  
  06:47
[MIN 7-6]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:47
[MIN 8-6]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:29  
  06:16 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:15 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:15
[MIN 10-6]
Brunson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:01  
  06:01 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  06:01 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:42 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:40  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK)  05:33  
  05:32 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:32  
  05:19
[MIN 12-6]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  05:09  
Team Rebound  05:08  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Hayes  05:08  
  05:01 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Herrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:01
[ATL 7-12]
 
Herrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:01
[ATL 8-12]
 
  04:44
[MIN 14-8]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
de Souza Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:10
[MIN 16-8]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
  04:04 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST)  03:53
[ATL 11-16]
 
  03:34
[MIN 18-11]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:09 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
  03:07 Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:50 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:45 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  02:45 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  02:28 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Herrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:28  
Herrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:28
[ATL 12-18]
 
  02:17 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:04
[ATL 14-18]
 
  01:47
[MIN 20-14]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  01:33 Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  01:33  
  01:33 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:25 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
de Souza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[MIN 21-14]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Willingham  01:20  
  01:20 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:20  
Willingham Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:15  
Willingham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:15  
  01:05
[MIN 23-14]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  00:50.9  
  00:49.6 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:46.2
[MIN 25-14]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  00:34.9  
Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.5  
  00:33.5 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.5 Team Rebound 
  00:33.5
[MIN 26-14]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:20.5
[ATL 16-26]
 
Henry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.6  
  00:02.6
[MIN 27-16]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:02.6 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:01.0 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.5 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:00.5 Brunson Tip 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
  09:46 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:43  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:21
[MIN 29-16]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:10
[ATL 18-29]
 
  08:54 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Henry (2 ST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:34 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  08:28 Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:27  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:02
[MIN 31-18]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Henry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  07:56
[ATL 20-31]
 
  07:35 McCarville Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:35 McCarville Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:35 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza  07:35  
Bentley Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:15  
Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:14  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Team Rebound 
de Souza Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:01  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:01  
Bentley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:54  
  06:43
[MIN 33-20]
Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCoughtry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:17 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:56 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:45 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:37
[MIN 35-20]
Augustus Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:36  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  05:36  
  05:36 Brunson Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  05:36 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:18
[ATL 22-35]
 
  05:02 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
  05:02 Moore Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:02
[ATL 23-35]
 
McCoughtry Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:02
[ATL 24-35]
 
Henry Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST)  04:50
[ATL 26-35]
 
  04:50 Peters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:50 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:50
[ATL 27-35]
 
  04:35 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Willingham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:33  
  04:33 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:33 Team Rebound 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Herrington  04:33  
  04:33
[MIN 36-27]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06
[MIN 38-27]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (3 AST)  03:50
[ATL 30-38]
 
  03:33
[MIN 40-30]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bentley Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  03:28  
Bentley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:28  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:28  
  03:28 Wright Substitution replaced by McCarville 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:12  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Hayes  03:12  
  03:05
[MIN 42-30]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:36
[MIN 44-30]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
  02:22 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:22  
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:22
[ATL 31-44]
 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:22
[ATL 32-44]
 
  02:02
[MIN 46-32]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:46  
Henry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:45
[ATL 34-46]
 
  01:31 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
Herrington Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:31  
  01:31
[MIN 47-34]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:31 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:31
[MIN 48-34]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:00 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:59.6  
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:40.5  
  00:39.7 Team Rebound 
Henry Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:39.7  
  00:39.7 McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:39.7 Team Rebound 
  00:39.7
[MIN 49-34]
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:21.4
[ATL 36-49]
 
  00:00.1
[MIN 51-36]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47
[MIN 53-36]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
de Souza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:30  
  09:16 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  09:14 Brunson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:14  
Team Rebound  09:14  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:14
[ATL 37-53]
 
  09:01 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:00  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Henry Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:49  
  08:35 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Henry (3 ST) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:18 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Herrington (2 ST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:12
[ATL 39-53]
 
  08:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:52 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:50 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:39  
  07:32 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:30  
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (4 AST)  07:12
[ATL 41-53]
 
  06:51
[MIN 55-41]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
de Souza Layup Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:34 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (3 ST) 
  06:34 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
McCoughtry Violation:Jump Ball  06:34  
McCoughtry Turnover : Jump Ball Violation (1 TO)  06:34  
  06:34 Jump Ball Brunson vs Herrington 
  06:21 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:20  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:07  
  06:07 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:52 Wright Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:52 Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Henry Substitution replaced by Hayes  05:52  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:41
[ATL 43-55]
 
  05:27
[MIN 57-43]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hayes Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
McCoughtry Violation:Kicked Ball  05:06  
Hayes Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:00  
  05:00 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  05:00  
  04:55 Moore Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  04:40
[ATL 45-57]
 
  04:26 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:25  
Hayes Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  04:13
[ATL 47-57]
 
  03:55 Brunson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:53  
McCoughtry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 58-47]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:41 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  03:41 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:41  
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  03:29  
  03:12
[MIN 60-47]
Peters Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:43
[MIN 62-47]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Herrington Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:42  
de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry  02:42  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:09
[MIN 64-47]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  01:53  
Henry Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:47 Peters Substitution replaced by Moore 
  01:47
[MIN 65-47]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:33
[ATL 49-65]
 
  01:14 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:12  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.8 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Bentley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:50.5  
  00:50.5
[MIN 66-49]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Herrington  00:50.5  
  00:50.5 Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:48.9  
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  00:36.4
[ATL 52-66]
 
Henry Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:29.5  
  00:29.5
[MIN 67-52]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:29.5
[MIN 68-52]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.7 Team Rebound 
  00:01.9 McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.9  
End of 3rd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-18) Minnesota Lynx (27-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
de Souza Violation:Kicked Ball  09:26  
  09:20 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:18  
  09:18 Peters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:18 Team Rebound 
  09:18
[MIN 69-52]
Peters Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:05 Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:05  
Team Rebound  09:05  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:05
[ATL 53-69]
 
Thomas Violation:Kicked Ball  08:54  
  08:45 Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:43  
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:36  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:35  
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Team Rebound 
  08:33 Moore Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  08:11 Whalen Turnover : Traveling (6 TO) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:49  
  07:49 Peters Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:49  
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST)  07:40
[ATL 55-69]
 
  07:26 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Herrington (4 ST) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  07:10
[ATL 57-69]
 
  06:49 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:48  
  06:47 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  06:47 Wright Substitution replaced by Moore 
de Souza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  06:47  
  06:47 Jump Ball Brunson vs de Souza (Augustus gains possession) 
  06:41 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Brunson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  06:37
[MIN 71-57]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Brunson (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:12
[MIN 73-57]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:12  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley  06:12  
  06:12
[MIN 74-57]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
  05:56 Brunson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  05:56  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK)  05:42  
Team Rebound  05:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:41  
  05:27 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
  05:24 McCarville Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:24  
Team Rebound  05:24  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:24
[ATL 58-74]
 
  05:09
[MIN 76-58]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brunson (4 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (5 PF)  04:33  
  04:23
[MIN 78-58]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Foul: Loose Ball (6 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Willingham  03:54  
Herrington Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:54  
Bentley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 79-58]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:41
[MIN 80-58]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  03:29  
  03:17
[MIN 82-58]
Moore Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:05  
  03:05 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
de Souza Substitution replaced by Riley  03:05  
  03:01 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:01  
Team Rebound  03:01  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Clements  03:01  
  03:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Moore 
  03:01 Brunson Substitution replaced by Jarry 
  03:01 Augustus Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:01 Wright Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42 Jarry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Riley (1 AST)  02:26
[ATL 60-82]
 
  02:10
[MIN 84-60]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Willingham Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:58  
  01:43
[MIN 86-60]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:33
[ATL 62-86]
 
  01:14 Rodgers Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:12  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.8  
Riley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:57.9  
Riley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jarry (1 ST)  00:56.5  
Willingham Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.5  
  00:55.5
[MIN 87-62]
Jarry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:55.5
[MIN 88-62]
Jarry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Clements Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Jarry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:24.9 Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
  00:19.9 Rodgers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Clements Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:19.9
[ATL 63-88]
 
Clements Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:19.9  
  00:19.6 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:00 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