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By GEORGE HENRY
Posted Oct 11 2013 12:42AM

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Another WNBA championship for the Minnesota Lynx. Another three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the finals.

Maya Moore, though, says that nothing came too easily for the Lynx.

``That's what a championship is supposed to be,'' she said. ``It's supposed to be hard, and when it got hard, we came together and stuck with it and secured that victory. I'm just really proud.''

Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Lynx beat the Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.

Tiffany Hayes finished with 20 points and Alex Bentley had 18 in reserve roles for Atlanta, which was swept in the best-of-5 finals for the third time in four years.

Moore was playing at the Gwinnett Arena for the first time since leading nearby Collins Hill H.S. to the last of three consecutive state championships in 2007, and she had strong support from the suburban Atlanta crowd.

Moore, the WNBA rookie of the year three years ago after helping Connecticut win two straight national championships, was a big reason why the Lynx won their first championship in 2011.

This time, she was named the finals MVP as Minnesota became the second team to go unbeaten in seven playoff games and win a championship, joining the 2010 Seattle Storm.

``I have so many people around me that I appreciate and who have helped me so much from middle school to high school,'' Moore said. ``I'm sure there's some Connecticut faithfuls here, too, but when you think about all the things you want your team to be - we don't just talk about it. We do it.''

Lindsay Whalen scored 15 points and Seimone Augustus had 14 for the Lynx, who improved to 14-6 on the road this year.

The Dream cut the lead to three points early in the third quarter, but Moore came off a screen on the next possession and hit a 3-pointer to make it 45-39. She and Brunson combined for 19 of Minnesota's 26 points in the third.

Atlanta forward Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA's two-time defending scoring champion, finished with 13 points - a career low in nine finals games - and shot just 28.5 percent in the series.

The Dream, forced to move the elimination game to the northern suburbs with their home court booked for an ice skating event, dropped to 6-16 outside Philips Arena.

Injuries dragged on Atlanta all season, the worst of which was the loss of forward Sancho Lyttle in midseason.

``It's tough, but we're not going to make that an excuse,'' McCoughtry said. ``I'm pretty sure Minnesota has injuries, too. They're beat up just as bad as you are. But it takes mental toughness to fight through. It's a long season, and most of play overseas, too. I'm proud of everyone to be strong and fight hard.''

Minnesota never trailed and made life tough on them from the start. By the 4:52 mark of the first quarter, the Dream had committed five turnovers and was 1 for 5 from the field when coach Fred Williams called a timeout with Atlanta trailing 13-3.

After McCoughtry scored inside to make it 47-42 early in the third, the Dream missed six of their next seven shots and committed four turnovers on their next eight possessions.

Monica Wright followed with a three-point play put the Lynx up by 16.

Augustus was grateful to return to the top after losing the finals in four games last year to Indiana.

``I'm sorry if we make it look easy, but it's very hard to get back here,'' said Augustus, the 2011 finals MVP. ``Look at what Washington did this year, what Chicago did this year. We're just lucky to be in this position, and we're willing to sacrifice some parts of their game to make this team better.''

Atlanta cut the lead to eight early in the fourth, but Devereaux Peters, standing at the top of the key, hit Moore with a backdoor pass for a layup that made it 68-58.

``We know it's not going to be perfect, but the sign of a mature championship team is `How are you going to get through those tough moments?''' Moore said. ``And that's what we did.''


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Lynx
Dream
     
    • 52.7%

    • 42.6%

    • 28.6%

    • 52.9%

    • 83.9%

    • 58.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN ATL
Total Rebounds 9 9
Offensive Rebounds 5 8
Turnovers 13 16
Fast Break Pts: 5 0
Biggest Lead: 16 0
Points in the Paint: 26 32
MIN ATL
p Moore   23 Hayes   20
rb Brunson   12 de Souza   9
a Whalen   6 Bentley   6
s McCarville   2 Bentley   3
b 2 players   2 McCoughtry   2
 
  • 07/09 - ATL 72 @ MIN 94
  • 08/20 - MIN 75 @ ATL 88
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 30:38 6-11 2-5 9-10 +14 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 23
R. Brunson F 37:13 5-11 0-0 5-7 +13 2 10 12 1 3 0 2 2 0 15
J. McCarville F-C 26:36 5-6 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 3 2 2 5 1 0 10
S. Augustus G-F 37:08 6-13 0-2 2-2 +5 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 14
L. Whalen G 33:11 3-5 0-0 9-11 +7 0 3 3 6 1 1 2 0 0 15
D. Peters   11:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
M. Wright   23:49 4-8 0-0 1-1 -4 0 3 3 2 4 0 1 1 2 9
S. Rodgers   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Harris   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jarry   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Moore   00:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 29-55 2-7 26-31   5 25 30 16 17 4 13 6 4 86
  52.7% 28.6% 83.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
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 28:15 5-14 2-5 1-1 -17 1 1 2 3 1 1 6 2 2 13
L. Willingham F 29:34 0-3 0-1 0-0 -7 0 3 3 3 3 2 0 1 0 0
E. de Souza F-C 32:01 5-11 0-0 2-4 -13 3 6 9 2 5 0 2 0 1 12
A. Herrington G-F 33:18 4-7 0-0 0-2 -12 1 4 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 8
J. Thomas G 15:59 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2
T. Hayes   25:35 5-11 4-6 6-9 +4 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 0 3 20
A. Bentley   25:10 7-14 3-5 1-1 +3 2 0 2 6 5 3 4 0 0 18
A. Henry   10:08 2-4 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
C. Clements DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Lyttle DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Riley DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-68 9-17 10-17   8 21 29 18 20 7 16 4 6 77
  42.6% 52.9% 58.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Dream: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Dream: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #9 Denise Brooks, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 5040
  • Duration: 2:11
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Atlanta Dream (17-18)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball de Souza vs McCarville (Willingham gains possession) 
  09:43 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:43  
Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST)  09:20  
Moore Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  09:20  
  09:04 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Willingham (2 ST)  08:42  
  08:33 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:23
[MIN 2-0]
 
  08:14 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:10  
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  08:04
[MIN 4-0]
 
  07:49 McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  07:38
[MIN 6-0]
 
  07:15
[ATL 2-6]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:01
[MIN 8-2]
 
  06:40 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:37  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  06:30
[MIN 10-2]
 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
  06:29 de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29
[ATL 3-10]
de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:13 Willingham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 11-3]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:13  
  06:11 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02 McCoughtry Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:30 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:21 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:12  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:06 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:03 McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Augustus Layup Shot: Missed  04:59  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:58  
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:58
[MIN 13-3]
 
  04:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  04:52  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  04:52  
  04:52 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  04:45
[ATL 5-13]
Herrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:44  
  04:44 Herrington Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:44  
  04:22 Jump Ball de Souza vs Wright (Wright gains possession) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:00 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:51 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
  03:51 Team Rebound 
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:51  
  03:38 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:37  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  03:31
[MIN 15-5]
 
  03:16 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:15  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:26
[ATL 7-15]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Willingham (1 BLK)  02:14  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:02  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 17-7]
 
  02:00
[ATL 9-17]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  01:59  
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:59
[MIN 19-9]
 
  01:48
[ATL 11-19]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Willingham (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:48  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore  01:48  
  01:48 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:31 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:20
[ATL 13-19]
Herrington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: de Souza (2 AST) 
  01:11 Willingham Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:54.8
[MIN 22-13]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.9  
  00:43.9
[ATL 14-22]
de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:43.9 Willingham Substitution replaced by Henry 
  00:43.9 de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:03.7 Team Rebound 
  00:03.7
[ATL 17-22]
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
  00:00.4 de Souza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  00:00.4
[MIN 23-17]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  00:00.4
[MIN 24-17]
 
Whalen Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  00:00.4
[MIN 25-17]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Atlanta Dream (17-18)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:44
[MIN 26-17]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:24 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Bentley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:15
[ATL 20-26]
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:40
[MIN 28-20]
 
  08:40
[ATL 22-28]
Henry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  08:38
[MIN 30-22]
 
  08:36 Hayes Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:35 Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  08:35  
  08:35 de Souza Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
  08:35 Herrington Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:35  
Team Rebound  08:35  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Team Rebound 
  07:59
[ATL 24-30]
Henry Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:28 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:14 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:51  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:45 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:42
[ATL 27-30]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  06:42  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  06:42  
  06:39 Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:31  
  06:14 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:14 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:14 McCoughtry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:47 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:43 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:41  
  05:34  
  05:34 Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza 
  05:28 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:23  
Moore Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:23  
Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen  05:23  
  05:04 Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:02  
Peters Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST)  04:37  
  04:36 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  04:36  
Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:30  
  04:30
[ATL 28-30]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:30
[ATL 29-30]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:12 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  04:10
[MIN 32-29]
 
  03:57
[ATL 32-32]
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bentley (3 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:54
[MIN 34-32]
 
  03:53 Bentley Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:45 Bentley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 35-32]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 36-32]
 
  03:30 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:20  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:11  
Brunson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:02  
  02:49 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:48  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST)  02:43
[MIN 38-32]
 
  02:30 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
  02:22 Hayes Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  02:22 Jump Ball Bentley vs Augustus (Whalen gains possession) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:40 Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:39  
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  01:22
[MIN 40-32]
 
  01:04
[ATL 34-40]
McCoughtry Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Willingham (3 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:44.9 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:41.9 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.9  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:03.3
[ATL 36-40]
Bentley Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Willingham Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  00:03.3
[ATL 37-40]
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Atlanta Dream (17-18)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:33  
  09:25 Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:25  
  09:21 Willingham Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:21
[MIN 41-37]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:21
[MIN 42-37]
 
  09:08
[ATL 39-42]
Herrington Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (3 AST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  08:45
[MIN 45-39]
 
Whalen Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:26  
  08:26
[ATL 40-45]
McCoughtry Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  08:17 McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Brunson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:02
[MIN 47-40]
 
  07:51
[ATL 42-47]
McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:42 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brunson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:29 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:28  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:08  
  06:55 de Souza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:55
[MIN 48-42]
 
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:55  
  06:54 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:42 de Souza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (2 ST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  06:40
[MIN 50-42]
 
  06:40 de Souza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 51-42]
 
  06:25 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:25  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:49 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:49 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:49  
  05:49 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
  05:41
[ATL 44-51]
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST)  05:19  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  05:16  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright  05:15  
  05:10 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:07 de Souza Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:07 de Souza Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:07 Willingham Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:58  
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:58
[MIN 52-44]
 
  04:58 de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:58
[MIN 53-44]
 
  04:40 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Bentley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:37  
  04:14 Henry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:14 Herrington Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:14
[MIN 54-44]
 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus  04:14  
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:14
[MIN 55-44]
 
  03:59 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:59  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK)  03:47  
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:45  
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  03:41
[MIN 57-44]
 
  03:30 McCoughtry Turnover : Traveling (6 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 59-44]
 
  03:20 Bentley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville  03:20  
  03:20 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:20 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 60-44]
 
  02:57
[ATL 47-60]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bentley (4 AST) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:43
[MIN 62-47]
 
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
  02:33 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:33 Team Rebound 
Peters Substitution replaced by Whalen  02:33  
  02:33
[ATL 48-62]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  02:15  
  02:14 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:11
[ATL 50-62]
Hayes Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:11  
  02:11 Thomas Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  02:11
[ATL 51-62]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  01:52 Henry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 63-51]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 64-51]
 
  01:41 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK) 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:38  
Augustus Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:24  
  01:13 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:12  
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:54.9  
  00:43.7
[ATL 54-64]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bentley (5 AST) 
  00:36.2 Herrington Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:36.2
[MIN 65-54]
 
Wright Substitution replaced by Brunson  00:36.2  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:36.2
[MIN 66-54]
 
  00:18.9
[ATL 56-66]
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (27-8) Atlanta Dream (17-18)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:20 Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:19  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:06 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:06 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:04
[ATL 58-66]
de Souza Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  08:39
[MIN 68-58]
 
  08:11 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:08  
  07:52 Herrington Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  07:52  
  07:52 Jump Ball Hayes vs Augustus (de Souza gains possession) 
  07:32
[ATL 61-68]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bentley (6 AST) 
  07:23 de Souza Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:23 Hayes Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  07:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:23
[MIN 69-61]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:23
[MIN 70-61]
 
  07:07
[ATL 63-70]
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  06:49
[MIN 72-63]
 
  06:38 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:37  
  06:33 McCoughtry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  06:33  
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  06:33  
Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (2 ST)  06:25  
Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:25  
  06:09 Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
McCarville Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  05:59  
  05:59  
  05:53 Bentley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST)  05:37
[MIN 74-63]
 
  05:18 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (2 BLK) 
  05:18 Team Rebound 
  05:18 Willingham Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:13  
  05:13
[ATL 64-74]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:13 Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:12  
Wright Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:56
[MIN 76-64]
 
  04:39 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:23  
McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Bentley (3 ST)  04:23  
  04:19
[ATL 66-76]
Bentley Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 78-66]
 
  03:52 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK) 
  03:48 de Souza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:48
[ATL 68-78]
de Souza Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:48  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:48  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (2 BLK)  03:27  
  03:25 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:25
[ATL 70-78]
Herrington Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25 Herrington Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  03:24  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:55 Herrington Layup Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:54  
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:38
[MIN 80-70]
 
  02:19
[ATL 73-80]
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
  02:01 Hayes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 81-73]
 
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:01
[MIN 82-73]
 
  01:52 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  01:51  
  01:50 Bentley Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  01:38
[MIN 84-73]
 
  01:25
[ATL 76-84]
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:54.6 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.5  
  00:49.5 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.5 Team Rebound 
  00:49.5
[ATL 77-84]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:49.5  
Wright Substitution replaced by McCarville  00:49.5  
  00:35.2 Bentley Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:35.2
[MIN 85-77]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:35.2
[MIN 86-77]
 
  00:27.6 Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:03.0  
  00:03.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Substitution replaced by Rodgers  00:03.0  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Harris  00:03.0  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  00:03.0  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Jarry  00:03.0  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore  00:03.0  
  00:01.0 Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 8:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
1st West
26
8
8-2
15-2
11-6
ATL
2nd East
17
17
3-7
13-4
4-13
 
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