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By JESS MYERS
Posted May 18 2014 8:46PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Even when she's struggling, Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen implores her teammates to have faith in her game.

On Sunday, she rewarded them - eventually.

The Connecticut Sun held Whalen to just 2-for-11 from the field and seven points throughout regulation, but she scored 10 points in overtime, including Minnesota's last eight points, as the defending champion Lynx improved to 2-0 with a 90-87 win.

''She always says, `I've got ya, coach,' and today I wanted to believe her,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said of Whalen. ''She gave me a reason, if we're in the same situation again, to put her back out there. She knew for the better part of the game she was putting us in tough spots, and she made up for it.''

Maya Moore scored 33 points, and Seimone Augustus tied it with 2.3 seconds left in regulation for Minnesota.

Rookie Chiney Ogwumike led Connecticut (0-2) with 25 points. The Sun led by 16 in the third quarter, taking advantage of 24 turnovers by Minnesota, before Moore keyed a furious rally. Katie Douglas added 13 points for Connecticut, which won just 10 games last season.

''They know how to finish games and we're just learning how to do that,'' Ogwumike said. ''I think this is a great gut check that we came out and we didn't fall apart, especially when Maya went off. I'm proud of our effort, but obviously this stings.''

Augustus finished with 18 points.

The Sun, who opened the season with a 21-point home loss, looked like a much different team in the first half. They consistently pressed, forcing 11 turnovers, and were leading 51-38 at the break behind 11 points from Douglas. Moore led all first-half scorers with 16 for Minnesota, while Whalen was struggling.

When Whalen found her game, the result was familiar.

''She takes the game over late,'' Sun coach Anne Donovan said. ''She just put her head down and went to the basket and we had a real hard time getting anybody in front of her. When Lindsay's not scoring, it's not that she isn't helping that team. She's such a great leader, getting the ball in people's hands and running the team.''

The Sun led by 16 in the third quarter, but Minnesota finally made a push late, closing the third on a 10-0 run, and taking a 68-66 lead with just under seven minutes left in the fourth. But the Sun made a run of their own and led 78-76 with 6.7 seconds left before Augustus scored, hitting a fallaway shot on the final possession of regulation.

''This game was a tale of two halves, really, just not being the aggressor in the first half,'' said Moore, who was recognized before the game for winning the WNBA finals MVP award last season. ''We started off offensively OK, but defensively we were never where we needed to be, letting them score too many points. I was just trying to be aggressive. Sometimes, you have to take some chances, just lock in and be focused.''

Before the game, WNBA president Laurel Richie and team owner Glen Taylor handed out the 2013 championship rings and the Lynx championship banner was unveiled.


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Sun
Lynx
     
    • 46.9%

    • 47.9%

    • 25.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 58.3%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON MIN
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Turnovers 18 23
Fast Break Pts: 9 24
Biggest Lead: 16 3
Points in the Paint: 52 46
CON MIN
p Ogwumike   25 Moore   33
rb Ogwumike   10 Moore   12
a Hightower   4 Whalen   4
s Ogwumike   4 Moore   5
b Ogwumike   3 3 players   1
 
  • 05/18 - CON 87 @ MIN 90
  • 07/27 - MIN 76 @ CON 65
Connecticut Sun (1-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thomas F 35:07 4-13 0-1 1-2 +11 1 7 8 2 2 2 3 1 0 9
K. Griffin F 28:22 4-10 0-2 0-1 +7 4 4 8 3 2 2 1 0 1 8
C. Ogwumike F 40:06 11-18 0-0 3-6 +4 4 6 10 0 4 4 2 3 2 25
K. Douglas G-F 39:14 6-11 2-5 2-2 +3 1 3 4 3 2 2 3 0 0 16
A. Hightower G 32:08 6-15 0-3 0-0 -11 0 0 0 4 6 2 1 1 0 12
K. Bone   12:21 2-3 0-0 1-1 -7 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
D. McCray   18:57 3-4 1-1 0-0 -19 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 7
A. Bentley   13:20 1-5 0-2 0-0 -10 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 2
R. Montgomery   05:25 1-2 1-2 0-0 +7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Faris DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Pedersen DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 38-81 4-16 7-12   11 21 32 15 21 16 18 5 3 87
  46.9% 25.0% 58.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 20
Minnesota Lynx (5-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 43:17 12-24 3-7 6-6 +6 3 9 12 2 5 5 6 1 3 33
D. Dantas F 40:15 4-4 0-0 2-2 -3 4 5 9 2 4 0 2 0 0 10
J. McCarville C 26:23 1-5 0-0 0-0 -8 0 5 5 3 0 1 4 1 0 2
S. Augustus G 41:37 9-14 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 0 0 5 1 0 18
L. Whalen G 26:48 5-14 0-0 7-9 -8 0 5 5 4 2 3 4 0 1 17
A. Taylor   05:46 0-3 0-0 0-0 -2 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
L. Moore   18:12 1-3 1-2 1-2 +11 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 4
T. White   22:42 3-6 0-1 0-0 +20 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 6
R. Brunson DND - Right Knee Surgery
T. Liston DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Peters DND - Left Knee Surgery
M. Wright DND - Left Knee Surgery
Total   225 35-73 4-10 16-19   10 28 38 18 17 14 23 3 5 90
  47.9% 40.0% 84.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 24

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #4 Sue Blauch, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 9434
  • Duration: 2:11
Connecticut Sun (0-3) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Ogwumike (Griffin gains possession) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[CON 2-0]
 
  09:18
[MIN 2-2]
Dantas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:06
[CON 4-2]
 
  08:54 Moore Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:53  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Dantas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36
[MIN 5-4]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:20  
Griffin Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  08:15
[CON 6-5]
 
  07:57 Whalen Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Team Rebound 
  07:33 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:32  
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:24
[CON 8-5]
 
  06:59 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:55
[CON 10-5]
 
  06:46 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  06:44  
  06:41 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:39
[MIN 7-10]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:01  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:48 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:29 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:28  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  05:19
[CON 12-7]
 
  05:00 McCarville Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  05:00 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  05:00  
Hightower Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:56  
  04:52
[MIN 10-12]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Hightower Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:34
[CON 14-10]
 
  04:22
[MIN 12-14]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bone Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST)  04:02
[CON 16-12]
 
  03:45 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:33  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:31
[CON 18-12]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:22  
Thomas Substitution replaced by McCray  03:22  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Bentley  03:22  
  03:22 Moore Substitution replaced by White 
  03:20 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:17 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:16  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:49 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:40 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:39 Dantas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:24  
  02:24
[MIN 13-18]
Dantas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:24
[MIN 14-18]
Dantas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:12
[CON 20-14]
 
Bentley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:00  
  02:00 Dantas Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  01:48 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  01:42  
  01:41 White Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bone (1 ST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:39
[CON 22-14]
 
  01:39 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:39 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
Bone Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  01:39
[CON 23-14]
 
  01:25 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:11
[MIN 16-23]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.8 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:45.3
[MIN 18-23]
Moore Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
McCray Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:21.8
[CON 25-18]
 
  00:03.3 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (0-3) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:44  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:32  
  09:15 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Team Rebound 
Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:14  
  09:14 Taylor Substitution replaced by Dantas 
  09:02 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Dantas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:01
[MIN 20-25]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[CON 27-20]
 
  08:43 Dantas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:43 Dantas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Hightower  08:43  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
McCray Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:16  
  08:16
[MIN 21-27]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:16 White Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  08:16
[MIN 22-27]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McCray 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  08:03
[CON 30-22]
 
Bone Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:55  
  07:55 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:55 Team Rebound 
  07:55
[MIN 23-30]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  07:35  
  07:26
[MIN 25-30]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:22  
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:22  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:22  
Hightower Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[CON 32-25]
 
  06:51 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:45 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:44  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hightower (2 AST)  06:28
[CON 34-25]
 
  06:17 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[CON 36-25]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
McCray Substitution replaced by Douglas  06:13  
  06:13 McCarville Substitution replaced by White 
Hightower Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:58  
  05:44 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Dantas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Hightower Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:18  
  05:18
[MIN 26-36]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Bentley  05:18  
  05:18
[MIN 27-36]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:52  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:51
[CON 38-27]
 
  04:51 Moore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:41 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (3 ST)  04:37  
  04:33
[MIN 29-38]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:White (2 ST)  04:27  
  04:23 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:19  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  04:04
[CON 40-29]
 
  04:04 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:04 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  04:04  
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:04  
  04:04 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:57 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:56 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:53
[MIN 31-40]
White Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)  03:33
[CON 43-31]
 
  03:21 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:13
[MIN 33-43]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dantas (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:43
[MIN 36-43]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 White Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  02:16 Moore Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:16
[CON 44-36]
 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:16
[CON 45-36]
 
  02:11 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:50
[CON 48-36]
 
  01:29
[MIN 38-48]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:03 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:00  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:53.8  
  00:52.8 Dantas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:52.8
[CON 49-38]
 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  00:52.8  
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:52.8  
  00:51.9 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.9 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:26.1
[CON 51-38]
 
  00:03.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:02.9  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (0-3) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[MIN 40-51]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
  09:33 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:17 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:07 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:06 Dantas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
  08:59 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:50 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:48  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:26
[CON 53-40]
 
  08:04 McCarville Layup Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:03  
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41
[MIN 42-53]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:12  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:10
[CON 55-42]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:59  
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:58  
  06:55 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:53  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:30 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  06:06
[CON 57-42]
 
  05:56 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (2 BLK) 
  05:55 Team Rebound 
  05:55 McCarville Substitution replaced by White 
  05:49 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:29 White Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hightower (1 BLK) 
  05:28 Team Rebound 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bentley  05:28  
  05:25 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:23  
  05:09 Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:09  
Team Rebound  05:09  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:09
[CON 58-42]
 
  04:54 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:52  
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:35
[MIN 44-58]
White Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  04:21
[CON 60-44]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:12  
  04:12  
Hightower Substitution replaced by McCray  04:12  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Bone  04:12  
  04:12 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  03:56 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Dantas Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:54
[MIN 46-60]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:39 White Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:38  
Douglas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:18  
  03:16 Moore Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:16 Moore Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Hightower  03:16  
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  02:48
[MIN 48-60]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Hightower Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:24
[CON 62-48]
 
Bentley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:16  
  02:16 Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Griffin  02:16  
  02:16
[MIN 49-62]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
McCray Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  02:12  
  02:04 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:McCray (1 ST) 
McCray Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:White (3 ST)  02:00  
Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:59  
  01:59
[MIN 50-62]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:59 Dantas Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  01:59  
  01:59
[MIN 51-62]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Hightower Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:45  
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:36
[MIN 53-62]
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:17
[MIN 56-62]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:16  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  01:06  
  01:04 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:56.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:54.9  
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.4
[MIN 58-62]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (0-3) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCarville (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:32
[MIN 60-62]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
McCray Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  09:15
[CON 64-60]
 
  08:51
[MIN 62-64]
Augustus Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  08:28 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bone  08:28  
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:18
[CON 66-62]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:04  
  07:58 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  07:56  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  07:44  
Hightower Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:39  
  07:39
[MIN 63-66]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  07:39
[MIN 64-66]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Bone Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:26
[MIN 66-66]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
McCray Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  07:06  
  07:01
[MIN 68-66]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Bone Substitution replaced by Griffin  06:51  
McCray Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:51  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:34  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST)  06:30
[CON 69-68]
 
  06:03 McCarville Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Douglas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  05:51  
Hightower Violation:Kicked Ball  05:38  
  05:27 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  05:02  
Team Rebound  05:01  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:01  
  05:01 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  04:48 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Douglas (2 ST) 
Hightower Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  04:46  
  04:44
[MIN 70-69]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Hightower Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:20
[CON 71-70]
 
  04:00 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:58  
  03:58 McCarville Substitution replaced by White 
  03:55 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:54  
  03:52 White Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:52
[CON 72-70]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  03:52  
Team Rebound  03:52  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  03:37
[CON 74-70]
 
  03:11 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:09  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:47  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:46
[CON 76-70]
 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 White Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower  02:37  
  02:22
[MIN 72-76]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:56 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (4 ST) 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:52
[CON 78-72]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:47 McCarville Substitution replaced by White 
  01:28 White Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:26  
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST)  01:23  
  01:20 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:18
[MIN 74-78]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
  01:03 Moore Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:49.2  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:49.0  
  00:35.6
[MIN 76-78]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:13.9  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0 Team Rebound 
  00:12.0 Jump Ball Augustus vs Griffin (Whalen gains possession) 
  00:09.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:08.4 Whalen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:08.4  
  00:07.6 Moore Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:07.6  
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (5 ST)  00:07.5  
Hightower Foul: Personal (5 PF)  00:06.7  
  00:06.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:02.3
[MIN 78-78]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dantas (2 AST) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
Connecticut Sun (0-3) Minnesota Lynx (3-0)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Dantas vs Ogwumike (Whalen gains possession)
  04:48 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:47  
  04:47 Dantas Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:27
[CON 80-78]
 
  04:27 White Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by McCray  04:27  
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  04:27
[CON 81-78]
 
  04:09 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Hightower (2 ST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hightower (3 AST)  03:55
[CON 83-78]
 
  03:31 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:30  
Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:09
[MIN 80-83]
White Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:50  
  02:38
[MIN 82-83]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:29  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hightower (4 AST)  02:22
[CON 85-82]
 
  02:10
[MIN 84-85]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:10  
  02:10
[MIN 85-85]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:42  
  01:42
[MIN 86-85]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:42 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:41 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:28 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:27  
  01:07 Dantas Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:51.9 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hightower Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:37.8  
Hightower Substitution replaced by Bentley  00:37.8  
  00:37.8
[MIN 87-85]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:37.8
[MIN 88-85]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:37.8  
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: McCray (1 AST)  00:34.7
[CON 87-88]
 
  00:13.2
[MIN 90-87]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:03.9  
McCray Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.1 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
End of 1st Overtime
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
6th East
13
21
3-7
9-8
4-13
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CON
Ogwumike 15.3
Ogwumike 8.5
Bentley 3.5
Ogwumike 1.4
Griffin 1.4
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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