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Posted Aug 12 2014 11:50PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, and in the process they sent a strong message to a potential first-round opponent.

Kristi Toliver scored 20 of her 29 points in the second half as Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Lynx 71-63.

''We're a playoff team and we wanted to do our own work,'' said Toliver, who hit five 3-pointers and tied her career high in scoring. ''We didn't want to have to rely on other teams losing and different circumstances. We wanted to take care of our own business, and that's why we came out the way we did tonight. We wanted to close the door.''

The Sparks (15-17) are battling San Antonio for third place in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Minnesota (24-8) is locked into second place after Phoenix clinched the top spot in the West by winning at New York on Tuesday.

Beating the Lynx on the road for the first time in four years is a step in the right direction for the Sparks, who were swept by Minnesota in the conference finals two years ago.

''It goes to show that you can play with the big dogs,'' Sparks coach Penny Toler said. ''I told them I need them to play to their potential because right now, nothing else matters. When you get in the playoffs, you're back at 0-0.''

Candace Parker scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half as the Sparks rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit.

The Lynx led 63-62 with 2 minutes to play, but Los Angeles closed the game on a 9-0 run. Toliver put Los Angeles on top with a turn-around jumper, and then buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Sparks a 67-63 lead.

Minnesota had won 11 straight before losing at Phoenix on Saturday. In that game, Diana Taurasi hit a jump shot with 2.9 seconds left and the Lynx couldn't get off a final shot.

''It's not like us. We're used to finishing up games,'' Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen said. ''When it comes down to the last seven minutes, you want to be able to execute.''

The Lynx made just 2 of 9 3-point attempts on the night and shot 34.4 percent from the field in the second half. But WNBA leading scorer Maya Moore said it's not time to panic.

''I'm not concerned about it snowballing because we're in control of that,'' said Moore, who led Minnesota with 20 points. ''I think we're absolutely going to respond. The good thing is that for us, it's the small things. We're not having problems with anything major. We've just got to tighten some things up, come together and feel the sense of urgency.''


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Sparks
Lynx
     
    • 43.9%

    • 42.9%

    • 27.8%

    • 22.2%

    • 88.9%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS MIN
Total Rebounds 6 6
Offensive Rebounds 5 5
Turnovers 7 10
Fast Break Pts: 10 11
Biggest Lead: 8 11
Points in the Paint: 22 34
LAS MIN
p Toliver   29 Moore   20
rb Parker   11 2 players   7
a Toliver   5 Whalen   5
s Ogwumike   3 3 players   1
b Parker   2
 
  • 06/08 - MIN 85 @ LAS 72
  • 06/17 - MIN 94 @ LAS 77
  • 07/08 - LAS 72 @ MIN 83
  • 08/12 - LAS 71 @ MIN 63
Los Angeles Sparks (15-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 21:28 3-6 0-1 0-0 -3 1 5 6 0 0 3 1 1 0 6
C. Parker F-C 33:00 7-19 0-4 2-2 +8 1 10 11 2 3 0 3 2 0 16
J. Lavender C 30:16 1-8 0-0 2-2 +6 1 7 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
A. Beard G-F 33:51 5-11 0-3 0-0 +8 0 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 10
K. Toliver G 39:37 11-18 5-9 2-3 +6 2 1 3 5 3 1 1 0 0 29
C. Wiggins   15:28 0-2 0-1 2-2 +7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Herrington   22:18 1-1 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2
S. Gruda   04:02 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Harding DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-66 5-18 8-9   5 29 34 14 13 7 7 3 0 71
  43.9% 27.8% 88.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9
Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 32:26 9-19 1-5 1-1 -3 1 6 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 20
R. Brunson F 28:17 3-6 0-0 3-4 -1 1 6 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 9
J. McCarville C 29:33 3-7 0-0 0-0 -13 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 0 0 6
S. Augustus G 28:41 3-10 0-1 2-2 -7 1 3 4 3 0 0 3 0 1 8
L. Whalen G 28:28 4-6 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 8
M. Wright   19:12 2-3 1-1 1-2 +6 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 0 0 6
D. Peters   14:04 1-4 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 2
T. White   12:02 0-4 0-2 0-0 -7 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Taylor   06:54 2-3 0-0 0-0 +4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
T. Liston   00:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Dantas NWT - Personal Reasons
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-63 2-9 7-9   5 25 30 22 12 3 10 0 3 63
  42.9% 22.2% 77.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #18 Kurt Walker, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 9132
  • Duration: 1:47
Los Angeles Sparks (15-17) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Ogwumike (Toliver gains possession) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:31  
  09:31 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  09:26
[MIN 3-0]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
  09:15 McCarville Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:11
[LAS 2-3]
 
  08:56
[MIN 5-2]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Parker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:22
[MIN 7-2]
Brunson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Beard 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:56  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:56  
Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:42  
  07:42
[MIN 8-2]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:42
[MIN 9-2]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lavender Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:27  
  07:06 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:49
[MIN 11-2]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:44  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:44  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:22
[MIN 13-2]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:53 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:51  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  05:45  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:44  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:43
[LAS 4-13]
 
  05:20 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  05:10
[LAS 6-13]
 
  04:55 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:54  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:43
[LAS 8-13]
 
  04:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:33 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
  04:22 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:11  
  04:10 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:03  
  03:47
[MIN 15-8]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:20 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:20 Augustus Substitution replaced by White 
  03:09 Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington  03:09  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
Toliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:59  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:57
[LAS 10-15]
 
  02:45
[MIN 17-10]
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  02:24 Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:24
[LAS 11-17]
 
  02:24 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  02:24 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:24
[LAS 12-17]
 
  02:09 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:07  
Ogwumike 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:48 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:46  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:25 Peters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:23  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  01:00 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:55.9
[MIN 19-12]
Moore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:12.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:11.7  
  00:09.6 Peters Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Gruda  00:09.6  
Gruda Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  00:01.0
[LAS 14-19]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (15-17) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Wiggins Violation:Kicked Ball  09:46  
  09:34 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:33  
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  09:15
[LAS 16-19]
 
  08:54 White Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Gruda Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:41
[MIN 21-16]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56 White Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:42  
  07:42 White Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  07:27 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:26  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07
[MIN 23-16]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:00  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Beard  07:00  
Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender  07:00  
  07:00 Taylor Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  06:45
[LAS 19-23]
 
  06:31 Augustus Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:08 Team Rebound 
Gruda Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  06:08  
  05:47 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:46  
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  05:31
[LAS 21-23]
 
  05:10
[MIN 25-21]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:56 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Team Rebound 
  04:38 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:26
[LAS 23-25]
 
  04:10 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
Beard Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  04:01
[LAS 25-25]
 
  03:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:51 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  03:51 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:39 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:30
[MIN 27-25]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:06  
  02:50
[MIN 29-25]
Augustus Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:33
[MIN 31-25]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:55  
  01:55 Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:55 Team Rebound 
Herrington Substitution replaced by Wiggins  01:55  
  01:55
[MIN 32-25]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Beard Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:34
[LAS 27-32]
 
  01:21
[MIN 34-27]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:08
[LAS 29-34]
 
  00:40.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:40.5  
Beard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.6 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.3
[MIN 36-29]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (15-17) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46
[MIN 38-29]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:32  
  09:08 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  08:45
[LAS 31-38]
 
  08:27 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:26  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:20
[LAS 34-38]
 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:54  
  07:54
[MIN 39-34]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:54
[MIN 40-34]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:15
[MIN 42-34]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:56 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:43 Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:42  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Team Rebound 
  06:20 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:59 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:58  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:42
[LAS 36-42]
 
  05:18 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST) 
  05:17 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:17 Whalen Substitution replaced by White 
  05:17 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST)  05:03
[LAS 38-42]
 
  04:51 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:50  
  04:34  
  04:34 Jump Ball Augustus vs Ogwumike (Toliver gains possession) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:30
[LAS 41-42]
 
  04:30 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Herrington  04:30  
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  04:30
[LAS 42-42]
 
  04:14 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:10 Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:08  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:02
[LAS 45-42]
 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:44  
  03:44
[MIN 43-45]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:44 Augustus Substitution replaced by Moore 
  03:44 Peters Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  03:44 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:43  
Beard Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:28
[MIN 45-45]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28
[MIN 46-45]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  03:10
[LAS 47-46]
 
  02:58 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK) 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:56  
Beard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  02:54  
  02:51
[MIN 48-47]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:26 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:25  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  02:20  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:17  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:07
[MIN 51-47]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:39  
  01:39 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  01:39 White Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Parker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:29  
  01:14 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:13  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.4  
  00:48.9 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:40.0 Wright Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:40.0 Wright Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (5 AST)  00:28.4
[LAS 49-51]
 
  00:05.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:03.9  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (15-17) Minnesota Lynx (24-8)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:05 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:04  
  08:52 White Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:52  
Team Rebound  08:52  
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  08:52
[LAS 50-51]
 
  08:35 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
  08:32 Peters Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST)  08:22
[LAS 52-51]
 
  08:03 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:03 White Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Herrington Violation:Kicked Ball  08:03  
  07:55
[MIN 53-52]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  07:34  
Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:20 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:19  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:05
[LAS 54-53]
 
  06:43 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:37
[MIN 55-54]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST)  06:22
[LAS 56-55]
 
  05:58 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST) 
Herrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST)  05:45
[LAS 58-55]
 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:43 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  05:29
[MIN 57-58]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:15
[LAS 60-57]
 
  04:52 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:51  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:38 Team Rebound 
  04:21 Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:20  
Beard 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Beard Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  03:49  
Herrington Substitution replaced by Wiggins  03:49  
  03:49 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  03:45 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:44  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:26
[MIN 59-60]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:06  
Lavender Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:05
[LAS 62-59]
 
  02:43
[MIN 61-62]
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
  02:20 McCarville Substitution replaced by White 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:00
[MIN 63-62]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Toliver Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  01:39
[LAS 64-63]
 
  01:31 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:31 White Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  01:19 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:17  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:57.9
[LAS 67-63]
 
  00:45.8 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:38.1  
  00:25.3 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:23.0 Brunson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:23.0
[LAS 68-63]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:23.0
[LAS 69-63]
 
  00:23.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington  00:23.0  
  00:23.0 Brunson Substitution replaced by Liston 
  00:14.9 Liston Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:13.9  
  00:12.6 Liston Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:12.6
[LAS 70-63]
 
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:12.6
[LAS 71-63]
 
Parker Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:10.1  
Herrington Violation:Kicked Ball  00:10.1  
  00:07.9 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:06.7  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 8:00 pm ET
-- TWC SN/TWC D Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAS
4th West
16
18
6-4
7-10
9-8
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAS
Parker 20.0
Ogwumike 7.7
Parker 4.8
Parker 1.6
Herrington 2.2
MIN
Moore 23.6
Moore 8.0
Whalen 5.6
Peters 1.1
Moore 2.0
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)
field goalsrebounds
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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