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MVP Moore leads Lynx past Stars, 88-84, in Game 1


By JESS MYERS
Posted Aug 22 2014 12:46AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The defending champion Minnesota Lynx got a reminder from the San Antonio Stars that nothing comes easy in the postseason.

Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the beat the Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

Minnesota led by 15 with 9 minutes to go before the Stars went on an 18-2 run to go ahead, 73-72 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone Augustus scored six of her 16 points in the final 2:11 as Minnesota recovered to pull out the win.

''I was happy for a large part of the game, then something bad happened. Up 70-55 we kind of had them right where we wanted and then the bottom fell out defensively,'' said Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, crediting Augustus, who has battled knee problems this season, for righting the ship. ''Mone was big. Those last three baskets were huge for us.''

Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is at San Antonio on Saturday night.

Kayla McBride scored 21 points to lead the Stars. Becky Hammon scored 14 of her 17 in the second half, including a spinning shot with 1.9 seconds left that pulled the Stars within two.

''She wants to keep playing in a big way,'' Stars coach Dan Hughes said of Hammon, who will retire at season's end to become an assistant coach with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. ''I've had a ringside seat for about 50 of those, so that didn't totally surprise me.''

However, Moore made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left and the Lynx beat the Stars for the 18th time in 21 meetings.

After the Stars controlled the game early, Minnesota went on an 8-0 run and led by double digits in the first quarter, capped off by a highlight-reel alley-oop play with Lindsay Whalen passing to Moore for an emphatic bucket.

Then the Lynx struggled, missing eight consecutive shots, and the Stars capitalized and pulled to 24-22. However, the Lynx started making shots again and increased their lead to 14 before taking a 40-30 advantage at halftime.

Moore led all first-half scorers with 13 while McBride had 10 for San Antonio.

''I was just trying to come in and give us some energy early by knocking down shots,'' said McBride, a rookie from Notre Dame who was playing in her first playoff game.

Hammon made a driving layup, was fouled, and hit the free throw to put San Antonio ahead 73-72 with just over four minutes left. But it was a short-lived advantage, as Moore hit a layup to put Minnesota back up for good, then blocked McBride's layup attempt on the ensuing possession.

''That's what the playoffs are about,'' Moore said, after Minnesota opened its 10th playoff series in the past four years. ''It's about option 3 and option 4 and who can be more persistent at what they want to get. San Antonio and, especially, Becky will keep working until she gets what she wants, and we had to make it tough on her.

Whalen finished with 11 assists and 10 points for Minnesota, which lost in San Antonio during its last regular season meeting.


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Stars
Lynx
     
    • 51.5%

    • 48.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 72.7%

    • 92.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAN MIN
Total Rebounds 8 5
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 15 8
Fast Break Pts: 8 17
Biggest Lead: 3 15
Points in the Paint: 44 40
SAN MIN
p McBride   20 Moore   26
rb Adams   10 2 players   7
a Robinson   6 Whalen   11
s Young-Malcolm   2 2 players   3
b Adams   2 Moore   2
 
  • 05/30 - SAN 72 @ MIN 88
  • 06/01 - MIN 87 @ SAN 79
  • 07/03 - SAN 84 @ MIN 91
  • 07/25 - SAN 78 @ MIN 88
  • 08/15 - MIN 76 @ SAN 92
San Antonio Stars (16-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. McBride G-F 28:42 8-11 3-4 1-1 -10 0 3 3 1 2 1 3 0 2 20
D. Adams F-C 32:09 5-9 1-3 1-2 +9 5 5 10 1 4 0 3 2 0 12
J. Appel C 19:11 0-3 0-0 0-0 -26 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
B. Hammon G 30:53 7-14 2-5 1-1 +9 0 5 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 17
D. Robinson G 28:05 4-10 0-1 0-0 -7 0 2 2 6 5 0 6 0 1 8
S. Young-Malcolm   28:40 7-11 0-0 2-3 +9 2 5 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 16
J. Perkins   22:04 3-5 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
S. Johnson   10:16 1-5 0-1 2-2 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
A. Ndour   00:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Alexander DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Christon DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Whyte NWT - Right Knee Injury
Total   200 35-68 6-15 8-11   7 25 32 15 14 5 15 3 3 84
  51.5% 40.0% 72.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
Minnesota Lynx (25-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 37:06 9-18 2-5 6-6 +8 4 2 6 7 2 3 0 2 0 26
R. Brunson F 32:13 4-8 0-0 0-0 +10 1 6 7 1 1 3 2 0 1 8
J. McCarville C 26:28 5-8 0-1 1-1 -2 2 3 5 1 2 0 3 0 0 11
S. Augustus G 32:46 6-16 0-1 4-4 0 4 1 5 3 2 2 1 1 1 16
L. Whalen G 31:29 4-10 0-0 2-3 0 2 5 7 11 3 0 0 0 0 10
D. Peters   16:26 3-4 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6
M. Wright   11:12 3-5 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 1 6
T. White   12:20 2-6 1-2 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
D. Dantas NWT - Personal Reasons
T. Liston DNP - Coach's Decision
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 36-75 3-9 13-14   13 18 31 27 13 11 8 3 3 88
  48.0% 33.3% 92.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 8

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  • Stars: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Stars: --
  • Lynx: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #53 Jeff Smith, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8523
  • Duration: 2:02
San Antonio Stars (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Appel (Adams gains possession) 
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:42
[SAN 3-0]
 
  09:26
[MIN 2-3]
McCarville Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McBride Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:08
[SAN 5-2]
 
  08:50
[MIN 4-5]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McBride Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:21 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:20  
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:10  
  08:04
[MIN 6-5]
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Appel Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26
[MIN 8-5]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:04
[MIN 10-5]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
McBride Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:46
[SAN 7-10]
 
  06:31 Jump Ball Moore vs McBride 
  06:24 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:22  
  06:22
[MIN 11-7]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:22
[MIN 12-7]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:48 Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:45 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:42 Jump Ball Augustus vs McBride (McCarville gains possession) 
  05:30 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McBride (1 ST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  05:24
[SAN 10-12]
 
  05:05 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Augustus Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:53
[MIN 14-10]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:26 Team Rebound 
  04:26  
Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  04:26  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  04:26  
  04:26 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:26 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:11 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Appel (1 ST) 
Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  04:00  
  04:00 Jump Ball Moore vs Appel (Augustus gains possession) 
  03:41 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:40  
McBride Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  03:35  
  03:24 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
Young-Malcolm Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57
[MIN 16-10]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:41  
  02:41 Augustus Substitution replaced by White 
  02:41 Brunson Substitution replaced by Whalen 
McBride Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:28  
Appel Substitution replaced by Adams  02:28  
  02:18
[MIN 18-10]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST)  01:58
[SAN 12-18]
 
  01:42
[MIN 20-12]
White Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  01:34  
  01:28
[MIN 22-12]
Moore Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:21  
  01:14 White Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McBride Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:14  
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:10
[SAN 14-22]
 
  00:48.4
[MIN 24-14]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  00:31.8
[SAN 16-24]
 
  00:08.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:07.4  
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
San Antonio Stars (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Hammon Layup Shot: Missed  09:17  
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:16  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hammon (1 AST)  09:14
[SAN 18-24]
 
  08:50 White Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hammon (1 ST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hammon (2 AST)  08:11
[SAN 20-24]
 
  07:53 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:52  
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:39  
Adams Layup Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:36 Augustus Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:30 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:09 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
  07:06 Peters Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  07:06 White Substitution replaced by Moore 
Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Appel  07:06  
  06:59 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:58  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:35  
Adams Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:33
[SAN 22-24]
 
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:14 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:13  
  05:57 McCarville Violation:Kicked Ball 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:40
[MIN 26-22]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Adams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:40  
Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  05:40  
  05:40
[MIN 27-22]
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:15 Team Rebound 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson  05:15  
  04:59 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:58  
  04:56 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:48
[SAN 24-27]
 
  04:35 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Augustus Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:30
[MIN 29-24]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Appel Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:04 McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:56  
Johnson Substitution replaced by McBride  03:56  
  03:56 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  03:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
McBride Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:50  
Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  03:44  
  03:22 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:18
[MIN 31-24]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:46
[MIN 34-24]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Hammon Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:11
[MIN 36-24]
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Robinson Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  01:41  
Appel Substitution replaced by Adams  01:41  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  01:41  
  01:35
[MIN 38-24]
Moore Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
McBride Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:26
[SAN 26-38]
 
  01:26 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
McBride Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  01:26
[SAN 27-38]
 
  01:08 Peters Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  00:57.7 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:57.7
[SAN 28-38]
 
  00:57.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:57.7 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
  00:57.7 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:57.7  
  00:56.9 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:34.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.8 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:31.5
[MIN 40-28]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:22.1
[SAN 30-40]
 
  00:04.8 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Qtr
San Antonio Stars (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:18 Team Rebound 
  09:18 Jump Ball Brunson vs Appel (Moore gains possession) 
  09:07 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:04 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:58  
  08:58
[MIN 41-30]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:58
[MIN 42-30]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:52 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:43
[SAN 32-42]
 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:19  
  08:19
[MIN 43-32]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:19
[MIN 44-32]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  08:08  
  07:58 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  07:52 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  07:43  
  07:43 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:43
[SAN 33-44]
 
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:43  
Team Rebound  07:42  
McBride 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:28  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:28  
  07:23
[MIN 46-33]
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Appel Layup Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:52
[MIN 48-33]
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:44  
Appel Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  06:44  
McBride Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:31
[SAN 35-48]
 
  06:09 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK) 
  06:07 Augustus Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  06:06 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:05  
Adams Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hammon (3 AST)  05:50
[SAN 37-48]
 
  05:27 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:25  
Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (3 ST)  05:17  
  05:12
[MIN 50-37]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hammon (4 AST)  04:47
[SAN 40-50]
 
  04:28 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:27 McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:24
[MIN 52-40]
McCarville Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  04:06 Whalen Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:06 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:06 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  04:06 Brunson Substitution replaced by White 
Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:02  
  03:53 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:52  
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:43
[SAN 42-52]
 
Young-Malcolm Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:26  
  03:26
[MIN 53-42]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:26
[MIN 54-42]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:11
[SAN 44-54]
 
  02:58
[MIN 56-44]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  02:50  
  02:44 White Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:42  
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hammon (5 AST)  02:32
[SAN 46-56]
 
  02:13 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:12  
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McBride (1 AST)  02:02
[SAN 48-56]
 
  01:54 Team Timeout : Short 
Adams Substitution replaced by Appel  01:54  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:54  
  01:54 Augustus Substitution replaced by Brunson 
  01:36
[MIN 58-48]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McBride Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  01:30  
  01:26 White Layup Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:23  
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  01:17
[SAN 51-58]
 
  01:05 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young-Malcolm (1 ST) 
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Peters (1 ST)  00:59.9  
  00:52.3
[MIN 60-51]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:32.4
[MIN 62-51]
Peters Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST) 
  00:18.5 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:18.5
[SAN 52-62]
 
McBride Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:18.5  
  00:18.5 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:18.5
[SAN 53-62]
 
  00:03.2
[MIN 65-53]
White 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
San Antonio Stars (16-19) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Perkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:46
[SAN 55-65]
 
  09:32 Whalen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Team Rebound 
  09:26
[MIN 68-55]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Whalen (8 AST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:01
[MIN 70-55]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:56  
Appel Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  08:56  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Hammon  08:56  
Hammon Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  08:46
[SAN 57-70]
 
  08:27 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:26 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:26 Brunson Tip Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:24  
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:16 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:11 Brunson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:01  
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:00  
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:59
[SAN 59-70]
 
  07:38 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK) 
Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:36  
  07:21 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:21  
Team Rebound  07:21  
  07:21 White Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:21
[SAN 60-70]
 
  07:09 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Young-Malcolm (2 ST) 
Hammon Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:56  
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:55
[SAN 62-70]
 
  06:41 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:38  
Perkins Substitution replaced by McBride  06:18  
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  06:17
[SAN 64-70]
 
  06:17 McCarville Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:17 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  06:17
[SAN 65-70]
 
  06:08
[MIN 72-65]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST) 
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:57
[SAN 67-72]
 
  05:29 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  05:22
[SAN 70-72]
 
  05:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:00 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:58  
Adams Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:46  
Adams Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:46  
  04:23 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:21  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  04:16  
Team Rebound  04:15  
  04:15 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST)  04:12
[SAN 72-72]
 
  04:12 Augustus Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Hammon Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  04:12
[SAN 73-72]
 
  03:55
[MIN 74-73]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
McBride Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK)  03:38  
  03:36 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Hammon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:35  
  03:22 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:16
[MIN 76-73]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (9 AST) 
Adams Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
Team Rebound  02:54  
  02:50 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
Adams Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:34  
Adams Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:32
[SAN 75-76]
 
  02:11
[MIN 78-75]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (10 AST) 
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:46
[MIN 80-75]
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Moore (6 AST) 
Adams Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  01:46  
  01:46 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:46  
McBride Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Robinson (6 AST)  01:31
[SAN 77-80]
 
  01:12
[MIN 82-77]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Moore (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:04  
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:54.1
[SAN 79-82]
 
  00:33.5
[MIN 84-79]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Whalen (11 AST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:25.5
[SAN 82-84]
 
Hammon Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:20.3  
  00:20.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  00:20.3  
Robinson Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:18.7  
  00:18.7
[MIN 85-82]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Hammon  00:18.7  
  00:18.7
[MIN 86-82]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:01.9
[SAN 84-86]
 
  00:01.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  00:01.9  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Ndour  00:01.9  
McBride Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.3  
  00:01.3
[MIN 87-84]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Hammon  00:01.3  
  00:01.3
[MIN 88-84]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.3  
Ndour Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:01.3  
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAN
3rd West
16
18
4-6
8-9
8-9
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAN
2 players 22.5
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.5
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .467 .521
FT% .796 .853
Points 81.6 91.0
Rebounds 35.3 31.5
Assists 20.3 25.0
Steals 7.1 9.5
Blocks 3.6 4.0
3-Point % .338 .333
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Stars Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .430 .489
FT% .822 .778
Points 77.8 86.5
Rebounds 31.7 30.0
Assists 18.3 17.5
Steals 7.4 5.0
Blocks 2.9 3.5
3-Point % .359 .469
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 1
Minnesota Lynx (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Augustus, Seimone 64:54 16-30 0-2 5-5 4 2 6 5 5 2 3 1 3 37
Brunson, Rebekkah 54:17 7-15 0-0 0-0 2 7 9 2 6 3 2 1 1 14
McCarville, Janel 54:30 9-14 1-2 2-3 3 7 10 5 6 0 5 0 0 21
Moore, Maya 74:24 14-31 3-9 11-11 6 8 14 17 5 5 1 6 0 42
Peters, Devereaux 30:34 5-8 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 1 2 0 1 10
Whalen, Lindsay 61:36 15-27 0-0 11-13 3 11 14 15 5 2 5 0 1 41
White, Tan 29:39 3-9 1-2 0-2 2 1 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 7
Wright, Monica 30:06 5-8 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 4 3 2 2 0 1 10
San Antonio Stars (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Adams, Danielle 60:20 13-23 3-9 6-8 8 9 17 3 8 0 3 4 1 35
Alexander, Kayla 1:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appel, Jayne 38:49 0-4 0-0 0-0 3 8 11 4 6 1 2 0 0 0
Christon, Shameka 3:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hammon, Becky 56:48 10-19 3-6 6-6 0 7 7 9 4 3 5 0 1 29
Johnson, Shenise 17:39 1-8 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 4
McBride, Kayla 60:20 16-27 6-10 7-7 1 4 5 1 4 2 7 0 2 45
Ndour, Astou 0:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perkins, Jia 46:03 10-16 3-5 1-2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 24
Robinson, Danielle 61:23 8-22 0-1 3-4 1 6 7 12 8 1 7 1 1 19
Young-Malcolm 53:51 7-14 0-0 3-7 4 6 10 3 2 2 2 1 0 17