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Posted Aug 23 2014 11:16PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Lindsay Whalen took a stand after getting pushed around early by the San Antonio Stars, giving the Minnesota Lynx the boost they needed to come back.

Whalen had a career playoff-high 31 points and Minnesota rallied for a 94-89 victory over San Antonio on Saturday, advancing to the Western Conference finals and ending Becky Hammon's playing career.

Seimone Augustus scored 21 points, Maya Moore had 16 and Janel McCarville 10 for Minnesota, which will face the winner between Phoenix and Los Angeles after sweeping the first-round series.

''Offensively, we call (Whalen) the bully,'' Augustus said. ''She just kind of puts her head down, goes to the basket and looks for contact.

''If she gets a call, she gets to the free throw and knocks it down, but if not, she plays through it. And that's been her mentality the entire year, just be aggressive.

''Tonight it was just contagious, once she got going, myself got going, Maya got going, J-Mac got going. All of us had that aggressive mentality that she had.''

The Stars had no answer for the defending WNBA champions' offensive depth. After attempting to stall Whalen's drives, Minnesota allowed Augustus and Moore to close out the game.

Whalen's aggressive play was reminiscent of Hammon's career, which she started with the New York Liberty before being traded to San Antonio in 2007.

Hammon, who is retiring after 16 seasons in the WNBA, had 12 points and four assists in her final game. She received a standing ovation and received warm wishes from Minnesota's players, especially Augustus.

''I just congratulated her and said that I love her,'' Augustus said. ''Thank you for everything you did for women and sports.''

Hammon will become the first woman to serve as a full-time NBA assistant coach, joining the San Antonio Spurs in their quest for a championship repeat.

Kayla McBride had 25 points, Danielle Adams added 23, and Jia Perkins had 17 for San Antonio.

The Stars appeared ready to extend Hammon's career by getting off to a fast start and stifling the Lynx defensively.

''Physically, we weren't there, but mentally we knew it,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ''We just didn't respond. They did exactly what we thought. For two games they played great.''

The Stars scored the game's first seven points and went on to a 22-4 lead. The early run included a turnaround jumper and a 3-pointer by Adams.

''It was a shame to start the game that way and then just kind of trail off,'' Hammon said. ''We know they are a great team and have tremendous scorers. To do what we did in the first quarter and for them to still ring up 90-plus points, they really put it on us from second quarter on.''

Minnesota rallied midway through the second quarter, sparked by Reeve's frustration with the officiating crew.

After her pleas for a call from official Amy Bonner weren't answered, Reeve turned to WNBA chief of basketball operations Renee Brown and said, ''Adams is in the lane (defensively) for 10 seconds and they are not calling it.''

Brown was in attendance to give Hammon the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award prior to the game.

''It never is (a way to spark the team) for me,'' Reeve said. ''I know people say that, but I think that's the biggest myth there is. That gives me too much credit that I'm able to think like that.''

Instead, Reeve credited Whalen's aggression.

The Lynx closed the first half on an 18-8 run to cut the Stars' lead to 44-40.

Whalen scored 12 points in the second quarter, hitting 4 of 5 shots and making all six free throws.

''Lindsay got us going in the second quarter when she had enough of the way we were playing,'' Reeve said. ''She was contagious in such a positive way.''

A pair of 3-pointers by McBride were the only points for San Antonio in the final minutes of the first half with the exception of a pair of free throws by Danielle Robinson with 0.5 seconds remaining.

Moore's 3-pointer gave Minnesota its first lead at 46-44 with 8:39 left in the third quarter.

That came seconds after Hughes received a technical foul.

The technical gave San Antonio a temporary spark that turned into a 59-53 lead, but Minnesota closed on a 14-5 run for a 67-64 lead entering the fourth.

''I thought the game got really physical,'' Hughes said. ''I think they literally tried to own the paint and we didn't resist it well enough. We got ourselves in foul trouble trying to do that. You have to start with giving credit where credit is due. They are just a very good team.''


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Lynx
Stars
     
    • 56.7%

    • 46.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 52.9%

    • 80.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAN
Total Rebounds 7 6
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 12 13
Fast Break Pts: 13 10
Biggest Lead: 11 18
Points in the Paint: 54 26
MIN SAN
p Whalen   31 McBride   25
rb Moore   8 Appel   8
a Moore   10 Robinson   6
s White   3 Hammon   2
b Moore   4 Adams   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
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 37:18 5-13 1-4 5-5 +6 2 6 8 10 3 2 1 4 0 16
R. Brunson F 22:04 3-7 0-0 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 5 0 0 1 0 6
J. McCarville C 28:02 4-6 1-1 1-2 -1 1 4 5 4 4 0 2 0 0 10
S. Augustus G 32:08 10-14 0-1 1-1 +2 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 21
L. Whalen G 30:07 11-17 0-0 9-10 +5 1 6 7 4 2 2 5 0 1 31
D. Peters   14:08 2-4 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 4
M. Wright   18:54 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
T. White   17:19 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 2
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 38-67 2-6 16-20   9 23 32 23 22 8 12 5 4 94
  56.7% 33.3% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
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 31:38 8-16 3-6 6-6 +6 1 1 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 25
D. Adams F-C 28:11 8-14 2-6 5-6 +2 3 4 7 2 4 0 0 2 1 23
J. Appel C 19:38 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 3 5 8 4 6 0 2 0 0 0
B. Hammon G 25:55 3-5 1-1 5-5 +7 0 2 2 4 2 2 3 0 1 12
D. Robinson G 33:18 4-12 0-0 3-4 +5 1 4 5 6 3 1 1 1 0 11
J. Perkins   23:59 7-11 3-4 0-0 -18 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 17
S. Young-Malcolm   25:11 0-3 0-0 1-4 -21 2 1 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 1
S. Johnson   07:23 0-3 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
K. Alexander   01:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Christon   03:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Ndour DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-65 9-17 20-25   11 17 28 20 21 5 13 4 5 89
  46.2% 52.9% 80.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Stars: Whyte

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Stars: Hughes

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #31 Amy Bonner, #8 Daryl Humphrey
  • Attendance: 7085
  • Duration: 2:07
Minnesota Lynx (26-9) San Antonio Stars (16-19)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Appel vs McCarville (Robinson gains possession) 
  09:45 McBride Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:23 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13
[SAN 2-0]
Adams Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hammon (1 ST)  08:56  
  08:48
[SAN 5-0]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hammon (1 AST) 
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18
[SAN 7-0]
Robinson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:01
[MIN 2-7]
 
  08:01 Hammon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:01  
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:00  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McBride (1 ST)  07:58  
  07:50 Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:25 Hammon Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Team Rebound 
  07:21 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:13
[SAN 9-2]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST) 
  06:55 Appel Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:40
[SAN 11-2]
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:08  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:08  
Brunson Substitution replaced by Peters  06:08  
Moore Substitution replaced by Wright  06:08  
  06:08
[SAN 12-2]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:08
[SAN 13-2]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  05:57
[MIN 4-13]
 
Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:45  
  05:45
[SAN 14-4]
Hammon Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:45
[SAN 15-4]
Hammon Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:19
[SAN 18-4]
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:48 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:47  
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hammon (2 ST)  04:45  
Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:45  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Moore  04:45  
Whalen Substitution replaced by White  04:45  
  04:32
[SAN 20-4]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Appel (1 AST) 
  04:22 Adams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:22 Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  04:22 Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  04:14  
  04:12
[SAN 22-4]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:06  
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  04:06  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  03:57
[MIN 6-22]
 
  03:44 McBride Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
Peters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  03:38
[MIN 8-22]
 
  03:15 McBride Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:12  
Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:00  
Augustus Substitution replaced by McCarville  03:00  
Peters Substitution replaced by Wright  03:00  
  02:49
[SAN 24-8]
Perkins Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (1 AST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:23 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:12
[SAN 26-8]
McBride Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Appel (2 AST) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:45 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  01:39
[MIN 10-26]
 
  01:21 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  01:09
[MIN 12-26]
 
  00:48.1
[SAN 28-12]
McBride Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Appel (3 AST) 
Moore Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:30.8  
  00:29.5 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:03.9 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.6  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-9) San Antonio Stars (16-19)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST)  09:39
[MIN 14-28]
 
  09:21 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:20  
McCarville Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  09:16
[MIN 16-28]
 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:56  
  08:56 Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:56 Team Rebound 
  08:56
[SAN 29-16]
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Moore Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:43  
Moore Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:43  
  08:18
[SAN 31-16]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hammon (2 AST) 
  08:05 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:05
[MIN 17-31]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:05
[MIN 18-31]
 
  07:54
[SAN 34-18]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hammon (3 AST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:40
[MIN 20-34]
 
  07:30 Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK) 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:28  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:24
[MIN 22-34]
 
  07:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:07
[SAN 36-22]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (2 AST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Moore (5 AST)  06:47
[MIN 24-36]
 
  06:26 Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:25  
Augustus Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  06:14
[MIN 26-36]
 
  06:04 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:03  
  06:03 Hammon Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  05:48 Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:48
[MIN 27-36]
 
  05:48 Adams Substitution replaced by Appel 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:48
[MIN 28-36]
 
  05:26 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:22  
Augustus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:22  
  05:22 Johnson Substitution replaced by McBride 
  05:22 Jump Ball Robinson vs Augustus (Whalen gains possession) 
Brunson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:06  
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:05  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:01
[MIN 30-36]
 
  04:47 Appel Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:47 Appel Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  04:47  
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  04:47  
  04:32 McBride Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 31-36]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 32-36]
 
  04:15
[SAN 39-32]
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST) 
Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:56  
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:39 Robinson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:36 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:34  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  03:15
[MIN 34-39]
 
  03:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:07 Perkins Substitution replaced by Hammon 
Moore Substitution replaced by White  03:07  
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:07  
  02:53 Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:52  
  02:50 Robinson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:23 McBride Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  02:23 McBride Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Peters Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 36-39]
 
Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
White Substitution replaced by Moore  01:48  
  01:40 Young-Malcolm Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Appel Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:33
[SAN 42-36]
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST) 
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (6 AST)  01:11
[MIN 38-42]
 
  00:56.7 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:45.6 Appel Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:45.6
[MIN 39-42]
 
  00:45.6 Appel Substitution replaced by Alexander 
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  00:45.6  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:45.6
[MIN 40-42]
 
  00:27.8 Hammon Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST) 
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:06.6  
Brunson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.5  
  00:00.5
[SAN 43-40]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:00.5
[SAN 44-40]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-9) San Antonio Stars (16-19)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  09:50  
  09:37 McBride Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST) 
Whalen Running Bank shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:32
[MIN 42-44]
 
  09:08 Appel Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:07  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:49  
  08:44 Hammon Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:44 Hughes Technical 
Augustus Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 43-44]
 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  08:39
[MIN 46-44]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:25  
  08:20 McBride Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:19 Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:16
[SAN 47-46]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Appel (4 AST) 
  08:03 Appel Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
Augustus Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (7 AST)  07:58
[MIN 48-47]
 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:50  
  07:50 Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:50 Team Rebound 
  07:50 Appel Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
  07:50
[SAN 48-48]
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Augustus Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:37  
Augustus Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:37  
  07:25
[SAN 50-48]
McBride Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST) 
Whalen Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:15  
Whalen Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  07:15  
  07:04 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:03  
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:57  
Augustus Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43
[SAN 51-48]
McBride Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:43
[SAN 52-48]
McBride Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK)  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:29  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  06:18
[MIN 51-52]
 
  06:05 Adams Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:04 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:04  
  05:57 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:54
[SAN 54-51]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  05:54  
  05:54 Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:53  
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:23 Young-Malcolm Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  05:23  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  05:23  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:10
[MIN 53-54]
 
  04:59 McBride Layup Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:58  
Brunson Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brunson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:32  
  04:32  
  04:32 Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Brunson Substitution replaced by White  04:32  
  04:32
[SAN 55-53]
McBride Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:32
[SAN 56-53]
McBride Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Augustus Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:23  
Augustus Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:23  
  04:06
[SAN 59-53]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (3 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST)  03:41
[MIN 55-59]
 
  03:29 McBride Running Bank shot: Missed 
Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 57-59]
 
  03:03 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:02  
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK)  02:40  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:38  
White Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:38
[MIN 59-59]
 
  02:23 Young-Malcolm Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:White (2 ST) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:13  
Peters Jump Shot: Missed Block: Young-Malcolm (1 BLK)  02:11  
  02:10 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:05 McBride Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:04  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  01:54
[MIN 61-59]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:47 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Appel 
Augustus Substitution replaced by McCarville  01:47  
  01:33 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:32  
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST)  01:16
[MIN 63-59]
 
  01:00 Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Whalen  01:00  
  01:00 Appel Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  01:00 McBride Substitution replaced by Hammon 
  01:00 Appel Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
  00:52.3 Perkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:52.3
[MIN 64-59]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:52.3
[MIN 65-59]
 
  00:28.9
[SAN 61-65]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hammon (4 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:07.9
[MIN 67-61]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  00:01.0  
  00:01.0
[SAN 62-67]
Hammon Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  00:01.0
[SAN 63-67]
Hammon Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  00:01.0 Robinson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:01.0
[SAN 64-67]
Hammon Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (26-9) San Antonio Stars (16-19)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK) 
  09:37 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:37 Adams Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:35  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:24
[MIN 69-64]
 
  09:08
[SAN 66-69]
Hammon Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST)  08:52
[MIN 71-66]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:43 Adams Substitution replaced by Appel 
  08:33
[SAN 68-71]
Perkins Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST)  08:11
[MIN 73-68]
 
  07:56 Perkins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:55  
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST)  07:39
[MIN 75-68]
 
Brunson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  07:16  
  07:16 Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:16 Team Rebound 
  07:16 Hammon Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  07:16 Johnson Substitution replaced by McBride 
Brunson Substitution replaced by Wright  07:16  
  07:16 Young-Malcolm Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:15  
  07:04 Appel Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:04 Appel Substitution replaced by Adams 
McCarville Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:04  
Team Rebound  07:04  
McCarville Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 76-68]
 
  06:49 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Moore (3 BLK) 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:47  
Augustus Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:43  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 78-68]
 
  06:43 Young-Malcolm Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:43 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Alexander 
Whalen Substitution replaced by White  06:43  
Moore Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 79-68]
 
McCarville Violation:Kicked Ball  06:26  
  06:26 Alexander Substitution replaced by Christon 
  06:14
[SAN 71-79]
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Augustus Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:57
[MIN 81-71]
 
  05:35
[SAN 73-81]
Adams Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  05:22 Robinson Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  05:22  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
White Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:13  
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Moore (8 AST)  05:02
[MIN 83-73]
 
  04:36
[SAN 75-83]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Adams (2 AST) 
Moore Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:16
[MIN 85-75]
 
  04:01
[SAN 77-85]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Peters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:01  
  04:01 Perkins Substitution replaced by Hammon 
  04:01 Christon Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
  04:01
[SAN 78-85]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Peters Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Hammon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:41 Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:32  
  03:32 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Christon 
Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:32  
Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville  03:32  
  03:24 Christon Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:13 Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:White (3 ST) 
Whalen Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  02:55
[MIN 87-78]
 
  02:55 Adams Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (29 PTS)  02:55
[MIN 88-78]
 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:48  
  02:48
[SAN 79-88]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus  02:48  
  02:48
[SAN 80-88]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Moore (9 AST)  02:23
[MIN 90-80]
 
Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:13  
  02:13
[SAN 81-90]
McBride Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:13 Christon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  02:13
[SAN 82-90]
McBride Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:54  
Team Timeout : Short  01:49  
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Moore (10 AST)  01:31
[MIN 92-82]
 
  01:12
[SAN 84-92]
McBride Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:44.4  
  00:38.9 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:38.0  
  00:24.5 Perkins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:24.5
[MIN 93-84]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:24.5
[MIN 94-84]
 
  00:17.5
[SAN 87-94]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Robinson (6 AST) 
  00:16.5 Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
White Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.5  
Team Rebound  00:16.5  
White Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:16.5  
  00:15.5 Team Rebound 
  00:15.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.8 Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:09.7 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:05.9 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Moore (4 BLK) 
  00:04.7 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:02.2 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.8 McBride Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.8
[SAN 89-94]
McBride Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.8  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
SAN
3rd West
16
18
4-6
8-9
8-9
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
SAN
2 players 22.5
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.5
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