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Posted Aug 31 2014 7:44PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive.

The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.

Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix jumped out to a 22-9 lead after the first quarter, and after a dominant showing in Game 1, the Mercury had the three-time defending Western Conference champions on the ropes. But Moore, who was held to nine points on 3-for-9 shooting in the opener, said she trusted the process that made her team the best in the league over her four-year career.

''We always believe in each other, and if we stick to what we're doing, something's eventually going to break,'' Moore said. ''Because we're going to keep running it hard, trusting what we're doing, with discipline.''

Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds left, Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper and was fouled by DeWanna Bonner. Augustus, who finished with 23 points, converted the three-point play, and after Candice Dupree missed a 15-footer on the other end, Moore hit two free throws to put it out of reach for the Lynx.

Moore was an even bigger part of the comeback early in the fourth, as she hit three 3-pointers in a 13-0 Lynx run that gave them their first lead since they scored the first point of the game. Moore hit back-to-back 3's to pull Minnesota to within 65-62, and after Tan White made two free throws, Augustus scored down low to put Minnesota on top.

Then, with Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis on hand cheering her on, Moore then drained her fifth 3-pointer of the game to send the sellout crowd into a frenzy.

''I think she had the mindset that she's the best player in the league and that nobody can stop her,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said of Moore's dominant fourth quarter. ''I think maybe she had a stretch in Game 1, not that she doubted that but she just didn't play with the assertiveness that we're accustomed to seeing.''

Fellow UConn graduate Taurasi also has grown accustomed to seeing Moore score at will.

''She made a lot of shots tonight and when she does that it's pretty much impossible to guard her,'' Taurasi said. ''You pretty much put everyone on her, but you can't do that because they've got Seimone, they've got Lindsay (Whalen).''

Minnesota dug itself an early hole and almost didn't recover. The Lynx made just 2 of 14 field goal attempts in the first quarter as they fell behind 22-9 after 10 minutes.

But with Moore and Augustus struggling, Whalen put the Lynx on her back. Whalen scored 12 of her 17 points in the second quarter and hit five mid-range jump shots as Minnesota recovered its shooting touch to make 47 percent of its shots the rest of the way.

''It can be really demoralizing to be missing shot after shot after shot and scoring nine points in a quarter,'' Reeve said. ''We really needed to hang in there and not get our heads down. That's a credit to leadership, a credit to Lindsay Whalen in particular.''

Phoenix got 18 points and nine rebounds from Dupree, while Brittney Griner scored in 14 and Erin Phillips chipped in 10 off the bench. And despite letting a 13-point lead slip away, Taurasi said the Mercury could take plenty of positives out of the loss.

''I think for 35 minutes we were pretty good today,'' Taurasi said. ''We'll just do what we do every single game, same mindset. Everyone was fine in the locker room. No one was crying, so I think we'll be ready.''


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 47.5%

    • 40.3%

    • 22.2%

    • 37.5%

    • 93.8%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 5 7
Offensive Rebounds 5 11
Turnovers 14 11
Fast Break Pts: 9 13
Biggest Lead: 13 7
Points in the Paint: 40 20
PHO MIN
p Taurasi   23 Moore   32
rb Dupree   9 Brunson   10
a Taurasi   5 Whalen   7
s Dupree   2 Moore   3
b Griner   3 Brunson   1
 
  • 06/15 - PHO 80 @ MIN 72
  • 06/18 - MIN 79 @ PHO 92
  • 07/31 - PHO 67 @ MIN 75
  • 08/09 - MIN 80 @ PHO 82
Phoenix Mercury (29-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 40:00 0-6 0-2 3-4 -5 0 7 7 4 4 1 1 0 0 3
C. Dupree F 40:00 8-13 0-0 2-2 -5 1 8 9 0 2 2 4 1 1 18
B. Griner C 35:55 6-8 0-0 2-2 -11 0 3 3 2 3 0 3 3 0 14
P. Taylor F 23:01 3-4 0-1 1-1 -14 1 1 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 7
D. Taurasi G 38:24 8-23 2-11 5-5 -1 2 4 6 5 2 0 3 0 0 23
E. Phillips   18:35 3-6 2-4 2-2 +5 1 3 4 4 3 0 2 0 0 10
M. Bass   04:05 1-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Jekabsone-Zogota DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Murphy DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-61 4-18 15-16   5 27 32 18 19 5 14 5 1 77
  47.5% 22.2% 93.8%   team rebs: 5 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 40:00 10-21 5-9 7-7 +5 3 6 9 2 4 3 3 0 0 32
R. Brunson F 34:43 1-5 0-0 2-2 -3 3 7 10 2 1 1 1 1 0 4
J. McCarville C 21:25 1-3 0-0 0-0 +16 1 3 4 1 4 0 3 0 0 2
S. Augustus G 36:47 7-16 1-3 8-10 +7 1 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 23
L. Whalen G 34:18 7-14 0-1 3-4 +6 3 0 3 7 3 0 2 0 2 17
M. Wright   15:07 0-3 0-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0
D. Peters   02:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
D. Dantas   09:18 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
T. White   06:16 0-3 0-1 2-2 +1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
T. Liston DNP - Coach's Decision
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-67 6-16 22-25   11 21 32 19 21 7 11 1 5 82
  40.3% 37.5% 88.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Griner, Taurasi
  • Lynx: Reeve

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #31 Amy Bonner, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 10513
  • Duration: 2:09
Phoenix Mercury (29-6) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Taurasi Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:53  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:53  
  09:38 Whalen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  09:30  
Taylor Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:25  
  09:25
[MIN 1-0]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:25 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
  09:11 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
Team Rebound  09:00  
  09:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  08:42
[PHO 2-1]
 
  08:32 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  08:22
[PHO 4-1]
 
  08:06 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:45
[PHO 6-1]
 
  07:28 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
  07:25 McCarville Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:25 Augustus Substitution replaced by Wright 
  07:17 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:17 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  07:13
[PHO 8-1]
 
  06:57 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:56  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:48  
  06:40 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
  06:39 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:31  
  06:31
[MIN 2-8]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:31
[MIN 3-8]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:10  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:50 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:48  
  05:37 Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:23 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:23
[PHO 9-3]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:23
[PHO 10-3]
 
  05:11 Peters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST) 
  05:11 Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:11
[PHO 11-3]
 
  05:11 Peters Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:11
[PHO 12-3]
 
  04:55
[MIN 5-12]
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:38  
  04:38 Jump Ball Whalen vs Taylor (Moore gains possession) 
  04:21 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:12 Whalen Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:12 Whalen Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:12  
  04:12 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  03:52
[PHO 14-5]
 
  03:25 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:24  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:14  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:00 Team Rebound 
  03:00 Dantas Substitution replaced by White 
  02:43 Moore Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:42  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:10 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:08  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  01:55  
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:52  
  01:52
[MIN 6-14]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:52 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  01:52
[MIN 7-14]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:41 White Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:41
[PHO 15-7]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:41
[PHO 16-7]
 
  01:28 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:23 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:22  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  01:16
[PHO 19-7]
 
  01:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:55.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:53.9 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:52.8
[MIN 9-19]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:39.6
[PHO 21-9]
 
  00:39.6 White Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  00:39.6
[PHO 22-9]
 
  00:23.9 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:21.9  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (29-6) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:42  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:31  
  09:18
[MIN 11-22]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  09:05  
  09:00
[MIN 13-22]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  08:35
[PHO 24-13]
 
Phillips Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 14-24]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 15-24]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:01
[MIN 17-24]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:54  
Griner Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:49  
  07:26 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  07:08  
  07:00
[MIN 19-24]
Moore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:46
[PHO 26-19]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:37  
  06:32 McCarville Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:32 McCarville Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Taurasi Technical  06:21  
  06:21
[MIN 20-26]
Moore Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  06:21 McCarville Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  06:21  
  06:08
[MIN 22-26]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dantas (1 AST) 
Taylor Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:52
[PHO 28-22]
 
  05:42 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:41  
  05:38 Dantas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:38  
Team Rebound  05:38  
  05:38 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:38 Reeve Technical 
Taylor Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 29-22]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 30-22]
 
  05:24
[MIN 24-30]
Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brunson (2 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  05:14  
  05:08 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:05
[MIN 26-30]
Moore Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brunson (1 BLK)  04:44  
  04:41 Team Rebound 
  04:41 Jump Ball Augustus vs Bass (Moore gains possession) 
  04:33 Moore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:27
[PHO 33-26]
 
Taylor Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:11  
  04:11 Dantas Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:11  
  04:06 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:04  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST)  03:47
[PHO 35-26]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:31 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Whalen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:28
[MIN 28-35]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST)  03:14
[PHO 38-28]
 
  03:02 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:57 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  02:42
[PHO 40-28]
 
  02:25 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:23  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:16 Team Rebound 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  02:16  
  02:03
[MIN 30-40]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  01:42 Whalen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:42
[PHO 41-30]
 
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:42
[PHO 42-30]
 
  01:26
[MIN 32-42]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
  01:15 Brunson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:03
[MIN 34-42]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:50.2  
  00:40.7
[MIN 36-42]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.3  
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  00:18.2
[PHO 44-36]
 
  00:02.6 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:00.3 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (29-6) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:44  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:03 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:01  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  08:51
[PHO 46-36]
 
  08:26
[MIN 39-46]
Augustus 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  08:04
[PHO 48-39]
 
  07:55 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:53  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:36  
  07:20
[MIN 42-48]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
  06:56 Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:56
[PHO 49-42]
 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:56
[PHO 50-42]
 
  06:44
[MIN 44-50]
McCarville Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:34  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:27
[PHO 52-44]
 
  06:06 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:04  
Griner Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:42  
Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:42  
  05:35 McCarville Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:11  
Griner Technical  05:11  
  05:11
[MIN 45-52]
Augustus Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  05:11
[MIN 46-52]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:11
[MIN 47-52]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:00 McCarville Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  04:57 Whalen Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:57  
  04:57 McCarville Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  04:51
[PHO 54-47]
 
  04:33 Augustus Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:31  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:01 Dantas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:43  
  03:29
[MIN 49-54]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Brunson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:54
[MIN 51-54]
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Augustus (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  02:53  
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:39
[PHO 56-51]
 
  02:21
[MIN 54-56]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Augustus (4 AST) 
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:12
[PHO 58-54]
 
  01:57 Dantas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:55  
  01:55 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:40  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:39
[PHO 60-54]
 
  01:19
[MIN 56-60]
Brunson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (5 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  01:00
[PHO 62-56]
 
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:47.4  
  00:42.9 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:41.7  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Dantas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:00.5  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (29-6) Minnesota Lynx (26-9)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  09:42
[PHO 65-56]
 
  09:25
[MIN 59-65]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  09:08 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:54  
  08:44
[MIN 62-65]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Team Rebound 
  08:14 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
  07:59 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor  07:59  
  07:59 Wright Substitution replaced by White 
  07:51 White Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:36 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:30 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Griner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:57  
  06:57
[MIN 63-65]
White Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:57
[MIN 64-65]
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:33  
  06:20
[MIN 66-65]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:19  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:57
[MIN 69-65]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  05:29  
  05:24 White Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:23  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  05:14
[PHO 67-69]
 
  04:54 White Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
  04:43 Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:43 White Substitution replaced by Brunson 
Taurasi Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  04:31
[PHO 69-69]
 
  04:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:10 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:09  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Augustus (1 ST)  03:51  
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:39  
  03:39
[MIN 70-69]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:39 Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:18 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:16  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  03:10
[PHO 71-70]
 
  02:54 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:52  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Augustus (2 ST)  02:49  
  02:45 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:43  
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  02:28  
  02:24 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Phillips Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:22  
  02:22 Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:22
[MIN 71-71]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:05  
  02:05
[MIN 72-71]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:05
[MIN 73-71]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor  01:47  
  01:29 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:27  
  01:18 Moore Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:18
[PHO 72-73]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:18
[PHO 73-73]
 
  01:02
[MIN 75-73]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Whalen (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:00  
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:55.1
[PHO 75-75]
 
  00:34.9 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:32.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.3
[MIN 77-75]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Whalen (7 AST) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  00:23.3  
  00:23.3
[MIN 78-75]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:23.3  
  00:23.3 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:18.3 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Taylor Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.2  
  00:16.2
[MIN 79-75]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  00:16.2
[MIN 80-75]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
  00:07.9 Brunson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Taylor Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.1  
  00:05.1
[MIN 81-75]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:05.1
[MIN 82-75]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.6  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:00.6  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:00.0
[PHO 77-82]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ABC National 3:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .467 .408
FT% .796 .830
Points 81.6 77.0
Rebounds 35.3 31.7
Assists 20.3 15.3
Steals 7.1 7.3
Blocks 3.6 2.3
3-Point % .338 .326
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .503
FT% .812 .871
Points 83.5 86.0
Rebounds 33.7 36.0
Assists 19.4 18.7
Steals 6.9 7.3
Blocks 6.0 5.3
3-Point % .350 .292
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Minnesota Lynx (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Augustus, Seimone 106:01 19-49 3-10 15-19 2 8 10 7 2 3 2 0 2 56
Brunson, Rebekkah 90:53 8-21 0-1 4-4 10 16 26 5 6 4 2 2 2 20
Dantas, Damiris 25:20 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 2
Liston, Tricia 2:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McCarville, Janel 66:21 4-13 0-1 0-0 3 9 12 4 7 0 3 1 2 8
McKenith, Nadirah 2:18 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Moore, Maya 105:23 19-44 6-18 13-13 6 10 16 10 14 9 11 2 2 57
Peters, Devereaux 26:19 0-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 0 2 2 4 1 0 0
Taylor, Asia 2:18 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Whalen, Lindsay 103:28 27-53 3-7 5-10 6 10 16 15 8 2 6 0 4 62
White, Tan 22:23 3-9 1-3 2-2 0 3 3 1 5 1 1 0 1 9
Wright, Monica 46:58 4-15 2-5 3-3 0 3 3 2 9 1 3 1 2 13
Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bass, Mistie 26:28 2-5 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 1 3 1 1 1 1 5
Bias, Tiffany 0:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bonner, DeWanna 112:04 11-32 5-14 6-7 2 19 21 8 4 4 5 2 2 33
Dupree, Candice 111:49 18-30 0-0 6-6 3 15 18 1 5 4 8 2 2 42
Griner, Brittney 101:02 24-34 0-0 11-11 5 15 20 7 10 0 7 7 1 59
Jekabsone-Zogota, Anete 1:58 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Kobryn, Ewelina 0:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murphy, Eshaya 11:31 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
Phillips, Erin 44:21 4-11 2-5 2-2 3 5 8 8 6 4 2 1 0 12
Taurasi, Diana 108:06 25-55 5-22 16-21 3 14 17 17 9 3 12 2 0 71
Taylor, Penny 81:19 10-19 1-5 12-13 4 14 18 13 12 4 4 1 1 33