Lynx 2012 Game Stories


We kept track of our articles from every Lynx home game and selected road games, and game summaries/box scores for the entire 2012 season.

Lynx at Fever -- Game 4: WNBA Finals
The Minnesota Lynx’s bid to repeat as champions was ended Sunday in Indianapolis as they fell 87-78 to the Fever in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points and dished out eight assists. Maya Moore scored 16 in the defeat.

Lynx at Fever -- Game 3 WNBA Finals
The Lynx suffered a 76-59 road loss to the Fever in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday. Indiana now holds a 2-1 series lead, and the Lynx will try to force a Game 5 on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Lynx vs. Fever -- Game 2: WNBA Finals
Seimone Augustus scored 15 of her 27 points in the 3rd quarter as the Lynx defeated the Fever 83-71 in Game 2 to tie up the WNBA Finals at 1-1. Maya Moore added 23 points including 10 in the 3rd quarter. Game 3 is Friday in Indiana.

Lynx vs. Fever -- Game 1: WNBA Finals
Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Lindsay Whalen added 12 but the Lynx opened the 2012 WNBA Finals with a 76-70 home loss to the Fever on Sunday night. Maya Moore (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Rebekkah Brunson (10 points, 10 rebounds) posted double-doubles. Game 2 is Wednesday in Minnesota.

Lynx at Sparks -- Game 2: Western Conference Finals
Seimone Augustus scored 21 points as the Lynx rallied in the fourth quarter and swept the Sparks with an 80-79 victory in Game 2 of the West Finals. The Lynx are headed back to the WNBA Finals for the second straight year.

Lynx vs. Sparks -- Game 1: Western Conference Finals
Rebekkah Brunson (14 points, 10 rebound) tallied her third double-double of the postseason and Maya Moore scored 20 points as the Lynx beat the Sparks 94-77 at home Thursday night in Game 1 of the 2012 WNBA Western Conference Finals. Seimone Augustus added 16 points and game-high seven assists.

Lynx vs. Storm -- Game 3: Western Conference Semifinals
The Lynx beat the Storm and advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a 73-72 win after holding off Seattle in the final seconds of Tuesday's decisive Game 3. Minnesota will host Los Angeles on Thursday.

Lynx at Storm -- Game 2: Western Conference Semifinals
The Minnesota Lynx and the Seattle Storm will play a Game 3 after Seattle won 86-79 in double overtime on Sunday at Key Arena. Rebekkah Brunson led the way with 22 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

Lynx vs. Storm -- Game 1: Western Conference Semifinals
Lindsay Whalen scored 18 points and Rebekkah Brunson added a double-double as the Lynx defeated the Storm 78-70 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Friday. Game 2 is set for Sunday in Seattle.

Lynx at Silver Stars -- Sept. 23
Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 18 points in a 99-84 loss to the Silver Stars on Sunday. Monica Wright and Lindsay Whalen each scored 14 points. Maya Moore and Taj McWilliams-Franklin each added 11. Minnesota will host Seattle in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Friday.

Lynx at Mercury -- Sept. 21
With an 89-66 road win over the Mercury on Friday night, the Lynx tied the franchise record for wins in a season. Maya Moore led four Minnesota players in double figures with 21 points as the Lynx beat the Mercury for the seventh straight time.

Lynx at Sparks -- Sept. 20
Having already secured home court advantage throughout the playoffs, the Minnesota Lynx were not able to build on that momentum Thursday night, losing 92-76 to the Sparks on the road. Maya Moore (13 points) was one of four Lynx players to score in double figures. Devereaux Peters added 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Lynx vs. Fever -- Sept. 17
Maya Moore poured in a career-high 29 points Monday to lead the Lynx to an 86-79 win over the Fever in the Lynx's final home game of the regular season. The Lynx finished the year with a team record 16-1 home mark.

Lynx at Fever -- Sept. 14
The Lynx returned to the win column Friday night, beating the Fever 66-64 in the final seconds on the road. Maya Moore gave an all-around effort for Minnesota with 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists as the Lynx have now won 12 of their last 13 games.

Lynx at Sky -- Sept. 11
The Lynx's winning streak ended at 11 games Tuesday night, as they lost to the Sky 83-70 on the road. Maya Moore, who was recently named Western Conference Player of the Week, scored 18 points and handed out seven assists in the loss.

Lynx at Silver Stars -- Sept. 9
The Lynx outscored the Silver Stars by 14 points in the second quarter and never looked back en route to their 11th straight win, an 81-62 road victory Sunday. Maya Moore finished with 18 points and12 rebounds whileRebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 boards.

Lynx vs. Dream -- Sept. 7
Down by 21 points at halftime, the Lynx surged past the Dream and pulled out a 97-93 double overtime win at home Friday night.

Lynx vs. Sparks -- Sept. 4
Seimone Augustus became the Lynx's all-time leading scorer as Minnesota downed the Sparks 88-77 to win their ninth straight game. Maya Moore also dropped in 23 points with nine rebounds.

Lynx vs. Shock -- August 31
The Lynx defeated the Shock 92-83 on Friday led by Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen each scoring 19 points. Minnesota sweeps the season series against Tulsa this year 5-0 and is on an 8-game winning streak.

Lynx vs. Silver Stars -- August 28
The Lynx scored 10 unanswered to begin overtime and finished off a 96-84 win over the Silver Stars on Tuesday. Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Seimone Augustus each scored 19 points, while Rebekkah Brunson added 17 points and 20 rebounds.

Lynx at Dream -- August 25
In their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals, the Lynx took down the Dream 84-74 on the road Saturday night in Atlanta. Seimone Augustus led all scorers with 23 points. Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson both had double-doubles, combining for 35 points and 23 rebounds.

Lynx at Storm -- August 21
Behind 22 points from Seimone Augustus and 20 points from Maya Moore, the Lynx won their fifth straight game by downing the Storm 86-73 in Seattle on Tuesday night. Rebekkah Brunson had a double-double while Monica Wright dropped in 15 as Minnesota took the season series 3-1.

Lynx vs. Shock -- August 19
The Lynx beat the Shock on Sunday 83-59 for their fourth win over Tulsa this season. Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, and Lindsay Whalen combined for 51 points as Minnesota won its fourth straight game overall.

Lynx vs. Mystics -- August 17
Seimone Augustus posted 20 points and four assists as the Lynx cruised to a 98-69 win over the Mystics at home Friday night. Maya Moore added 17 points while Monica Wright had 17 points and five rebounds.

Lynx vs. Shock -- July 12
Maya Moore scored 26 first half points, and the Lynx pulled away with a 16-point advantage in the second quarter during an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday. The team played in front of an announced crowd of 15,318 on Camp Day.

Lynx at Shock -- July 10
The Minnesota Lynx used a big fourth quarter to beat the Tulsa Shock 107-86 on Tuesday at BOK Center. The Lynx held a 31-13 advantage in the fourth, led by Candice Wiggins, who finished the game with 25 points. The two teams meet again Thursday at Target Center.

Lynx vs. Sun -- July 7
Maya Moore (19 points) and Taj McWilliams-Franklin (15, with eight rebounds) tried to rescue the Lynx on a cold-shooting Saturday night, but they suffered their third straight loss in an 86-80 defeat at home against Connecticut. They will try to get back on the winning track Tuesday at Tulsa against the Shock.

Lynx at Sparks -- July 5
The Minnesota Lynx dropped their second straight game on Thursday, falling to the Los Angeles Sparks 96-90 at Staples Center. Five Lynx players scored in double figures, led by Seimone Augustus' 18 points.

Lynx at Silver Stars -- July 1
Five players scored in double figures but the Lynx fell to the Silver Stars 93-84 on the road Sunday. Rebekkah Brunson netted 13 points and 10 rebounds while Monica Wright scored 18.

Lynx vs Mercury -- June 27
Rebekkah Brunson led with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Lynx's 96-80 home win over the Mercury on Wednesday. Seimone Augustus tallied 16 points and Maya Moore scored 15.

Lynx vs Sky-- June 23
On the 40th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-67 at home. Seimone Augustus scored 10 points Saturday while Lindsay Whalen poured in 25 with eight assists.

Lynx vs Liberty -- June 21
The Lynx overcame a slow start to get back in the win column in a big way with a 102-70 home rout of the Liberty on Thursday night. Seimone Augustus led the charge with 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor, while Maya Moore contributed a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards to go with five assists.

Lynx at Storm -- June 17
The Minnesota Lynx nearly overcame a double-digit first half defiict, but the Seattle Storm came away with a 65-62 victory at Key Arena on Sunday. The loss was Minnesota's first of the season, dropping them to 10-1.

Lynx at Mercury -- June 15
Lindsay Whalen (29 points) led the Lynx to a WNBA-record 10th straight win to start the season, a 78-60 road victory over the Mercury on Friday night. Seimone Augustus added 14 points and Monica Wright chipped in with 11.

Lynx at Shock -- June 9
Maya Moore scored 26 points and the Lynx tied a WNBA record by improving to 9-0 Saturday with a 93-73 rout of the Shock in Tulsa. Monica Wright added 18 points as the Lynx matched the Sparks' 9-0 starts from 2001 and 2003. They have five days off before trying for 10-0 against the Mercury on Friday in Phoenix.

Lynx vs. Storm -- June 6
The host Lynx built a big lead Wednesday and ran away as Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 17 points and Minnesota made history with a 79-55 win over Seattle. McWilliams-Franklin made all eight shots and Devereaux Peters added 14 points as the Lynx became the first WNBA team to ever win the first eight games of a season.

Lynx vs. Silver Stars -- June 3
Maya Moore notched 17 points and five assists to help the Lynx remain undefeated 83-79 at home over San Antonio on Sunday night. Rebekkah Brunson added 17 points and eight rebounds while Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and seven assists.

Lynx at Sun -- June 1
Seimone Augustus (23 points) and the Lynx pulled away late to remain unbeaten with an 85-72 road victory over the Sun on Friday. Rebekkah Brunson had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen finished with 10 points and eight assists.

Lynx at Mystics -- May 30
Lindsay Whalen (11 points) scored Minnesota's final seven points to help the Lynx weather a furious Mystics rally in Wednesday night's 79-77 road win. Rebekkah Brunson and Maya Moore each scored 16 points as Minnesota improved to 5-0 on the season.

Lynx vs. Storm -- May 27
Maya Moore scored a game-high 19 points and Monica Wright had 11 as the won their fourth straight game, beating the Storm 84-71 at home Sunday night. Seimone Augustus and Devereaux Peters recorded 10 points apiece as 10 different Lynx players scored in the win.

Lynx vs. Sparks -- May 24
The Minnesota Lynx finished Thursday's game on a 10-2 run and remained unbeaten on the season with a 92-84 win over the Los Angeles Sparks at Target Center.

Lynx at Liberty -- May 22
Seimone Augustus scored 22 points as the Lynx captured an 80-62 road win against the Liberty on Tuesday night. Maya Moore added 15 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 14 to help Minnesota improve to 2-0 on the season.

Lynx vs. Mercury -- May 20
The Lynx celebrated their 2011 championship with a banner and ring ceremony prior to Sunday's regular season opener with Phoenix, then earneda 105-83 victory over the Mercury thanks to six players scoring in double figures and the team's bench outscoring Phoenix's subs 40-8.

Preseason: Lynx vs. Sky -- May 15
All 12 Minnesota Lynx who dressed for the game scored, led by Monica Wright's 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. The Lynx didn't allow a fast-break point and outscored Chicago by 20 in the paint en route to an 82-61 win.

Preseason: Lynx @ Sun -- May 10
The Lynx opened up the 2012 season on the road against the Connecticut Sun and stole an 87-85 victory on the road. Seimone Augustus led the way with 12 points, and Queralt Casas scored the game-winning basket with less than a minute to play.






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