2012 WNBA Playoffs Series

Oct 22 2012 12:36AM



1 - Minnesota Lynx | Indiana Fever - 3
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Sun Oct. 14, 8PM ET, ESPN2
Indiana 76, Minnesota 70
Fever Strike First in 2012 WNBA Finals
Tamika Catchings (20 points, six rebounds) led four Fever players in double figures on Sunday night as Indiana upset Minnesota, 76-70, in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Erlana Larkins added 16 points and 15 rebounds. Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos
Postgame Press Conferences: Catchings & Phillips | Whalen & Augustus| Moore | Dunn | Reeve
NBA TV Analysis: On Court Breakdown | Arena Link: Erlana Larkins | 4th Quarter Stats
Game 2: Wed Oct. 17, 8PM ET, ESPN
Minnesota 83, Indiana 71
Lynx Even It Up, Series Heads to Indy
Behind 50 combined points from Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus, the Lynx rallied to an 83-71 victory over the Fever in Game 2 of the 2012 WNBA Finals. The series is now tied at one game apiece. Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos
Postgame Press Conferences: Lin Dunn | Catchings & January | Reeve, Augustus & McWilliams-Franklin
NBA TV Analysis:: Arena Link: Maya Moore Let's Get Physical Game 3 Preview
Game 3: Fri Oct. 19, 8PM ET, ESPN2
Indiana 76, Minnesota 59
Fever Dominate Lynx, Take 2-1 Lead
Shavonte Zellous scored 30 points to lead the Fever to a 76-59 home victory over the Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday. The Fever hold a 2-1 series lead and look to win the championship on at home Sunday. Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos
Postgame Video: Catchings | Zellous on GameTime | Lin Dunn | Cheryl Reeve
Game 4: Sun Oct. 21, 8PM ET, ESPN2
Indiana 87, Minnesota 78
Catchings Leads Fever to Crown
WNBA Finals 2012 Most Valuable Player Tamika Catchings (25 points) and the Indiana Fever have won their first WNBA championship, defeating the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in Game 4 of the best-of-five series. Lindsay Whalen had 22 points for the Lynx. Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Postgame Video: Trophy | Finals MVP | Reeve | Dunn | Catchings, January | Moore, Whalen | Catch Arena Link

SERIES PREVIEW
Minnesota: Roster | Statistics | Results
Indiana: Roster | Statistics | Results



2 - Lynx | Sparks - 0
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Thu Oct. 4, 8:00PM ET - ESPN2
Lynx 94, Sparks 77
Moore Leads Balance Lynx Attack in Game 1 Win Over Sparks
Maya Moore (20 points, five rebounds, five assists) and led the Minnesota Lynx's balanced scoring attack in a 94-77 Game 1 win of the Western Conference Finals over the Sparks at home Thursday. Candace Parker scored 25 points for the L.A. Sparks.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Whalen Beats the Buzzer | Photos
Postgame: Reeve | Moore & Rebekkah | Ross | Parker & Milton-Jones
Game 2: Sun Oct. 7, 3:30PM ET - ABC
Lynx 80, Sparks 79
Lynx Edge Sparks, Return to Finals
Maya Moore (20 points) and the Lynx erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to earn a second straight trip to the WNBA Finals with an 80-79 road victory over the Sparks in Game 2 of the West Finals. Candace Parker had game highs of 33 points and 15 rebounds.
Recap | Box Score | Whalen Layup | Photos

1 - Sun | Fever - 2
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Fri Oct. 5, 8:00PM ET - ESPN2
Sun 76, Fever 64
Sun Take Game 1 Against Fever
The Sun overpowered the Fever in the second half to take Game 1 76-64 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Tina Charles provided a double-double for the Sun with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Game 2 will be Monday at Indiana.
Recap | Box Score | Photos | Highlights | Lawsonís Laser Pass
Postgame: Sun | Fever
Game 2: Mon Oct. 8, 8:00PM ET - ESPN2
Fever 78, Sun 76
Fever Force Decisive Game 3
Shavonte Zellous' jumper with 0.5 left lifted the Fever to a 78-76 home win over the Sun on Monday to force a Game 3 in the East Finals. Katie Douglas tallied 24 points and Tamika Catchings had 21. Kara Lawson scored 18 for the Sun.
Recap | Box Score | Photos | Highlights | Zellous Hits Game-Winning Jumper
Postgame: Dunn, Douglas on the win | Kara Lawson on the loss
Game 3: Thu Oct. 11, 8:30PM ET - ESPN2
Fever 87, Sun 71
Catchings Propels Fever into Finals
Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds to help the Fever beat the Sun 87-71 on the road Thursday and advance to the 2012 WNBA Finals. Erin Phillips added 15 points and Briann January chipped in 12 for the Fever, who take on the Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday. Game Info | Box Score | Highlights
Postgame Fever: Dunn and Catchings | Sun: Thibault and Montgomery





2 - Lynx | Storm - 1
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Fri, Sept. 28, 9 pm ET
Lynx 78, Storm 70
Whalen scores 20 to lead Lynx past Storm 78-70
Lindsay Whalen scored 20 points to lead the defending champion Minnesota Lynx in a 78-70 victory over the Seattle Storm in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Postgame: Brian Agler | Lauren Jackson & Katie Smith | Cheryl Reeve | Lindsay Whalen & Seimone Augustus
Game 2: Sun Sept. 30, 9 pm ET
Storm 86, Lynx 79
Storm outlast Lynx in 2OT to force Game 3
Sue Bird scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers in the second overtime, and the Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-79 in two overtimes Sunday night, forcing a deciding Game 3 in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Seimoneís Sick Step Back |
Lauren Sends it to OT
Postgame: Cheryl Reeve | Rebekkah Brunson & Seimone Augustus | Sue Bird & Tanisha Wright | Brian Agler
Game 3: Tues, Oct. 2, 9 pm ET
Lynx 73, Storm 72
Defending Champs Advance
Seimone Augustus (21 points) and the Lynx held off the Storm at home 73-72 in Game 3 of the conference semis to advance to the West Finals, where they will face the LA Sparks.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos
Postgame: Maya, Taj on advancing | Brunson and Augustus | Coach Reeve looks ahead | Bird on final possession

2 - Sparks | Silver Stars - 0
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Thu, Sept. 27, 10 pm ET
Sparks 93, Silver Stars 86
Sparks beat Silver Stars 93-86 in playoff opener
Candace Parker (25 points, nine rebounds) hit clutch free throws late in the fourth quarter as the Sparks won Game 1 over the Silver Stars 93-86 on Thursday night. Becky Hammon scored 19 points for San Antonio. Game 2 will be Saturday in San Antonio.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos | Hammonís Dime | Robinsonís Tough Bucket
Postgame: Sparks | Silver Stars
Game 2: Sat, Sept. 29, 3 pm ET
Sparks 101, Silver Stars 94
Sparks sweep Silver Stars 101-94
Despite a late charge by the Silver Stars, the Sparks held on for a series-clinching 101-94 road victory in Game 2 of the West semifinals on Saturday. Candace Parker scored 32 points for the Sparks and Sophia Young had 28 for the Silver Stars.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights |
Half-court buzzer beater from Candace
Postgame: Carol Ross | Dan Hughes | Sophia Young |
Candace Parker & Kristi Toliver

2 - Sun | Liberty - 0
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Thu, Sept. 27, 8 pm ET
Sun 65, Liberty 60
Charles powers Sun past Liberty in playoff opener
League MVP Tina Charles led the way with 17 points as the Sun won Game 1 65-60 over the Liberty at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday. Plenette Pierson posted 13 points and nine rebounds for the Liberty, who look to even the series Saturday in New York.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Postgame: Sun | Liberty
Game 2: Sat, Sept. 30, 7 pm ET
Sun 75, Liberty 62
Charles, Sun beat Liberty to reach East finals
League MVP Tina Charles and the Sun swept into the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday with a 75-62 win over the Liberty in Newark. The Liberty led at halftime, but could not withstand Charles' 25-point, 14-rebound night.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Charles Fights Back
Postgame: Mike Thibault | John Whisenant | Tina Charles | Cappie Pondexter


2 - Fever | Dream - 1
SERIES SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Game 1: Fri, Sept. 28, 7 pm ET
Dream 75, Fever 66
Harding leads Dream past Fever in Game 1
Lindsey Harding scored 23 points to help the Dream take a double-digit lead in the first quarter and they went on to a 75-66 win over the Fever in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Harding Doing Work
Postgame: Dream | Fever
Game 2: Sun, Sept. 30, 4 pm ET
Fever 103 , Dream 88
Catchings, January help Fever beat Dream in Game 2
After losing the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals at home against Atlanta, the Indiana Fever were determined to return the favor. Tamika Catchings had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Briann January scored 24 points and the Fever beat the Dream 103-88 in Game 2 on Sunday to even the series.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Postgame: Atlanta Dream | Indiana Fever
Game 3: Tues, Oct. 2, 7 pm ET
Fever 75, Dream 64
Fever Get Revenge, Eliminate Dream
After being eliminated from the playoffs by the Dream last season, Katie Douglas (24 points) and the Fever returned the favor Tuesday with a 75-64 home win in Game 3. Indiana will face Connecticut in the next round.
Recap | Box Score | Highlights | Photos
Postgame: Dunn & Douglas | Williams & Harding | Arena Link: Erlana Larkins