8:00 PM ET, October 17, 2012
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS -- These WNBA Finals are not for the feeble. Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx toughened up after a rare loss and a soft performance at home in the opener by wearing down the Indiana Fever.Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Lynx surge past the Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the best-of-five series at one game apiece."We're going all out. We don't want to look back on this situation and regret anything," Augustus said.Maya Moore scored 23 points and the defending champion Lynx forced the Fever into 24 turnovers, 15 after halftime. Tamika Catchings led the way as usual with 27 points and eight rebounds, but the Fever's defense faded after a dominant start that forced the Lynx to miss 11 of their first 14 shots.They let the Lynx score 29 points in the third quarter and bring an already-loud crowd into the game even more. Catchings offered an alternate theory, though."Seimone Augustus went against us. That's what happened," she said.The series now moves to Indiana. Game 3 is on Friday, and Catchings predicted an even more physical match.
Voepel: Reeve fires up Lynx in Game 2 win
With the score tied at 48 and Lindsay Whalen hit with a technical, coach Cheryl Reeve ripped off her jacket in protest, earning the coach her own technical. Minnesota responded with a run that sealed Game 2 and evened the WNBA Finals, Mechelle Voepel writes. Story