Minnesota Lynx (2-1) at Indiana Fever (1-2)
October 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (CT)
Radio: BOB 106.1 FM
Playoff Game #9 Playoff Road Game #4
·         The Lynx can win their third title in the past five seasons with a win tonight over Indiana. Minnesota enters tonight’s game with a 2-1 lead over Indiana in the 2015 WNBA Finals after Friday’s 80-77 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Lynx netted the final six points of the game on three-pointers by Renee Montgomery at the 1:11 mark and Maya Moore at the buzzer. It’s the ninth time in club history and first in the playoffs Minnesota has won a game by scoring the deciding points in the final :02 of the game. Each of the last three have now come in Indianapolis (Lindsay Whalen, Sept. 14, 2012; Seimone Augustus, Aug. 5, 2014).
·         Friday’s win hiked the Lynx’ road record to 9-10 all-time in the postseason. They dropped both trips to the Fieldhouse in the 2012 Finals (76-59 on Oct. 19, 87-78 on Oct. 21). Minnesota is 29-13 (.690) all-time in the WNBA Playoffs. With Friday’s win, the Lynx improved to 14-2 in two-possession games (decided by six points or fewer) in the playoffs. Before Game 1, the only other defeat was vs. Indiana in the 2012 Finals Opener.
·         The Lynx shot 51.6% (32-for-62) in Friday’s Game 3, marking the first time they’ve topped 50% from the floor in a 2015 road game since a 50.8% effort in the July 14 win at Connecticut. Minnesota’s previous best percentage this postseason was a 45.0% night vs. Los Angeles in the Sept. 18 opener at Target Center. The Lynx improve to 9-0 all-time in the WNBA Playoffs when shooting 50%+ from the floor. 
·         Minnesota overcame Indiana’s 50.0% (30-for-60) shooting performance to win on Friday, climbing to 2-3 all-time in the WNBA Playoffs when allowing 50%+ from the floor. The previous top percentage vs. the Lynx this postseason was Phoenix’ 47.5% outing on Sept. 27. 
·         The Lynx reserves poured in 28 points off the bench on Friday night, tying the most bench points in Lynx playoff history. Montgomery led the bench with 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-4 from deep. Anna Cruz scored 10 points on 3-for-4 shooting, including 4-for-6 from the free throw line, while Devereaux Peters chipped in six points off the bench.  
·         Minnesota went 7-for-13 (53.8%) from beyond the arc on Friday, its most prolific night of the 2015 postseason. The Lynx are shooting a combined 45.2% (19-for-42) in three playoff road starts, going 6-for-14 at Los Angeles on Sept. 20 and 6-for-15 in the Game 2 win at Phoenix on Sept. 27. However, they’re hitting just 18.0% (9-for-50) from long range in five Target Center appearances, including a combined 2-for-18 (11.1%) vs. Indiana in the first two games of the Finals. 
·         Maya Moore hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired on Friday, marking the first buzzer-beating in franchise playoff history. She finished the game with a game-high 24 points, shooting 10-for-18 from the field, including 4-for-7 from three point range. Moore leads the WNBA Playoffs in scoring (26.1 ppg) and steals (2.63 spg). 
·         Sylvia Fowles scored 11 points (4-for-5) and grabbed 11 rebounds, marking her ninth career postseason double-double, including third with the Lynx. She ranks second in the WNBA Playoffs in rebounding (10.1 rpg), fourth in blocks (1.88 bpg) and first in field goal accuracy (60.9%).