• 3 - 0
    Storm Wins Series

    Sun, Sep 12

    Final
    Game 1
    ATL 77 - 79 SEA

    Tue, Sep 14

    Final
    Game 2
    ATL 84 - 87 SEA

    Thu, Sep 16

    Final
    Game 3
    SEA 87 - 84 ATL

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

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Storm beat Mercury to advance to WNBA finals



Posted Sep 05 2010 5:42PM

PHOENIX (AP) Sue Bird made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds Sunday and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals with a 91-88 victory over the defending champion Phoenix Mercury, closing the game with a 15-0 run.

Diana Taurasi, who finished with 28 points, missed a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer for Phoenix.

Swin Cash had 23 points and eight rebounds, helping Seattle erase an 88-76 deficit in the second game of the best-of-three conference finals. League MVP Lauren Jackson added 20 points and eight boards.

Phoenix missed shots on three consecutive possessions in the final 1:35, the last being Tameka Johnson's short layup against Bird. Bird grabbed the rebound and called timeout.

Johnson had 15 points and 12 assists for Phoenix, which had won two of the last three WNBA titles.

The Storm earned their seventh consecutive win and advanced to the finals for the first time since 2004. They will meet the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Atlanta and New York, which was scheduled to start Sunday night.

Cash sparked Seattle's big rally with a three-point play with 3 minutes left and Jackson, who had been held relatively quiet, had five points in the final 2:33. Cash converted a tying layup with 36 seconds left after a Jackson offensive rebound.

Phoenix out together a 20-1 run in the second quarter, holding Seattle without a field goal for more than seven minutes. But the Storm scored the last seven points of the half to cut the lead to 48-40 at the break.

Taurasi, the league's leading scorer during the regular season, scored 10 points in an impressive stretch during the run after being held to nine points total in the first game of the series.

Jackson had 10 points and six rebounds in the first half, but also picked up her third foul with 2:09 left in the second quarter.

Phoenix increased its lead to 67-48 lead with 5:24 left in the third and Seattle responded again, finishing period with a 13-4 surge to trim the deficit to 71-61 entering the fourth.

The Storm improved to 7-0 against the Mercury this year.


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Storm
Mercury
     
    • 46.5%

    • 48.4%

    • 30.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 70.8%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA PHO
Total Rebounds 7 6
Offensive Rebounds 14 6
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 14
Biggest Lead: 4 19
Points in the Paint: 38 34
SEA PHO
p Cash   23 Taurasi   28
rb 3 players   8 Smith   7
a Bird   8 Johnson   12
s Little   3 4 players   2
b 2 players   2 Taurasi   3
 
  • 05/22 - SEA 95 @ PHO 89
  • 06/06 - PHO 74 @ SEA 97
  • 07/14 - SEA 111 @ PHO 107
  • 07/27 - PHO 85 @ SEA 91
  • 08/20 - SEA 78 @ PHO 73
Seattle Storm (28-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Cash F 28:23 9-16 2-5 3-3 -1 5 3 8 4 3 2 3 0 3 23
L. Jackson F-C 33:23 7-15 1-4 5-6 -5 3 5 8 0 4 1 2 0 1 20
C. Little F 32:58 4-7 0-0 2-3 +15 3 5 8 1 2 3 3 0 0 10
T. Wright G 32:52 5-12 1-3 3-4 +3 0 4 4 5 3 0 3 0 2 14
S. Bird G 36:38 5-14 3-10 3-4 +3 0 5 5 8 2 1 1 2 0 16
S. Abrosimova   12:09 1-4 1-3 0-2 -7 1 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 3
L. Willingham   11:38 1-1 0-0 1-2 -3 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
J. Vesela   11:59 1-2 0-1 0-0 +10 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 2
A. Bishop DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Lacey DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-71 8-26 17-24   14 24 38 18 20 10 17 4 6 91
  46.5% 30.8% 70.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18
Phoenix Mercury (15-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 33:40 2-6 1-1 3-5 -10 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 1 0 8
C. Dupree F 29:59 7-10 0-0 3-3 +10 1 2 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 17
T. Smith C 36:33 3-10 2-7 2-2 -11 2 5 7 1 4 0 3 1 0 10
D. Taurasi G-F 34:38 9-15 7-11 3-4 +3 0 6 6 1 2 2 5 3 0 28
T. Johnson G 30:02 7-15 1-3 0-0 +17 1 3 4 12 5 2 2 0 2 15
K. Braxton   13:28 2-5 0-0 2-2 -5 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 6
D. Bonner   21:40 0-1 0-0 4-4 -19 1 2 3 0 5 1 1 1 0 4
S. Holmes DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Lilley DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Swanier DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-62 11-22 17-20   6 23 29 18 21 9 15 6 4 88
  48.4% 50.0% 85.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #9 Denise Brooks, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 9010
  • Duration: 2:5
Seattle Storm (29-6) Phoenix Mercury (15-20)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Smith vs Jackson (Bird gains possession) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  09:39
[SEA 2-0]
 
  09:22 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:06  
Little Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51
[PHO 3-2]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:27
[SEA 4-3]
 
  08:10
[PHO 5-4]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cash Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  07:51
[SEA 6-5]
 
  07:43
[PHO 8-6]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:21
[SEA 8-8]
 
  07:21 Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jackson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:09  
  07:09
[PHO 9-8]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:09
[PHO 10-8]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Little Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:51  
  06:42 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:40  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:28  
Cash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  06:23
[SEA 11-10]
 
  06:13
[PHO 12-11]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:55
[SEA 14-12]
 
  05:40 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:38  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:18 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:16  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  04:59  
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59  
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:54  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:38
[PHO 15-14]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Little Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  04:14
[SEA 16-15]
 
Cash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:03  
Wright Substitution replaced by Abrosimova  04:03  
Little Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:03  
  04:03 Dupree Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  04:03 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  04:03
[PHO 16-16]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
Abrosimova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:44  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  03:38
[SEA 18-16]
 
  03:25
[PHO 19-18]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Willingham Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:59  
Willingham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:59  
  02:49 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:47  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:23  
  02:12
[PHO 21-18]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
  01:55 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:55 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:55
[SEA 19-21]
 
Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:48 Taurasi Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:48 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Abrosimova 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:31  
Abrosimova Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:26  
  01:11 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:10 Smith Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Abrosimova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  00:55.8  
  00:49.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Abrosimova Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:34.7  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Little  00:34.7  
  00:34.7
[PHO 22-19]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:34.7 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Bird Substitution replaced by Wright  00:34.7  
Cash Substitution replaced by Vesela  00:34.7  
  00:34.7
[PHO 23-19]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wright Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.4 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Vesela Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:09.4  
  00:09.4 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.4 Team Rebound 
  00:09.4
[PHO 24-19]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Abrosimova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  00:00.7
[SEA 22-24]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (29-6) Phoenix Mercury (15-20)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:49
[PHO 26-22]
Johnson Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Vesela 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:25 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:13 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:11  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:03
[SEA 25-26]
 
  08:46 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:43  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST)  08:27
[SEA 28-26]
 
  08:07 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:04  
  08:00 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:00 Johnson Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  08:00 Braxton Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:00
[SEA 29-26]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:00
[SEA 30-26]
 
  07:43 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:41  
Vesela Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:28  
Jackson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:15  
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:10  
  06:58
[PHO 28-30]
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jackson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:39  
Vesela Substitution replaced by Cash  06:39  
  06:26 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:24  
  06:07 Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:07
[SEA 31-28]
 
  06:07 Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:07
[SEA 32-28]
 
  05:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:51  
Little Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:42  
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  05:27  
Bird Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:26  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:16  
  05:16
[PHO 29-32]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:16
[PHO 30-32]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:50
[PHO 32-32]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  04:35  
  04:32 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:21
[PHO 34-32]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:13  
Cash Substitution replaced by Abrosimova  04:13  
Little Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:13  
  04:13 Smith Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:57
[PHO 36-32]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  03:34 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:34 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:34
[SEA 33-36]
 
  03:19
[PHO 39-33]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50
[PHO 42-33]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Little  02:40  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Cash  02:40  
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  02:30  
  02:23 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:21 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:09 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
Jackson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:09  
  02:09
[PHO 43-33]
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:09
[PHO 44-33]
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:46
[PHO 46-33]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
Little Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[PHO 47-33]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:32
[PHO 48-33]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:20 Braxton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK)  01:16  
  01:13 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:12 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST) 
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:11
[SEA 35-48]
 
  01:11 Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  01:11
[SEA 36-48]
 
  00:59.8 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:50.2
[SEA 38-48]
 
  00:46.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:46.0 Braxton Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  00:46.0 Bonner Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:37.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bird (1 BLK) 
  00:35.5 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:30.9 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  00:09.9  
  00:03.9 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.8  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:00.1
[SEA 40-48]
 
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (29-6) Phoenix Mercury (15-20)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47
[PHO 50-40]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:22
[SEA 42-50]
 
  09:09
[PHO 52-42]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jackson Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  08:56  
Jackson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:56  
  08:45 Smith Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:45 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  08:35  
  08:33 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:30 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST)  08:07
[SEA 44-52]
 
  07:50
[PHO 55-44]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  07:28
[SEA 46-55]
 
  07:22
[PHO 57-46]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST) 
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:55 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:44
[PHO 59-46]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Cash Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[PHO 60-46]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:32  
Little Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  06:30  
  06:27
[PHO 62-46]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Vesela  06:20  
Little Substitution replaced by Abrosimova  06:20  
Wright Substitution replaced by Willingham  06:20  
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:04
[SEA 48-62]
 
  05:47
[PHO 64-48]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST)  05:34  
  05:24
[PHO 67-48]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:06  
  05:02 Johnson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  05:02 Dupree Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  05:02 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Willingham Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST)  04:49
[SEA 50-67]
 
  04:29 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vesela (1 BLK) 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:26  
Cash Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:19  
Cash Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:19  
Cash Substitution replaced by Little  04:19  
  04:07 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Vesela (1 ST) 
  04:07 Bonner Foul : Clear Path (1 PF) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:07
[SEA 51-67]
 
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:07
[SEA 52-67]
 
Abrosimova 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
Vesela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:53  
Vesela Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:52
[SEA 54-67]
 
  03:43
[PHO 69-54]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Abrosimova Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:26  
Abrosimova Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:26  
  03:10 Braxton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Abrosimova (1 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:58
[SEA 57-69]
 
  02:40 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Wright  02:40  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:26
[SEA 59-69]
 
  02:20 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Vesela (2 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (3 BLK)  02:13  
  02:10 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:55 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vesela (2 BLK) 
Vesela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:52  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:28  
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Little Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:04  
  01:04 Braxton Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  01:04 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bird Substitution replaced by Abrosimova  01:04  
  00:50.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:48.9  
Little Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  00:45.9
[SEA 61-69]
 
  00:35.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:34.4 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:20.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:18.8 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Willingham Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:17.6  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Jackson  00:17.6  
  00:17.6
[PHO 70-61]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:17.6
[PHO 71-61]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Abrosimova Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (29-6) Phoenix Mercury (15-20)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  09:44  
  09:24 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
  09:07 Bonner Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:47 Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:44  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  08:37  
  08:32
[PHO 73-61]
Johnson Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  08:17 Bonner Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Vesela Substitution replaced by Bird  08:17  
  08:17 Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Abrosimova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:17  
Team Rebound  08:17  
Abrosimova Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Abrosimova Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:11  
Abrosimova Substitution replaced by Cash  08:11  
  08:03 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:02  
  07:55 Johnson Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Team Rebound  07:44  
  07:37 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:27 Bonner Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:27
[SEA 62-73]
 
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:27
[SEA 63-73]
 
Bird Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:14  
  07:14 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:14 Team Rebound 
  07:14
[PHO 74-63]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:58  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  06:56  
  06:54 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:50 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cash (2 ST) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST)  06:42
[SEA 66-74]
 
  06:19
[PHO 77-66]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (10 AST) 
  06:05 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:05
[SEA 67-77]
 
  06:05 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:05  
  06:05 Dupree Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:05  
Team Rebound  06:05  
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:05
[SEA 68-77]
 
  05:54
[PHO 80-68]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Johnson (11 AST) 
Cash Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:40
[SEA 70-80]
 
  05:35
[PHO 82-70]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (12 AST) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:35  
  05:35  
  05:35 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:35
[PHO 83-70]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:19
[SEA 72-83]
 
  04:57 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:55  
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bird (7 AST)  04:45
[SEA 74-83]
 
  04:37 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:35  
Little Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cash (3 AST)  04:24
[SEA 76-83]
 
  04:09
[PHO 85-76]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Cash Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:47  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
Cash Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  03:38  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST)  03:27  
  03:21
[PHO 88-76]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Cash Running Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:00
[SEA 78-88]
 
  03:00 Bonner Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Cash Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  03:00
[SEA 79-88]
 
  02:47 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:45 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:45 Smith Tip Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:44  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  02:33
[SEA 81-88]
 
  02:17 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:08 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:52 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Little (3 ST) 
  01:52 Taylor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  01:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:52 Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:52
[SEA 82-88]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:52
[SEA 83-88]
 
  01:34 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:32  
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Cash (4 AST)  01:15
[SEA 85-88]
 
  01:15 Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  01:15
[SEA 86-88]
 
  01:05 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  01:04  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Jackson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:38.9  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bird (8 AST)  00:36.2
[SEA 88-88]
 
  00:31.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.7 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bird (2 BLK) 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:23.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.7  
  00:23.7 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST)  00:02.8
[SEA 91-88]
 
  00:02.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.1 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ABC National 3:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
1st West
28
6
6-4
17-0
11-6
PHO
2nd West
15
19
4-6
9-8
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SEA
2 players 15.0
Cash 7.0
Wright 4.0
3 players 1.0
Bird 3.0
PHO
Johnson 21.0
Paris 9.0
2 players 4.0
5 players 1.0
Johnson 3.0
Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .445 .428
FT% .793 .698
Points 81.8 86.5
Rebounds 36.3 39.0
Assists 18.7 17.5
Steals 8.3 7.5
Blocks 3.8 3.0
3-Point % .369 .353
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .429
FT% .848 .757
Points 93.9 81.0
Rebounds 35.7 31.5
Assists 20.2 18.5
Steals 7.0 7.5
Blocks 4.4 5.5
3-Point % .359 .541
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 2
Seattle Storm (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Abrosimova, Svetlana 32:57 6-13 4-7 3-7 3 2 5 0 4 1 4 0 0 19
Bird, Sue 75:01 8-24 4-14 3-4 0 11 11 18 5 3 2 2 0 23
Cash, Swin 61:05 10-24 3-9 8-9 5 5 10 7 6 4 6 0 3 31
Jackson, Lauren 70:39 14-30 4-12 11-13 6 19 25 0 5 1 5 2 3 43
Little, Camille 60:34 8-17 0-0 3-6 4 9 13 3 5 3 3 0 2 19
Vesela, Jana 11:59 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 2
Willingham, Lecoe 26:46 4-7 1-1 4-6 5 3 8 0 6 0 1 0 1 13
Wright, Tanisha 60:59 8-21 2-7 5-8 0 4 4 7 8 1 4 0 2 23
Phoenix Mercury (0-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bonner, DeWanna 43:38 3-10 1-2 5-6 1 4 5 0 6 1 1 2 0 12
Braxton, Kara 27:10 7-12 0-0 2-5 1 4 5 2 4 1 3 0 3 16
Dupree, Candice 64:19 14-24 0-0 4-4 6 8 14 3 5 2 1 1 0 32
Johnson, Temeka 61:55 11-27 3-7 2-2 1 7 8 19 7 3 4 0 2 27
Smith, Tangela 68:31 4-12 3-8 3-4 3 8 11 3 9 0 3 3 1 14
Taurasi, Diana 66:25 11-30 8-15 7-9 1 11 12 2 8 4 11 3 0 37
Taylor, Penny 68:02 7-18 5-5 5-7 2 6 8 8 4 4 3 2 0 24