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Storm open title defense with 78-71 victory


By TIM BOOTH
Posted Jun 04 2011 5:10PM

SEATTLE (AP) Sue Bird scored 13 points and handed out 10 assists, Camille Little led Seattle with 18 points and the defending WNBA champion Storm opened the 2011 season with a 78-71 win over of the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday.

Lauren Jackson added 15 points and seven rebounds as Seattle built a big fourth-quarter lead and then watched Phoenix's Diana Taurasi try to rally the Mercury in the closing seconds.

Taurasi scored a game-high 31, including 11 in the closing minutes as Phoenix trimmed a 19-point deficit to within five with 16 seconds left.

The six returning members of Seattle's championship team from a year ago received their title rings, then went out and beat Phoenix for the eighth straight time and ran the Storm's regular-season home win streak to 18 after going undefeated at home a year ago.

Seattle led by just five at halftime but scored the first eight points of the second half and led by as many as 19 in the fourth quarter.

Seattle's six returning members from last year's title team received its championship rings in an elaborate pregame ceremony that took most of 20 minutes and was capped by the unveiling of the second championship banner in team history. Seattle also won the title in 2004, when Bird and Jackson were still in the infancy of their careers.

It took six years, but they finally added another crown. And with the addition of veteran Katie Smith in the offseason, Seattle is considered again the team to beat.

The Storm looked pretty strong in the opener, despite some opening-game sloppiness that resulted in 16 turnovers. Seattle controlled the glass, outrebounded Phoenix 38-28 and outscored the Mercury 46-32 in the paint.

And much of that came with Jackson as a non-factor offensively for the first 12 minutes. She eventually warmed up and made 4 of 9 shots and all six of her free throws.

But it was Little taking advantage of Jackson's quiet start. She made 8 of 13 shots and grabbed nine rebounds while most of Phoenix's defensive attention was placed on Jackson.

Little received a scare in the fourth quarter when she collapsed under the Phoenix basket and grabbed her right knee, but was able to walk off the court under her own power.

Smith added eight points in her Seattle debut, and capped a key 14-2 run in the first half with her second 3-pointer. Jackson had just three points at half, all at the foul line, but her presence opened up chances for Little and cleared room on the perimeter for Bird, who scored Seattle's last six points of the half and also handed out six assists.

Taurasi made 11 of 20 shots and was Phoenix's only offense for stretches of the first half, despite having three fouls just 15 seconds into the second quarter.

Penny Taylor added 13 points and Candice Dupree scored 12 for Phoenix.


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 40.3%

    • 43.3%

    • 35.7%

    • 36.4%

    • 92.3%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 6 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 17 18
Fast Break Pts: 8 13
Biggest Lead: 3 19
Points in the Paint: 32 46
PHO SEA
p Taurasi   31 Little   18
rb 2 players   9 Little   9
a Taylor   5 Bird   10
s Swanier   3 2 players   3
b Braxton   2 2 players   1
 
  • 06/04 - PHO 71 @ SEA 78
  • 07/26 - SEA 83 @ PHO 77
  • 08/16 - SEA 79 @ PHO 81
  • 09/09 - PHO 70 @ SEA 85
Phoenix Mercury (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Dupree F 32:13 5-8 0-1 2-2 -4 2 7 9 1 1 1 1 1 0 12
P. Taylor F 35:57 4-7 1-2 4-4 -4 0 1 1 5 3 1 2 0 0 13
K. Braxton F-C 18:58 3-12 0-0 1-2 -5 4 5 9 1 3 1 3 2 1 7
T. Johnson G 28:13 2-7 0-2 0-0 -5 1 3 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 4
D. Taurasi G 31:06 11-20 4-5 5-5 +5 0 1 1 1 5 2 5 1 0 31
D. Bonner   21:06 1-4 0-1 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2
M. Ferdinand-Harris   12:57 0-4 0-1 0-0 -15 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
K. Swanier   07:04 0-2 0-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0
N. Sanford   06:48 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
O. Sanni   05:38 1-1 0-0 0-0 +8 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
A. Gray-Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-67 5-14 12-13   8 20 28 11 20 12 17 4 2 71
  40.3% 35.7% 92.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
Seattle Storm (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Cash F 29:39 4-8 0-1 2-2 -4 2 2 4 2 5 0 3 0 0 10
C. Little F 26:09 8-13 0-0 2-2 +8 5 4 9 1 3 3 1 1 0 18
L. Jackson F-C 30:30 4-9 1-1 6-6 +13 1 6 7 1 3 1 3 0 2 15
S. Bird G 35:49 5-12 0-1 3-4 +9 0 4 4 10 2 3 4 0 0 13
T. Wright G 26:46 1-6 1-2 0-0 +9 0 6 6 3 1 0 4 0 1 3
K. Smith   27:43 3-10 2-5 0-0 +7 1 3 4 2 1 1 2 0 1 8
L. Willingham   16:12 3-6 0-1 3-4 -1 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 9
A. Robinson   06:21 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
I. Ibekwe   00:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-67 4-11 16-18   11 27 38 20 17 8 18 2 4 78
  43.3% 36.4% 88.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Johnson
  • Storm: Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #7 Clarke Stevens, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 11548
  • Duration: 1:53
Phoenix Mercury (0-2) Seattle Storm (2-0)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Jackson vs Braxton (Wright gains possession) 
  09:41 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK) 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST)  09:30  
  09:20 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:19  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST)  09:05  
  08:50 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[SEA 3-0]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:50
[PHO 2-3]
 
  07:43 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:41  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:34 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26
[SEA 5-2]
Little Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  06:40
[PHO 4-5]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:30  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:25  
  06:25
[SEA 6-4]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:25  
  06:25
[SEA 7-4]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:08 Little Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:08
[PHO 5-7]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:08
[PHO 6-7]
 
  06:00 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:55
[PHO 8-7]
 
  05:32 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  05:25
[PHO 10-7]
 
  05:09 Wright Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:09 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  05:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:04  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:48
[SEA 10-10]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:35
[PHO 12-10]
 
  04:20
[SEA 12-12]
Willingham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:05 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST) 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:55  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:55  
  03:55  
  03:55 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  03:55  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Swanier  03:55  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:55  
  03:37 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:22 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:20  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:56
[SEA 14-12]
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:36
[PHO 14-14]
 
  02:28 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:14  
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:10
[PHO 16-14]
 
  01:52 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:50  
Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bird (2 ST)  01:43  
  01:36 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Braxton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:26  
  01:26
[SEA 15-16]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:26 Bird Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:26 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Dupree  01:26  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Taurasi  01:26  
  01:26
[SEA 16-16]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:16 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[SEA 18-16]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.0  
  00:40.0 Team Rebound 
  00:27.9 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:26.9  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.0  
  00:13.0 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:05.0 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:03.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (0-2) Seattle Storm (2-0)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  09:46  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:46  
  09:36 Jackson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:36 Jackson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  09:36  
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST)  09:17  
  09:13
[SEA 20-16]
Little Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:41
[SEA 22-16]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:19 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:03 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:29
[PHO 18-22]
 
Johnson Technical  07:28  
  07:28
[SEA 23-18]
Jackson Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  07:12 Little Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
  07:10 Little Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:45
[SEA 25-18]
Little Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:30 Jump Ball Smith vs Taylor (Bird gains possession) 
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:30  
  06:20
[SEA 28-18]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:56
[PHO 21-28]
 
  05:37
[SEA 30-21]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:20  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Taurasi  05:20  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Braxton  05:20  
  05:20 Smith Substitution replaced by Cash 
  05:20
[SEA 31-21]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  05:20
[SEA 32-21]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:56
[PHO 23-32]
 
  04:56 Bird Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:56
[PHO 24-32]
 
  04:40 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:31  
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:04  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:04  
  03:55 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:37
[PHO 27-32]
 
  03:20
[SEA 34-27]
Little Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:07 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:59 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:57  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Jackson Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:36 Wright Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  02:36
[SEA 35-27]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:36
[SEA 36-27]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:30 Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:23  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:10
[PHO 29-36]
 
  01:48 Bird Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Braxton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:35  
  01:20
[SEA 38-29]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  01:03  
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:57.8  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:53.1
[PHO 31-38]
 
  00:45.9
[SEA 40-31]
Bird Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:35.9
[PHO 33-40]
 
  00:25.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:24.9  
  00:22.8 Bird Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:22.8 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  00:18.4 Jackson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:18.4
[PHO 34-40]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:18.4
[PHO 35-40]
 
  00:03.6 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.8 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.4 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (0-2) Seattle Storm (2-0)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Braxton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:41  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:24 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:05 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:45 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
  08:45 Little Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:32 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:20 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:19 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:13
[SEA 42-35]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:02  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:02  
Braxton Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:02  
Braxton Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:02  
  07:46 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
  07:41 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[SEA 44-35]
Cash Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bird (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:31  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  07:31  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
Team Rebound  07:19  
  07:18 Cash Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Little (3 ST)  07:13  
  06:57 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (2 BLK) 
  06:51 Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:48
[SEA 46-35]
Little Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:48  
Braxton Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:48  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Sanford  06:48  
  06:46 Jump Ball Jackson vs Ferdinand-Harris (Bird gains possession) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  06:46  
  06:17
[SEA 48-35]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bird (8 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:03 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  05:58 Cash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  05:51
[PHO 37-48]
 
  05:39 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:38  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  05:29
[PHO 39-48]
 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Little Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:18 Wright Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:18  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:18  
  05:18 Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:18 Team Rebound 
  05:18
[SEA 49-39]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  05:06
[PHO 41-49]
 
  04:43 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:42  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:37 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:32
[SEA 51-41]
Bird Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
  04:20 Cash Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:18 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Sanford Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:18  
  04:00
[SEA 53-41]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Team Rebound  03:44  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:24
[SEA 56-41]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bird (9 AST) 
  03:09 Cash Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:09 Jackson Substitution replaced by Little 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  03:09  
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:09
[PHO 42-56]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  03:09  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:09
[PHO 43-56]
 
Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:58  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:50  
  02:50
[SEA 57-43]
Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:50
[SEA 58-43]
Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:35 Smith Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  02:35
[PHO 44-58]
 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  02:23
[PHO 47-58]
 
  02:15 Bird Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Swanier (2 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:10  
  01:51
[SEA 60-47]
Little Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Little (1 BLK)  01:34  
  01:34 Team Rebound 
  01:34 Bird Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:19 Cash Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  01:19 Cash Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  01:19 Cash Substitution replaced by Ibekwe 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:10  
  00:51.7 Jump Ball Wright vs Swanier (Taylor gains possession) 
  00:51.7 Wright Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Swanier (3 ST) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:34.7  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.7  
  00:28.2 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:28.2 Ibekwe Substitution replaced by Bird 
  00:24.4 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.4 Team Rebound 
  00:04.9 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:03.2 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.0 Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (0-2) Seattle Storm (2-0)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
Braxton Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:30  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:10 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
  09:06 Willingham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:06
[PHO 48-60]
 
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:06  
  09:03 Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:40
[SEA 62-48]
Willingham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:22  
  08:05
[SEA 64-48]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:45
[PHO 50-64]
 
  07:39 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Braxton (1 ST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:28 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:22
[SEA 66-50]
Willingham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:16  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:16  
  07:16 Willingham Substitution replaced by Little 
  07:05 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  06:58
[PHO 52-66]
 
  06:40 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:38  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST)  06:18
[PHO 54-66]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:03 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Little Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  06:02
[SEA 68-54]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:02  
  06:02
[SEA 69-54]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Braxton Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:38  
  05:38  
  05:38 Wright Substitution replaced by Cash 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Sanni  05:38  
  05:25
[SEA 71-54]
Little Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bird (10 AST) 
Sanni Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  05:07
[PHO 56-71]
 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:45  
  04:45
[SEA 72-56]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:45
[SEA 73-56]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bird (3 ST)  04:38  
  04:23
[SEA 75-56]
Little Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST) 
  04:09 Jackson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:09 Bird Substitution replaced by Wright 
  04:09 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:49  
  03:49 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  03:37 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:36  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:16
[PHO 58-75]
 
  03:02 Willingham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sanni (1 ST) 
Dupree Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:53
[PHO 60-75]
 
  02:30 Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:30  
  02:30 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  02:30 Wright Substitution replaced by Bird 
Sanni Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:21  
Sanni Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:21  
Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:04  
  01:59 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  01:47
[PHO 63-75]
 
  01:23 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
Sanni Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:23  
  01:23 Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:23
[SEA 76-63]
Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST)  01:07
[PHO 66-76]
 
  00:53.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:51.9  
  00:48.1 Cash Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 (27 PTS)  00:48.1
[PHO 67-76]
 
  00:48.1 Willingham Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 (28 PTS)  00:48.1
[PHO 68-76]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (29 PTS)  00:48.1
[PHO 69-76]
 
  00:25.9 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:16.1
[PHO 71-76]
 
  00:07.9
[SEA 78-71]
Cash Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ABC National 3:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
SEA
2nd West
21
13
8-2
15-2
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .737 .
Points 81.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.5 NaN
Assists 18.1 NaN
Steals 7.3 NaN
Blocks 3.6 NaN
3-Point % .368 .
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
Points 82.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
Blocks 5.3 NaN
3-Point % .261 .
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