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Mercury power past Sparks after Swanier hurt


By JOHN MARSHALL
Posted Jul 05 2011 11:24PM

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 20 points each, helping the Phoenix Mercury rally past a scary injury to guard Ketia Swanier to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-82 Tuesday night.

Phoenix opened the third quarter with a big run and kept it going after Swanier was helped off the court following an elbow to the head by Sparks guard Kristi Toliver. The Mercury turned a 10-point deficit into a 14-point lead in the quarter and never let up on the way to their sixth win in seven games.

Penny Taylor had 16 points and Kara Braxton added 14 for Phoenix.

Ebony Hoffman had 21 points and LaToya Pringle 12 for Los Angeles in its second game without former league MVP Candace Parker. The Sparks fell to 0-5 on the road this season.

Swanier went down in a heap late in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the left eye from Toliver, who swung her arm while trying to protect the ball. Swanier lay on the floor for several minutes while writhing in pain, then had to be helped to the locker room.

Toliver was hit with a flagrant foul after initially being called for an offensive foul, and Sparks assistant Joe Bryant exacerbated the situation by arguing the call and was hit with a technical. Toliver also was called for a technical foul on another call a few minutes later.

DeWanna Bonner hit two free throws in place of Swanier, Taurasi added another for Bryant's technical and the Mercury kept pouring it on, leading 79-65 after a 37-point third quarter.

The outcome wasn't much of a surprise the way Los Angeles has been playing on the road. The Sparks came into Tuesday's game with four straight away-from-LA losses, the latest a three-point setback at Connecticut last Tuesday.

It didn't figure to get any easier against the Mercury without Parker, who's expected to miss at least five weeks after tearing cartilage in her right knee against New York on June 26. Los Angeles had trouble inside without Parker against the Sun, allowing Tina Charles to score 22 points and grab 23 rebounds, one short of the league record.

The Sparks did beat Phoenix with Parker in the lineup on June 10, holding Taurasi to nine points in a 14-point win in Los Angeles, but were facing a different Mercury team from the first time around.

The league's highest-scoring team for the fifth straight season, Phoenix followed a loss to San Antonio on June 17 by winning five of six, the latest by 13 over Chicago on Friday after hitting a franchise record 42 free throws while rallying from a 15-point deficit.

Los Angeles looked plenty rested in the first half after a week off, running its offense smoothly to set up good looks and earn trips to the free-throw line - hitting 13 of 14 - while limiting Phoenix's chances on the break. Led by Hoffman's 13 points and seven rebounds, the Sparks hit 16 of 32 shots, including five 3-pointers, to lead 50-42 at the half.

The Mercury trimmed the deficit quickly in the third quarter behind their defense, getting 14 combined points from Taylor and Dupree to go up 65-63 with just over 3 minutes left. Swanier got hurt right after that and Phoenix seemed to play even harder, never giving Los Angeles a chance.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 42.2%

    • 51.5%

    • 58.3%

    • 47.1%

    • 75.0%

    • 96.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 9 6
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 13 11
Fast Break Pts: 4 9
Biggest Lead: 10 23
Points in the Paint: 32 30
LAS PHO
p Hoffman   21 2 players   20
rb Pringle   9 Braxton   5
a Penicheiro   5 Taurasi   7
s 4 players   1 4 players   1
b Thompson   2 5 players   1
 
  • 06/10 - PHO 84 @ LAS 98
  • 07/05 - LAS 82 @ PHO 101
  • 08/12 - PHO 90 @ LAS 93
  • 09/03 - LAS 77 @ PHO 93
Los Angeles Sparks (4-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Hoffman F 30:36 8-11 2-3 3-4 -9 4 4 8 1 3 1 2 0 0 21
D. Milton-Jones F 23:25 4-11 0-0 3-6 -6 1 4 5 1 5 1 3 0 3 11
T. Thompson F 26:37 4-10 2-3 0-0 -14 0 5 5 2 1 0 4 2 0 10
N. Quinn G 24:06 0-2 0-1 2-2 -11 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
T. Penicheiro G 25:36 1-4 0-0 2-2 -16 0 2 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 4
L. Pringle   23:14 4-8 0-0 4-4 -22 6 3 9 1 3 0 1 1 1 12
J. Lavender   06:50 1-2 0-0 0-2 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
K. Toliver   18:17 2-5 1-1 4-4 +1 0 0 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 9
J. O'Hea   10:31 3-7 2-4 2-2 -10 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 10
N. Lacy   10:47 0-4 0-0 1-2 -7 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1
C. Parker   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 27-64 7-12 21-28   12 21 33 18 23 4 13 3 5 82
  42.2% 58.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Phoenix Mercury (6-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 26:09 5-6 3-4 3-4 +6 1 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 16
C. Dupree F 28:10 7-13 0-0 6-6 +13 1 2 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 20
K. Braxton F-C 22:46 6-10 0-1 2-2 +10 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 0 1 14
D. Taurasi G 28:16 5-11 3-6 7-7 +9 0 4 4 7 3 0 3 1 0 20
T. Johnson G 22:25 2-4 1-2 0-0 +14 0 4 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 5
K. Swanier   13:48 2-3 0-1 0-0 +8 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 4
D. Bonner   17:51 1-5 0-0 3-3 +13 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
M. Ferdinand-Harris   21:43 5-11 1-2 0-0 +22 0 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 11
N. Sanford   06:43 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gray-Lawson   07:39 0-1 0-1 4-4 -2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
O. Sanni   04:30 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
Total   200 34-66 8-17 25-26   8 21 29 21 23 4 11 5 3 101
  51.5% 47.1% 96.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: Bryant, Toliver
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #17 Scott Twardoski, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 9826
  • Duration: 2:10
Los Angeles Sparks (4-6) Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Thompson 
Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball  09:46  
  09:38 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:26  
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:20  
  09:12 Dupree Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Hoffman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:52
[LAS 2-0]
 
  08:46
[PHO 2-2]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[LAS 4-2]
 
  08:14 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:05 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:43
[LAS 6-2]
 
  07:30
[PHO 4-6]
Taylor Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  07:02
[LAS 8-4]
 
Quinn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:40
[PHO 6-8]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
  06:27 Braxton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:27 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:27
[LAS 9-6]
 
Penicheiro Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:27
[LAS 10-6]
 
  06:20 Swanier Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:54  
  05:54
[PHO 7-10]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:54
[PHO 8-10]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST)  05:38
[LAS 13-8]
 
  05:12
[PHO 10-13]
Swanier Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Milton-Jones Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  04:40  
  04:40  
  04:40 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  04:40 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  04:21
[PHO 12-13]
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:04  
  03:47
[PHO 15-13]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  03:31  
  03:26
[PHO 17-13]
Swanier Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  03:07
[LAS 15-17]
 
  03:07 Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pringle  03:07  
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:07
[LAS 16-17]
 
  02:48 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pringle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:47  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
Pringle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:34  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pringle (1 AST)  02:30
[LAS 19-17]
 
  02:20 Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  02:20 Dupree Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Lavender  02:20  
  02:10 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:09  
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:07  
  02:00
[PHO 19-19]
Ferdinand-Harris Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:34  
  01:19
[PHO 21-19]
Braxton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pringle Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:01  
Pringle Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:01  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Toliver  01:01  
  00:45.8 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:45.4  
  00:35.1 Taurasi Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pringle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:35.1
[LAS 20-21]
 
Pringle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:35.1
[LAS 21-21]
 
  00:16.6
[PHO 23-21]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pringle Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  00:02.9
[LAS 23-23]
 
  00:00.1 Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (4-6) Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST)  09:35
[LAS 26-23]
 
  09:15
[PHO 25-26]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
Pringle Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:57  
Pringle Layup Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hoffman Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:46  
  08:43 Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST) 
  08:43 Braxton Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:43 Braxton Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:12 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  08:02
[LAS 29-25]
 
Milton-Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:43  
  07:43 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  07:43
[PHO 26-29]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:43
[PHO 27-29]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  07:26  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:24  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:24  
  07:24 Bonner Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Lacy  07:24  
  07:14 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST) 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  07:08  
  06:51 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:51 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pringle (1 BLK) 
Pringle Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:49  
Pringle Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:46  
Hoffman Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:44
[LAS 31-27]
 
O'Hea Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:40  
  06:35
[PHO 29-31]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Team Rebound 
O'Hea Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:18  
  06:10 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:00 Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:47  
Hoffman Layup Shot: Missed  05:47  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:44  
Hoffman Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:44
[LAS 33-29]
 
  05:44 Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  05:44
[LAS 34-29]
 
  05:29 Braxton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:28  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:59 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:59 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  04:41 Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:41
[LAS 35-29]
 
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:41
[LAS 36-29]
 
  04:20
[PHO 32-36]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Pringle Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST)  04:02
[LAS 38-32]
 
O'Hea Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:53  
  03:53
[PHO 33-38]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:53  
Lacy Substitution replaced by Penicheiro  03:53  
  03:53
[PHO 34-38]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Pringle Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  03:32
[LAS 40-34]
 
  03:25 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:21 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:21  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST)  03:04  
Toliver Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:00  
  03:00 Braxton Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  03:00
[PHO 35-40]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Pringle Substitution replaced by Quinn  03:00  
  03:00 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:58  
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:32
[PHO 37-40]
Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:14 Swanier Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:14
[LAS 41-37]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:14
[LAS 42-37]
 
  02:06 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:54 Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:54
[LAS 43-37]
 
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:54
[LAS 44-37]
 
Hoffman Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[PHO 38-44]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:42
[PHO 39-44]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (2 AST)  01:30
[LAS 47-39]
 
  01:17 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:17  
  01:17 Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:17  
Team Rebound  01:17  
Hoffman Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:17
[LAS 48-39]
 
  01:01
[PHO 42-48]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:43.1
[LAS 50-42]
 
  00:40.4 Taurasi Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:40.4 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  00:40.4 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Pringle  00:40.4  
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:06.8 Swanier Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
  00:06.8 Jump Ball Swanier vs Toliver (Quinn gains possession) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (4-6) Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  09:38  
  09:36 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:30 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:29  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (3 AST)  09:17
[LAS 52-42]
 
  08:55
[PHO 44-52]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (4 AST)  08:33
[LAS 54-44]
 
  08:21
[PHO 46-54]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:44
[PHO 49-54]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:44 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (5 AST)  07:29
[LAS 57-49]
 
  07:15 Braxton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:13 Braxton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  06:59 Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:59  
Team Rebound  06:59  
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:59  
  06:59 Team Rebound 
Milton-Jones Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:57  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Pringle  06:57  
  06:52 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:49
[PHO 51-57]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:14
[PHO 53-57]
Dupree Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  05:51  
  05:43 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:20
[PHO 55-57]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:17  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Toliver  05:17  
Quinn Substitution replaced by O'Hea  05:17  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Lacy  05:17  
  05:17 Braxton Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:17 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST)  05:04
[LAS 60-55]
 
  04:51
[PHO 57-60]
Taylor Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lacy Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:51  
  04:51
[PHO 58-60]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:36
[LAS 62-58]
 
  04:22
[PHO 61-62]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
  04:06 Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lacy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:06  
Team Rebound  04:06  
  04:06 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Lacy Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:06
[LAS 63-61]
 
  03:55
[PHO 63-63]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
  03:41 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:26  
  03:12 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:11 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Pringle Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:11  
  03:11
[PHO 64-63]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:11
[PHO 65-63]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Toliver Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF)  02:55  
Toliver Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:55  
Bryant Technical  02:55  
  02:55 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:55
[PHO 66-63]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  02:55 Bonner Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  02:55
[PHO 67-63]
Braxton Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:55
[PHO 68-63]
Braxton Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  02:55 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  02:52
[PHO 70-63]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Team Rebound 
Toliver Technical  02:31  
  02:31
[PHO 71-63]
Taylor Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Penicheiro  02:31  
Lacy Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:31  
  02:17
[PHO 73-63]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:00  
  02:00 Dupree Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Pringle Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:46  
O'Hea Running Bank shot: Missed  01:36  
O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:35  
  01:32 Jump Ball Johnson vs Thompson (Penicheiro gains possession) 
O'Hea Running Bank shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Team Rebound 
O'Hea Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[PHO 74-63]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:21
[PHO 75-63]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Hoffman Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:07  
Hoffman Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:07  
O'Hea Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  00:53.4  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Quinn  00:53.4  
  00:48.7
[PHO 77-63]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Thompson Running Bank shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Pringle Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:30.4  
Pringle Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.8 Braxton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Pringle Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:09.4  
  00:09.4
[PHO 78-63]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:09.4
[PHO 79-63]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Pringle Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  00:01.2  
Pringle Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:01.2
[LAS 65-79]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (4-6) Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
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  09:37 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:18 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:16  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST)  09:02
[LAS 67-79]
 
  08:51
[PHO 81-67]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (1 ST)  08:30  
  08:24 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Pringle Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  08:22  
  08:13 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:13 Braxton Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  08:13 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  08:03 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:03  
Team Rebound  08:03  
  08:03 Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:03
[LAS 68-81]
 
  07:45 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:44  
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  07:36  
  07:36 Team Rebound 
  07:17 Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:16  
  07:07 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  07:05  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:05  
  06:47 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:44
[PHO 83-68]
Sanford Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  06:29
[LAS 70-83]
 
  06:18 Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
  06:13 Gray-Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:13 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pringle Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:13
[LAS 71-83]
 
Pringle Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:13
[LAS 72-83]
 
  05:56
[PHO 86-72]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
Pringle Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  05:39  
Pringle Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ferdinand-Harris (1 BLK)  05:37  
  05:35 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:30
[PHO 88-72]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:13 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:59 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:58  
Penicheiro Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:30
[PHO 91-72]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Away From Play (5 PF)  04:30  
  04:30  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender  04:30  
Quinn Substitution replaced by Hoffman  04:30  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Lacy  04:30  
Pringle Substitution replaced by Toliver  04:30  
  04:30 Sanford Substitution replaced by Sanni 
  04:30
[PHO 92-72]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Sanni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:59 Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:58  
  03:52 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:52
[LAS 73-92]
 
  03:52 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:52
[LAS 74-92]
 
  03:41 Sanni Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:41 Sanni Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:25  
  03:09 Sanni Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:09
[LAS 75-92]
 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:09
[LAS 76-92]
 
Toliver Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59
[PHO 93-76]
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:59
[PHO 94-76]
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:39
[PHO 97-76]
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:27
[LAS 78-97]
 
Lacy Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:11  
  02:11
[PHO 98-78]
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:11
[PHO 99-78]
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:00 Sanni Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:00  
Team Rebound  02:00  
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Toliver Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:48  
  01:41 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:40  
Milton-Jones Hook Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08
[PHO 101-78]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Toliver Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST)  00:53.2
[LAS 80-101]
 
  00:37.9 Sanni Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:36.9  
Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  00:21.6
[LAS 82-101]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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LAS
5th West
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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Lynx Stats
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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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  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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