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Charles late basket in OT lifts Sun past Mercury



Posted Aug 07 2011 10:25PM

PHOENIX (AP) Tina Charles made a 12-footer with 5 seconds left in overtime, and the shot clock about to expire, to lift the Connecticut Sun to a 96-95 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.

Renee Montgomery scored 28 points, Asjha Jones had 27 and Charles finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds to help the Sun (13-7) win their third straight and seventh in the last eight.

``That was an unbelievable onslaught by both teams at different stretches,'' Sun coach Mike Thibault said. `` One team would get a run and the then the next team would get a run. ... But, our top three scorers came through and Kara (Lawson) came off the bench and hit some big 3s.''

Lawson made two 3-pointers and finished with nine points to help the Sun improve to 5-6 on the road.

``It's good just to have a win, period, on the road,'' Montgomery said. ``We've been struggling on the road and to come and get two of three on the West Coast is good for us.''

Diana Taurasi scored 29 points, and DeWanna Bonner added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury (11-9), who have lost five of six. Candice Dupree had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Nakia Sanford added nine points and nine rebounds.

Taurasi, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, missed a jumper and Dupree missed a 14-footer at the buzzer.

``We had a lull where we couldn't score the ball,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said. ``It wasn't that we weren't trying, we just couldn't hit a shot. They hit some shots and we got some more stops. In the fourth quarter, I don't think we got to the line.''

Bonner's layup off a turnover on the inbounds pass with 0.9 seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime. She hit a 3-pointer with 59 seconds left in the extra period to give Phoenix a 95-92 lead but missed a 3 with 30 seconds left, giving Connecticut the ball.

``I think the difference might have been just getting some stops,'' Montgomery said. ``The whole game it felt like we were trading baskets back-and-forth, so it came down to who was going to get more stops.''

Bonner's 25-footer from the top of the key tied the game at 80 with 3:16 remaining in regulation but Montgomery scored four points down the stretchto give the Sun a 84-82 lead. The Mercury then missed three shots on their next possession, losing the ball out of bounds with 3.9 seconds left.

``Throughout the game I think there are little things that we need to take care of,'' Taurasi said. ``Probably shouldn't have been that close because I thought we were playing at a pretty good level. We played really hard ... we did a lot of good things. But you can play as hard as you want, if you play stupid it doesn't matter.''

Jones scored 13 points in the third, including four during an 11-0 run to close the period, to give Connecticut a 69-64 lead heading to the fourth.

Taurasi scored 16 points in the first half, including 11 in the first quarter, to help the Mercury to a 46-41 lead at the break.

The Mercury were playing for the first time since trading starting center Kara Braxton after she was suspended one game by the team for ``conduct detrimental to the team.''

Mercury coach Corey Gaines declined on Sunday to explain the reasons behind the team's move.

Braxton was traded on Thursday to the New York Liberty for fourth-year pro Sidney Spencer, two days after Braxton was suspended by the team for the Mercury's 90-73 loss to Minnesota.

Spencer, who missed her last three games for the Liberty due to a strained back, did not play on Sunday.


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Sun
Mercury
     
    • 45.2%

    • 38.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 36.4%

    • 76.5%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON PHO
Total Rebounds 10 7
Offensive Rebounds 10 18
Turnovers 12 14
Fast Break Pts: 7 21
Biggest Lead: 7 8
Points in the Paint: 46 38
CON PHO
p Montgomery   28 Taurasi   29
rb Charles   17 Dupree   12
a Greene   6 Taurasi   6
s 2 players   2 Taylor   4
b Charles   2 5 players   1
 
  • 08/07 - CON 96 @ PHO 95
  • 08/26 - PHO 92 @ CON 95
Connecticut Sun (13-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 34:50 3-7 0-0 0-0 -4 0 5 5 6 1 1 1 0 1 6
A. Jones F 31:20 13-18 0-0 1-2 +3 0 5 5 2 4 1 2 0 0 27
T. Charles C 41:45 11-24 0-0 1-2 +2 6 11 17 4 3 0 3 2 2 23
D. McCray G-F 00:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Montgomery G 37:11 8-19 5-12 7-8 +2 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 1 28
A. Hightower   07:17 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. White   23:34 0-1 0-1 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
K. Lawson   29:10 3-9 2-5 1-1 +7 1 4 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 9
K. Griffin   15:56 0-2 0-1 2-2 -6 2 5 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 2
J. Moore   03:12 0-2 0-0 1-2 +1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
J. Breland DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 38-84 7-21 13-17   10 32 42 20 17 8 12 2 5 96
  45.2% 33.3% 76.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
Phoenix Mercury (11-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 37:09 6-13 1-5 0-0 +9 2 3 5 5 2 4 4 1 0 13
C. Dupree F 37:15 5-9 0-0 0-0 +3 7 5 12 1 1 1 2 0 0 10
N. Sanford F-C 20:39 4-9 0-0 1-4 -10 3 6 9 0 3 0 0 0 1 9
D. Taurasi G 37:38 7-23 5-13 10-10 0 0 8 8 6 2 1 2 1 0 29
T. Johnson G 32:32 3-7 2-3 0-0 -8 0 0 0 5 4 0 4 1 0 8
K. Swanier   12:06 0-3 0-1 0-0 +9 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Bonner   32:06 8-20 4-10 4-4 +5 5 6 11 0 2 3 0 1 1 24
M. Ferdinand-Harris   13:36 1-5 0-1 0-0 -12 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 2
O. Sanni   01:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gray-Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 34-89 12-33 15-18   18 31 49 19 16 9 14 5 2 95
  38.2% 36.4% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: Taurasi

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #45 Tom Mauer, #21 Byron Jarrett
  • Attendance: 8514
  • Duration: 2:04
Connecticut Sun (14-7) Phoenix Mercury (11-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Sanford vs Charles (Johnson gains possession) 
  09:51
[PHO 2-0]
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[CON 2-2]
 
McCray Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:18  
McCray Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:15  
  09:15
[PHO 3-2]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McCray Substitution replaced by Hightower  09:15  
  09:15
[PHO 4-2]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  09:00
[CON 4-4]
 
  08:47 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hightower Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:27  
  08:22
[PHO 7-4]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Greene Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  08:04
[CON 6-7]
 
  07:55 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Greene Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:50
[CON 8-7]
 
  07:35
[PHO 9-8]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:23
[CON 10-9]
 
  07:08 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  06:57  
  06:51
[PHO 12-10]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:37  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:36
[CON 12-12]
 
Hightower Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:25  
  06:25 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  06:25 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:16 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:15  
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:05 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01
[PHO 14-12]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:52  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:30 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Jones Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:19  
  05:19
[PHO 15-12]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Greene Substitution replaced by White  05:19  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:19  
  05:19
[PHO 16-12]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:58 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:51  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:48
[CON 14-16]
 
  04:37 Swanier Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:36  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  04:28  
  04:28 Team Rebound 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:28  
  04:28 Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  04:07 Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:06  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:50 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:49  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:31
[CON 16-16]
 
  03:18
[PHO 18-16]
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:47
[PHO 20-16]
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
White Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:17  
  02:17 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:17 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Jones Substitution replaced by Moore  02:17  
Charles Substitution replaced by Greene  02:17  
  02:17
[PHO 21-16]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:17
[PHO 22-16]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:58 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  01:58 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Sanni 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:46 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  01:41
[CON 18-22]
 
  01:27
[PHO 24-18]
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  01:11  
  01:04 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:03  
  00:56.8 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.6 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.3
[PHO 26-18]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:16.9  
  00:16.7 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.7  
Team Rebound  00:16.7  
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:16.7
[CON 19-26]
 
  00:04.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:03.7  
  00:03.3 Sanni Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:03.3
[CON 20-26]
 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:03.3
[CON 21-26]
 
  00:00.2 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (14-7) Phoenix Mercury (11-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
Team Rebound  09:46  
  09:45 Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:07 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:05  
  09:05 Taylor Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Jones  09:05  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles  09:05  
  08:49 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:49  
Team Rebound  08:49  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:49
[CON 22-26]
 
Jones Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:30 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:29  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:18
[CON 24-26]
 
  08:10
[PHO 29-24]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:47
[CON 26-29]
 
  07:33
[PHO 31-26]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:20
[CON 29-31]
 
  07:11 Taylor Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:56 Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:35 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Charles Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:31  
  06:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  06:31 Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:31 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  06:31 Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:30  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  06:14
[CON 31-31]
 
  05:58
[PHO 33-31]
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:34 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:32  
  05:32  
  05:32
[PHO 34-31]
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  05:32  
  05:32 Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:31  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:02 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:01  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  04:52
[CON 33-34]
 
  04:40
[PHO 36-33]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:16 Ferdinand-Harris Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:15  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:01
[CON 35-36]
 
  03:48 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:47  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ferdinand-Harris (1 BLK)  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
  03:42 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:42 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Lawson Substitution replaced by White  03:42  
  03:42 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32 Taylor Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:32 Taylor Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  03:20  
  03:17
[PHO 38-35]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  03:04 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:04
[CON 36-38]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:04
[CON 37-38]
 
Greene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:46  
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:40 Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
  02:35 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:35
[CON 38-38]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:35
[CON 39-38]
 
  02:28 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:White (2 ST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:21  
Charles Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:54
[PHO 40-39]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:23
[PHO 42-39]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  01:00  
  00:54.9 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:53.7  
  00:48.5 Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:48.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  00:48.5 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:48.5
[CON 40-42]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:48.5
[CON 41-42]
 
White Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[PHO 43-41]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:41.5
[PHO 44-41]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:30.4  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:04.9 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.4 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:03.4
[PHO 46-41]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (14-7) Phoenix Mercury (11-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Greene Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:38 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:38  
  09:26
[PHO 48-41]
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:00
[CON 43-48]
 
  08:45 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:39 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  08:36 Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Team Rebound  08:36  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:36
[CON 44-48]
 
  08:23 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:22  
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST)  08:05
[CON 46-48]
 
  07:50 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:49  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  07:38
[CON 48-48]
 
  07:25
[PHO 51-48]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:13
[CON 50-51]
 
White Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:59  
  06:59 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  06:59 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:59
[PHO 52-50]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  06:59
[PHO 53-50]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Montgomery Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:38  
  06:30 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:29  
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:17  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:16  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  06:14  
  06:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:09
[PHO 55-50]
Bonner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:55
[CON 52-55]
 
  05:36
[PHO 58-52]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:17
[CON 54-58]
 
  05:09
[PHO 61-54]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:55  
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  04:51
[CON 56-61]
 
  04:44 Swanier Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:43  
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:24
[CON 58-61]
 
  04:07 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:06  
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:46
[PHO 64-58]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST)  03:25
[CON 61-64]
 
  03:11 Swanier Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:11 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  03:11 Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:52  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:39 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:38  
  02:38 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Greene Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:38  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST)  02:19
[CON 63-64]
 
  02:02 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:01  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:29 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:26 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  01:25  
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:01 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:00  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:52.9
[CON 66-64]
 
  00:37.8 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  00:36.5  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  00:26.2
[CON 68-64]
 
  00:26.2 Taurasi Technical 
Lawson Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  00:26.2
[CON 69-64]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:26.2  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Hightower  00:26.2  
  00:26.2 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Griffin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:13.7  
  00:08.9 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:07.9  
  00:07.5 Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
  00:00.2 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (14-7) Phoenix Mercury (11-10)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:34 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:24 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  09:23  
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  09:09
[CON 71-64]
 
  08:56 Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:46
[PHO 66-71]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:22  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:58 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
  07:56 Sanford Foul : Personal Take (3 PF) 
Hightower Substitution replaced by Montgomery  07:56  
  07:56 Sanford Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:56 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:37
[PHO 69-71]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:11
[PHO 71-71]
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  06:49
[CON 73-71]
 
  06:38 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:38  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:15  
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:44 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:34
[CON 75-71]
 
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
White Substitution replaced by Jones  05:30  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Greene  05:30  
  05:20 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Charles (2 BLK) 
  05:20 Team Rebound 
  05:06
[PHO 74-75]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST)  04:49  
  04:43
[PHO 77-75]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Charles Running Bank shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  04:26
[CON 77-77]
 
  04:01 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:00  
  03:53 Dupree Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Greene (3 AST)  03:41
[CON 80-77]
 
  03:16
[PHO 80-80]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Greene (4 AST)  03:00
[CON 83-80]
 
  02:46 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:45  
  02:41  
Montgomery Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:28  
  02:19 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (4 ST)  02:14  
  02:08 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  02:07  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  01:47  
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:10)  01:45  
  01:44 Johnson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:44
[CON 84-80]
 
  01:35 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:19 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:07
[PHO 82-84]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
  00:50.8 Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:50.8  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:19.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:19.5 Dupree Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:13.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:13.3 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:05.9 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:03.9 Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:03.9  
Charles Substitution replaced by White  00:03.9  
White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:00.9
[PHO 84-84]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.9  
  00:00.9 Johnson Substitution replaced by Sanford 
White Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:00.9  
  00:00.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:00.9 Sanford Substitution replaced by Johnson 
White Substitution replaced by Charles  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
Connecticut Sun (14-7) Phoenix Mercury (11-10)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Bonner vs Charles (Johnson gains possession)
  04:49
[PHO 86-84]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST)  04:36  
Charles Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:28  
  04:28
[PHO 87-84]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  04:28
[PHO 88-84]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:06
[CON 86-88]
 
  03:43 Bonner Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:26 Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Dupree Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  03:07 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  02:57
[CON 89-88]
 
  02:47
[PHO 90-89]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:22 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:21 Bonner Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  02:20 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Bonner Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Charles Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[PHO 91-89]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:19
[PHO 92-89]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Greene (5 AST)  01:55
[CON 92-92]
 
  01:40 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:11)  01:39  
Charles Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  01:19  
  00:59.0
[PHO 95-92]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Charles (4 AST)  00:46.6
[CON 94-95]
 
  00:29.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:28.9  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  00:21.8  
Team Rebound  00:21.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:21.8  
  00:21.8 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Greene (6 AST)  00:05.0
[CON 96-95]
 
  00:05.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:05.0  
  00:01.2 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.6 Dupree Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  00:00.3 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Overtime
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standings
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2nd East
21
13
5-5
15-2
6-11
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19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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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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  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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