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Sparks edge Mercury in overtime



Posted Aug 13 2011 2:05AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks are on a winning streak just in time for star forward Candace Parker's return.

Rookie Jantel Lavender scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds as the Sparks defeated the Phoenix Mercury, 93-90, in overtime on Friday.

Noelle Quinn added a season-high 19 points as Los Angeles erased an early 16-point deficit and won back-to-back games for the first time since July 12-15.

The Sparks (9-13) moved three-and-half games behind Phoenix for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference and could get Parker back on Tuesday. Parker, the 2008 MVP, is ``hopeful'' to return, a team spokesman said. Parker has been out since June 26 with a torn lateral meniscus in her right knee.

``It will definitely be big,'' Lavender said. ``Candace is a major part of this team. With her inside presence, her rebounding and what she contributes to this team, it will definitely help us a little bit more toward getting into playoff position. We just have to continue to grind it out like we did tonight.''

Penny Taylor led Phoenix with 29 points and Diana Taurasi added 21. Temeka Johnson had 12 assists, the most by a WNBA player this season.

But the Mercury (13-10) missed a chance to move into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference.

Tina Thompson scored the go-ahead basket to start overtime as the Sparks never trailed in the extra session. Lavender scored on a reverse layup and a bank shot in the first 91 seconds of overtime.

``That was huge,'' Lavender said. ``It's all about how you start overtime. Overtime is mental and what team wants it the most, and I think we showed that.''

Phoenix pulled to 89-88 on Taylor's three-pointer with a minute remaining and to 91-90 on Taylor's drive. The Mercury inbounded the ball with 4.8 seconds remaining but the ball was kicked out of bounds and the Sparks were awarded possession after a review.

The Mercury entered the game leading the WNBA with 91.4 points per game and 47 percent shooting from the field but were held to 80 points in regulation and 43.4 percent shooting.

L.A. outrebounded Phoenix, 41-29, including 15-9 on the offensive boards. ``L.A. did a great job of slowing down the game,'' Taylor said. ``They pounded it into Lavender. She was really dominant inside. I think she did a great job of (going through) the defense and finding open players.''

The Sparks tied it at 80 when Thompson rebounded Ticha Penicheiro's miss and scored underneath with 25.8 seconds remaining in regulation to cap a 15-6 run in the final seven minutes.

Taurasi missed a jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation, and Thompson missed a three-pointer as time expired.

Phoenix led from 6-5 and took leads of 23-7 and 25-9 in the first period. The Sparks pulled to two points down three times in the third and finally tied it at 62 on Lavender's basket inside.

``I think in months past we probably would have laid down and started looking at our hands, looking at the refs,'' Sparks coach Joe Bryant said. ``Now, we're digging down and saying, 'Hey, that's in the past. Let's just start playing defense.' We're going to start making some shots as the game went along. And we did.''

The Sparks tied it again 64 before Phoenix went on a 10-1 run capped by Taurasi's back-to-back three pointers with about six minutes remaining.

Taurasi recorded her fifth straight 20-point game, her longest such streak since September of 2008.


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 43.4%

    • 47.2%

    • 37.9%

    • 43.8%

    • 76.5%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 7 16
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Turnovers 13 19
Fast Break Pts: 10 5
Biggest Lead: 16 4
Points in the Paint: 36 46
PHO LAS
p Taylor   29 Lavender   25
rb Bonner   10 Lavender   10
a Johnson   12 2 players   6
s 3 players   2 6 players   1
b 2 players   1 Lacy   3
 
  • 06/10 - PHO 84 @ LAS 98
  • 07/05 - LAS 82 @ PHO 101
  • 08/12 - PHO 90 @ LAS 93
  • 09/03 - LAS 77 @ PHO 93
Phoenix Mercury (13-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 38:16 9-16 5-9 6-6 -4 1 5 6 4 5 2 4 1 0 29
C. Dupree F 35:07 7-11 0-1 2-2 -1 0 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 16
N. Sanford F-C 22:58 4-6 0-0 2-4 +6 4 1 5 1 5 0 2 0 0 10
D. Taurasi G 36:50 8-17 4-8 1-2 +6 0 4 4 6 3 0 3 0 0 21
T. Johnson G 26:46 2-5 1-3 1-1 +8 0 1 1 12 1 1 1 0 0 6
D. Bonner   32:16 2-12 1-6 0-0 -13 3 7 10 0 3 0 0 1 2 5
K. Swanier   17:53 0-1 0-1 1-2 -9 1 0 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 1
M. Ferdinand-Harris   14:54 1-8 0-1 0-0 -8 0 1 1 3 2 2 2 0 1 2
A. Gray-Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 33-76 11-29 13-17   9 20 29 29 27 8 13 2 4 90
  43.4% 37.9% 76.5%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Los Angeles Sparks (9-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Thompson F 20:34 5-12 0-4 1-4 +5 5 2 7 1 4 1 3 0 0 11
D. Milton-Jones F 27:30 3-9 1-3 4-4 0 1 5 6 6 2 0 3 0 0 11
E. Hoffman F 16:10 0-2 0-0 2-2 -13 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 0 0 2
N. Quinn G 32:48 7-12 5-7 0-0 +5 1 2 3 4 2 0 2 0 0 19
T. Penicheiro G 33:48 3-6 0-0 2-3 -5 0 5 5 6 1 1 2 0 0 8
J. Lavender   38:37 11-20 0-0 3-4 +8 7 3 10 2 2 1 2 1 2 25
N. Lacy   32:40 5-7 1-1 2-5 +6 1 5 6 2 5 1 1 3 0 13
J. O'Hea   18:06 0-3 0-1 2-2 +7 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2
L. Pringle   04:47 0-1 0-0 2-2 +2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
C. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Toliver NWT - Personal
Total   225 34-72 7-16 18-26   15 26 41 24 20 6 19 4 2 93
  47.2% 43.8% 69.2%   team rebs: 16 total to: 20

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #18 Kurt Walker, #27 Penny Davis
  • Attendance: 10512
  • Duration: 2:15
Phoenix Mercury (13-11) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Milton-Jones vs Sanford (Quinn gains possession) 
  09:47 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Penicheiro (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:28 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:25 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
Sanford Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:17  
Sanford Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:17  
  09:01 Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
  08:57 Thompson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:57
[PHO 1-0]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:57
[PHO 2-0]
 
  08:44 Thompson Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  08:44 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:30 Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:20
[LAS 2-2]
Quinn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  08:14
[PHO 4-2]
 
  08:01
[LAS 5-4]
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  07:45
[PHO 6-5]
 
  07:26 Penicheiro Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  07:15
[PHO 8-5]
 
  06:59 Hoffman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  06:53
[PHO 10-5]
 
  06:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:51 Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:51  
  06:28 Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  05:55 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:45  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:45
[PHO 12-5]
 
  05:28 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:27  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Swanier  05:27  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  05:27  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  05:17
[PHO 14-5]
 
  05:03 Quinn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41
[LAS 7-14]
Lavender Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  04:26
[PHO 17-7]
 
  04:06 Milton-Jones Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  04:06  
  04:06 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Lacy 
  04:06 Quinn Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST)  03:56
[PHO 20-7]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:48  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:48  
  03:34 Hoffman Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (2 AST)  03:19
[PHO 23-7]
 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:09  
  03:09
[LAS 8-23]
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:09
[LAS 9-23]
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lacy (1 BLK)  02:57  
Team Rebound  02:57  
Sanford Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  02:54
[PHO 25-9]
 
  02:33
[LAS 11-25]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Team Rebound 
Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:10  
  02:10 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Pringle 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree  02:10  
  01:58 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:56  
  01:41 Penicheiro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Swanier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:41
[PHO 26-11]
 
Swanier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:41  
  01:41 Pringle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:18 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:16  
  01:07 O'Hea Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Pringle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:55.4  
  00:55.4
[LAS 12-26]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:55.4
[LAS 13-26]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST)  00:42.9  
Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:37.5  
  00:37.5
[LAS 14-26]
Pringle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:37.5
[LAS 15-26]
Pringle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lacy (2 BLK)  00:21.8  
  00:20.9 Team Rebound 
  00:04.1
[LAS 17-26]
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (13-11) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  09:45
[PHO 28-17]
 
  09:31 Pringle Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:28  
Dupree 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:11 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:09
[LAS 19-28]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:53
[PHO 30-19]
 
  08:53 Lavender Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:53
[PHO 31-19]
 
  08:29 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:24 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  08:23 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  08:21
[LAS 21-31]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:01 Pringle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  07:47
[PHO 33-21]
 
  07:28 Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:23  
  07:23 Pringle Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  07:07  
  06:54 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:45  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:28  
  06:28 O'Hea Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:28 Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Quinn 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:00
[LAS 23-33]
Lavender Hook Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  05:47  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  05:47  
  05:36 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:35  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:17
[LAS 25-33]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST) 
  05:04 Lacy Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:56 Thompson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:56 Thompson Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:32
[LAS 27-33]
Milton-Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lacy (2 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sanford (1 AST)  04:20
[PHO 36-27]
 
  03:57
[LAS 30-36]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  03:45
[PHO 39-30]
 
Bonner Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:23  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:23  
  03:21
[LAS 32-39]
Lacy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:21  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  03:21  
  03:21
[LAS 33-39]
Lacy Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Sanford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:48 Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:47  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:32 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:22
[LAS 36-39]
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (3 AST)  02:09
[PHO 42-36]
 
  01:48
[LAS 38-42]
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:48  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lacy (3 BLK)  01:25  
  01:25 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:25  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  01:25  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree  01:25  
  01:04 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:49.2
[PHO 44-38]
 
  00:37.2
[LAS 41-44]
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (4 AST) 
Taurasi Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.9 Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:02.9 Lacy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (13-11) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  09:46
[PHO 46-41]
 
  09:28 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Lavender Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  09:17
[LAS 43-46]
Lacy Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  09:02
[PHO 48-43]
 
  08:45 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:44  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  08:37
[PHO 50-43]
 
  08:37 Lacy Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  08:37
[PHO 51-43]
 
  08:17
[LAS 45-51]
Penicheiro Fade Away Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:08  
  08:08 Lavender Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:08 Milton-Jones Foul : Inbound (1 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:08  
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:08
[PHO 52-45]
 
  07:53
[LAS 47-52]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:34 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:19
[LAS 50-52]
Lacy 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (3 AST) 
  07:04 Lacy Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:04
[PHO 53-50]
 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:04  
  07:02 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:47 Lacy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:47 Team Rebound 
  06:47 Lacy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:31 Team Rebound 
Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:31  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:31  
  06:14 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Lavender Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  06:09 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:08 Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:06
[LAS 52-53]
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST)  05:50
[PHO 56-52]
 
  05:32 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:31  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:04 Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
Taylor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:04  
  05:04 Lavender Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
  05:04 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  05:04  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  05:04  
Dupree Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:52  
  04:52  
  04:41 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:40  
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  04:29  
  04:18 Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:17  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:01
[LAS 54-56]
Lacy Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  03:35  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:31  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:02 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:01  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:52  
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:45  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:44
[PHO 58-54]
 
  02:34
[LAS 56-58]
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:24 Thompson Foul : Personal Block (4 PF) 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  02:24  
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:10  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:06  
  01:50 Hoffman Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:50 Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:50
[PHO 59-56]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:50
[PHO 60-56]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal Block (2 PF)  01:40  
  01:40
[LAS 57-60]
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:40 Lavender Turnover : Lane Violation (2 TO) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST)  01:20
[PHO 62-57]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:06  
  01:06
[LAS 58-62]
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:06
[LAS 59-62]
Hoffman Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.4 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:47.9 Penicheiro Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Swanier (2 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:43.8  
  00:43.8 Quinn Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  00:30.9 Hoffman Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (2 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.9 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Swanier Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:05.4  
  00:05.4 Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.4 Team Rebound 
  00:05.4
[LAS 60-62]
Penicheiro Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (13-11) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[LAS 62-62]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (2 AST) 
  09:29 Lacy Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:29
[PHO 63-62]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:29
[PHO 64-62]
 
  09:09 Hoffman Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Hea (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:46 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:45  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST)  08:39  
  08:31
[LAS 64-64]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (4 AST) 
Taurasi Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST)  08:23
[PHO 66-64]
 
  07:56 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Lavender Rebound (Off:6 Def:1) 
Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:55  
  07:36 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:36  
  07:36 Hoffman Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Sanford Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  07:26  
Sanford Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:26  
  07:11 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  06:58
[PHO 68-64]
 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:44  
  06:44 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  06:44 Lacy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Quinn 
  06:44 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:44
[LAS 65-68]
Lacy Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST)  06:33
[PHO 71-65]
 
  06:17 Lacy Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:00  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:24 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:23  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  05:14
[PHO 74-65]
 
  05:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Swanier  05:11  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:11  
  04:56
[LAS 67-74]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Lacy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:32 Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:32 Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  04:15  
  04:14 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:10  
  04:10
[LAS 68-74]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:10 Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:05 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Lavender Rebound (Off:7 Def:1) 
  04:01 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  03:59 Lacy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:55 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Swanier Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  03:53  
  03:53 Lavender Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Team Rebound 
  03:19
[LAS 70-74]
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST) 
  03:19 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Taurasi Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Lacy Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:38 Lacy Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:37  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Swanier (3 AST)  02:31
[PHO 76-70]
 
  02:09
[LAS 72-76]
Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Quinn (3 AST) 
Taylor Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  02:00  
Taylor Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:00  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford  02:00  
  02:00 Lacy Substitution replaced by Penicheiro 
  01:42
[LAS 75-76]
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (5 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
Sanford Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  01:28  
  01:10 Quinn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:10
[PHO 77-75]
 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:10  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:10
[PHO 78-75]
 
  00:49.8
[LAS 78-78]
Quinn 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (5 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST)  00:45.0
[PHO 80-78]
 
  00:45.0 Quinn Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner  00:45.0  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:45.0  
  00:43.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:7 Def:2) 
  00:43.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:28.9 Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:25.8
[LAS 80-80]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:25.8  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:25.8  
  00:25.8 Quinn Substitution replaced by Lacy 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.3 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:01.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Sanford  00:01.3  
  00:01.3 Lacy Substitution replaced by Quinn 
  00:00.5 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (13-11) Los Angeles Sparks (10-13)
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(05:00) Jump Ball Milton-Jones vs Bonner (Penicheiro gains possession)
  04:42
[LAS 82-80]
Thompson Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (6 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Dupree Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:22  
  04:07
[LAS 84-80]
Lavender Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Quinn (4 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (10 AST)  03:50
[PHO 82-84]
 
  03:31
[LAS 86-82]
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (6 AST) 
Johnson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:51 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  02:40
[PHO 85-86]
 
Bonner Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:21  
  02:10 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:09  
  02:09 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  02:09
[LAS 87-85]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Lavender Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  01:37 Penicheiro Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  01:32
[LAS 89-85]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Johnson (11 AST)  01:03
[PHO 88-89]
 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:48.1  
  00:48.1
[LAS 90-88]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:48.1
[LAS 91-88]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Johnson (12 AST)  00:33.6
[PHO 90-91]
 
  00:10.4 Thompson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:10.4  
  00:10.4 Quinn Substitution replaced by Lacy 
  00:04.8 Lacy Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.8  
Taylor Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  00:03.4  
  00:03.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  00:03.4  
  00:03.4 Lacy Substitution replaced by Quinn 
Taurasi Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5
[LAS 92-90]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:02.5 Quinn Substitution replaced by Lacy 
  00:02.5
[LAS 93-90]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:02.5  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford  00:02.5  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:02.5  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Overtime
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3-Point % .368 .
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FT% .694 .
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Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
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3-Point % .261 .
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