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Charles, Jones lead Sun past Mercury



Posted Aug 26 2011 11:38PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault used one word to summarize a wild game against the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.

``Wow,'' Thibault said.

Tina Charles scored 17 points and Asjha Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Sun rallied from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter and from five points down over the final 3 1/2 minutes to beat the Mercury 95-92.

Connecticut had to survive Diana Taurasi's potential game-tying 3-point shot bounced off the rim at the final buzzer, and the Sun moved one win from clinching a playoff berth.

``That had to be a fun game for the fans,'' Thibault said. ``I thought Diana's last shot was going in. It looked straight.''

Taurasi thought it had a chance, too.

``Yeah, I did think (it might),'' she said. ``It didn't come off as smoothly as I wanted off my hands so you get a big brick.''

Kara Lawson scored seven of her 14 points in the final 43.8 seconds for Connecticut (18-10).

Lawson snapped an 86-86 tie with a 3 and made four free throws in the final 13 seconds. Her two free throws with 3 seconds left gave the Sun the three-point lead.

``I was excited (to make the 3-pointer),'' Lawson said. ``But the first thing I thought was I've got to sprint back because at that point I was guarding Taurasi and they can throw it ahead and she can shoot a quick 3. I was thinking, 'Find her. Find her quick.'''

Taurasi and Penny Taylor had 26 points apiece for the Mercury (15-12). They combined to score Phoenix's last 15 points.

The Sun were down 86-81 with 3:26 remaining in the fourth period before they used an 11-0 run to take a 92-86 lead with 13.1 seconds left.

``We didn't have the best possessions down the stretch and in games like this half court offense wins these games,'' Taurasi said. ``I think that is pretty evident in most close games that you watch, half court offense execution either wins or loses the game and today we didn't have it.''

Kalana Greene and Renee Montgomery had 14 points apiece for the Sun.

Phoenix scored the last six points of the first half to take a 47-44 lead at halftime.

The Mercury made five of their first nine 3-point attempts and led 31-25 after one period.

The teams combined to attempt 43 3s. Phoenix was 10 for 25 (40 percent), and Connecticut 6 for 18 (33 percent).


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Mercury
Sun
     
    • 49.3%

    • 43.8%

    • 40.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 100.0%

    • 79.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO CON
Total Rebounds 6 5
Offensive Rebounds 7 14
Turnovers 14 9
Fast Break Pts: 15 11
Biggest Lead: 11 6
Points in the Paint: 42 42
PHO CON
p 2 players   26 Charles   17
rb 2 players   11 Jones   11
a Johnson   7 Montgomery   6
s Taylor   4 Montgomery   2
b Swanier   1
 
  • 08/07 - CON 96 @ PHO 95
  • 08/26 - PHO 92 @ CON 95
Phoenix Mercury (15-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 36:38 9-18 4-10 4-4 -6 1 2 3 1 2 4 3 0 0 26
C. Dupree F 32:42 4-7 0-0 2-2 -5 1 10 11 6 5 0 3 0 0 10
N. Sanford F-C 25:31 6-7 0-0 2-2 -7 3 8 11 1 2 0 1 0 0 14
D. Taurasi G 31:46 10-22 4-9 2-2 -1 0 2 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 26
T. Johnson G 25:44 3-4 1-1 0-0 -10 0 3 3 7 4 1 3 0 0 7
M. Ferdinand-Harris   06:37 1-3 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Bonner   19:04 2-7 0-2 0-0 +4 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
K. Swanier   11:41 0-3 0-1 0-0 +1 0 2 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 0
K. Thomas   02:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
A. Gray-Lawson   07:34 1-2 1-2 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 36-73 10-25 10-10   7 29 36 25 25 6 14 1 0 92
  49.3% 40.0% 100.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Connecticut Sun (18-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 28:22 6-9 2-2 0-0 +2 1 2 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 14
A. Jones F 30:47 7-15 0-0 2-3 +11 4 7 11 3 2 1 1 0 0 16
T. Charles C 33:19 8-20 0-0 1-2 +2 4 5 9 4 3 0 3 0 0 17
D. McCray G-F 16:57 3-6 1-4 1-2 -4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8
R. Montgomery G 34:44 5-17 1-6 3-4 +12 2 4 6 6 1 2 0 0 1 14
K. Griffin   13:09 1-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
T. White   11:43 1-2 0-1 4-4 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 6
K. Lawson   25:32 3-7 2-5 6-7 +4 2 5 7 3 2 1 2 0 0 14
J. Moore   02:43 1-1 0-0 2-2 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
A. Hightower   02:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Breland DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-80 6-18 19-24   14 26 40 26 14 6 9 0 1 95
  43.8% 33.3% 79.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #21 Byron Jarrett, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 9007
  • Duration: 2:00
Phoenix Mercury (15-13) Connecticut Sun (19-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Sanford (Johnson gains possession) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:40  
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:36  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26
[CON 2-0]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCray (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:00
[PHO 2-2]
 
  08:47
[CON 4-2]
McCray Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25
[CON 6-2]
Charles Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCray (2 AST) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:25  
  08:25
[CON 7-2]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  08:18 Montgomery Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:13
[PHO 4-7]
 
  07:56
[CON 9-4]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
  07:41 Greene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:41
[PHO 5-9]
 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:41
[PHO 6-9]
 
  07:19 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:18  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:06 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:56
[PHO 9-9]
 
  06:41 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:40  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCray (1 ST)  06:36  
  06:20
[CON 11-9]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST) 
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  06:00
[PHO 11-11]
 
  05:44 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:43  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:28 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:27  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:21
[PHO 13-11]
 
  05:07
[CON 14-13]
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  04:54
[PHO 16-14]
 
  04:42
[CON 17-16]
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:33  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sanford (1 AST)  04:21
[PHO 19-17]
 
  04:03
[CON 19-19]
Montgomery Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:55  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:55  
  03:55  
  03:55 Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  03:55 McCray Substitution replaced by White 
  03:55 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  03:55  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  03:55  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  03:55  
  03:44 Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:43  
  03:24 White Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :   03:24  
  03:07 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
  02:57 White Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:57
[PHO 20-19]
 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  02:57  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:57
[PHO 21-19]
 
  02:43 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:43  
  02:43 Charles Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:43  
  02:43 Charles Substitution replaced by Moore 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:43
[PHO 22-19]
 
  02:43 Greene Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:43
[PHO 23-19]
 
  02:43 Griffin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:22
[CON 21-23]
Moore Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST)  02:04
[PHO 25-21]
 
  01:46 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
Team Rebound  01:37  
Thomas Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:35  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:35  
  01:18 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:10 Moore Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.9 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:49.3
[CON 22-25]
White Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:49.3
[CON 23-25]
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST)  00:34.5
[PHO 28-23]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:26.3  
  00:26.3
[CON 24-28]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:26.3 White Substitution replaced by Greene 
  00:26.3
[CON 25-28]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  00:05.7
[PHO 31-25]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (15-13) Connecticut Sun (19-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:48 Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:27 Charles Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Dupree Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:11  
  08:55 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26
[CON 27-31]
Montgomery Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:49  
Bonner Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:47
[PHO 33-27]
 
  07:33
[CON 29-33]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:18 Greene Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:18  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  07:18  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Sanford  07:18  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:35 Jones Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:34  
Dupree Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:26  
Dupree Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:26  
  06:26 Lawson Substitution replaced by McCray 
  06:05
[CON 31-33]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCray (3 AST) 
Sanford Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30
[CON 33-33]
Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:07
[CON 36-33]
McCray 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  04:41
[PHO 35-36]
 
  04:20
[CON 38-35]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  04:14  
  03:58 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:57  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  03:51
[PHO 37-38]
 
  03:38 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:37  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:28 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:14
[CON 40-37]
Greene Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:03  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:02
[PHO 39-40]
 
  02:42
[CON 42-39]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  02:35  
  02:35 Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  02:35 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  02:20
[PHO 41-42]
 
  01:54 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:38 Lawson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:37  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Team Rebound 
Dupree Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:25  
  01:25 Greene Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:25  
  01:14
[CON 44-41]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCray (4 AST) 
  01:00 Charles Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  00:54.4
[PHO 43-44]
 
  00:47.9 McCray 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.9  
  00:40.6 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:40.6
[PHO 44-44]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:40.6
[PHO 45-44]
 
  00:32.9 Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:31.6  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST)  00:27.2
[PHO 47-44]
 
  00:27.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:27.2 Griffin Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:03.9 Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:02.8  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (15-13) Connecticut Sun (19-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:49 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:43 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:39 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:38  
Johnson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:34  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:17 McCray Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  09:17
[CON 45-47]
McCray Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:01 Jones Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:34
[CON 47-47]
Greene Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Charles (4 AST) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  08:10
[PHO 49-47]
 
  07:54
[CON 49-49]
McCray Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
  07:45 Charles Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:45
[PHO 50-49]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:45
[PHO 51-49]
 
  07:27 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:26  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  07:17
[PHO 53-49]
 
  06:57 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:56  
  06:56 Jones Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  06:44
[PHO 55-49]
 
  06:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:37  
  06:33 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:23 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:20 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:18  
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:48
[PHO 57-49]
 
  05:40 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:37  
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:34  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:34  
  05:34 McCray Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:19 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  05:13  
Taylor Violation:Kicked Ball  05:08  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  05:08  
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  04:59  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  04:59  
  04:54 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:52 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:49
[CON 51-57]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Swanier (3 AST)  04:42
[PHO 59-51]
 
  04:30
[CON 53-59]
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Greene (3 AST) 
Swanier Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:08  
  04:08 Greene Substitution replaced by White 
  04:00 Charles Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:58  
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  03:50
[PHO 62-53]
 
  03:32 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Swanier (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:29  
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  03:25
[PHO 64-53]
 
  03:17
[CON 55-64]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:10  
  03:10 Jones Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  03:10  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  03:00
[PHO 66-55]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:53  
Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:46  
Swanier Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:35  
  02:35
[CON 56-66]
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  02:35  
  02:35
[CON 57-66]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:21
[PHO 68-57]
 
Gray-Lawson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:10  
  02:10
[CON 58-68]
White Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:10
[CON 59-68]
White Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:43 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:42  
Swanier Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:36  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:35
[PHO 70-59]
 
  01:23 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  01:16  
  01:08
[CON 61-70]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:41.7
[CON 63-70]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: White (2 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.6 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:04.9 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.8 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:03.8
[CON 65-70]
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:03.8  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:03.8  
  00:03.8 Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:03.8  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (15-13) Connecticut Sun (19-10)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (6 AST)  09:41
[PHO 72-65]
 
  09:24
[CON 67-72]
White Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:44 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:43  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  08:36  
  08:31 Montgomery Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:30  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:09
[CON 69-72]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  08:09 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:06
[CON 71-72]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST)  08:02  
  07:58 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:57  
Taylor Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:52  
Taylor Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:52  
  07:34
[CON 73-72]
Jones Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:18  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:12  
  07:12 White Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  07:03
[PHO 75-73]
 
Dupree Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:46  
  06:37 Jones Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:36  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:30
[PHO 77-73]
 
  06:14 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:12  
  06:12 Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles 
  06:12 White Substitution replaced by Greene 
  06:12
[CON 74-77]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford  06:12  
  06:12
[CON 75-77]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:47  
  05:39 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:38  
Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  05:26
[PHO 79-75]
 
  05:07
[CON 78-79]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  04:52
[PHO 82-78]
 
  04:37 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (4 ST) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST)  04:32
[PHO 84-78]
 
  04:12 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:01 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  04:00  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:38
[CON 81-84]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  03:27
[PHO 86-81]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:14  
  03:00
[CON 83-86]
Greene Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:38 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:33
[CON 85-86]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (6 AST) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33
[CON 86-86]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
  02:16 Greene Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  01:59 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  01:58  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:26 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:25  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:43.8
[CON 89-86]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Greene (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:37.4  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  00:37.4  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Dupree Foul : Personal Take (5 PF)  00:21.1  
  00:21.1 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.1 Team Rebound 
  00:21.1
[CON 90-86]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:18.1 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:18.1 Montgomery Substitution replaced by White 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.9 Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Johnson Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  00:13.1  
  00:13.1
[CON 91-86]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:13.1
[CON 92-86]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.1  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST)  00:10.3
[PHO 89-92]
 
  00:10.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.3 Charles Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Johnson Foul : Personal Take (4 PF)  00:09.6  
  00:09.6 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.6 Team Rebound 
  00:09.6 Lawson Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  00:09.6
[CON 93-89]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:04.1
[PHO 92-93]
 
  00:04.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:04.1 Griffin Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Bonner Foul : Personal Take (1 PF)  00:03.0  
  00:03.0
[CON 94-92]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:03.0 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  00:03.0
[CON 95-92]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CSN-NE Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
CON
2nd East
21
13
5-5
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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