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Dupree, Taurasi lead Mercury past Mystics



Posted Aug 28 2011 7:53PM

WASHINGTON (AP) The Phoenix Mercury' strong start helped them avoid matching a season-high losing skid. The Washington Mystics' late comeback attempt wasn't enough to end their struggles.

Candice Dupree scored a season-high 27 points and Diana Taurasi finished with 21 points as the Mercury snapped a two-game losing streak with an 86-79 win over the Mystics on Sunday.

Phoenix (16-12) scored the game's first points, led 11-1 less than 3 minutes in, and by 16 points in the first quarter. The Mercury, who led 43-34 at halftime, opened the second half with a 13-0 run to extend the advantage to 22 points.

``We talked before the game about getting off to a quick start, making sure we were fluid on both ends of the court. It worked,'' said Dupree, who shot 10 for 14 from the field and 7 for 7 from the free-throw line.

Matee Ajavon's 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining capped a 16-4 run over the final 4 minutes to pull the Mystics to 84-79, but Taurasi followed with two free throws.

``We kind of let slip a little bit in the fourth quarter, but a win is a win,'' Dupree said. ``We definitely needed it.''

Crystal Langhorne had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Mystics (5-23), who have lost eight straight - matching the third-longest streak in franchise history. It was also Washington's third straight game allowing at least 80 points.

``When you're starting down 10 points, that's a killer trying to fight back the entire game,'' said Langhorne, who notched her fifth double-double of the season and first since July 20.

Phoenix, which leads the WNBA in scoring and assists, had 16 assists on its 18 first-half field goals and finished with 25 assists.

``When we're moving the ball and getting up and down the floor, things tend to work in our favor,'' said Dupree, who was assertive with the ball in her hands throughout, consistently driving toward the paint.

``They have very good offensive post players so I figured hey, you're good at one thing on one end, you're usually not as good on the end,'' Dupree said. ``Just try to attack as much as possible. It was working.''

The Mercury shot only 3 of 11 from the field in the fourth quarter, but made 11 of 12 free throws. Phoenix finished 18 for 19 from the line.

In the second and final meeting of the season between the two teams, the Mercury shot 61 percent (11 of 18) in the first quarter and Dupree scored 14 in the first half. Taurasi added 11 points and five of her seven assists before halftime as the Mercury would go on to sweep the season series.

``I think we played really well in stretches where we controlled tempo both ways,'' said Taurasi, one of only two Mercury players to score in double figures.

Langhorne scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the first half, but the Mystics were never able to climb out from that very early hole.

``Phoenix is a great team, especially offensively so you have to play well offensively with them,'' said the All-Star forward, who has continued to produce during a trying Mystics campaign. ``It's frustrating, but we have a great group of girls and we're going to keep trying to win.''

Ajavon scored 15 points and Jasmine Thomas matched her career-high with 14 points.


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Mercury
Mystics
     
    • 48.4%

    • 42.9%

    • 35.3%

    • 23.5%

    • 94.7%

    • 45.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO WAS
Total Rebounds 4 13
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 13 9
Fast Break Pts: 11 13
Biggest Lead: 22 0
Points in the Paint: 30 42
PHO WAS
p Dupree   27 Langhorne   27
rb Sanford   9 Langhorne   12
a Johnson   8 2 players   5
s 2 players   1 Gardin   3
b Bonner   2 Gardin   2
 
  • 07/15 - WAS 64 @ PHO 78
  • 08/28 - PHO 86 @ WAS 79
Phoenix Mercury (16-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 21:10 4-5 1-2 0-0 +16 0 7 7 5 2 1 2 0 0 9
C. Dupree F 32:52 10-14 0-0 7-7 +13 2 5 7 3 2 0 2 0 0 27
N. Sanford F-C 23:48 2-4 0-0 2-2 +15 2 7 9 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
D. Taurasi G 31:08 6-14 2-8 7-8 +26 1 3 4 7 5 0 4 0 1 21
T. Johnson G 27:34 2-6 1-1 0-0 +15 0 1 1 8 1 0 2 0 1 5
K. Swanier   12:26 0-2 0-2 0-0 -8 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris   19:38 4-13 1-2 0-0 -13 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
D. Bonner   19:28 0-2 0-1 0-0 -10 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 0
K. Thomas   03:52 0-0 0-0 2-2 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
A. Gray-Lawson   08:04 3-4 1-1 0-0 -15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-64 6-17 18-19   7 29 36 25 18 2 13 3 3 86
  48.4% 35.3% 94.7%   team rebs: 4 total to: 13
Washington Mystics (5-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Coleman G-F 25:13 1-5 0-3 0-2 -19 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. Langhorne F-C 35:08 12-24 0-0 3-7 -11 4 8 12 0 2 1 1 0 2 27
N. Anosike F-C 12:01 0-3 0-0 1-2 -23 3 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
M. Ajavon G 34:07 6-17 1-5 2-2 -10 1 2 3 5 5 2 3 0 1 15
K. Miller G 14:37 1-5 1-3 0-0 -11 0 2 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 3
D. Walker   27:30 4-9 0-0 1-2 +13 1 6 7 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
J. Thomas   28:05 5-9 2-5 2-2 +9 0 3 3 5 2 0 1 1 0 14
K. Gardin   21:05 4-5 0-1 0-1 +15 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 8
V. Dunlap   02:14 0-0 0-0 0-2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Beard DND - Left foot sprain
M. Currie DND - Left knee
Total   200 33-77 4-17 9-20   13 23 36 17 18 8 9 3 3 79
  42.9% 23.5% 45.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 9

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Mystics: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Mystics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #24 Tony Dawkins, #44 Felicia Grinter, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 11614
  • Duration: 1:48
Phoenix Mercury (17-12) Washington Mystics (5-24)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Anosike vs Sanford (Johnson gains possession) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  09:45
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:22 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:14
[PHO 5-0]
 
  08:58 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:58  
  08:58
[WAS 1-5]
Anosike Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:58 Anosike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:57  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:40 Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:39  
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:33
[PHO 7-1]
 
  08:18 Anosike Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:17  
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  08:02
[PHO 9-1]
 
  07:44 Ajavon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Anosike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:15 Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:14  
  07:06 Ajavon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:06 Anosike Substitution replaced by Walker 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  07:06  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:06
[PHO 10-1]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:06
[PHO 11-1]
 
  06:50
[WAS 3-11]
Coleman Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:19  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  06:11  
  05:58 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:57  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  05:47
[PHO 13-3]
 
  05:25
[WAS 5-13]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07 Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST)  04:55
[PHO 15-5]
 
  04:37 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:36  
  04:31 Langhorne Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:31  
  04:31 Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  04:31  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:31  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:31
[PHO 16-5]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:31
[PHO 17-5]
 
  04:12
[WAS 7-17]
Langhorne Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (1 AST) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:00  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:48
[PHO 19-7]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:28  
  03:28 Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28
[WAS 8-19]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Team Rebound 
  03:02 Walker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:02  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  02:45
[PHO 21-8]
 
  02:35 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:33  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  02:22
[PHO 23-8]
 
  02:11
[WAS 10-23]
Thomas Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  01:57
[PHO 26-10]
 
  01:36
[WAS 12-26]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dupree Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  01:12
[PHO 28-12]
 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:54.7  
  00:54.7 Walker Substitution replaced by Gardin 
  00:48.8 Coleman Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.4 Team Rebound 
  00:43.9 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  00:41.8 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:41.3
[WAS 14-28]
Langhorne Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.8 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:07.8
[WAS 17-28]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (17-12) Washington Mystics (5-24)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[WAS 19-28]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ajavon (1 ST)  09:26  
  09:20
[WAS 21-28]
Ajavon Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:03 Team Rebound 
  08:45 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:42  
Taylor Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  08:38  
Taylor Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:38  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:38  
  08:23 Gardin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
  08:22 Gardin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  08:16
[PHO 30-21]
 
  08:07 Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:06  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  08:00
[PHO 32-21]
 
  07:48 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Walker 
  07:48 Gardin Substitution replaced by Dunlap 
  07:36
[WAS 23-32]
Thomas Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:58 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:57  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:46  
  06:44 Coleman Substitution replaced by Gardin 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree  06:44  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  06:44  
  06:44 Thomas Substitution replaced by Miller 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sanford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:19  
  06:19 Dunlap Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:19 Dunlap Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  06:19  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  06:07
[PHO 34-23]
 
  05:47
[WAS 25-34]
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gardin (1 BLK)  05:34  
Team Rebound  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:34 Dunlap Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  05:34 Ajavon Substitution replaced by Langhorne 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Gardin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:18  
  05:07 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:07  
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:41 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:39 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:36  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:36  
  04:36 Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:36
[WAS 26-34]
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:36
[WAS 27-34]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:20  
  04:03
[WAS 29-34]
Gardin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Coleman (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  03:45
[PHO 37-29]
 
  03:28 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:27  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:19 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:12  
  03:12 Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:12  
  03:12
[WAS 30-37]
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST)  03:00
[PHO 39-30]
 
  02:41 Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:40  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  02:30
[PHO 41-30]
 
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:23 Gardin Substitution replaced by Ajavon 
  02:14
[WAS 32-41]
Ajavon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  01:59
[PHO 43-32]
 
  01:36
[WAS 34-43]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:03 Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:02  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.8  
  00:52.9 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:32.9 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:30.9 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
  00:28.8 Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:28.3  
  00:28.3 Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:28.3 Team Rebound 
  00:28.3 Coleman Substitution replaced by Gardin 
  00:28.3 Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:26.9  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.5 Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:00.3 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (17-12) Washington Mystics (5-24)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:55 Ajavon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  09:36
[PHO 46-34]
 
  09:12 Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Anosike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:01 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:00  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:49
[PHO 48-34]
 
  08:49 Ajavon Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  08:49
[PHO 49-34]
 
  08:32 Anosike Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:31  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:24  
Sanford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anosike (1 ST)  08:23  
  08:23 Jump Ball Anosike vs Sanford (Coleman gains possession) 
  08:04 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:04  
  08:01 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:46  
Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 51-34]
 
  07:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:38 Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  07:27 Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:25  
  07:07 Ajavon Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  07:00
[PHO 53-34]
 
  06:36 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Anosike Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:31 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:30  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  06:20
[PHO 56-34]
 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:06  
  06:06 Anosike Substitution replaced by Walker 
  06:06 Coleman Substitution replaced by Gardin 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  06:06  
  06:06
[WAS 35-56]
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:06
[WAS 36-56]
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gardin (1 ST)  05:48  
  05:37 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:36  
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST)  05:28
[PHO 58-36]
 
  05:15
[WAS 38-58]
Walker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:44
[WAS 40-58]
Langhorne Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:44  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:44  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:44  
  04:44 Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  04:43 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:38
[WAS 42-58]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  04:22
[PHO 60-42]
 
  04:06 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:06  
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:55 Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:52  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:52  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  03:52  
  03:41 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  03:38
[WAS 44-60]
Langhorne Putback Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST)  03:31
[PHO 62-44]
 
  03:13
[WAS 46-62]
Ajavon Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST)  02:51
[PHO 65-46]
 
  02:42 Ajavon Foul : Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  02:42 Ajavon Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  02:42  
  02:42 Ajavon Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:32 Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:32 Walker Foul : Inbound (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:32
[PHO 66-46]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:32
[PHO 67-46]
 
  02:20
[WAS 49-67]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gardin (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:05  
  01:48
[WAS 51-67]
Langhorne Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:32
[PHO 69-51]
 
  01:19
[WAS 53-69]
Gardin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:01 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:48.3  
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[WAS 54-69]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:41.7 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  00:41.7
[WAS 55-69]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.8 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:12.9 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.3 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (17-12) Washington Mystics (5-24)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gardin (2 ST)  09:50  
  09:34
[WAS 57-69]
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  09:32 Anosike Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:18 Walker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:18
[PHO 70-57]
 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:18
[PHO 71-57]
 
  09:02 Gardin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:35 Ajavon Layup Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:32  
  08:29 Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gardin (3 ST)  08:23  
  08:18
[WAS 59-71]
Gardin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (3 AST) 
  08:04 Walker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:04 Walker Substitution replaced by Langhorne 
  08:04 Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:52  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:52  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:52  
  07:35 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:35  
  07:25 Anosike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Johnson Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  07:21  
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:09  
  07:02 Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:01  
  06:51 Gardin Foul : Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:51
[PHO 72-59]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  06:51
[PHO 73-59]
 
  06:39 Gardin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:38  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:20
[PHO 75-59]
 
  06:04 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:03  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ajavon (2 ST)  05:51  
  05:46
[WAS 61-75]
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:29 Langhorne Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:29  
  05:29 Anosike Substitution replaced by Walker 
  05:29 Gardin Substitution replaced by Coleman 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:29
[PHO 76-61]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:29
[PHO 77-61]
 
  05:17 Ajavon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sanford (1 BLK) 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST)  05:07
[PHO 79-61]
 
  04:49
[WAS 63-79]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  04:39  
  04:37 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:29 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:17 Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:16  
  04:12 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:12
[PHO 80-63]
 
  04:12 Coleman Substitution replaced by Gardin 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  04:12  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:12
[PHO 81-63]
 
  03:56
[WAS 65-81]
Langhorne Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (4 AST) 
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:21
[WAS 67-81]
Ajavon Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  02:58
[PHO 83-67]
 
  02:45
[WAS 69-83]
Walker Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:23
[WAS 71-83]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:21  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  02:21  
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST)  02:05  
  02:01
[WAS 73-83]
Gardin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:01  
  02:01 Gardin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gardin (2 BLK)  01:46  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:44  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Team Rebound 
  01:40 Gardin Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  01:28 Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:20
[WAS 76-83]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (5 AST) 
  00:58.5 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:58.5
[PHO 84-76]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:58.5  
  00:57.8 Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  00:48.9 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Ajavon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:44.9 Ajavon Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Coleman Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:43.8  
  00:43.8 Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.8 Team Rebound 
  00:43.8 Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:43.5  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.8  
Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:21.3  
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.8  
  00:17.9 Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:13.8
[WAS 79-84]
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
  00:03.9 Ajavon Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:03.9
[PHO 85-79]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:03.9
[PHO 86-79]
 
  00:02.0 Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Coleman Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 4:00 pm ET
-- CSN-W Local 4:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
WAS
6th East
6
28
1-9
4-13
2-15
 
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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