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Mercury beat Sparks to clinch playoff spot



Posted Sep 04 2011 1:14AM

PHOENIX (AP) Candice Dupree had 22 points and a franchise-record 19 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury clinch a playoff spot with a 93-77 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.

Diana Taurasi added 24 points for the Mercury (18-13), who won for the third time in four games and remained a half-game behind second-place Seattle going into the final week of the season.

Taurasi was impressed by Dupree's play.

``She controlled the game today on both ends which is hard to do sometimes being a post player,'' Taurasi said. ``She's just unbelievable Every game she plays she plays pretty well. I'm sure its fun for the fans to watch. It was fun for us to watch. That was probably one of the best games of the year for her.''

Mercury coach Corey Gaines agreed.

``She was a beast,'' he said. ``She was going after every rebound. She missed a couple that were just out of her reach. She had some tip-ins and was grabbing with authority both with two hands and one hand.''

Candace Parker had a season-high 32 points for Los Angeles (13-18), which has lost three of four. Kristi Toliver had 23 points and DeLisha Milton-Jones added 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Sparks, two games behind fourth-place San Antonio, finish with three road games - starting with Tuesday night against the Silver Stars. Los Angeles then plays Tulsa on Friday and Chicago on Saturday.

``No telling what is going to happen,'' Los Angeles coach Joe Bryant said. ``We have to play it out. That's what I told the women. Make sure to keep our heads up high. It's not over until it's over.''

Los Angeles, which trailed by eight after the third quarter, pulled to 80-75 with 4:34 remaining. However, Taurasi converted a pair of free throws and then hit a 3-pointer to help secure the win.

Phoenix, which outrebounded Los Angeles 46-27, made four of its last five shots and forced the Sparks into four turnovers while closing the game with a 13-2 run.

Penny Taylor returned after missing the Mercury's last two games due to back spasms, and had 14 points before going out 2 minutes into the second half.

Toliver made her first three 3-pointers, consecutively in the second quarter to erase a 30-23 deficit.

The Sparks jumped out to a 12-2 lead after Phoenix missed 10 of its first 12 shots.

``We were aggressive and we were getting stops, which was the main thing. We were able to build off of our defense,'' Parker said. ``Then Diana got hot and obviously that stopped our run. She's a great player and that's what great players do is step up in those kind of moments. She did that in the beginning and she did that down the stretch as well.''

Phoenix hosts last-place Tulsa on Tuesday, travels to Seattle on Friday and finishes the season at home against first-place Minnesota on Sept. 11.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 38.4%

    • 48.1%

    • 30.4%

    • 31.8%

    • 77.8%

    • 100.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 10 6
Offensive Rebounds 5 14
Turnovers 10 13
Fast Break Pts: 9 22
Biggest Lead: 10 16
Points in the Paint: 30 48
LAS PHO
p Parker   32 Taurasi   24
rb Milton-Jones   8 Dupree   19
a 2 players   4 Johnson   9
s Thompson   2 Johnson   2
b Thompson   3 Bonner   2
 
  • 06/10 - PHO 84 @ LAS 98
  • 07/05 - LAS 82 @ PHO 101
  • 08/12 - PHO 90 @ LAS 93
  • 09/03 - LAS 77 @ PHO 93
Los Angeles Sparks (13-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Milton-Jones F 25:27 5-8 0-1 3-4 0 3 5 8 2 6 1 4 0 0 13
T. Thompson F 32:19 1-10 0-4 2-2 -7 1 3 4 0 3 2 2 3 0 4
C. Parker F 34:03 13-25 1-6 5-5 -19 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 1 2 32
K. Toliver G 35:06 7-15 6-10 3-3 -9 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 23
T. Penicheiro G 34:27 1-7 0-1 1-2 -18 0 4 4 4 0 1 3 0 1 3
E. Hoffman   15:45 1-2 0-1 0-0 -15 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 2
N. Quinn   11:09 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
J. Lavender   10:51 0-4 0-0 0-2 -4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Lacy   00:53 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. O'Hea DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Pringle DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-73 7-23 14-18   5 22 27 13 18 7 10 4 3 77
  38.4% 30.4% 77.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12
Phoenix Mercury (18-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 14:54 6-10 0-3 2-2 +3 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 14
C. Dupree F 36:13 9-13 0-0 4-4 +16 6 13 19 0 1 0 4 1 1 22
N. Sanford F-C 21:37 1-7 0-0 2-2 -5 4 1 5 0 6 0 3 0 2 4
D. Taurasi G 32:41 9-17 4-7 2-2 +10 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 24
T. Johnson G 24:57 3-6 0-2 2-2 +5 0 1 1 9 2 2 1 0 1 8
D. Bonner   29:39 4-10 1-5 0-0 +24 2 10 12 1 1 1 2 2 0 9
K. Swanier   15:03 1-2 1-1 0-0 +11 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
M. Ferdinand-Harris   24:13 4-12 1-4 0-0 +14 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 9
A. Gray-Lawson   00:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 37-77 7-22 12-12   14 32 46 15 17 4 13 3 4 93
  48.1% 31.8% 100.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: Sanford

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #53 Jeff Smith, #62 Jeff Wooten
  • Attendance: 9620
  • Duration: 1:57
Los Angeles Sparks (13-19) Phoenix Mercury (19-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Sanford vs Parker (Thompson gains possession) 
Penicheiro Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:45
[LAS 2-0]
 
  09:32 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:31 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:28 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:45 Team Rebound 
  08:33 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Parker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:21
[LAS 4-0]
 
  08:13 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  08:03
[LAS 6-0]
 
Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:43  
  07:43
[PHO 1-6]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:43
[PHO 2-6]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:25  
  07:24 Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:24
[LAS 7-2]
 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:24
[LAS 8-2]
 
  07:13 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Team Rebound  07:08  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:02  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:02
[LAS 10-2]
 
  06:56 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:52  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (1 AST)  06:44
[LAS 12-2]
 
  06:30 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:28 Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  06:27 Sanford Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Sanford Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  06:24
[PHO 4-12]
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:14 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:07
[PHO 7-12]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:45 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:34  
  05:34 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:19 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:19
[LAS 13-7]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:19
[LAS 14-7]
 
Milton-Jones Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:02  
  05:02 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  04:55 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:53  
  04:49  
Penicheiro 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:32 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:30
[PHO 9-14]
Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:18  
  04:00 Bonner Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:43  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:34
[PHO 11-14]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:16
[LAS 16-11]
 
  03:16 Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:16
[LAS 17-11]
 
  03:06
[PHO 13-17]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:46  
Penicheiro Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:34 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29
[PHO 15-17]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  02:23  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:23  
  02:23 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Hoffman  02:23  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Quinn  02:23  
  02:10
[PHO 18-17]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:57 Taurasi Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:41
[LAS 19-18]
 
  01:32
[PHO 20-19]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:26  
  01:08 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:05  
Parker Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  00:56.1
[LAS 21-20]
 
Hoffman Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:42.9  
  00:42.9 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:42.9 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  00:36.8 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:06.4
[PHO 22-21]
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
  00:00.2 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (13-19) Phoenix Mercury (19-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:50 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Parker Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:22 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:19
[PHO 24-21]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:08  
  08:57 Sanford Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Sanford Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  08:34 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:22 Team Rebound 
Hoffman Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:22  
Penicheiro Substitution replaced by Lacy  08:22  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:22  
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:14  
Lacy Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  08:00 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:58  
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
Team Rebound  07:50  
  07:50 Johnson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Lacy Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:37 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:34
[PHO 26-21]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:29  
  07:29 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Lacy Substitution replaced by Toliver  07:29  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:09 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:57
[PHO 28-21]
Johnson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:30
[LAS 23-28]
 
  06:19 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
  06:03 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  06:03  
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:03  
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:56
[PHO 30-23]
Taylor Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST)  05:33
[LAS 26-30]
 
  05:27 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  05:20 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST)  05:02
[LAS 29-30]
 
  04:54 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:52  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:45
[LAS 32-30]
 
  04:25 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:24  
  04:24 Dupree Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:24 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  04:13 Bonner Violation:Kicked Ball 
Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:59
[LAS 34-30]
 
  03:51 Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST) 
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:36 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:30
[PHO 33-34]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:57 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:55
[PHO 35-34]
Dupree Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Sanford 
Quinn Substitution replaced by Parker  02:49  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Penicheiro  02:49  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:28  
  02:18 Swanier Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:15
[PHO 37-34]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:03 Sanford Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:03
[LAS 35-37]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:03
[LAS 36-37]
 
Milton-Jones Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:53  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  01:53  
Thompson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[PHO 38-36]
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:48
[PHO 39-36]
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:35 Team Rebound 
Milton-Jones Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:35  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Quinn  01:35  
  01:35
[PHO 40-36]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:35
[PHO 41-36]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  01:20
[LAS 38-41]
 
  00:57.9 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:57.0 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Thompson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:57.0  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Lavender  00:57.0  
  00:57.0
[PHO 42-38]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:57.0
[PHO 43-38]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.7 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  00:20.8 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.5 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:19.5
[PHO 45-38]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:04.0
[LAS 40-45]
 
  00:00.1
[PHO 48-40]
Swanier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (13-19) Phoenix Mercury (19-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:48
[PHO 50-40]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
  09:25 Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:11  
  08:51 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:50 Team Rebound 
Parker Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:50  
  08:47 Sanford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  08:41
[LAS 42-50]
 
  08:27
[PHO 52-42]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  08:01
[LAS 44-52]
 
  07:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:59 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
  07:47
[PHO 54-44]
Dupree Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST) 
  07:35 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Penicheiro Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
Penicheiro Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:35
[LAS 45-54]
 
  07:23 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:11
[LAS 47-54]
 
  06:54 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:52  
Parker Running Bank shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:48
[LAS 49-54]
 
  06:48 Sanford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:48 Sanford Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  06:48
[LAS 50-54]
 
  06:35
[PHO 56-50]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:19  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:18  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  06:16  
  06:10
[PHO 58-50]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Hoffman  05:45  
  05:45 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  05:31
[PHO 60-50]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:29  
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:10 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:57
[PHO 62-50]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:33
[LAS 52-62]
 
  04:25 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (2 AST)  04:16
[LAS 54-62]
 
Hoffman Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:02  
  04:02 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  03:52
[PHO 64-54]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:31
[LAS 57-64]
 
  03:13
[PHO 66-57]
Dupree Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Penicheiro Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:05  
  02:53 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  02:24
[PHO 69-57]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (3 AST)  02:04
[LAS 59-69]
 
  01:45 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:42  
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:26  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:20
[LAS 62-69]
 
  00:50.4 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:50.4 Team Rebound 
  00:50.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:41.4 Sanford Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  00:41.4 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  00:30.8  
Team Rebound  00:30.8  
  00:29.0 Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:29.0
[LAS 63-69]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:29.0
[LAS 64-69]
 
  00:05.0
[PHO 72-64]
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Penicheiro Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.9  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (13-19) Phoenix Mercury (19-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST)  09:40
[LAS 67-72]
 
  09:31 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:15 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:13  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:48
[PHO 74-67]
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:31 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  08:24 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:21  
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:07 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:13) 
  07:59 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:54 Dupree Rebound (Off:4 Def:13) 
  07:53 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:45 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:37 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Dupree Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
  07:25
[PHO 76-67]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive Charge (5 PF)  07:17  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:17  
  07:17 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  07:17 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:17  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker  07:17  
  07:02 Sanford Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:45 Team Rebound 
  06:25 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:22  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Penicheiro (4 AST)  06:18
[LAS 70-76]
 
  06:06 Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Penicheiro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:04  
  06:01 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:01 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  06:01 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:01
[LAS 71-76]
 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:44
[PHO 78-71]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (2 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:13
[PHO 80-71]
Ferdinand-Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:12  
  05:12 Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Sanford 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Sanford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:54  
  04:54  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  04:44
[LAS 73-80]
 
  04:44 Sanford Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS)  04:44
[LAS 74-80]
 
  04:34 Sanford Foul : Offensive (6 PF) 
  04:34 Sanford Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  04:34 Sanford Technical 
  04:34 Sanford Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris 
Toliver Free Throw Technical (23 PTS)  04:34
[LAS 75-80]
 
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:14 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:02 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Penicheiro (1 ST) 
Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:25  
  03:25
[PHO 81-75]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:25
[PHO 82-75]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Foul : Offensive (6 PF)  03:16  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:16  
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Hoffman  03:16  
  03:03
[PHO 85-75]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK)  02:50  
  02:48 Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:41 Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:39 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:38 Bonner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:09 Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:6 Def:13) 
  02:06
[PHO 87-75]
Dupree Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  01:49
[LAS 77-87]
 
  01:29 Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  01:16  
  01:11
[PHO 89-77]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:09  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  00:55.9  
  00:53.6
[PHO 91-77]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  00:44.9  
Toliver Foul : Personal Take (1 PF)  00:43.5  
  00:43.5 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Hoffman Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:37.0  
  00:37.0
[PHO 92-77]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:37.0
[PHO 93-77]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.6 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAS
5th West
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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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