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Posted Sep 10 2011 1:25AM

SEATTLE (AP) Thirteen-year veteran Katie Smith turned into the ``Katie of old'' to help the Seattle Storm clinch the Western Conference's No. 2 seed.

Smith scored 11 of her season-high 26 points in the third quarter to lead the Storm past Phoenix, 85-70 on Friday night and clinch home-court advantage against the Mercury in the playoffs next week.

``That was Katie of old right there,'' said Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi, who scored a season-high 36 points. ``That's a young Katie. She could probably do that more often, but she's willing to divert the last couple of years because she's been on some talented teams. Katie could probably do that every night.''

Tanisha Wright added 18 points and Sue Bird 15 for Seattle (20-13), which has the tiebreaker against Phoenix (19-14) for the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference with one game remaining. The Storm won the season series 3-1.

Smith, in her first year with the Storm, used the shooting of Taurasi for motivation.

``Yeah, I let her know, come on now you're still the baby in all of this,'' Smith said. ``She's younger, but she's one of my favorite players to play against and to play with on Olympic teams. I have much respect for her and I know she does, too. We have a lot of fun competing against each other and it's been a friendly rivalry now for many years.''

Taurasi had 28 in the first half, three shy of the WNBA record, to help the Mercury to a 41-35 lead. But after tying a league record with six 3-pointers in the first half, she did not make one in the second.

Phoenix opens the best-of-three series Thursday at Seattle, which has won seven of eight.

Smith came into the game averaging 6.6 points with a season high of 16, against Phoenix Aug. 16. She moved within two of scoring 6,000 career points.

Smith mixed in a few drives with her long-range shots.

``The minute she checked in the game it was an aggressive Katie,'' Bird said. ``She came out driving to the basket, getting a couple of layups and opened up things for her from the 3-point line. You could tell she was just in a little bit of a comfort zone.

``I know in my head I was thinking we should milk it because she was feeling good out there and I tried to get her the ball as much as possible.''

Le'coe Willingham, Wright and Bird hit 3-pointers and Bird made two free throws to give Seattle a 69-58 lead with 5:45 left in the game. The Mercury never threatened again.

``We kind of let up in the second half,'' said Mercury forward Candice Dupree. ``I thought we did a decent job on defense, but our offense got a little stagnant late in the third and early fourth quarter. We can't let that happen.''

Smith scored 11 straight, including three 3-pointers, in the third quarter to help rally the Storm from a nine-point deficit. Seattle led 58-56 after three quarters.

Taurasi scored 20 in the second quarter, two shy of the league record she set in 2006. She had 12 during a 16-4 run to give the Mercury a six-point lead after trailing 31-25.

Smith scored 15 in the first half and had 12 to help give the Storm a 21-15 lead after one quarter. She was 4 of 4 from the field, including a 3-poiner and three-point play in the opening period.

Seattle is 7-1 since Lauren Jackson returned after missing 20 games with a hip injury, although Jackson had only four points and did not score until the fourth quarter.

The Storm improved to 14-2 at home. Phoenix dropped to 8-9 on the road.

Phoenix played without Penny Taylor, who has missed four of the last five games with muscle spasms. Taylor averages 16.7 points.

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell watched the game from a front-row seat and received a standing ovation when introduced to the crowd. Russell lives on nearby Mercer Island.


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 33.8%

    • 43.5%

    • 34.8%

    • 54.2%

    • 90.0%

    • 92.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 7 17
Biggest Lead: 9 15
Points in the Paint: 24 28
PHO SEA
p Taurasi   36 Smith   26
rb Bonner   14 Cash   14
a Johnson   3 Bird   6
s Ferdinand-Harris   2 Wright   3
b Thomas   4 2 players   2
 
  • 06/04 - PHO 71 @ SEA 78
  • 07/26 - SEA 83 @ PHO 77
  • 08/16 - SEA 79 @ PHO 81
  • 09/09 - PHO 70 @ SEA 85
Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 36:20 3-12 1-5 2-2 -14 3 11 14 1 2 1 2 2 3 9
C. Dupree F 33:01 4-8 0-0 4-4 -10 0 6 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 12
N. Sanford F-C 26:43 0-3 0-0 0-0 -7 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 0 1 0
T. Johnson G 19:33 1-6 0-2 0-0 -18 1 0 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 2
D. Taurasi G 29:51 10-19 6-11 10-12 -5 1 1 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 36
K. Thomas   18:33 1-2 0-0 0-0 -14 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 2
K. Swanier   12:32 1-4 1-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 3
M. Ferdinand-Harris   14:50 1-8 0-2 2-2 -8 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 4
A. Gray-Lawson   07:55 1-3 0-0 0-0 +9 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
S. Spencer   00:42 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Taylor   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 22-65 8-23 18-20   8 26 34 11 19 5 14 6 5 70
  33.8% 34.8% 90.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
Seattle Storm (20-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Cash F 34:22 3-10 1-3 2-2 +9 2 12 14 1 3 1 4 0 0 9
C. Little F 32:30 3-15 0-1 0-0 +8 2 9 11 1 5 1 2 2 3 6
L. Jackson F-C 23:28 1-5 0-0 2-2 +12 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 4
S. Bird G 34:37 5-12 3-6 2-2 +14 0 1 1 6 0 1 2 1 1 15
T. Wright G 22:06 7-9 2-3 2-2 +4 0 0 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 18
L. Willingham   13:04 2-4 2-3 1-2 +9 1 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 7
K. Smith   31:30 9-13 5-7 3-3 +19 2 1 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 26
A. Robinson   08:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Snell   00:23 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
E. Kobryn   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Quigley   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 30-69 13-24 12-13   8 29 37 12 18 8 12 5 6 85
  43.5% 54.2% 92.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #24 Tony Dawkins
  • Attendance: 9686
  • Duration: 1:51
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Seattle Storm (21-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Jackson vs Sanford (Dupree gains possession) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
  09:18 Foul : Double Personal - Jackson (1 PF), Sanford (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  09:14
[PHO 2-0]
 
  08:52 Cash Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:44  
  08:24 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:05  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:37  
  07:29 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:28  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:19 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:10
[SEA 2-2]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:49 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:36 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  06:31
[PHO 4-2]
 
  06:08 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:03 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:00 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:58  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:36
[SEA 4-4]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:25  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sanford (1 AST)  05:22
[PHO 7-4]
 
Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:02  
  05:02 Jackson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  05:02 Wright Substitution replaced by Smith 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:02  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  05:02  
  04:54
[SEA 7-7]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST)  04:30
[PHO 10-7]
 
  04:14
[SEA 10-10]
Willingham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:04  
  04:04  
  03:46 Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:44  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST)  03:25
[PHO 12-10]
 
  03:05
[SEA 12-12]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[SEA 14-12]
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  02:31
[PHO 15-14]
 
  02:16 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  02:16  
  02:16 Little Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  02:09 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:09  
  02:02 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  02:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:49 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:42
[SEA 16-15]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  01:31  
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:27  
  01:27 Willingham Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  01:27  
  01:27
[SEA 17-15]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:27
[SEA 18-15]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  01:13  
  01:11 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:08 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bird (1 BLK)  01:03  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:00  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:55.9 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:38.1
[SEA 20-15]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:38.1  
  00:38.1 Bird Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:38.1
[SEA 21-15]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:29.6  
  00:12.9 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (1 ST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST)  00:00.4  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Seattle Storm (21-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:39 Bird Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:23
[PHO 17-21]
 
  09:04 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
  09:01 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:58
[SEA 24-17]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:55
[PHO 19-24]
 
  08:55 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  08:55  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  08:55
[PHO 20-24]
 
  08:36 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:36  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:36  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:23
[PHO 23-24]
 
  08:02
[SEA 27-23]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:38  
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:35
[PHO 25-27]
 
  07:23
[SEA 29-25]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  07:14  
  07:08 Little Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:06  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:00  
  07:00 Jackson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  07:00 Smith Substitution replaced by Cash 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  06:59  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:56  
  06:56
[SEA 30-25]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:56
[SEA 31-25]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:29  
  06:20 Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  06:20  
  06:20 Bird Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:02 Little Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:02 Little Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ferdinand-Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Little (1 BLK)  05:47  
Team Rebound  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  05:43
[PHO 28-31]
 
  05:27
[SEA 33-28]
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:17 Cash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:17
[PHO 29-33]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Sanford  05:17  
  05:17 Willingham Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  05:17 Wright Substitution replaced by Bird 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  05:17
[PHO 30-33]
 
  04:59 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:57  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST)  04:49
[PHO 33-33]
 
Gray-Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:33  
  04:25 Smith Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Dupree Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:17  
  04:00 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:58  
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:37 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:35  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (2 AST)  03:28
[PHO 36-33]
 
  03:08
[SEA 35-36]
Little Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:48
[PHO 38-35]
 
  02:34 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:33  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (2 BLK)  02:20  
  02:17 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:05 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:05  
  02:05 Smith Technical 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  02:05 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:05  
Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:05  
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (28 PTS)  02:05
[PHO 39-35]
 
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:56  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:56  
  01:49 Cash Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:47  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:04  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:55.0
[PHO 41-35]
 
  00:40.9 Cash Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:38.9  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:20.9  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:16.9 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.2 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Seattle Storm (21-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Little Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:36  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:25  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:18 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:13
[SEA 37-41]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  09:03 Wright Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:59 Little Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 (29 PTS)  08:59
[PHO 42-37]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  08:59  
Team Rebound  08:59  
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (30 PTS)  08:59
[PHO 43-37]
 
  08:40 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:38 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:37 Little Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  08:29 Wright Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  08:21
[PHO 46-37]
 
  08:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:13 Wright Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:00
[SEA 39-46]
Little Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:41  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:33
[SEA 41-46]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Sanford Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:22  
Sanford Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:22  
  07:00 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:57 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:57  
  06:57 Jump Ball Little vs Bonner (Bonner gains possession) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:48  
  06:37
[SEA 44-46]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  06:24  
  06:18
[SEA 47-46]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:11  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Team Rebound 
  05:45 Cash Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:45 Cash Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:29
[PHO 48-47]
 
  05:07
[SEA 50-48]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  04:40
[SEA 52-48]
Little Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Johnson Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:22
[PHO 50-52]
 
  04:02 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:00  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:38
[SEA 54-50]
Bird Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:22  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  03:22  
  03:22 Jackson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  03:16 Little Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:16
[PHO 51-54]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:16
[PHO 52-54]
 
  03:00
[SEA 57-52]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Willingham (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Sanford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:41  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:41  
  02:23 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:21  
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:53 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:51  
  01:44 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  01:44
[PHO 53-57]
 
  01:44 Little Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  01:44 Smith Substitution replaced by Snell 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:44
[PHO 54-57]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:33  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:33  
  01:21 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:21  
  01:21 Snell Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:21
[PHO 55-57]
 
  01:21 Snell Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:21 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:21
[PHO 56-57]
 
Thomas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:10  
  01:00 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:59.9  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.8 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:26.9 Willingham Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:25.9 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:25.9  
  00:25.9
[SEA 58-56]
Willingham Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  00:25.9  
  00:25.9 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  00:25.9 Willingham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:23.9  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.1  
Team Rebound  00:01.9  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.9  
  00:00.7 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Seattle Storm (21-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:38 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:20
[SEA 61-56]
Willingham 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  09:05  
  09:00 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ferdinand-Harris (2 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
Team Rebound  08:51  
  08:51 Robinson Substitution replaced by Little 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  08:45  
  08:45 Willingham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:45
[PHO 57-61]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:45
[PHO 58-61]
 
  08:30 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:28  
Swanier Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:38
[SEA 64-58]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Little (2 BLK)  07:14  
  07:10 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:05 Little Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (4 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  07:03  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST)  06:59  
  06:52 Cash Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  06:49  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:24 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Swanier Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:18  
  06:18 Cash Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  06:18 Willingham Substitution replaced by Bird 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:18  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Taurasi  06:18  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Dupree  06:18  
  06:11
[SEA 67-58]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:58 Jackson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:58  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST)  05:47  
Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:45  
  05:45
[SEA 68-58]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:45
[SEA 69-58]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:38 Little Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  05:38  
Team Rebound  05:38  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:38  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 (33 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 59-69]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (34 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 60-69]
 
  05:21
[SEA 71-60]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:11 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:51
[SEA 74-60]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:29
[PHO 62-74]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:15  
  04:15
[SEA 75-62]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Sanford  04:15  
  04:15
[SEA 76-62]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  03:49 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:47  
  03:40 Little Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  03:40 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  03:40  
  03:40 Little Substitution replaced by Cash 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 64-76]
 
  03:06 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gray-Lawson (1 ST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  03:01
[PHO 66-76]
 
  02:36
[SEA 78-66]
Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:13
[PHO 68-78]
 
Sanford Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:59  
  01:59 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  01:55 Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:55 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  01:19 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Bonner Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:19  
  01:19
[SEA 79-68]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:19 Jackson Substitution replaced by Little 
  01:19
[SEA 80-68]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  00:53.1
[SEA 83-68]
Cash 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST) 
  00:42.0 Cash Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:42.0
[PHO 69-83]
 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Spencer  00:42.0  
  00:42.0 Smith Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:42.0
[PHO 70-83]
 
  00:23.8
[SEA 85-70]
Wright Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:08.9 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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l
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PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
SEA
2nd West
21
13
8-2
15-2
6-11
 
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Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .737 .
Points 81.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.5 NaN
Assists 18.1 NaN
Steals 7.3 NaN
Blocks 3.6 NaN
3-Point % .368 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .446 .
FT% .694 .
Points 82.5 NaN
Rebounds 36.1 NaN
Assists 18.4 NaN
Steals 9.3 NaN
Blocks 5.3 NaN
3-Point % .261 .
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