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Posted Sep 16 2011 2:50AM

SEATTLE (AP) Tanisha Wright and the Seattle Storm got their offense rolling and finally figured out a way to slow down high-scoring Diana Taurasi.

Wright scored 21 points, and Camille Little had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the defending WNBA champion Storm over the Phoenix Mercury 80-61 on Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

Lauren Jackson added 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks for Seattle, which led 69-42 after three quarters. Swin Cash added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Taurasi, who averaged 21.6 for Phoenix to lead the WNBA in scoring for the fourth straight year, had just 11 points. She shot 3 of 11 from the field, including 1 of 5 on 3-pointers.

``Last game we played them here, we really let her get some shots off,'' Wright said of Taurasi's 36-point outburst last week in a loss to the Storm. ``With a player like Diana, she's going to knock those down all night. Tonight, we tried to do a better job of just staying in her space, make her make tough shots.''

Taurasi never could get untracked.

``Obviously, I didn't play as well as I wanted to,'' Taurasi said. ``But I'm more worried about our team. You get 36 and you lose and it doesn't matter. You get 11 you lose, so it doesn't really matter how many points you score until we can find a way to beat this team. We'll see if we can find that answer.''

Phoenix will host Game 2 of the best-of-three series on Saturday.

Penny Taylor scored 13, and DeWanna Bonner added 10 - all in the first half - to lead the Mercury.

``We couldn't get her open shots,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said about Taurasi. ``She's coming off of picks, and we couldn't get our run game going. They switched, we swung the ball around and the people who were open couldn't hit the shots.''

Little and Cash scored six points apiece as Seattle outscored Phoenix 29-11 in the third quarter. The Storm used a 14-0 run over the final three minutes to take a 69-42 lead at the end of the period.

``I don't know if we did anything in particular,'' Storm coach Brian Agler said of the third-quarter outburst. ``It was what we were doing much of the game. We got some transition buckets. We got to the free-throw line. I just thought we ran really efficient offense. A lot of it came from out stops defensively.''

Taurasi was 0 of 5 from the field as the Mercury shot 4 of 22 (18.2 percent) in the third quarter. Seattle shot 9 of 17 (52.9 percent).

Wright and Little both had 11 points, and Jackson added nine to help the Storm to a 40-31 halftime lead.

Wright netted seven points during a 17-7 run to close the first half after Phoenix led 24-23 early in the second quarter.

Bonner scored 10, including two 3-pointers, to help the Mercury tie it at 19 after one quarter.

Seattle was 9 of 9 on free throws in the first half. Phoenix was 1 of 2.

The game turned physical as Taurasi received a technical foul in the third quarter after kicking her leg at Wright after a foul by Wright. Little was given a technical in the second quarter after getting tangled with Taurasi away from the ball.

Little responded to her technical moments later with a three-point play on a strong move to the basket.

``That kind of thing does fire me up a little bit,'' Little said. ``And I like to bring energy to the team whatever I can do. I'm glad I could finish that play. I think it gave us a boost and we ran with it.''

The Storm won the season series 3-1, including an 85-70 victory last week to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

Mercury starting center Nakia Sanford missed the game because of a sore knee. She averages 4.2 points and rebounds per game.

Seattle has won 11 of 12 games against the Mercury, including a sweep in the West finals last year. The Storm improved to 16-2 at home this season.


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 29.7%

    • 39.1%

    • 25.0%

    • 29.4%

    • 84.6%

    • 87.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 9 6
Offensive Rebounds 12 15
Turnovers 14 10
Fast Break Pts: 5 4
Biggest Lead: 2 29
Points in the Paint: 20 40
PHO SEA
p Taylor   13 Wright   21
rb Bonner   8 2 players   11
a 3 players   3 Little   4
s Bonner   2 Wright   3
b Bonner   2 Jackson   3
 
  • 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 (19-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 25:41 5-11 1-4 2-3 -26 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 13
C. Dupree F 29:34 4-11 0-0 0-0 -23 2 2 4 1 1 1 3 0 3 8
D. Bonner G-F 34:07 4-11 2-6 0-0 -15 0 8 8 1 2 2 2 2 0 10
T. Johnson G 23:26 2-11 1-7 0-0 -5 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 5
D. Taurasi G 29:54 3-11 1-5 4-4 -30 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 11
K. Swanier   13:49 1-3 0-1 0-0 -6 1 2 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 2
M. Ferdinand-Harris   20:49 2-10 1-1 2-2 +6 3 2 5 1 3 0 2 0 2 7
K. Thomas   12:33 1-1 0-0 2-2 +6 4 3 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 4
A. Gray-Lawson   07:37 0-3 0-0 1-2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
S. Spencer   02:30 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Sanford DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 22-74 6-24 11-13   12 23 35 14 22 6 14 3 6 61
  29.7% 25.0% 84.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Seattle Storm (21-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Cash F 32:20 4-10 0-2 2-2 +13 4 7 11 2 2 0 1 1 1 10
C. Little F 25:12 5-11 0-0 7-7 +24 4 7 11 4 3 2 3 0 1 17
L. Jackson F-C 18:59 4-10 1-3 4-4 +6 1 5 6 1 0 1 0 3 0 13
S. Bird G 28:31 2-5 2-4 2-2 +28 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
T. Wright G 31:48 7-12 2-3 5-5 +19 2 3 5 3 2 3 2 0 0 21
K. Smith   20:09 0-8 0-3 0-0 +3 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
L. Willingham   12:57 2-5 0-1 0-0 -7 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 4
A. Robinson   19:15 2-6 0-0 0-2 +18 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 2 0 4
A. Quigley   03:36 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   03:36 1-1 0-0 1-2 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
B. Snell   03:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total   200 27-69 5-17 21-24   15 34 49 13 13 9 10 6 3 80
  39.1% 29.4% 87.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Taurasi
  • Storm: Little

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #45 Tom Mauer, #55 Eric Brewton, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 7279
  • Duration: 1:56
Phoenix Mercury (19-16) Seattle Storm (22-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Jackson vs Bonner (Wright gains possession) 
  09:43 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:21 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:18 Jump Ball Cash vs Johnson (Wright gains possession) 
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:11  
  09:07
[SEA 3-0]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:50  
  08:36
[SEA 5-0]
Wright Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  08:26  
  08:26 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Taylor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:07 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:06  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  07:45
[PHO 2-5]
 
  07:24 Cash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  07:22 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:20
[SEA 7-2]
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:13 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  07:10 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:08
[SEA 9-2]
Little Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:43 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:41  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  06:33
[PHO 4-9]
 
  06:15 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:14  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  06:14  
  06:04 Little Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:56  
  05:34 Little Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Swanier (1 ST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:17 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:13  
  05:13
[SEA 10-4]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:13 Cash Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:13
[SEA 11-4]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST)  05:04
[PHO 7-11]
 
  04:47 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:27  
  04:27  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  04:27  
  04:27 Jackson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  04:27
[SEA 12-7]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:27
[SEA 13-7]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:12  
Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:11  
  03:48 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:46  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:27
[PHO 9-13]
 
  03:14
[SEA 15-9]
Little Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:03  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:49 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:48  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:37
[PHO 11-15]
 
  02:20 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:18  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  02:16  
  02:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:08 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST)  02:00
[PHO 14-15]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:54  
  01:54 Little Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:54  
  01:54 Wright Substitution replaced by Cash 
  01:54
[SEA 16-14]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:54
[SEA 17-14]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Team Rebound 
  01:25 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:24  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST)  01:19  
Bonner Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:13  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  01:13  
  01:13
[SEA 18-14]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:13
[SEA 19-14]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:48.9 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.9  
  00:44.6 Willingham Substitution replaced by Little 
Taylor Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ferdinand-Harris (1 AST)  00:40.5
[PHO 16-19]
 
  00:27.3 Little Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:27.3 Little Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:27.3 Little Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  00:16.4
[PHO 19-19]
 
  00:00.5 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-16) Seattle Storm (22-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:37 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:20 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:18  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:46  
  08:44 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:27  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:09  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  08:04  
  08:04 Robinson Substitution replaced by Little 
  08:04 Bird Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  08:01
[PHO 21-19]
 
  07:43
[SEA 21-21]
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:30 Little Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:21 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:18
[SEA 23-21]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:54  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Swanier (3 AST)  06:47
[PHO 24-23]
 
  06:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Bird 
  06:35 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  06:25
[SEA 26-24]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
Team Rebound  05:53  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:53  
  05:33 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:31 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:30 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Little Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:14
[SEA 29-24]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
  05:14 Little Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  05:14
[PHO 25-29]
 
  04:58 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:58  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST)  04:46  
  04:35
[SEA 31-25]
Little Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[SEA 32-25]
Little Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:57 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:52
[SEA 34-25]
Cash Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  03:38
[PHO 27-34]
 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:14  
  03:14 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  02:59
[SEA 36-27]
Wright Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Little (3 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  02:48
[PHO 29-36]
 
  02:31 Little Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:52 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (2 BLK)  01:39  
  01:35 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:21 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cash (1 BLK)  01:08  
  01:05 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:59.2
[SEA 38-29]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Taylor Driving Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:51.5
[PHO 31-38]
 
  00:51.5 Cash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:51.5  
  00:49.9 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:40.9  
  00:36.5
[SEA 40-31]
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:20.9 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:13.9 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:12.9  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  00:00.8  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-16) Seattle Storm (22-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:23
[SEA 42-31]
Jackson Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (3 BLK)  09:16  
  09:15 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:11
[SEA 44-31]
Cash Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (4 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:46
[PHO 33-44]
 
  08:25
[SEA 46-33]
Little Driving Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:14
[PHO 35-46]
 
  07:52
[SEA 48-35]
Cash Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
  07:44 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Technical  07:44  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  07:44  
  07:44
[SEA 49-35]
Wright Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 36-49]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 37-49]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 38-49]
 
  07:26 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:24  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:16  
  07:16 Little Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:01  
  07:01
[SEA 50-38]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:01
[SEA 51-38]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:30 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:25 Jackson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Team Rebound 
  06:24 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:24  
Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:04
[PHO 40-51]
 
  05:53 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:42  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  05:42  
  05:28 Little Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:25  
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:19  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:12  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:07  
  05:07 Cash Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  05:07 Jackson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Taylor Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:47
[SEA 53-40]
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  04:36  
Team Rebound  04:36  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:32  
  04:13 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:12  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:51  
  03:51
[SEA 54-40]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Dupree  03:51  
Ferdinand-Harris Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:51  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bonner  03:51  
  03:51
[SEA 55-40]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:36
[PHO 42-55]
 
  03:16
[SEA 58-42]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Gray-Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  03:10  
  03:03
[SEA 61-42]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:57  
Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:57  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Little Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  02:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:33  
  02:33 Robinson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:06  
  02:06
[SEA 62-42]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:06 Wright Substitution replaced by Cash 
  02:06
[SEA 63-42]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:50 Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:35
[SEA 65-42]
Robinson Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:15  
  01:15 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  01:15 Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  01:15  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:15  
  01:15 Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:14 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:57.0  
  00:57.0
[SEA 66-42]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:57.0
[SEA 67-42]
Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:46.9  
  00:29.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:28.9  
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (2 BLK)  00:21.9  
  00:20.6 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:14.2
[SEA 69-42]
Willingham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-16) Seattle Storm (22-13)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:40
[SEA 71-42]
Willingham Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Swanier Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:28 Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:10 Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:08  
  09:03 Cash Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:03
[PHO 43-71]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:03
[PHO 44-71]
 
  08:49 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:48  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:43
[PHO 46-71]
 
Swanier Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:28  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:28  
  08:19 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:18  
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  08:11  
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:59  
Taurasi Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:53  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:53  
Ferdinand-Harris Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:45  
  07:40
[SEA 73-46]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  07:29  
  07:26 Cash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:04  
Swanier Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  07:03
[PHO 48-73]
 
  06:43
[SEA 75-48]
Wright Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  06:24
[PHO 50-75]
 
  06:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Cash Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  05:42 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:40  
Swanier 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:27 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:10 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:52  
  04:52  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:52  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson  04:52  
  04:52
[SEA 76-50]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:52
[SEA 77-50]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST)  04:36  
  04:19 Cash Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:15 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:14  
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Willingham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:00 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:53  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST)  03:47
[PHO 53-77]
 
  03:39 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
  03:36 Robinson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:36 Wright Substitution replaced by Quigley 
  03:36 Robinson Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  03:36 Smith Substitution replaced by Snell 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:36
[PHO 54-77]
 
Ferdinand-Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:36
[PHO 55-77]
 
  03:18 Snell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Ferdinand-Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:12  
  03:12 Quigley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:12
[PHO 56-77]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:12
[PHO 57-77]
 
  02:58 Quigley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:57  
Ferdinand-Harris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  02:49
[PHO 60-77]
 
  02:30 Willingham Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:30 Willingham Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Spencer  02:30  
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:22  
  02:01 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:00  
  02:00 Willingham Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:00 Willingham Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Ferdinand-Harris Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:32
[SEA 79-60]
Kobryn Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:20 Cash Substitution replaced by Wright 
Spencer Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:13  
  01:13 Snell Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:13  
Team Rebound  01:13  
Gray-Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:13
[PHO 61-79]
 
  00:56.9 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Spencer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Gray-Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:28.8  
  00:28.8 Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:28.8 Team Rebound 
  00:28.8
[SEA 80-61]
Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Gray-Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:18.9  
Spencer Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.8 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
SEA
2nd West
21
13
8-2
15-2
6-11
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .422
FT% .851 .839
Points 89.0 76.7
Rebounds 35.1 37.0
Assists 19.2 14.3
Steals 6.6 5.0
Blocks 3.9 3.0
3-Point % .373 .212
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Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .438 .401
FT% .800 .771
Points 71.6 79.3
Rebounds 31.6 36.0
Assists 16.0 13.0
Steals 7.4 6.3
Blocks 3.4 3.3
3-Point % .356 .394
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bonner, DeWanna 110:48 11-36 3-13 5-6 5 24 29 2 6 6 4 3 1 30
Dupree, Candice 102:44 26-40 0-1 5-6 6 9 15 2 10 1 7 3 4 57
Ferdinand-Harris, Marie 22:09 2-10 1-1 2-2 3 3 6 1 3 0 2 0 2 7
Gray-Lawson, Alexis 7:37 0-3 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
Johnson, Temeka 80:45 7-26 1-12 3-4 0 5 5 15 8 3 8 0 0 18
Sanford, Nakia 44:06 3-3 0-0 3-5 2 8 10 0 9 0 2 1 0 9
Spencer, Sidney 2:30 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swanier, Ketia 25:51 2-5 0-1 0-0 2 5 7 5 4 1 1 0 0 4
Taurasi, Diana 95:31 18-50 4-16 16-17 0 8 8 6 14 0 6 1 3 56
Taylor, Penny 93:42 16-28 2-8 10-12 3 18 21 10 8 3 6 1 0 44
Thomas, Krystal 14:17 1-1 0-0 2-2 4 3 7 1 2 1 2 0 0 4
Seattle Storm (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bird, Sue 100:40 16-36 9-18 6-7 4 8 12 8 4 3 2 0 0 47
Cash, Swin 96:14 8-24 2-7 3-4 8 18 26 6 7 3 4 2 2 21
Jackson, Lauren 82:15 13-34 5-13 14-20 3 8 11 2 5 3 4 4 1 45
Kobryn, Ewelina 3:36 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Little, Camille 70:28 11-24 0-1 16-19 4 14 18 7 13 2 10 0 1 38
Quigley, Allie 3:36 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Robinson, Ashley 37:11 3-8 0-0 0-2 3 6 9 0 7 0 2 3 0 6
Smith, Katie 76:22 4-23 4-14 4-4 2 7 9 7 5 2 2 0 0 16
Snell, Belinda 6:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Willingham, Lecoe 39:10 3-11 0-2 0-0 3 7 10 2 6 1 2 0 3 6
Wright, Tanisha 84:15 20-34 6-10 10-12 3 9 12 7 11 5 9 1 2 56