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Posted Sep 18 2011 1:46AM

PHOENIX (AP) When the Phoenix Mercury gets their fast break offense going, they can be unbeatable, even against a team that has dominated them for three seasons.

Candice Dupree scored a season-high 29 points and the Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 92-83 on Saturday night to even their Western Conference playoff series at a game apiece.

``We kind of were reacting to them as opposed to dictating things,'' said Seattle's Sue Bird. ``With a team like Phoenix, you can't do that, you really can't.''

Phoenix outshot, outrebounded and beat Seattle inside in recording just its second win in their last 12 games against the Storm dating to 2009.

``Shot the ball better, up-tempo game is our game,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``I guess if we walk the ball down the court and play their style, they are better at that than we are. Hopefully we are better at the up-tempo game than they are.''

Diana Taurasi added 26 points for the Mercury.

Game 3 is Monday in Seattle.

``A lot of it was just being aggressive,'' said Dupree, who averaged 14.6 points a game during the regular season. ``I think as a whole we were really passive up there in Seattle in the first game. This game we attacked a lot more.''

Bird had 17 points and four assists for the defending champion Storm, who had won their last eight postseason games. It was the most points given up by Seattle all season.

``They set the tone early on,'' Bird said. ``Obviously, we are a defensive-minded team and we were not just helping ourselves.''

Phoenix led by as many as 15 but Seattle ran off 10 straight points to get within five with 4:10 left. But it couldn't complete the comeback.

``Dupree really was comfortable out there tonight,'' Seattle coach Brian Agler said. ``She played in her rhythm and did a lot of things she likes to do, whether she faces up (to the basket) and scores on turn-around jump shots or gets to the rim off drives or posts up on the block off a seal.''

Dupree made 12 of 14 shots as the Mercury consistently found her inside, taking the pressure off Taurasi, the league's leading scorer who missed eight of her first 10 shots, and Penny Taylor. The Mercury's second-leading scorer is nursing back spasms that kept her out of five the last six games of the regular season. Taylor finished with 12 points and played more than 30 minutes, as all the starters did on Saturday.

``It was a game we needed to win,'' Taurasi said. ``We had to come out with that urgency, with that effort.''

Tanisha Wright sparked the late run with consecutive 3-pointers and a pair of free throws that trimmed the Mercury's lead to 81-76. She finished with 18 points and four rebounds despite being hampered by foul trouble for much of the night.

Phoenix got layups from Taurasi and Dupree on the next two possessions to extend the lead and secure the win.

``Tonight we were able to run the ball down their throats and wear them out,'' Dupree said.

The Mercury shot 55 percent from the field and outrebounded the Storm 37-24. Phoenix also outscored Seattle in the lane 58-12.

DeWanna Bonner added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Phoenix. Dupree was 12 of 14 from the field and grabbed seven boards.

Seattle missed five of its first six shots and Phoenix built a nine-point lead in the first quarter, despite Taurasi missing eight of her 10 shots in the period.

Katie Smith helped the Storm rally in the second quarter, making four straight 3-pointers to get Seattle within one with 4:24 to go. Smith finished with 14 points.

Phoenix then forced turnovers on successive possessions and got the ball inside to Dupree for six points in a quick burst late in the first half. The Mercury led 51-40 at the break.

Phoenix has not won in Seattle since Sept. 10, 2009.


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Storm
Mercury
     
    • 41.4%

    • 55.1%

    • 59.1%

    • 20.0%

    • 84.6%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA PHO
Total Rebounds 6 8
Offensive Rebounds 4 8
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 7 13
Biggest Lead: 0 15
Points in the Paint: 12 58
SEA PHO
p Wright   18 Dupree   29
rb Cash   5 Bonner   13
a Bird   4 Johnson   9
s 3 players   1 Bonner   3
b Wright   1 Dupree   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
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 32:42 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 5 5 3 3 1 1 0 1 2
C. Little F 32:31 3-9 0-1 8-8 -13 0 3 3 2 4 0 3 0 0 14
L. Jackson F-C 27:56 3-11 3-6 5-8 -4 0 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 14
S. Bird G 35:07 5-14 3-6 4-4 -13 1 3 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 17
T. Wright G 23:25 6-9 3-4 3-4 -5 1 3 4 0 4 0 3 1 2 18
K. Smith   26:10 4-6 4-5 2-2 -4 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 14
L. Willingham   09:13 1-4 0-0 0-0 +5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
A. Robinson   10:20 1-1 0-0 0-0 -6 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
B. Snell   02:36 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Quigley DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 24-58 13-22 22-26   4 20 24 12 19 3 11 1 4 83
  41.4% 59.1% 84.6%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
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 32:10 5-6 0-1 2-3 +18 1 2 3 6 1 1 2 0 0 12
D. Bonner G-F 37:24 6-12 0-1 1-2 +1 2 11 13 1 3 3 1 0 0 13
C. Dupree F 34:30 12-14 0-0 5-6 +12 3 4 7 1 6 0 1 3 0 29
D. Taurasi G 35:56 9-23 2-5 6-7 +6 0 4 4 3 4 0 3 1 1 26
T. Johnson G 30:17 3-10 0-3 0-0 +17 0 2 2 9 3 2 2 0 0 6
K. Swanier   09:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
N. Sanford   19:16 2-2 0-0 0-2 +1 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 0 0 4
K. Thomas   00:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Gray-Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Spencer DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 38-69 2-10 14-20   8 29 37 22 24 6 10 4 1 92
  55.1% 20.0% 70.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #17 Scott Twardoski, #18 Kurt Walker, #44 Felicia Grinter
  • Attendance: 9356
  • Duration: 1:54
Seattle Storm (21-14) Phoenix Mercury (20-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Bonner vs Jackson (Dupree gains possession) 
  09:47
[PHO 2-0]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:28 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01
[PHO 4-0]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Cash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:25  
  08:25 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:25
[PHO 5-0]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  08:09  
  08:01 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:51  
  07:41 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:36  
Bird Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:19
[SEA 2-5]
 
  07:01 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
  07:01 Team Rebound 
  06:58
[PHO 7-2]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Little Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:41 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:36 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:34  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:10 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:06 Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:01
[PHO 10-2]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Wright Foul : Away From Play (1 PF)  06:01  
  06:01
[PHO 11-2]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (2 PTS) 
  05:50 Taurasi Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:43 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:38 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Bonner Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:19 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:19
[SEA 3-11]
 
Cash Substitution replaced by Smith  05:19  
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:19
[SEA 4-11]
 
  05:09 Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:02
[PHO 13-4]
Bonner Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  04:42
[SEA 7-13]
 
  04:31 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:29  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  04:23  
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:23 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
Little Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:23  
  04:07
[PHO 15-7]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Swanier (1 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  03:45
[SEA 10-15]
 
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:27  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:27  
  03:27
[PHO 16-10]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:27 Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  03:27
[PHO 17-10]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:53
[PHO 19-10]
Swanier Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  02:35
[SEA 13-19]
 
  02:12
[PHO 21-13]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Willingham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:58
[SEA 15-21]
 
  01:45 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Team Rebound 
Wright Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:44  
Wright Substitution replaced by Little  01:44  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Cash  01:44  
  01:39 Dupree Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:39 Dupree Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (2 BLK)  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:19  
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:16 Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:11
[PHO 23-15]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Swanier (2 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.7 Swanier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:44.8 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.5  
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:33.1
[SEA 18-23]
 
  00:13.9 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.4 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.4 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (21-14) Phoenix Mercury (20-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Jackson Layup Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:39 Sanford Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:39 Sanford Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:30 Sanford Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  09:26
[SEA 21-23]
 
  09:10
[PHO 25-21]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Snell Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:44 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:34
[PHO 27-21]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:12 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:58  
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  07:37
[SEA 23-27]
 
Little Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:24 Sanford Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Snell Substitution replaced by Bird  07:24  
  07:24
[PHO 28-23]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:24
[PHO 29-23]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  06:50
[PHO 31-23]
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:31
[SEA 26-31]
 
  06:15
[PHO 33-26]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST)  05:48
[SEA 29-33]
 
  05:35 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:33  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST)  05:27
[SEA 32-33]
 
  05:06
[PHO 36-32]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (3 BLK)  04:42  
Team Rebound  04:40  
  04:40  
  04:40 Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Little Substitution replaced by Willingham  04:40  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  04:39  
  04:33 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:30  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:23
[SEA 35-36]
 
  04:14
[PHO 38-35]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  03:58 Thomas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Wright  03:58  
  03:56 Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:56
[SEA 36-38]
 
  03:56 Thomas Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:38  
  03:35 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Smith  03:35  
Willingham Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:23 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:18
[PHO 40-36]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Willingham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:18  
Willingham Substitution replaced by Little  03:18  
  03:18
[PHO 41-36]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Little Layup Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:45  
  02:36 Bonner Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:36 Bonner Substitution replaced by Sanford 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:36
[SEA 37-41]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:36
[SEA 38-41]
 
  02:21
[PHO 43-38]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:49
[PHO 45-38]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:42  
Little Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:23  
  01:12
[PHO 47-38]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Jackson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  00:58.1  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:58.1  
  00:45.8 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:44.7 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:44.7
[PHO 49-38]
Dupree Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  00:32.5 Sanford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:32.5
[SEA 39-49]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:32.5
[SEA 40-49]
 
Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:21.4  
  00:07.9
[PHO 51-40]
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (21-14) Phoenix Mercury (20-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Jackson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:41 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Wright Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:25  
  09:20
[PHO 53-40]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  08:59
[SEA 43-53]
 
  08:44
[PHO 55-43]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:36  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson  08:36  
Wright Substitution replaced by Smith  08:36  
Bird Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:31
[SEA 45-55]
 
  08:25
[PHO 57-45]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST) 
  08:06 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:06
[SEA 46-57]
 
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:06
[SEA 47-57]
 
Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:52  
  07:52
[PHO 58-47]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  07:52 Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:28  
  07:16 Taylor Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Cash Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:01
[SEA 49-58]
 
  06:46 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:45  
  06:45 Taylor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson  06:45  
  06:45 Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:32 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:28
[PHO 60-49]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Cash Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:07  
  05:46 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:44 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:41
[PHO 62-49]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:32  
  05:32 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  05:18 Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:18
[SEA 50-62]
 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:59  
  04:52 Swanier Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:50  
  04:43 Sanford Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:33 Taurasi Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:33 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:33
[SEA 51-62]
 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:33  
Cash Substitution replaced by Wright  04:33  
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:33
[SEA 52-62]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:23  
  04:23 Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:23 Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:21  
Little Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:03
[SEA 54-62]
 
  03:50
[PHO 64-54]
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Little Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:37 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:32 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Swanier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:24
[PHO 66-54]
Taylor Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  03:05 Dupree Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Little Substitution replaced by Cash  03:05  
Bird Substitution replaced by Willingham  03:05  
  03:05 Jump Ball Bonner vs Robinson (Wright gains possession) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:56
[SEA 56-66]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:44  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson  02:44  
  02:44 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:44 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:44 Team Rebound 
  02:44
[PHO 67-56]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:30
[SEA 59-67]
 
  02:21 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:19  
  02:13 Johnson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:13
[SEA 60-67]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:54
[PHO 69-60]
Bonner Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:32 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:18 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:11 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:11 Sanford Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Wright Substitution replaced by Bird  01:11  
  01:00 Dupree Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:00
[SEA 61-69]
 
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:00
[SEA 62-69]
 
  00:44.9 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:42.8 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[PHO 70-62]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:41.5
[PHO 71-62]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:28.9 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:18.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:16.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.1 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (21-14) Phoenix Mercury (20-15)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[PHO 73-62]
Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Bird Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:25  
Cash Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:15  
Cash Substitution replaced by Smith  09:15  
  09:07
[PHO 75-62]
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Little Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:46  
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:44  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
Robinson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:39  
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:39
[SEA 64-75]
 
  08:21
[PHO 77-64]
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:02  
  07:48 Dupree Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:48
[SEA 65-77]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:48
[SEA 66-77]
 
  07:35
[PHO 79-66]
Taylor Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  07:17  
  07:15 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:13 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  07:06  
  07:00
[PHO 81-66]
Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Little Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:00  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson  07:00  
Smith Substitution replaced by Cash  07:00  
  07:00 Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  07:00 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:59  
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:38 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:32 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:31  
Little Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST)  06:23
[SEA 68-81]
 
  06:06 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:04  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cash (3 AST)  05:58
[SEA 71-81]
 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier 
  05:44 Taurasi Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:44 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Little Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  05:31  
  05:21 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST)  05:05
[SEA 74-81]
 
  04:49 Taurasi Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:49 Sanford Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  04:37  
  04:23 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:22  
  04:10 Swanier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:10
[SEA 75-81]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:10
[SEA 76-81]
 
  03:58
[PHO 83-76]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Little 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:31  
  03:20 Dupree Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  03:20 Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:20
[SEA 77-83]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:20
[SEA 78-83]
 
  03:04
[PHO 85-78]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST) 
  02:52 Dupree Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  02:52  
  02:52 Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford 
  02:46 Sanford Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:46  
Team Rebound  02:46  
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:46
[SEA 79-85]
 
  02:27
[PHO 87-79]
Sanford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:58 Team Rebound 
  01:43 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:33 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:13 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:11  
Little Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST)  01:05  
  01:01 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:59.4  
Bird Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:58.9  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:58.9  
  00:47.3
[PHO 89-79]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (6 AST) 
Little Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:47.3  
  00:47.3
[PHO 90-79]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:40.4
[SEA 81-90]
 
Little Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[PHO 91-81]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Bird Substitution replaced by Smith  00:22.9  
Little Substitution replaced by Willingham  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[PHO 92-81]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:10.2
[SEA 83-92]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SEA
2nd West
21
13
8-2
15-2
6-11
PHO
3rd West
19
15
5-5
11-6
8-9
 
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