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Posted Sep 20 2011 2:36AM

SEATTLE (AP) With time running out in regulation, Candice Dupree knew she had to be quick when the ball came to her.

Dupree's putback with 1.9 seconds remaining lifted Phoenix to a 77-75 victory over the Seattle Storm in Game 3 on Monday night, sending the Mercury to the Western Conference finals.

``Everybody was tipping the ball around and it just so happened to land in my hands,'' Dupree said. ``Put it back up as soon as I could.''

Dupree finished with 20 points, Penny Taylor had 19 points and 17 rebounds and Diana Taurasi also scored 19 to help Phoenix advance to the conference finals for the third straight year, and fourth in the last five.

The Mercury will face the winner of Tuesday night's Game 3 between San Antonio and top-seeded Minnesota.

After losing the opener 80-61 in Seattle, Phoenix tied the series at home with 92-83 win at home on Saturday night.

``Coming back to Seattle, we knew what it was going to be like,'' Taylor said. ``We started off a little sluggish, obviously getting down by quite a bit. No one really panicked. Diana got us going. (Candice) got us going with some easy ones and from there we just fought really.''

Sue Bird scored 22 points to lead defending champion Seattle, which led by 18 points early on. Lauren Jackson had 18 points, Tanisha Wright added 17 and Swin Cash had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Bird tied the score at 75 with 10.5 seconds remaining. Taylor then drove off the inbounds play and missed. A scramble for the rebound ensued and Dupree eventually put the ball in from the center of the lane.

The Storm, out of timeouts, did not get off a final shot.

Jackson tied it at 73-all with a 3-pointer with 1:38 remaining. Taylor countered with a driving score to give Phoenix a 75-73 lead, forcing Seattle to take a timeout with 29.4 seconds remaining.

``It just see-sawed,'' Bird said.

The Mercury took its first lead at 60-59 with 6:56 to go when Dupree hit a jumper.

Taurasi fouled out and was whistled for a technical with 6:38 remaining. Just 6 seconds later, Storm forward Camille Little fouled out.

Phoenix rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit and tied the score at 48-all when Dupree picked up a loose ball and put it with about 3 1/2 minutes to go in the third quarter.

Seattle's foul trouble also mounted in the quarter as Wright was called for her fifth and Little committed her fourth. Each had to go to the bench early.

A 3-pointer by Bird right before the end of the third quarter gave Seattle a 57-54 lead.

Seattle went on an 8-0 run to start the second quarter and expanded its lead to 24-9 after Bird scored a fastbreak layup. Phoenix called timeout, but it hardly slowed the Storm.

Jackson's three-point play with 7:09 to go in the first half pushed the lead to 29-11.

``We got off to a great start,'' Bird said. ``Really played to our strengths.''

Shortly after, Phoenix shifted its approach. Taurasi was moved to point guard enabling the Mercury to play a much bigger lineup. They also began to play more zone defense and began chipping away.

``We didn't want to get beat inside,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. ``They were trying to throw the ball to Lauren (Jackson) the whole game.''

After turning the ball over nine times in the first quarter, the Mercury turned it over once in the second and trailed 39-30 at halftime.

It was a ragged start for both teams. Little scored the first basket with 7:24 left in the opening quarter. Seattle missed four shots and turned the ball over twice before scoring. Phoenix took 2:59 to score.

Phoenix was unable to run in the opening quarter, scoring just two fastbreak points. The Storm outscored the Mercury 20-9, holding it to just 27.3 percent shooting and establishing the pace it wanted.

In the end, Seattle's season slipped away.

``All of a sudden the buzzer's going off and there's this wait-a-minute moment,'' Bird said. ``This is one of those things that doesn't set in until a day, two days, a week.

``Right now, it just feels like we have a game in two days, we must. Obviously we don't.''


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 42.6%

    • 40.0%

    • 16.7%

    • 29.6%

    • 95.7%

    • 55.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 3 10
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 10
Biggest Lead: 3 18
Points in the Paint: 34 30
PHO SEA
p Dupree   20 Bird   22
rb Taylor   17 Cash   10
a 2 players   3 2 players   4
s Taylor   2 2 players   2
b 2 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 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 35:51 6-11 1-3 6-6 +8 2 15 17 1 3 2 3 0 0 19
D. Bonner G-F 39:17 1-13 1-6 4-4 0 3 5 8 0 1 1 1 1 1 7
C. Dupree F 38:40 10-15 0-1 0-0 -1 1 3 4 0 3 0 3 0 1 20
T. Johnson G 27:02 2-5 0-2 3-4 +4 0 2 2 3 2 0 4 0 0 7
D. Taurasi G 29:41 6-16 1-6 6-6 -5 0 1 1 3 6 0 2 0 1 19
N. Sanford   24:50 1-1 0-0 3-3 +10 1 5 6 0 4 0 1 1 0 5
K. Swanier   02:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris   01:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Thomas   01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gray-Lawson   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Spencer   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 26-61 3-18 22-23   7 32 39 7 19 3 15 2 3 77
  42.6% 16.7% 95.7%   team rebs: 3 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 31:12 3-11 2-5 1-2 -8 4 6 10 1 2 2 2 1 0 9
C. Little F 12:45 3-4 0-0 1-4 +1 0 4 4 1 6 0 4 0 0 7
L. Jackson F-C 35:20 6-13 1-4 5-8 -9 2 0 2 0 5 1 3 1 1 18
S. Bird G 37:02 9-17 4-8 0-1 -1 2 2 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 22
T. Wright G 29:02 7-13 1-3 2-3 +17 0 3 3 4 5 2 4 0 0 17
K. Smith   30:03 0-9 0-6 2-2 -12 2 4 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
L. Willingham   17:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 +1 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 0
A. Robinson   07:36 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 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
B. Snell   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 28-70 8-27 11-20   11 24 35 14 28 7 15 3 2 75
  40.0% 29.6% 55.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Dupree, Taurasi
  • Storm: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #7 Clarke Stevens, #39 Michael Price, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 8589
  • Duration: 2:05
Phoenix Mercury (20-15) Seattle Storm (21-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Jackson vs Bonner (Wright gains possession) 
  09:45 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:33  
  09:19 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:18  
Taylor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:05  
  08:49 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:47  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:36 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:25 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Johnson Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:11  
Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:11  
  08:04 Little Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:04 Little Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:50 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  07:39  
  07:24
[SEA 2-0]
Little Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:13 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:05
[SEA 4-0]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:01 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:01
[PHO 1-4]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:01
[PHO 2-4]
 
  06:45
[SEA 7-2]
Cash 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:25 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:14 Bird Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:14  
Team Rebound  06:14  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:14
[PHO 3-7]
 
Dupree Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:02  
  05:55 Little Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  05:55 Little Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  05:36
[PHO 5-7]
 
  05:23
[SEA 9-5]
Little Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:17  
  05:07
[SEA 11-5]
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:51  
  04:51  
  04:51 Little Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:37 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST)  04:17  
  04:01 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST)  03:54  
  03:49
[SEA 13-5]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  03:34
[PHO 7-13]
 
  03:08
[SEA 16-7]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:48 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:37 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:17 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:15  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:05
[PHO 9-16]
 
  01:41 Cash Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:39  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:09  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Sanford  01:09  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Swanier  01:09  
  01:09
[SEA 17-9]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:09 Cash Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  01:09
[SEA 18-9]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:49.4 Willingham Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:49.4 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:25.5 Robinson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:25.5 Robinson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:02.8
[SEA 20-9]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dupree 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-15) Seattle Storm (21-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Swanier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  09:49  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:45  
  09:45
[SEA 21-9]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:45
[SEA 22-9]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:31 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:27 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  09:18 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:07 Willingham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:57 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:54
[SEA 24-9]
Bird Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:50  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  08:50  
Swanier Substitution replaced by Johnson  08:50  
  08:42 Willingham Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:31 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10
[SEA 26-9]
Wright Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:36  
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:30
[PHO 11-26]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:14  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Taurasi  07:14  
  07:14 Bird Substitution replaced by Cash 
  07:09
[SEA 28-11]
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Dupree Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:09  
  07:09
[SEA 29-11]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  07:05 Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:55
[PHO 14-29]
 
  06:34
[SEA 32-14]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:17 Team Rebound 
Sanford Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17 Wright Substitution replaced by Bird 
  06:00 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:59  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  05:53
[PHO 16-32]
 
  05:31 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:29  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:20 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:00 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Bird Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:40 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:38  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29 Cash Substitution replaced by Little 
  04:29 Willingham Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:18  
  04:18 Little Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:18 Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:17  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:12
[PHO 18-32]
 
  03:50 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:48  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:40
[PHO 20-32]
 
  03:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:24
[SEA 34-20]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:24  
  03:24
[SEA 35-20]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  03:17 Little Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:17 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  03:05 Bird Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:05
[PHO 21-35]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:05
[PHO 22-35]
 
  02:55 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sanford (1 BLK) 
  02:52 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:43 Willingham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:41  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:19 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:05  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:05  
  02:05
[SEA 36-22]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:05 Wright Substitution replaced by Cash 
  02:05
[SEA 37-22]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:55
[PHO 24-37]
 
  01:33
[SEA 39-24]
Cash Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:20  
Sanford Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:20
[PHO 26-39]
 
  01:20 Willingham Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Ferdinand-Harris  01:20  
  01:20 Willingham Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:20
[PHO 27-39]
 
  01:05 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ferdinand-Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:03  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:47.9  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:39.8  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:28.6
[PHO 30-39]
 
  00:15.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:13.9  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:02.9  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-15) Seattle Storm (21-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:50  
  09:35 Jackson Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  09:35 Jackson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taurasi Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:22  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:22  
  09:08 Wright Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:08 Wright Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:37
[SEA 41-30]
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:26
[PHO 32-41]
 
  08:10 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:08  
  08:04 Wright Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  08:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:04 Bird Substitution replaced by Smith 
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:51
[PHO 34-41]
 
  07:28
[SEA 43-34]
Little Fade Away Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  07:15  
  07:12 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:00  
  07:00 Jackson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:36 Little Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Taurasi Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:22
[PHO 36-43]
 
  06:09 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:06  
  06:03 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:03 Smith Substitution replaced by Bird 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:03
[PHO 37-43]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:03
[PHO 38-43]
 
  05:45
[SEA 46-38]
Cash 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST) 
  05:39 Cash Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:33
[PHO 40-46]
 
  05:14 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Bird Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:11  
  05:11 Wright Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:11 Little Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:11 Team Rebound 
  05:11
[SEA 47-40]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:41 Little Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  04:41  
  04:41 Little Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:41
[PHO 41-47]
 
  04:41 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  04:41 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Sanford  04:41  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:41
[PHO 42-47]
 
  04:32 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:30  
  04:23 Robinson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:23
[PHO 43-47]
 
  04:23 Willingham Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:23
[PHO 44-47]
 
  04:04 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:03  
  04:03 Cash Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:03
[PHO 45-47]
 
  04:03 Cash Substitution replaced by Wright 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:03
[PHO 46-47]
 
  03:44 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Taylor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:42  
  03:42 Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42 Robinson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  03:42
[SEA 48-46]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:28
[PHO 48-48]
 
  03:08
[SEA 50-48]
Jackson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:51
[PHO 50-50]
 
  02:27
[SEA 52-50]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Bird Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:11
[SEA 54-50]
Bird Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:49
[PHO 52-54]
 
  01:34 Wright Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  01:34 Wright Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  01:34 Wright Substitution replaced by Cash 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:02 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:00  
  00:59.8 Jackson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:59.8
[PHO 53-54]
 
  00:59.8 Jackson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:59.8  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:59.8
[PHO 54-54]
 
  00:48.5 Willingham Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.8  
  00:38.9 Willingham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:21.9 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:19.9  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cash (2 ST)  00:15.9  
  00:01.0
[SEA 57-54]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-15) Seattle Storm (21-14)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Jackson Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:43 Jackson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Sanford Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:27  
Sanford Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:27  
  09:27 Willingham Substitution replaced by Little 
  09:10
[SEA 59-54]
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  08:54
[PHO 56-59]
 
  08:42 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:39  
  08:35 Little Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  08:35 Little Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cash (1 BLK)  08:24  
  08:21 Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Sanford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:10  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  08:10  
Sanford Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:10  
Taurasi Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:05  
  08:05 Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:02 Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:00 Cash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:47 Team Rebound 
  07:31 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  07:29  
  07:27 Bird Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:27
[PHO 57-59]
 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:27  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:27
[PHO 58-59]
 
  07:08 Cash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  07:06  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  06:56
[PHO 60-59]
 
  06:45 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:45 Willingham Substitution replaced by Little 
Taurasi Foul : Personal (6 PF)  06:38  
Taurasi Technical  06:38  
  06:38 Bird Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:38 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:38  
  06:32 Little Foul : Offensive (6 PF) 
  06:32 Little Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  06:32 Little Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  06:16  
Taylor Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:13  
  06:13
[SEA 60-60]
Cash Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:13 Cash Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:11  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  06:02
[PHO 63-60]
 
  05:45
[SEA 62-63]
Bird Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  05:37 Jackson Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  05:37  
  05:37 Jackson Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  05:37 Smith Substitution replaced by Wright 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:37
[PHO 64-62]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:37
[PHO 65-62]
 
  05:20
[SEA 65-65]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:07
[PHO 67-65]
 
  04:45
[SEA 67-67]
Wright Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  04:36  
  04:33 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:27 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:25  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  04:19
[PHO 69-67]
 
  03:57
[SEA 70-69]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
  03:37 Robinson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:37 Robinson Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  03:37 Willingham Substitution replaced by Smith 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:37
[PHO 70-70]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:37
[PHO 71-70]
 
  03:14 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:14)  03:12  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:54  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  02:51  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:49
[PHO 73-70]
 
  02:25 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:19 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:08 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:03 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  01:59 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Team Rebound 
  01:38
[SEA 73-73]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Dupree Technical  01:19  
  01:19 Wright Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:19 Jump Ball Cash vs Dupree (Bonner gains possession) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:46.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Cash Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:15)  00:40.9  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:33.7
[PHO 75-73]
 
  00:29.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:18.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:15.9 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:14.0
[SEA 75-75]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:10.5  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.9  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:01.9
[PHO 77-75]
 
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