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Posted Jun 24 2012 12:45AM

PHOENIX (AP) Kristi Toliver scored a career-high 29 points as the Los Angeles Sparks took a big lead early and cruised to a 93-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night.

Alana Beard added 18 points and Jantel Lavender 11 points and nine rebounds for the Sparks (10-3), who led by 22 at halftime. Los Angeles has won eight of 10, including three straight after losing back-to-back games last weekend.

``Our zone defense helped there in the second quarter,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said. ``It changed the momentum of the game and the players played it really well in the second quarter and gave us a cushion to weather the good comeback that Phoenix made.''

Rookie Sammy Prahalis scored a season-high 22 points and had five assists and four steals while DeWanna Bonner had 24 points for the Mercury (3-8). Phoenix, which pulled within seven points in the final 2 minutes, has lost four of its last five.

``I told (Prahalis) to push it every time down, look for her shot, create (for her teammates), and do what she can do,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said. ``And that's what she did, she created the game. She's getting better. This is only her 11th game. She's making progress.''

Candace Parker, the league's third-leading scorer at 19.8 points a game, did not play for the Sparks due to a sore knee.

Phoenix went on a 17-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull to 79-70 with 4:48 left. After the Mercury cut it to seven, Toliver hit two free throws with 36 seconds left to help secure the win.

``With Candace being out, then people need to step up a little bit and make up for her absence, and I think that as a team collectively we did that,'' Toliver said. ``We played really well, especially in the first half. We got a little lackadaisical in the second half and Phoenix stepped up. We knew that they were going to make a run and that's what they did. ... There are definitely things that we have to get better at.''

Beard had seven first-quarter points to help Los Angeles get a 20-18 lead after the first. The Sparks scored 18 straight points in the second quarter, taking advantage of poor Phoenix shooting. The Mercury missed 10 straight during one stretch.

After tying the score at 20, Phoenix was outscored 29-7 as Los Angeles took a 49-27 lead at the break. Toliver scored 10 points in the second period on 4-of-5 shooting.

``We had a lapse where we got cold,'' Prahalis said of the Mercury's second-quarter struggles. ``That killed us. We dug ourselves into a hole. But when we played hard, and played the way we can, we were right there in the game. ... We just want to win. We didn't want to get embarrassed, so we just kept playing hard.''

Phoenix cut the lead to 70-53 late in the third period before April Sykes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Sparks a 20-point advantage going into the final quarter.

Los Angeles has won all three meetings with Phoenix this season, winning by an average of 12 points.

Phoenix had just eight players in uniform for the second straight game as second-leading scorer Candice Dupree again sat out with a left knee contusion suffered in Sunday's loss to last-place Tulsa. Backup center Nakia Sanford also was out with the same injury on Saturday and All-Star Diana Taurasi remains sidelined by a strained left hip flexor. Phoenix is 2-5 with Taurasi out of the lineup.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 45.2%

    • 41.9%

    • 35.3%

    • 20.0%

    • 91.3%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 11 13
Turnovers 13 17
Fast Break Pts: 11 9
Biggest Lead: 27 6
Points in the Paint: 32 50
LAS PHO
p Toliver   29 Bonner   24
rb Lavender   9 Thomas   11
a Toliver   4 Prahalis   5
s 3 players   3 Prahalis   4
b Milton-Jones   3 3 players   1
 
  • 05/26 - LAS 99 @ PHO 88
  • 06/08 - PHO 74 @ LAS 90
  • 06/23 - LAS 93 @ PHO 84
  • 07/10 - LAS 90 @ PHO 71
  • 09/18 - PHO 76 @ LAS 101
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 23:04 4-10 0-0 0-0 +2 1 3 4 1 4 3 1 0 1 8
D. Milton-Jones F 30:21 4-14 2-6 2-2 -5 2 4 6 1 4 3 2 3 0 12
J. Lavender C 36:59 4-10 0-0 3-3 0 2 7 9 1 2 0 4 1 1 11
A. Beard G-F 31:53 7-13 1-2 3-4 +3 0 2 2 2 3 3 2 0 0 18
K. Toliver G 34:33 10-16 1-5 8-8 +10 4 2 6 4 1 0 3 0 0 29
M. Coleman   20:29 2-4 1-2 2-2 +9 2 4 6 2 4 0 1 1 1 7
A. Sykes   15:21 2-4 1-2 1-2 +11 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 6
C. Miller   07:20 0-2 0-0 2-2 +15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
N. Anosike DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Hoffman DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-73 6-17 21-23   11 24 35 13 21 10 13 5 3 93
  45.2% 35.3% 91.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
Phoenix Mercury (3-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 38:11 7-21 1-9 9-11 -12 1 5 6 3 2 2 0 1 1 24
C. Houston F 31:30 7-15 0-2 2-2 -1 2 2 4 3 5 2 4 0 2 16
K. Thomas C 31:32 3-4 0-0 3-4 -2 3 8 11 1 4 0 3 1 0 9
A. Hornbuckle G 23:52 3-7 0-1 0-1 -11 2 2 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 6
S. Prahalis G 32:04 8-17 3-5 3-4 -3 0 5 5 5 5 4 4 1 0 22
A. Gray-Lawson   12:24 0-3 0-1 0-0 -10 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Warley   22:31 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 5 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 5
A. Riley   07:56 1-3 0-2 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
C. Dupree DND - Left Knee Contusion
N. Sanford DND - Left Knee Contusion
D. Taurasi DND - Strained Left Hip Flexor
P. Taylor DND - Torn Left ACL
Total   200 31-74 4-20 18-24   13 24 37 15 21 8 17 3 5 84
  41.9% 20.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 18

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #7 Clarke Stevens, #44 Felicia Grinter
  • Attendance: 9670
  • Duration: 2:12
Los Angeles Sparks (11-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Thomas vs Ogwumike (Toliver gains possession) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  09:43
[LAS 2-0]
 
  09:20
[PHO 2-2]
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Hook Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:56  
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:43
[LAS 4-2]
 
  08:23 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:13 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:06 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:05  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:57
[LAS 6-2]
 
  07:41 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prahalis (1 ST)  07:32  
  07:28
[PHO 4-6]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST)  07:08
[LAS 8-4]
 
  06:56 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:39
[PHO 7-8]
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:03 Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:02  
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prahalis (2 ST)  05:58  
  05:55
[PHO 9-8]
Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Team Rebound 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:34  
  05:14
[PHO 11-8]
Bonner Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST)  04:55
[LAS 11-11]
 
  04:43 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Ogwumike Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:41  
Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:41  
  04:41  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:41  
  04:33 Prahalis Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Lavender Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  04:23  
  04:11
[PHO 13-11]
Houston Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:45  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:45  
  03:30
[PHO 15-11]
Hornbuckle Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:30  
  03:30 Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:29  
  03:29 Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Sykes  03:29  
Sykes Layup Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:17 Jump Ball Bonner vs Lavender (Bonner gains possession) 
  03:08 Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  02:58  
  02:52
[PHO 17-11]
Prahalis Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  02:32
[LAS 13-17]
 
  02:17 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Sykes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:16  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sykes (1 AST)  02:10
[LAS 15-17]
 
  02:01 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:58  
  01:50 Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:49  
  01:49 Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  01:49 Houston Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  01:49 Thomas Substitution replaced by Warley 
  01:40 Warley Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Sykes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:40
[LAS 16-17]
 
Sykes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:39  
Sykes Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:22
[LAS 18-17]
 
Sykes Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:06  
  01:06 Prahalis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:06 Team Rebound 
  01:06
[PHO 18-18]
Prahalis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:56.9 Gray-Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:51.7
[LAS 20-18]
 
  00:31.9 Gray-Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:30.9 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:27.8 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Toliver Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:08.0  
  00:08.0 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (11-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:40
[PHO 20-20]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Riley (1 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[LAS 22-20]
 
  09:26 Riley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:26
[LAS 23-20]
 
  09:10 Riley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:04 Gray-Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:04  
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:48
[LAS 25-20]
 
  08:25 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:24  
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:08
[LAS 27-20]
 
  07:56 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:56  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  07:49
[LAS 29-20]
 
  07:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:49 Warley Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
  07:49 Riley Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  07:37 Gray-Lawson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  07:22  
Team Rebound  07:21  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Miller  07:20  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:13
[LAS 31-20]
 
  06:52 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sykes (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:40 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:29 Bonner Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Coleman (1 BLK) 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:29  
  06:28 Prahalis Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:28 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:19 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Coleman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:19  
  06:08 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:07  
  06:00 Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:00
[LAS 32-20]
 
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:00  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:59  
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:35 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
Sykes Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:34  
  05:23 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:22  
Sykes Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  05:14  
Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  05:14  
  05:14 Jump Ball Bonner vs Lavender (Houston gains possession) 
  05:02 Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:01  
  04:56 Prahalis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:56
[LAS 33-20]
 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  04:56  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:56
[LAS 34-20]
 
  04:43 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST) 
Beard Layup Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38 Hornbuckle Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Beard Substitution replaced by Toliver  04:38  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Coleman (2 AST)  04:36
[LAS 36-20]
 
  04:17 Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:16 Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:57  
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:55
[LAS 38-20]
 
  03:35
[PHO 22-38]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  03:22
[LAS 41-22]
 
  03:06 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:00  
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
  03:00 Team Rebound 
Coleman Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:00  
  03:00 Houston Substitution replaced by Riley 
  03:00 Prahalis Substitution replaced by Warley 
  02:47 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (1 ST) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  02:41
[LAS 44-22]
 
  02:41  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Sykes  02:41  
  02:24 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Sykes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:23  
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sykes (2 AST)  02:18
[LAS 46-22]
 
  01:57 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF)  01:55  
  01:55
[PHO 23-46]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  01:55  
  01:55 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:54  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:36 Hornbuckle Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (2 ST) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:21 Riley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:10  
  01:06 Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:06
[LAS 47-23]
 
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:06
[LAS 48-23]
 
  00:54.3
[PHO 25-48]
Warley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Riley (2 AST) 
  00:44.4 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:44.4
[LAS 49-25]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:44.4
[LAS 50-25]
 
  00:21.8 Riley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:20.0  
Sykes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.3  
  00:04.0 Riley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sykes Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:00.8  
  00:00.8
[PHO 26-50]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:00.8 Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (11-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46
[PHO 28-50]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
  09:25 Prahalis Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
Toliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:18  
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:43  
  08:37 Prahalis Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST) 
  08:37 Jump Ball Prahalis vs Beard (Ogwumike gains possession) 
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prahalis (3 ST)  08:27  
  08:22 Prahalis Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:22 Jump Ball Bonner vs Beard (Houston gains possession) 
  08:12
[PHO 31-50]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (2 AST) 
  08:00 Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:00
[LAS 51-31]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:00
[LAS 52-31]
 
  07:44 Hornbuckle Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:43  
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:22  
Toliver Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:21  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:18
[LAS 55-31]
 
Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:04  
  07:04 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
  06:52
[PHO 33-55]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:40  
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:23
[LAS 57-33]
 
  06:13 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:12  
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:57
[PHO 35-57]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (3 AST) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  05:47
[LAS 60-35]
 
  05:33 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Milton-Jones (3 ST) 
  05:31 Houston Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  05:31 Thomas Substitution replaced by Warley 
  05:31 Houston Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Toliver Running Bank shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:22
[LAS 62-35]
 
  05:11
[PHO 37-62]
Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:56
[LAS 64-37]
 
  04:52 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beard (3 ST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Warley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:34  
  04:34  
  04:34
[PHO 38-64]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  04:34
[PHO 39-64]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  04:34
[PHO 40-64]
Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:06
[PHO 42-64]
Prahalis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Beard 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
Toliver Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:43  
Toliver Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:40
[LAS 66-42]
 
  03:29 Warley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK) 
  03:29 Warley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:29 Bonner Substitution replaced by Houston 
Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman  03:29  
  03:29 Jump Ball Warley vs Lavender (Houston gains possession) 
  03:24 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:22  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  03:08
[LAS 68-42]
 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:01  
  03:01
[PHO 43-68]
Prahalis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:01
[PHO 44-68]
Prahalis Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Prahalis (1 BLK)  02:44  
  02:42 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:22 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (1 BLK) 
  02:18 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:13
[PHO 47-68]
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gray-Lawson (1 AST) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:54  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:45 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:43  
Team Timeout : Short  01:40  
  01:40 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Sykes  01:40  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:29 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:27
[PHO 49-68]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  01:03 Warley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:03
[LAS 69-49]
 
  01:03 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:03
[LAS 70-49]
 
  00:45.4
[PHO 51-70]
Prahalis Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  00:36.8  
  00:36.8 Houston Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  00:36.8 Houston Turnover : No Turnover (4 TO) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  00:19.9  
  00:14.9
[PHO 53-70]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Sykes 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:13.7
[LAS 73-53]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (11-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-9)
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Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:45
[LAS 75-53]
 
Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:35  
  09:22
[PHO 55-75]
Warley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:59  
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:44
[PHO 57-75]
Riley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:13  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:13  
  07:59 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (2 BLK) 
  07:58 Warley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:58  
  07:44 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:42
[PHO 58-75]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:42
[PHO 59-75]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:21
[PHO 61-75]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:15  
  07:15 Riley Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
Sykes Substitution replaced by Toliver  07:15  
Milton-Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:02  
Coleman Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:50  
  06:50
[PHO 62-75]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:50 Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:49 Warley Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  06:47 Warley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (3 BLK) 
Toliver Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:42  
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:40
[LAS 77-62]
 
Coleman Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:24  
  06:24
[PHO 63-77]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  06:24  
  06:24
[PHO 64-77]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:01
[LAS 79-64]
 
  05:52
[PHO 66-79]
Prahalis Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  05:45  
  05:45 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:39
[PHO 68-79]
Prahalis Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Team Rebound 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones  05:00  
  04:48
[PHO 70-79]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:40  
  04:40 Houston Substitution replaced by Gray-Lawson 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:29
[LAS 81-70]
 
  04:14 Gray-Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Warley Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  04:13  
  04:13 Warley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:13 Team Rebound 
  04:13
[PHO 71-81]
Warley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ogwumike Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST)  04:03
[LAS 83-71]
 
  03:49 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST) 
Milton-Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prahalis (4 ST)  03:43  
  03:36
[PHO 74-83]
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:02 Prahalis Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:01  
  03:01 Gray-Lawson Substitution replaced by Houston 
  02:52 Prahalis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:52
[LAS 84-74]
 
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:52
[LAS 85-74]
 
Beard Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:35  
  02:35
[PHO 75-85]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:35
[PHO 76-85]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:14 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:13  
  02:08 Houston Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:02 Prahalis Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:52 Team Rebound 
  01:40
[PHO 78-85]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
  01:18 Thomas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:18
[LAS 86-78]
 
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:18
[LAS 87-78]
 
  01:18 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:08 Prahalis Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:06  
  01:06
[PHO 79-87]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:06
[PHO 80-87]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:03 Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  01:03
[LAS 88-80]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  01:03
[LAS 89-80]
 
  00:55.7
[PHO 82-89]
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (5 AST) 
  00:36.9 Houston Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:36.9
[LAS 90-82]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:36.9
[LAS 91-82]
 
  00:36.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:30.9 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:30.3 Team Rebound 
  00:27.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Team Rebound 
  00:24.8
[PHO 84-91]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Houston (3 AST) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:03.5
[LAS 93-84]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN National 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
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l
l10
h
a
LAS
2nd West
24
10
6-4
16-1
8-9
PHO
6th West
7
27
2-8
3-14
4-13
 
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rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .
FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
Assists 20.8 NaN
Steals 7.6 NaN
Blocks 4.7 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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Fever Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .418 .
FT% .814 .
Points 78.3 NaN
Rebounds 32.2 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 9.5 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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