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Preview

Mercury-Liberty Preview



Posted Sep 04 2012 10:57AM

The New York Liberty play most of their remaining games against teams with losing records, seemingly improving their chances of returning to the postseason.

The Phoenix Mercury, though, are a much tougher opponent with Diana Taurasi on the court.

New York looks to pull ahead in the Eastern Conference playoff race when it hosts the Mercury on Wednesday night.

The Liberty (10-16) ended a three-game losing streak by beating Washington 79-73 on Saturday, led by Essence Carson's 20 points and 16 from Cappie Pondexter.

New York is tied with Chicago for the conference's fourth and final postseason berth, and it's looking to take a half-game lead before hosting the Sky on Friday.

"Every game is crucial at this point," said Carson, who is normally the first player off the Liberty bench but received an unexpected start Saturday. "We have to think that we need every game. We had to win a game like this, especially with the situation we're in."

Coach John Whisenant's team has several more games against weaker opponents, playing six of its final eight regular-season contests against sub-.500 foes. The Liberty already beat Phoenix (6-19) on the road 89-77 on Aug. 23.

Pondexter had 31 points in that game, but the former Phoenix guard has been struggling with sore Achilles on both feet.

"We still have to win the games we have left," Whisenant said Saturday. "Nothing is an easy win. It was good that we got a win when we didn't have to count on Cappie."

The Mercury may present a bigger challenge this time around, having won back-to-back games following a 10-game losing streak.

Taurasi, in her third game back after having her wisdom teeth out, had 25 points and DeWanna Bonner added 22 in Saturday's 94-90 win over San Antonio.

"I'm just happy they are having fun," coach Corey Gaines told the team's official website. "You can see the smiles on their faces. It's just a different type of flow."

Taurasi, who helped lead the United States to the gold medal in London, has played in only five games for Phoenix this season, with the Mercury going 3-2 in those contests.

"I think (Saturday) shows some flashes of when we get healthy, we get everyone back, we have a pretty good future ahead," Taurasi said.

Phoenix still harbors slim playoff hopes, sitting five games behind fourth-place Seattle in the West with nine contests to play, but it will need a good showing on a tough road trip to stay alive. After facing the Liberty, the Mercury visit East powers Connecticut and Indiana.


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Mercury
Liberty
     
    • 24.6%

    • 47.4%

    • 22.7%

    • 40.9%

    • 83.3%

    • 54.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO NYL
Total Rebounds 12 15
Offensive Rebounds 12 9
Turnovers 16 12
Fast Break Pts: 9 10
Biggest Lead: 0 32
Points in the Paint: 20 50
PHO NYL
p Bonner   20 Pierson   17
rb 2 players   7 Cain   6
a Hornbuckle   5 Pondexter   8
s Bonner   3 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Cain   3
 
  • 08/23 - NYL 89 @ PHO 77
  • 09/05 - PHO 59 @ NYL 87
Phoenix Mercury (6-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Hornbuckle G 34:02 2-11 1-2 5-7 -14 1 6 7 5 4 1 5 0 1 10
D. Bonner G-F 34:56 6-19 2-8 6-6 -30 1 4 5 1 2 3 2 0 1 20
K. Thomas C 24:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -26 1 3 4 0 4 1 2 1 1 2
D. Taurasi G 15:34 2-6 1-5 5-5 -29 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 10
S. Prahalis G 06:17 0-1 0-0 0-0 -16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
B. Gilbreath   28:43 2-10 0-4 2-3 -10 3 4 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 6
C. Houston   14:10 2-9 1-3 0-0 -4 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 5
N. Sanford   19:17 1-2 0-0 2-3 -5 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
L. Kizer   16:52 1-9 0-0 0-0 -2 3 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 2
A. Warley   05:28 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. Dupree   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Taylor   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Ferdinand-Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 17-69 5-22 20-24   12 22 34 9 17 8 16 3 8 59
  24.6% 22.7% 83.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16
New York Liberty (11-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 16:14 4-6 3-5 0-0 +27 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 11
P. Pierson F 17:54 8-13 0-0 1-2 +29 3 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 17
K. Braxton F-C 17:10 6-10 0-0 0-0 +16 1 4 5 4 0 0 1 2 0 12
E. Carson F-G 16:43 2-6 1-2 2-2 +21 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 7
C. Pondexter G 21:26 4-9 2-5 0-0 +32 0 4 4 8 2 1 0 1 0 10
K. Vaughn   15:52 1-4 0-0 1-1 +2 0 3 3 2 3 1 0 1 1 3
L. Mitchell   26:56 2-6 1-4 0-1 +2 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 0 0 5
A. Montgomery   21:28 5-13 2-6 0-1 +10 2 3 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 12
D. Walker   14:56 1-2 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 3
K. Redmon   17:12 1-5 0-0 1-2 -8 2 2 4 1 4 0 1 0 1 3
K. Cain   14:07 2-2 0-0 0-0 +8 0 6 6 0 1 0 2 3 0 4
Total   200 36-76 9-22 6-11   9 31 40 27 20 8 12 8 3 87
  47.4% 40.9% 54.5%   team rebs: 15 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Hornbuckle
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #34 Maj Forsberg, #39 Michael Price, #53 Jeff Smith
  • Attendance: 4732
  • Duration: 1:51
Phoenix Mercury (6-20) New York Liberty (11-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Braxton vs Thomas (Hornbuckle gains possession) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:44  
Prahalis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:35  
  09:21 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16
[NYL 2-0]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:49
[NYL 5-0]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carson (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:27
[NYL 7-0]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
Bonner Driving Jump shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Team Rebound 
  07:53 Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13
[NYL 9-0]
Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:13  
  07:13 Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:38 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:37  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:21
[NYL 11-0]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Prahalis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:55 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:54  
  05:41 Carson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:41
[PHO 1-11]
 
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  05:41  
  05:41 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  05:41 Powell Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:41
[PHO 2-11]
 
  05:25
[NYL 14-2]
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:16
[PHO 4-14]
 
  05:16 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:16 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:16
[PHO 5-14]
 
  05:04
[NYL 16-5]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32
[NYL 19-5]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Prahalis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Vaughn (1 ST)  04:11  
  04:05
[NYL 21-5]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston  04:04  
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:04  
Gilbreath Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:43
[PHO 7-21]
 
  03:36 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:26 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:12
[NYL 23-7]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:48 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:47  
Hornbuckle Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:37
[PHO 9-23]
 
  02:14 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:13  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:03
[PHO 12-23]
 
  01:51 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:50  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Sanford  01:49  
  01:49 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Carson 
  01:49 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:41  
  01:41 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Redmon 
  01:27 Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
  01:07 Redmon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gilbreath Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:07
[PHO 13-23]
 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer  01:07  
Gilbreath Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:47.9 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:46.7  
Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:34.9  
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:29.1  
  00:29.1 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Cain 
  00:24.9 Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:14.9  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sanford Violation:Kicked Ball  00:02.8  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (6-20) New York Liberty (11-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:42 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:39  
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  09:39  
Kizer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Sanford Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:14  
  09:14
[NYL 24-13]
Carson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:14
[NYL 25-13]
Carson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:01  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cain (1 BLK)  08:59  
Team Rebound  08:58  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Bonner  08:58  
  08:53 Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:53 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  08:53 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Powell 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:31
[NYL 27-13]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:04  
  08:02
[NYL 30-13]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cain (2 BLK)  07:48  
Team Rebound  07:46  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:40  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:19 Pierson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:18 Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:15
[NYL 33-13]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST)  06:54
[PHO 16-33]
 
  06:38
[NYL 35-16]
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
  06:31 Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:31 Cain Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  06:21
[PHO 18-35]
 
  06:07 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:06  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:45
[NYL 38-18]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
  05:28 Carson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:28
[PHO 19-38]
 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Warley  05:28  
  05:28 Carson Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:28
[PHO 20-38]
 
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  05:12  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston  05:12  
  05:09 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:08  
  04:53 Powell Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:45  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:45  
  04:28 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:05
[NYL 40-20]
Braxton Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:32
[NYL 42-20]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (4 AST) 
Warley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:32  
  03:32
[NYL 43-20]
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:18  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  03:15  
  03:13 Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:08
[NYL 45-20]
Powell Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  02:51
[PHO 22-45]
 
  02:45
[NYL 47-22]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (5 AST) 
  02:36  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  02:36  
  02:36 Powell Substitution replaced by Redmon 
  02:36 Pierson Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
  02:36 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Gilbreath Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Pondexter (1 BLK)  02:23  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:21  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:18
[PHO 24-47]
 
  02:02 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Warley (1 BLK) 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:00  
Gilbreath Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:55
[PHO 26-47]
 
  01:55 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gilbreath Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  01:55
[PHO 27-47]
 
  01:45
[NYL 49-27]
Mitchell Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:31  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (2 BLK)  01:29  
  01:27 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:20 Braxton Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:19  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:03 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:03  
Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:03  
  00:56.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:55.4 Team Rebound 
Hornbuckle Violation:Kicked Ball  00:39.5  
  00:39.5 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  00:27.9 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:25.0
[NYL 51-27]
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:09.2 Redmon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:09.2
[PHO 28-51]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:09.2
[PHO 29-51]
 
Bonner Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:05.1  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (6-20) New York Liberty (11-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:50 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:49  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:25  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  09:15  
  09:04
[NYL 53-29]
Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (6 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:40  
  08:22
[NYL 55-29]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Braxton (3 AST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:04 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  07:53  
  07:44
[NYL 57-29]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (7 AST) 
  07:32 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  07:32  
Team Rebound  07:32  
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  07:32
[PHO 30-57]
 
  07:32 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  07:32
[PHO 31-57]
 
  07:20 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST)  07:12
[PHO 33-57]
 
  06:54
[NYL 60-33]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Braxton (4 AST) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:35 Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:34 Pierson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:34 Braxton Substitution replaced by Walker 
  06:34 Pierson Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston  06:34  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:26 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:06
[NYL 62-33]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:43 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:43
[PHO 34-62]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:43
[PHO 35-62]
 
  05:28 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:26  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Sanford  05:26  
Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:10  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:10  
  04:56 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:54  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:48  
  04:34 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK) 
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:32  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:22  
Hornbuckle Technical  04:22  
  04:22 Powell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:22 Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  04:22 Mitchell Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
  04:04
[NYL 65-35]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (2 AST) 
Houston Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:50  
Houston Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:49  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:43  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:25 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:24  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:04 Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:03  
  03:03 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Cain 
  02:55
[NYL 67-35]
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (8 AST) 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:55  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:55  
  02:55 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Redmon 
  02:55 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  02:54 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:50 Redmon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:40 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
  02:36 Redmon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:36
[PHO 36-67]
 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:36
[PHO 37-67]
 
  02:18 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:17  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK)  02:11  
  02:07 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:07  
  02:07 Redmon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:07 Team Rebound 
  02:07
[NYL 68-37]
Redmon Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:03 Walker Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:54  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:49  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:29 Cain Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Sanford (1 ST) 
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:28
[PHO 39-68]
 
  01:28 Cain Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:28  
  01:28 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:05
[NYL 70-39]
Cain Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (3 AST) 
  00:46.6 Walker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:46.6
[PHO 40-70]
 
  00:46.6 Walker Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.6  
Team Rebound  00:44.6  
  00:34.9 Vaughn Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Sanford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:34.9
[PHO 41-70]
 
Sanford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:34.9
[PHO 42-70]
 
  00:18.9 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:17.7 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:04.9 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:03.4  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (6-20) New York Liberty (11-16)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[PHO 44-70]
 
  09:27 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:26  
Thomas Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  09:18  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:18  
  09:05 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  09:03  
  08:54
[NYL 72-44]
Vaughn Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (4 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  08:54  
  08:54
[NYL 73-44]
Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  08:40
[PHO 47-73]
 
  08:21
[NYL 76-47]
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Redmon (1 AST) 
Hornbuckle Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:03 Redmon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Cain Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  07:42
[NYL 78-47]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vaughn (2 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK)  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:30  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Sanford  07:30  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:26  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Team Rebound 
  07:13 Braxton Layup Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:12  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST)  07:05  
  06:54 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Redmon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:49 Redmon Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:48  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  06:48  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:26 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:16 Redmon Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:15  
  06:13 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:13 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Walker 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST)  05:54
[PHO 50-78]
 
  05:30
[NYL 80-50]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Kizer (1 AST)  05:11
[PHO 52-80]
 
  05:03 Mitchell Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:55 Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:55 Braxton Substitution replaced by Cain 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  04:40  
  04:33 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:32  
Hornbuckle Driving Jump shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Redmon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  04:05  
  04:05 Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05
[NYL 81-52]
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (4 AST)  03:53
[PHO 55-81]
 
  03:36 Cain Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Montgomery Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:05
[NYL 83-55]
Walker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (5 AST)  02:59
[PHO 57-83]
 
  02:40 Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:39  
  02:29 Redmon Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Redmon Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:26
[NYL 85-57]
Redmon Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  02:16 Mitchell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Kizer Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:06  
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cain (3 BLK)  02:04  
  02:03 Cain Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:50
[NYL 87-57]
Cain Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST) 
Gilbreath Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  01:27  
  01:08 Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
  01:04 Redmon Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:04
[PHO 58-87]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:04
[PHO 59-87]
 
  00:51.9 Redmon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sanford (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:45.6  
  00:43.9 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.6 Team Rebound 
  00:14.9 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:13.8  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST)  00:04.0  
  00:01.0 Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
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7
27
2-8
3-14
4-13
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4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
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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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  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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