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Posted Sep 19 2012 1:35AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker had 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks earned a 101-76 victory against the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night to clinch the home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

The Sparks (23-10), who secured second place in the Western Conference, have won nine straight at home and are 15-1 on their court this season.

``Home court is huge,'' Alana Beard said. ``We're 15-1 at home and 8-9 on the road. You can do the calculations and understand that this is where we want to be. I'm excited about this (first-round) series. I think it's going to be a competitive series, and having home-court advantage is huge for us.

``I think there's great energy in here. We have a great pregame routine here. We have to figure out a way to translate that to the road. But I think we're in our comfort zone here.''

L.A. concludes the regular season Thursday against first-place Minnesota.

Parker had a double-double by the third quarter and had four blocks. Beard scored 22 points, one point shy of her season high, with six steals and Kristi Toliver added 17.

The Sparks led wire to wire and by double digits over the final 15 minutes.

The Mercury (7-25) dropped their fifth consecutive game despite getting two starters back. DeWanna Bonner, second in the WNBA with 20.9 points per game, returned from a sore back that kept her out for two games and led Phoenix with 23 points and six rebounds.

Candice Dupree made her first appearance since she had left knee surgery on July 24. Dupree, whose 14.8 points per game is second on the Mercury, started and had six points on 3-for-4 shooting in almost 15 minutes.

Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said Dupree is limited to three minutes per quarter. Gaines also said that Olympic guard Diana Taurasi has been shut down for the season after Taurasi sat out her fourth straight game as Gaines opts to play his younger players. Backcourt mate Samantha Prahalis missed her sixth straight game because of a shoulder injury.

The Mercury went on a 7-0 run early in the third quarter and pulled to 60-53 on Dupree's 10-foot jumper. The Sparks came right back with a 16-2 run, completed by two free throws and a 3-pointer by Beard.

Parker and Toliver helped lead a 13-6 run to start the fourth. Parker swished a straightaway 3-pointer and Toliver sank a pair of 3s for a 94-70 lead. All five starters finished in double-digit scoring for the Sparks, who have lost only to San Antonio at home.

``Great crowd, great team,'' Bonner said of the Sparks. ``They have a lot of confidence. Anybody can score on any given night, so it's tough to guard a team like that. You can't just stop one person.''

Parker was glad to secure home court but didn't put much into it.

``I don't think you can ever breathe easy in the playoffs,'' said Parker, whose 17th double-double tied Tina Charles of Connecticut for the most in the league. ``I think it's like a win-or-go home, especially with the playoff format. You can't have any real time to stumble. So it just puts the pressure on us to win that first game at home.

``We have a lot of confidence going forward, but we still have a lot of work to do for the playoffs.''

Parker had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists at halftime. She had an impressive sequence late in the second quarter when she made a turnaround jumper after Marissa Coleman rebounded her missed free throw, got a block on the ensuing trip down the floor, and scored on another turnaround in the paint for an 18-point lead.

Parker then hit a 3-pointer as L.A. took a 54-40 lead into halftime. Phoenix committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter and 13 in the first half.

Bonner scored 19 points in the first half, but the Sparks led by double digits from 26-14 to halftime.

``They got a lot of fast-break points on us,'' Bonner said. ``You can't come back on a team like that. It was a tough shooting night for us. Good luck to them in the playoffs.''

Los Angeles swept Phoenix for the first time in nine years.


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 41.7%

    • 51.3%

    • 26.1%

    • 69.2%

    • 83.3%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 7 6
Offensive Rebounds 13 14
Turnovers 19 10
Fast Break Pts: 7 11
Biggest Lead: 0 25
Points in the Paint: 46 50
PHO LAS
p Bonner   23 Parker   26
rb Thomas   11 Parker   11
a Bonner   6 Parker   7
s 5 players   1 Beard   6
b Thomas   2 Parker   4
 
  • 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
Phoenix Mercury (7-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Houston F 25:48 6-14 2-7 0-0 -32 1 3 4 1 4 1 2 0 2 14
C. Dupree F 14:56 3-4 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 6
K. Thomas C 29:25 7-11 0-0 0-1 -20 3 8 11 1 3 0 2 2 1 14
D. Bonner G-F 31:53 6-15 1-4 10-11 -18 2 4 6 6 0 1 4 0 3 23
A. Hornbuckle G 35:39 4-12 1-4 0-0 -23 2 2 4 5 3 1 3 0 0 9
N. Sanford   19:39 1-4 0-0 0-0 -6 5 3 8 2 2 1 2 0 0 2
B. Gilbreath   25:46 2-7 2-7 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
D. Simon   04:21 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
L. Kizer   12:33 1-4 0-0 0-0 -12 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 2
S. Prahalis   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Taurasi   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
Total   200 30-72 6-23 10-12   13 23 36 19 18 5 19 2 7 76
  41.7% 26.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
Los Angeles Sparks (23-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 22:30 5-10 0-0 2-2 +12 2 4 6 0 2 2 0 0 1 12
D. Milton-Jones F 28:19 5-11 2-3 0-0 +16 1 2 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 12
C. Parker F 31:36 11-18 2-2 2-6 +21 2 9 11 7 1 1 2 4 0 26
A. Beard G-F 20:41 9-13 2-3 2-3 +21 1 0 1 1 3 6 0 0 0 22
K. Toliver G 33:18 5-12 3-5 4-4 +16 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 0 17
J. O'Hea   19:45 0-1 0-0 0-0 +11 3 3 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Lavender   10:15 3-5 0-0 1-1 +9 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 7
E. Hoffman   14:51 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 2
M. Coleman   12:52 1-1 0-0 0-0 +9 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
A. Sykes   03:46 0-3 0-0 1-2 +5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
N. Anosike   02:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Total   200 39-76 9-13 14-20   14 24 38 25 12 12 10 7 2 101
  51.3% 69.2% 70.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #45 Tom Mauer, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 8579
  • Duration: 1:46
Phoenix Mercury (7-25) Los Angeles Sparks (23-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Thomas (Beard gains possession) 
  09:40 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:37 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20
[LAS 3-0]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:59  
  08:44
[LAS 5-0]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:21 Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  08:20  
  08:15 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:14 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:12
[LAS 7-0]
Beard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:01
[PHO 2-7]
 
  07:47
[LAS 9-2]
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:27
[PHO 4-9]
 
  07:14
[LAS 11-4]
Parker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  07:01  
  06:50
[LAS 14-4]
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:46  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  06:46  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:26
[LAS 16-4]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  06:17  
Sanford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:14  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:53
[LAS 18-4]
Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Sanford Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:30  
Sanford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST)  05:26  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:14 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:12  
Sanford Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  05:01  
  04:54 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:53
[LAS 20-4]
Parker Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  04:41 Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  04:37
[PHO 6-20]
 
  04:27 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:26  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  04:23  
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  04:22  
  04:22
[LAS 21-6]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  04:06
[PHO 8-21]
 
  04:06 Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  04:06
[PHO 9-21]
 
Sanford Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:54  
  03:54
[LAS 22-9]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:54 Beard Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  03:54
[LAS 23-9]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:33 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 10-23]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 11-23]
 
Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 12-23]
 
  03:18 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:17  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sanford (1 AST)  03:01
[PHO 14-23]
 
  02:51
[LAS 26-14]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST)  02:31
[PHO 16-26]
 
  02:20 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:18  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  02:09  
Sanford Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:08 Team Rebound 
  02:08 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  01:56 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
  01:52 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:52
[LAS 28-16]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:32  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:26
[PHO 18-28]
 
  01:07 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:05  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:01  
  00:38.9 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:37.8  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (1 BLK)  00:15.9  
  00:12.5 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:07.5
[LAS 30-18]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-25) Los Angeles Sparks (23-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Simon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (3 ST)  09:36  
  09:31 Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:26  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:12 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:59
[LAS 32-18]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
  08:57 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:50  
  08:36 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:35  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  08:30  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:27  
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:26
[PHO 20-32]
 
  08:10 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:07 Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:04
[LAS 34-20]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:46
[LAS 36-20]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:46  
  07:46
[LAS 37-20]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Dupree Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Simon (1 AST)  07:25
[PHO 22-37]
 
  07:12
[LAS 39-22]
Beard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST) 
Simon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:00 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:58 Lavender Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:58 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  06:42
[PHO 25-39]
 
  06:30
[LAS 41-25]
Beard Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (3 AST) 
Houston Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[PHO 27-41]
 
  05:56 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Simon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
  05:39  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:39  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:39  
Simon Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:39  
  05:39 Lavender Substitution replaced by Coleman 
Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (4 ST)  05:39  
  05:39 Jump Ball Beard vs Houston (Hoffman gains possession) 
  05:25
[LAS 43-27]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Beard Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  05:25 Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  05:22 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:17
[LAS 45-27]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:52 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Sanford  04:50  
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:41  
  04:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bonner Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST)  04:10
[PHO 29-45]
 
  03:51
[LAS 47-29]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (2 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (3 BLK)  03:34  
  03:31 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:27 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:26 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Sanford Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:26  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  03:26  
  03:15 Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
  03:11 O'Hea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:11
[PHO 30-47]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:11
[PHO 31-47]
 
  02:59
[LAS 50-31]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (3 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  02:44
[PHO 33-50]
 
  02:30 O'Hea Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:30 Parker Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  02:30 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:11  
  01:53 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:52  
  01:44 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:44
[PHO 34-50]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:44
[PHO 35-50]
 
  01:30 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:29  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST)  01:24  
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:23  
  01:23
[LAS 51-35]
Hoffman Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:23
[LAS 52-35]
Hoffman Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST)  01:04
[PHO 38-52]
 
Hornbuckle Violation:Kicked Ball  00:53.0  
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:45.0  
  00:45.0
[LAS 53-38]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:45.0
[LAS 54-38]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Sanford Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:24.0  
Sanford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:23.5
[PHO 40-54]
 
  00:01.9 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.6  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-25) Los Angeles Sparks (23-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:27
[LAS 56-40]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Thomas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  09:06
[PHO 42-56]
 
  09:06 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:06  
  09:06 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:56
[LAS 58-42]
Ogwumike Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST)  08:34
[PHO 45-58]
 
  08:16 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:15  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  08:07
[PHO 47-58]
 
  07:54 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:53  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 49-58]
 
  07:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:28
[LAS 60-49]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:06  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:59
[PHO 51-60]
 
  06:51 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:50  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:32 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:31  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (5 AST)  06:25
[PHO 53-60]
 
  06:01
[LAS 62-53]
Parker Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:38  
Thomas Tip Shot: Missed Block: Parker (4 BLK)  05:38  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:35  
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milton-Jones (2 BLK)  05:34  
  05:26 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:26 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:26 Toliver Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:26
[LAS 64-53]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:26  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Sanford  05:26  
  05:26 Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:25  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beard (5 ST)  05:15  
  05:10
[LAS 66-53]
Beard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:59  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:54 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:50
[LAS 68-53]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  04:30
[PHO 55-68]
 
  04:10
[LAS 71-55]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Hornbuckle Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
Sanford Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  03:47  
  03:37 Toliver Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  03:37  
Sanford Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:37  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:21  
  03:21
[LAS 72-55]
Beard Free Throw 1 of 3 (16 PTS) 
  03:21 Beard Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21
[LAS 73-55]
Beard Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beard (6 ST)  03:10  
  02:57
[LAS 76-55]
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (4 AST) 
  02:48 Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:41
[PHO 58-76]
 
Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:35  
  02:20
[LAS 78-58]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (5 AST) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:57 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:32  
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  01:29
[PHO 60-78]
 
  01:14 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:13  
Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:52.8
[PHO 62-78]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:46.5  
  00:46.5 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:46.5 Team Rebound 
  00:46.5
[LAS 79-62]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:36.3 Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:30.6 Toliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 (20 PTS)  00:30.6
[PHO 63-79]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  00:30.6  
Team Rebound  00:30.6  
Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 (21 PTS)  00:30.6
[PHO 64-79]
 
Hornbuckle Violation:Kicked Ball  00:08.6  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:05.9  
  00:05.9
[LAS 80-64]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:05.9
[LAS 81-64]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:31 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hoffman (2 ST)  09:20  
  09:09 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:06  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bonner (6 AST)  09:01
[PHO 67-81]
 
  08:34 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  08:33  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Hoffman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:17 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:13  
  08:02 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:01  
Sanford Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  07:34
[LAS 83-67]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Team Rebound 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Houston  07:13  
  07:13 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  06:59 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Sanford Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:53  
  06:50 Hoffman Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:32 Hoffman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Sanford (1 ST) 
Bonner Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  06:24  
Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:13  
  06:03
[LAS 86-67]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (4 AST)  05:44
[PHO 70-86]
 
  05:29
[LAS 89-70]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:59
[LAS 91-70]
Parker Jump Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (4 AST) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:38
[PHO 72-91]
 
  04:17
[LAS 94-72]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bonner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Sanford (2 AST)  03:56
[PHO 74-94]
 
  03:46 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:46  
  03:46  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:46  
  03:46 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  03:46 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Sykes 
Sanford Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:46  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:17 Hoffman Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:09 Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:02  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:57 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:47
[LAS 96-74]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (5 AST)  02:27
[PHO 76-96]
 
  02:14 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:13  
Houston Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:07  
Houston Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07 Hoffman Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  02:07 Toliver Substitution replaced by Anosike 
  01:54
[LAS 98-76]
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anosike (1 BLK)  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Kizer Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  01:39  
Kizer Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:39  
  01:15 Sykes Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:15 O'Hea Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:04
[LAS 100-76]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (5 AST) 
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:47.9  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.6  
  00:44.9 O'Hea Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:43.0 Sykes Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:43.0 Team Rebound 
  00:38.9 Sykes Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:36.7 Sykes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Houston Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  00:36.7  
  00:36.7
[LAS 101-76]
Sykes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:36.7 Sykes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:35.8 Sykes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:32.4 Lavender Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.9 Anosike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:07.9 Anosike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:30 pm ET
-- TWC 101 Local 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
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l
l10
h
a
PHO
6th West
7
27
2-8
3-14
4-13
LAS
2nd West
24
10
6-4
16-1
8-9
 
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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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