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Delle Donne leads Sky to 102-80 win over Phoenix


By JOHN MARSHALL
Posted May 27 2013 8:33PM

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner got the dunks in her debut, becoming the first WNBA player to do it twice in one game.

Elena Delle Donne had the better game and got the rout against the player picked ahead of her in the draft.

Delle Donne outplayed No. 1 overall draft Brittney Griner and had one of the best rookie debuts in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 102-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday.

``Today was absolutely amazing,'' said Delle Donne, whose debut was sixth-best in league history. ``We came here to get a win and that's what we're leaving with.''

The fans inside US Airways Center and on national TV tuned in to see Griner dunk and the Mercury's above-the-rim-playing center didn't disappoint, throwing down a one-hander early in the fourth quarter and a vicious two-handed in the closing minutes. That put her in select company, joining Candace Parker (twice) and Lisa Leslie as the only WNBA players to dunk in a regular-season game.

The double dunks turned out to be little more than a highlight-reel sideshow to the Sky's dominating performance.

Led by Delle Donne's 16 points, Chicago took advantage of Griner's early foul trouble and raced out to a 24-point lead halftime lead.

Even when Phoenix tried to make a run and Griner got her dunks, the Sky didn't fold, keeping the lead in double digits on the way to handing the Mercury their most lopsided home-opening loss.

Epiphanny Prince had 26 points and five assists, Courtney Vandersloot added 14 points and Delle Donne, No. 2 overall pick behind Griner, had eight rebounds for Chicago.

``I think it's a really good starting point for our team,'' Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.

Griner finished with solid numbers in her debut: 17 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and two history-making dunks.

The problem was that the 6-foot-8 center picked up her third foul with 2 1-2 minutes left in the first quarter and had with two points in nine first-half minutes.

Without Griner, the Mercury had trouble stopping Chicago inside and gave up too many offensive rebounds, allowing the Sky to build a huge lead that was never really threatened.

Diana Taurasi had 18 points and four assists, and Candice Dupree added 15 points for Phoenix.

``In the second half, she played well, but she can't do anything when she's on the bench,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said of Griner. ``It's a learning experience.''

Griner came into the WNBA with expectations unlike any other player in league history.

With a wingspan of 7-foot-4 and agility more like a much smaller player, Griner blocked more shots than anyone in NCAA history, man or woman, and changed the below-the-rim perception of women's basketball with 18 dunks.

Griner turned a national spotlight toward the WNBA and the Mercury in particular, adding a big piece to a team already loaded with stars like Taurasi, Penny Taylor and Dupree.

Griner's debut had downtown Phoenix buzzing with people and created an atmosphere inside US Airways Center like it was a playoff game.

Griner got off to a good start, racing past Chicago's Sylvia Fowles for a tip-in on the game's first possession and swatting Prince on a drive to the basket.

Delle Donne was the better player after that.

Griner didn't take another shot in the first half after picking up her third foul with 2 1-2 minutes left in the first quarter and sat the rest of the way.

Delle Donne showed off her versatility, scoring on drives, pull-up jumpers and a couple of 3-pointers, including one at the buzzer, to score 16 points by halftime.

Phoenix also had no answer for Prince, who hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and had 14 points by halftime.

Chicago, taking advantage of Phoenix's shoddy defense and poor rebounding, hit 23 of 39 shots - 6 of 10 from the arc - and turning six offensive rebounds into 11 points for a 56-32 halftime lead.

``It was nice to see everybody come together and play very well,'' said Prince, who was 6 of 9 from 3-point range. ``The passes went very well, we had assists, we had rebounds, we just clicked on everything.''

The Mercury started to play better in the third quarter.

Griner scored on a three-point play with a turnaround to start the second half and swatted a shot in the post by Delle Donne. She scored again inside after missing an attempted skyhook - a shot she learned from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - and DeWanna Bonner hit a 3-pointer that cut Chicago's lead to 64-52 with 2 minutes left in the quarter.

The hole was just too big to come all the way back from.

Prince hit a couple more 3-pointers - one set up by a wicked crossover - and the Sky led 74-52 headed into the fourth quarter.

The only thing left in doubt was whether Griner could get her dunk.

She brought the crowd to its feet with her first one, taking a pass from Charde Houston for a make-it-look-easy one-hander. Griner induced a roar with her next one, scooping up a loose ball and throwing down a two-hander, hanging on the rim for effect.

Exciting as it was, the second dunk only cut Chicago's lead to 22.

``I wish it was in a win, but whenever I can dunk, the crowd got into it,'' Griner said.

Turned out, it was about all they had to cheer about.

The two teams won't play again until Sept. 11 in Chicago.


Copyright 2013 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited
Sky
Mercury
     
    • 50.7%

    • 42.6%

    • 50.0%

    • 30.8%

    • 87.0%

    • 90.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI PHO
Total Rebounds 5 5
Offensive Rebounds 13 7
Turnovers 12 14
Fast Break Pts: 14 5
Biggest Lead: 27 2
Points in the Paint: 38 34
CHI PHO
p Prince   26 Taurasi   18
rb Fowles   10 Griner   8
a Prince   5 Prahalis   5
s Prince   4 6 players   1
b Delle Donne   4 Griner   4
 
  • 05/27 - CHI 102 @ PHO 80
  • 09/11 - PHO 68 @ CHI 70
Chicago Sky (7-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Delle Donne G-F 34:21 9-21 2-3 2-2 +23 3 5 8 2 1 0 1 4 2 22
S. Cash F 24:32 3-7 0-2 1-1 +18 2 5 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 7
S. Fowles C 21:30 3-5 0-0 3-4 +9 3 7 10 0 5 0 3 0 1 9
E. Prince G 32:20 9-15 6-9 2-2 +27 0 3 3 5 1 4 2 0 2 26
C. Vandersloot G 30:33 3-9 0-1 8-8 +24 0 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 14
C. Swords   18:30 4-6 0-0 0-0 +13 3 3 6 1 4 1 0 1 1 8
T. Young   15:54 5-6 0-0 0-0 +5 2 2 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 10
S. Zoll   09:11 0-1 0-0 1-2 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
S. Murphy   05:20 0-1 0-1 1-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
M. Campbell   05:13 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
A. Quigley   02:37 0-0 0-0 2-2 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Total   200 37-73 8-16 20-23   13 28 41 15 18 8 12 6 7 102
  50.7% 50.0% 87.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 30:39 4-12 1-4 4-5 -11 1 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 4 13
C. Dupree F 36:09 6-17 0-0 3-4 -23 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 15
B. Griner C 27:25 7-11 0-0 3-3 -4 2 6 8 1 4 1 2 4 1 17
D. Taurasi G 34:27 5-11 2-5 6-6 -23 0 1 1 4 3 1 4 1 0 18
S. Prahalis G 27:23 3-9 0-2 0-0 -9 0 1 1 5 5 1 3 0 0 6
A. Hornbuckle   11:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 -13 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
C. Houston   15:03 3-4 1-1 2-2 -13 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 9
K. Thomas   12:35 1-1 0-0 0-0 -18 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
L. Kizer   02:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Gilbreath   02:37 0-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
P. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-68 4-13 18-20   7 22 29 13 21 6 14 7 6 80
  42.6% 30.8% 90.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sky: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sky: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #53 Jeff Smith, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 10200
  • Duration: 1:59
Chicago Sky (1-0) Phoenix Mercury (0-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Fowles (Bonner gains possession) 
  09:35 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:32 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:32
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
  08:27 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
  07:56 Prahalis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Fowles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:56  
Team Rebound  07:56  
Fowles Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:56
[CHI 1-2]
 
  07:36 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:35  
Prince Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:16
[CHI 3-2]
 
  07:01
[PHO 4-3]
Prahalis Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Vandersloot Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  06:39  
  06:34 Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:30  
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:12 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:11  
Fowles Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:56  
  05:45 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:33 Prahalis Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:20
[CHI 6-4]
 
  05:07 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:06  
Fowles Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:00  
Fowles Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:00  
  05:00 Prahalis Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  04:45
[PHO 6-6]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
  04:28 Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:28  
Delle Donne Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:15
[CHI 8-6]
 
  04:06 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Delle Donne (1 BLK) 
  04:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Fowles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:05  
  04:05
[PHO 7-8]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Fowles Substitution replaced by Swords  04:05  
  04:05
[PHO 8-8]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Delle Donne Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  03:48
[CHI 10-8]
 
  03:29 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Swords Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:14  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:06 Hornbuckle Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:02  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (1 AST)  02:58
[CHI 12-8]
 
  02:41 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vandersloot (1 ST) 
  02:35 Griner Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vandersloot Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:35
[CHI 13-8]
 
  02:35 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston 
  02:35 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Cash Substitution replaced by Young  02:35  
Vandersloot Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:35
[CHI 14-8]
 
  02:20 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Swords (1 BLK) 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
Vandersloot Substitution replaced by Zoll  02:20  
Swords Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:15  
  02:15 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Prince Substitution replaced by Murphy  02:15  
  02:15
[PHO 9-14]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Delle Donne Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:54  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:52  
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:52
[CHI 16-9]
 
  01:34 Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:32  
Zoll Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST)  01:14  
  01:14 Hornbuckle Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:14 Dupree Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Delle Donne Substitution replaced by Campbell  01:14  
Zoll Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:05 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.5 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Campbell Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:39.5  
Campbell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:39.5  
  00:28.9 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:28.2  
  00:28.2 Houston Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:28.2  
Team Rebound  00:28.2  
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:28.2
[CHI 17-9]
 
  00:16.3 Thomas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:16.3 Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Campbell Substitution replaced by Delle Donne  00:16.3  
Zoll Substitution replaced by Prince  00:16.3  
Prince Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  00:02.9  
  00:01.2 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 1st Qtr
Chicago Sky (1-0) Phoenix Mercury (0-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Delle Donne Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:44
[CHI 19-9]
 
  09:32
[PHO 11-19]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Swords Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Delle Donne (1 AST)  09:12
[CHI 21-11]
 
  09:01 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:55
[PHO 14-21]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
Swords Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:39  
Swords Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:36
[CHI 23-14]
 
Campbell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:22  
  08:22
[PHO 15-23]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Zoll Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  08:22  
Campbell Substitution replaced by Cash  08:22  
  08:22
[PHO 16-23]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:11
[CHI 26-16]
 
  07:54 Houston Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:51  
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:43
[CHI 29-16]
 
  07:30
[PHO 18-29]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Delle Donne Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:15
[CHI 31-18]
 
  06:53 Dupree Running Bank shot: Missed 
Swords Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:50  
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  06:34  
Team Rebound  06:34  
  06:34 Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Swords Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  06:32
[CHI 33-18]
 
  06:19 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:17  
Delle Donne 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:11
[CHI 36-18]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Swords Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:59  
  05:59
[PHO 19-36]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:59
[PHO 20-36]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Team Rebound 
Swords Substitution replaced by Fowles  05:44  
  05:30
[PHO 22-36]
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:28 Prahalis Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cash Substitution replaced by Young  05:28  
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:15  
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (2 AST)  05:10
[CHI 39-22]
 
  04:52 Dupree Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:48  
Young Layup Shot: Missed  04:34  
Fowles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:31  
Fowles Layup Shot: Missed  04:31  
Fowles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:30  
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:30
[CHI 41-22]
 
  04:13 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  04:09
[CHI 43-22]
 
  03:52
[PHO 24-43]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Fowles Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Delle Donne (2 AST)  03:34
[CHI 45-24]
 
  03:22 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST)  03:15
[CHI 47-24]
 
  02:59
[PHO 26-47]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Delle Donne Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:35
[CHI 49-26]
 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19 Prahalis Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Prince Substitution replaced by Murphy  02:19  
  02:19
[PHO 27-49]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:19 Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:18  
  02:08 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:04
[CHI 51-27]
 
Young Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:45  
  01:45
[PHO 28-51]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  01:35 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:33  
  01:29 Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fowles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.5  
  00:56.5
[PHO 29-51]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Fowles Substitution replaced by Swords  00:56.5  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Prince  00:56.5  
  00:56.5
[PHO 30-51]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:34.2
[CHI 53-30]
 
  00:16.3
[PHO 32-53]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Delle Donne 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Prince (4 AST)  00:00.2
[CHI 56-32]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Chicago Sky (1-0) Phoenix Mercury (0-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Fowles Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  09:46  
  09:35 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
  09:29
[PHO 34-56]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Fowles Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  09:29  
Fowles Substitution replaced by Swords  09:29  
  09:29
[PHO 35-56]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Vandersloot 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01 Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:58  
Cash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:44
[CHI 58-35]
 
  08:23
[PHO 38-58]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:58
[PHO 40-58]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Delle Donne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58
[PHO 41-58]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Vandersloot Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Swords Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:42  
  07:26 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:24  
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
Swords Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:14  
Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  07:00  
  06:56 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Delle Donne (2 BLK) 
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:53  
Cash Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:48  
Cash Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:48  
  06:30 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:28 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:25 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:23  
Delle Donne Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Prince (5 AST)  06:08
[CHI 60-41]
 
Swords Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:57  
  05:57
[PHO 42-60]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:57
[PHO 43-60]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Delle Donne Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:38 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:25 Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:23  
Delle Donne Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:14  
Cash Substitution replaced by Young  05:14  
  05:04 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:50 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:37 Griner Hook Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:33  
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  04:19  
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:17  
Delle Donne Layup Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:12 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Swords (1 ST) 
Delle Donne Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Swords (1 AST)  04:09
[CHI 62-43]
 
Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46  
  03:46 Prahalis Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Prince Substitution replaced by Zoll  03:46  
Vandersloot Substitution replaced by Murphy  03:46  
  03:46
[PHO 44-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:46
[PHO 45-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Young Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:20
[CHI 64-45]
 
  03:07
[PHO 47-64]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Swords Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  02:45  
  02:44 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:33 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:24
[PHO 49-64]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:05
[PHO 52-64]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
  02:04 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston 
Swords Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  02:04  
Young Substitution replaced by Prince  02:04  
Zoll Substitution replaced by Fowles  02:04  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Cash  02:04  
Vandersloot Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:47 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:28 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vandersloot (1 BLK) 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:26  
  01:14 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Delle Donne Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:14
[CHI 65-52]
 
  01:14 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Delle Donne Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:14
[CHI 66-52]
 
  01:03 Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Vandersloot Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:59.8  
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:48.0
[CHI 69-52]
 
  00:34.9 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:32.7  
Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation  00:26.7  
  00:11.9 Hornbuckle Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Vandersloot (2 ST) 
  00:07.8 Taurasi Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vandersloot Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:07.8
[CHI 70-52]
 
Vandersloot Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:07.8
[CHI 71-52]
 
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Cash (2 AST)  00:00.5
[CHI 74-52]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:47 Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Delle Donne (3 BLK) 
Fowles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:44  
  09:37 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vandersloot Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:37
[CHI 75-52]
 
Vandersloot Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:37
[CHI 76-52]
 
  09:24
[PHO 54-76]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Fowles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  09:14  
  09:12 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:02 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:00  
Delle Donne 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:30 Griner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Delle Donne (4 BLK) 
  08:28 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:28 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prince (2 ST) 
  08:28 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Delle Donne Substitution replaced by Young  08:28  
  08:28 Bonner Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
Young Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vandersloot (3 AST)  08:11
[CHI 78-54]
 
  07:52
[PHO 56-78]
Griner Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Fowles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:36
[CHI 80-56]
 
Vandersloot Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  07:27  
  07:22
[PHO 58-80]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (2 AST) 
Vandersloot Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:57
[CHI 82-58]
 
  06:43
[PHO 60-82]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  06:25  
Fowles Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:24  
  06:24 Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Vandersloot Substitution replaced by Zoll  06:24  
Young Substitution replaced by Delle Donne  06:24  
  06:24 Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  06:17
[CHI 84-60]
 
Fowles Foul: Personal (5 PF)  06:00  
Fowles Substitution replaced by Swords  06:00  
  05:49 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:47  
Prince Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Prahalis (1 ST)  05:37  
  05:37 Prahalis Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Prince (3 ST) 
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:25  
Delle Donne Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
Delle Donne Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:24  
Delle Donne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  05:24  
Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:23  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:23
[CHI 86-60]
 
  05:23 Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cash Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:23
[CHI 87-60]
 
  05:06
[PHO 63-87]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  04:58 Prahalis Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zoll Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:58
[CHI 88-63]
 
Zoll Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:58  
Swords Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:56  
Swords Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:56
[CHI 90-63]
 
  04:43
[PHO 65-90]
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (3 AST) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:15 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Prince (4 ST) 
  04:12 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:12
[CHI 91-65]
 
Swords Substitution replaced by Fowles  04:12  
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  04:12
[CHI 92-65]
 
  04:02
[PHO 67-92]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Zoll (1 AST)  03:41
[CHI 94-67]
 
Cash Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  03:22  
  03:22
[PHO 68-94]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
  03:22 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston 
  03:17
[PHO 70-94]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (4 AST) 
  03:15 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Delle Donne Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:52
[PHO 72-94]
Prahalis Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:37 Prahalis Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
  02:37 Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  02:37 Dupree Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Delle Donne Substitution replaced by Quigley  02:37  
Cash Substitution replaced by Campbell  02:37  
Prince Substitution replaced by Vandersloot  02:37  
Zoll Substitution replaced by Young  02:37  
Fowles Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:37
[CHI 95-72]
 
Fowles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:37
[CHI 96-72]
 
  02:25 Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  02:24  
  02:18
[PHO 74-96]
Griner Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  02:03 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Quigley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:03
[CHI 97-74]
 
Quigley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:03
[CHI 98-74]
 
  01:44
[PHO 76-98]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (5 AST) 
Campbell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Quigley (1 AST)  01:22
[CHI 100-76]
 
Vandersloot Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:05  
  00:58.9 Gilbreath Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:57.5 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:57.5
[PHO 78-100]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Quigley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  00:46.8  
Young Violation:Kicked Ball  00:44.5  
  00:44.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:41.6
[PHO 80-100]
Prahalis Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
  00:38.0 Houston Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vandersloot Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:38.0
[CHI 101-80]
 
Vandersloot Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:38.0
[CHI 102-80]
 
Young Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:24.9  
  00:15.9 Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fowles Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:13.9  
Campbell Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.7  
  00:04.6 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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CHI
1st East
24
10
8-2
14-3
10-7
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
 
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bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .474 .
FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
Rebounds 36.9 NaN
Assists 20.5 NaN
Steals 7.7 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .365 .
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  season playoffs
FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 10.2 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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