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Posted Jun 08 2013 7:17PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) With injured rookie star Brittney Griner sitting out against the defending champions, Diana Taurasi stepped up and led the Phoenix Mercury to their first win of the season.

Taurasi scored 15 of her 26 points in the second half and the short-handed Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 82-67 Saturday. DeWanna Bonner added 24 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix (1-3).

Griner, selected No. 1 overall by Phoenix in this year's WNBA draft, was a late scratch from the lineup with a left knee sprain.

``It was difficult not playing with (Griner) because we're used to playing with her,'' Taurasi said. ``But it gave a good opportunity for other people to step up. We're going to need everybody.''

Griner suffered the injury in Thursday night's loss at Minnesota. The former Baylor star was evaluated by the team doctor Saturday morning and was ruled out afterward. Griner, averaging team highs of 16.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks, isn't expected to miss significant time.

In her absence, Taurasi routinely found the open spot on the floor, shooting 9 for 19 from the field and 4 for 11 on 3-pointers. Taurasi also had five assists and four rebounds.

Shavonte Zellous had a season-high 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting for the Fever (1-3), who suffered its third consecutive loss. Indiana was again without All-Star Katie Douglas (back) and continues to struggle to find depth on its bench because of injuries. Jessica Davenport (left leg), Erin Phillips (torn right meniscus) and Jeanette Pohlen (left ACL) have not played this year and are not expected back before midseason.

Fever coach Linn Dunn said she didn't learn Griner would miss the game until about three minutes prior to tip-off.

``We were ready for Griner, and it really threw us off that she wasn't in there,'' Dunn said. ``It reminded me of the old Phoenix team in 2009 that won a championship. They went with their length, their quickness, their speed.''

Taurasi struggled to find a rhythm early and grew frustrated in the second quarter. After what she thought should have been a foul call, Taurasi was whistled for a technical and was visibly upset on the Phoenix bench afterward.

But the technical only fueled Taurasi, who scored 10 points in the quarter and helped cut the Indiana lead to 38-37 at halftime.

``I need her to show that (fire),'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said. ``If I get her to flat line, that's not good. ... She's the star. She took over the game.''

The Fever reserves went a combined 4-of-13 for 11 points. Even more worrisome for Indiana was the Mercury's 42-30 edge on the glass.

``It's almost like when we don't do our rebounding drills every day, we forget to rebound,'' Dunn said. ``It's not yet an ingrained habit.''

The national broadcast also featured the debuted of a new referee cam. Official Lamont Simpson wore the cam, which looked like a pair of glasses with a camera on the right side over his ear. Gaines joked with Simpson before the game about whether his peripheral vision would be impaired by the camera.


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Mercury
Fever
     
    • 47.7%

    • 37.3%

    • 30.0%

    • 53.3%

    • 70.0%

    • 60.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO IND
Total Rebounds 6 10
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 7 6
Biggest Lead: 19 8
Points in the Paint: 26 24
PHO IND
p Taurasi   26 Zellous   29
rb Bonner   11 Catchings   10
a 3 players   5 January   5
s 2 players   3 Catchings   5
b Thomas   2 2 players   1
 
  • 06/08 - PHO 82 @ IND 67
  • 08/14 - IND 58 @ PHO 75
Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Houston F 16:46 2-6 0-1 0-2 +10 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 1 1 4
D. Bonner G-F 33:47 7-15 2-6 8-10 +24 3 8 11 5 1 3 3 1 0 24
C. Dupree F 36:36 5-10 0-0 0-0 +14 3 5 8 5 2 0 3 0 0 10
B. Gilbreath G 33:38 3-5 0-0 0-0 +9 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 6
D. Taurasi G 35:47 9-19 4-11 4-6 +14 0 4 4 5 3 1 3 1 0 26
K. Thomas   14:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 2 5 7 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
L. Kizer   19:50 4-6 0-1 2-2 +3 3 2 5 0 5 3 2 1 1 10
S. Prahalis   09:18 1-3 0-1 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
B. Griner DND - Left Knee Sprain
A. Hornbuckle DND - Left Ankle Sprain
P. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-65 6-20 14-20   13 29 42 20 17 9 14 7 2 82
  47.7% 30.0% 70.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Indiana Fever (3-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Zellous G 32:55 10-13 6-7 3-4 -10 0 1 1 0 5 1 1 1 0 29
T. Catchings F 33:26 5-18 1-4 3-6 -14 1 9 10 2 4 5 0 0 1 14
E. Larkins F 28:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 -15 2 7 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Clarendon G 32:16 3-12 0-1 1-3 -3 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 7
B. January G 32:38 3-11 0-2 0-0 -22 0 2 2 5 2 1 6 0 0 6
S. Goodlett   07:50 1-4 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
K. Christmas   14:32 2-7 0-0 0-0 -5 4 0 4 0 1 2 2 0 3 4
J. Breland   10:04 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
E. Thorn   07:39 1-1 1-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 3
Total   200 25-67 8-15 9-15   9 21 30 12 18 10 13 2 7 67
  37.3% 53.3% 60.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Fever: Davenport, Douglas, Phillips, Pohlen

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Dupree, Kizer, Taurasi
  • Fever: Breland, Larkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #45 Tom Mauer, #9 Denise Brooks
  • Attendance: 8672
  • Duration: 1:58
Phoenix Mercury (1-3) Indiana Fever (1-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Larkins vs Bonner (Houston gains possession) 
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST)  09:48  
  09:44 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:44  
  09:32 Clarendon Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  09:21
[PHO 2-0]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:06  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas  09:06  
  08:50 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  08:18
[PHO 4-0]
 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:04  
  08:04 Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:04 Team Rebound 
  08:04
[IND 1-4]
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:43 January Violation:Kicked Ball 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:29 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:20  
  07:19 Clarendon Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:54  
  06:54
[IND 2-4]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:54
[IND 3-4]
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Larkins Substitution replaced by Goodlett 
  06:24
[IND 5-4]
Goodlett Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (1 AST) 
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  06:06  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:04  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zellous (1 BLK)  06:01  
  05:59 January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:52
[IND 8-4]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  05:30
[PHO 6-8]
 
  05:24 January Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:24 Clarendon Substitution replaced by Christmas 
Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:24  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:10  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:January (1 ST)  05:04  
  04:56
[IND 10-6]
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:47 January Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST)  04:37  
  04:26 Goodlett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:24  
Taurasi Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:13  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:13  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer  04:13  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Prahalis  04:13  
  03:56 January Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:54  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST)  03:39
[PHO 9-10]
 
  03:17 Christmas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST) 
Prahalis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Christmas (1 ST)  03:14  
  03:10
[IND 13-9]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST) 
  02:51 Zellous Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:51
[PHO 10-13]
 
  02:51 Catchings Substitution replaced by Breland 
  02:51 Goodlett Substitution replaced by Larkins 
Kizer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:51
[PHO 11-13]
 
  02:38
[IND 15-11]
January Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:22 Larkins Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:22
[PHO 12-15]
 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:22  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:22  
  02:22 Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08 January Jump Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:07  
Prahalis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:00
[PHO 14-15]
 
  01:37 Christmas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:35  
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed  01:31  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:29  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Breland (1 BLK)  01:28  
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:25  
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:24
[PHO 16-15]
 
  01:05
[IND 17-16]
Zellous Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  00:50.5 January Substitution replaced by Clarendon 
Prahalis Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.3 Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:37.3  
  00:37.3
[IND 18-16]
Breland Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  00:37.3  
  00:37.3
[IND 19-16]
Breland Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:29.6 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:19.4  
  00:19.4 Clarendon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:19.4 Team Rebound 
  00:19.4 Clarendon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:19.4  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 Clarendon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (1-3) Indiana Fever (1-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Kizer Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:44  
  09:38 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Prahalis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  09:28
[PHO 18-19]
 
  09:15 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:13  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:06  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Breland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44 Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Kizer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:37  
  08:15 Christmas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kizer (1 BLK) 
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:12  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:49
[IND 21-18]
Clarendon Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Prahalis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:49  
  07:49 Breland Substitution replaced by Catchings 
  07:49
[IND 22-18]
Clarendon Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST)  07:36
[PHO 20-22]
 
  07:27 Thorn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  07:15
[PHO 22-22]
 
  07:00 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:58  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:48  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Clarendon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:22
[IND 25-22]
Thorn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:01  
  06:01 Thorn Substitution replaced by January 
  06:01 Christmas Substitution replaced by Zellous 
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  06:01  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (3 AST)  05:56
[PHO 25-25]
 
  05:33 Clarendon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  05:24
[PHO 28-25]
 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:08
[IND 28-28]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Clarendon (1 ST)  04:43  
  04:37
[IND 30-28]
Clarendon Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zellous (1 ST)  04:16  
  04:08
[IND 32-28]
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: January (4 AST) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:52  
Taurasi Technical  03:50  
  03:50
[IND 33-28]
Catchings Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  03:50 Larkins Substitution replaced by Goodlett 
  03:50 Jump Ball Catchings vs Thomas (Dupree gains possession) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:27  
  03:19
[IND 35-28]
January Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:47  
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  02:39
[PHO 30-35]
 
  02:22 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:20
[IND 37-30]
Catchings Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (3 ST)  01:54  
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:48  
Dupree Technical  01:48  
  01:48 Clarendon Substitution replaced by Thorn 
  01:48
[IND 38-30]
Catchings Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  01:35 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:33  
Taurasi Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:28
[PHO 32-38]
 
  01:28 Catchings Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  01:28  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  01:28
[PHO 33-38]
 
  01:09 Goodlett Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  01:05 Goodlett Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:03  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  00:45.6
[PHO 35-38]
 
  00:35.9 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:33.9  
  00:29.0 January Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.7 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:03.8 January Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
  00:01.6 Zellous Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:01.6
[PHO 36-38]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:01.6
[PHO 37-38]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (1-3) Indiana Fever (1-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 January Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:41  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:29  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  09:25
[PHO 40-38]
 
  09:04 January 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:03  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:38 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:36  
  08:32 Zellous Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:32
[PHO 41-38]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:32
[PHO 42-38]
 
  08:12 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:05  
  08:05
[IND 39-42]
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:05 Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:04  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:52  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (4 ST)  07:41  
  07:32 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK) 
  07:32 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:26  
  07:13 Catchings Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:12  
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:57
[PHO 44-39]
 
  06:40 January Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:33 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:33  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:14 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:02
[IND 42-44]
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: January (5 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:37  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:37
[PHO 46-42]
 
  05:37 Catchings Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:37 Catchings Substitution replaced by Breland 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:37
[PHO 47-42]
 
  05:24 January Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:22  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  05:16
[PHO 49-42]
 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:15  
  05:01
[IND 44-49]
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  04:43
[PHO 51-44]
 
  04:26 January Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  04:13 Breland Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:13 Breland Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical Missed  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:13  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:13
[PHO 52-44]
 
  04:13 Breland Substitution replaced by Catchings 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Dupree  04:13  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:13  
  04:13 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:58 January Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:40  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:28 January Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  03:27  
  03:08 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:06  
  03:01 Catchings Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:45  
  02:44 Zellous Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:44
[PHO 53-44]
 
  02:44 Zellous Substitution replaced by Christmas 
Houston Substitution replaced by Prahalis  02:44  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:44
[PHO 54-44]
 
  02:32
[IND 46-54]
January Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  02:13
[PHO 57-46]
 
  01:55 Christmas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:52 Christmas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK) 
  01:50 Christmas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:49 Christmas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Christmas Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:46 Christmas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prahalis (1 ST) 
  01:38 Larkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:38
[PHO 58-46]
 
Prahalis Substitution replaced by Kizer  01:38  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:38
[PHO 59-46]
 
  01:25
[IND 48-59]
Christmas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:13
[PHO 61-48]
 
  01:04 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Clarendon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:46.9 January Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Kizer (2 ST) 
Kizer Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  00:44.5  
Kizer Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:44.5  
  00:39.9 January Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:38.9 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:33.2
[IND 50-61]
Christmas Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST) 
  00:33.2 Double Technical - Larkins, Kizer 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  00:11.9
[PHO 63-50]
 
  00:00.9 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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Bonner Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  09:51
[PHO 65-50]
 
  09:51 Catchings Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:51  
  09:51 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:40 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:38  
  09:38 Clarendon Substitution replaced by Zellous 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Christmas (2 ST)  09:38  
  09:38 Jump Ball Christmas vs Dupree (Zellous gains possession) 
  09:24 Zellous Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:23  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
Kizer Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:07  
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:05
[PHO 67-50]
 
  08:50 January Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:28
[PHO 69-50]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:15  
  08:15 Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:15 January Substitution replaced by Clarendon 
  08:15 Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:14 Christmas Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  08:14  
  08:14 Jump Ball Christmas vs Taurasi (Catchings gains possession) 
Dupree Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:01  
  07:53
[IND 53-69]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (2 AST) 
  07:35 Christmas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
  07:35 Christmas Substitution replaced by Thorn 
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:35  
  07:35 Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:15
[IND 55-69]
Clarendon Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thorn (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  06:44 Thorn Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  06:25
[PHO 71-55]
 
  06:15
[IND 57-71]
Zellous Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Kizer Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  05:58
[PHO 73-57]
 
  05:48
[IND 59-73]
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:43  
  05:43 Thorn Substitution replaced by January 
Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:43  
  05:23 Zellous Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Dupree Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:11
[PHO 75-59]
 
Kizer Foul: Personal (5 PF)  04:55  
Kizer Violation:Kicked Ball  04:45  
  04:30
[IND 62-75]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (3 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  04:09
[PHO 78-62]
 
  03:52 Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (3 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:38 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Larkins Substitution replaced by Breland 
  03:24 Catchings Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:23  
  03:23 Breland Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Catchings (5 ST)  03:13  
  03:07
[IND 64-78]
Catchings Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Taurasi Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:52  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:52  
  02:52  
  02:33 Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:31  
Kizer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:55 Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:54  
Bonner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:35
[PHO 80-64]
 
  01:18 Breland Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Clarendon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:07
[IND 67-80]
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Bonner (5 AST)  00:47.7
[PHO 82-67]
 
  00:32.9 Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:30.9  
  00:07.8 Catchings Substitution replaced by Goodlett 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Team Rebound  00:06.4  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.4  
End of 4th Qtr
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FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
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FG% .423 .
FT% .741 .
Points 76.9 NaN
Rebounds 35.6 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
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Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .275 .
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