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By JOHN MARSHALL
Posted Jun 15 2013 1:25AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury are finding their fast-and-furious rhythm, which could mean trouble for the rest of the WNBA.

Back to the mindset of any open shot is a good one, the Mercury raced past a second straight opponent, using a flurry of 3-pointers and layups to pull away from the Los Angeles Sparks for a 97-81 victory Friday night.

Diana Taurasi had 34 points while filling up the stat sheet, and DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 12 rebounds.

``We're going to go back and do what we do best and that's organized chaos,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said. ``That's all that is.''

Coming off its first win, Phoenix played without forward Candice Dupree (suspension) and had to limit rookie center Brittney Griner's minutes after she sat out the last game with a sprained left knee.

The Mercury made up for it by hitting the accelerator, using their up-tempo style to run away with a second straight double-digit victory after opening the season 0-3.

Charde Houston had 15 points and Griner finished with 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks in 15 minutes for the fun-and-gun Mercury.

``It's not rocket science, it's not brain surgery, it's not making borsch, it's just basketball,'' said Taurasi, who added seven assists and six rebounds. ``We had a lot of people play well.''

The Sparks kept up with Phoenix in the first half, taking advantage of Griner's limited minutes by getting into the lane and grabbing offensive rebounds.

Once the Mercury got rolling, Los Angeles didn't have an answer with Alana Beard on the bench due to a sore hamstring.

Kristi Toliver scored 18 points, Candace Parker added 15 and Nneke Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sparks, who held a long team meeting after the game.

``I'm disappointed with the loss, but I'm more disappointed with the way we played,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said. ``There wasn't a whole lot of fight, we didn't handle adversity well and we were not resilient. It's disappointing to not just lose, but lose in that way.''

The Mercury struggled to get in a groove with Griner early in the season, losing their first three games as they tried to find ways to get the ball into their 6-foot-8 center.

With Griner out last Saturday due to a sprained knee, Phoenix reverted to its run-and-gun style against Indiana and beat the defending WNBA champions by 15 behind Taurasi's 26 points.

Seeing the success his team had with playing fast, Gaines decided to stick with the up-tempo style, even with Griner back in the starting lineup.

The Mercury did run, too, putting up shots as soon as they got an open look, rarely working the shot clock down.

They had to do it without much help from Griner, though.

She opened with a bucket inside and blocked a shot, then sat down after three minutes. Griner started the second quarter and quickly went back to the bench, finishing the first half with four points and two blocks in 5:39.

Taurasi made up for her absence, scoring 15 points, while Bonner added 12 for the aggressive Mercury.

``When you watch a lot of sports, it's the team that goes and gets it,'' Taurasi said. ``If you wait around thinking stuff's just going to get done on its own, it rarely turns out well. Today, we had a group of people go and get it, and it looked good.''

Problem for the Mercury in the first half was that the Sparks were able to keep up by taking advantage of Griner's absence.

Slashing into the lane and snaring offensive rebounds without much resistance, Los Angeles led 50-48 at halftime. Ogwumike and Parker had 11 points each, Toliver had 10 and the Sparks scored 12 second-chance points in the half.

Phoenix started to pull away in third quarter behind its defense, which led to easy baskets at the other end.

Hounding the Sparks even after Griner went back to the bench, the Mercury pressured the Sparks into difficult shots and turnovers. Using the misses and mistakes as fuel, the Mercury raced out on the break, scoring on layups and pulling up for 3-pointers during and 11-2 run to go up 74-64 lead after three quarters.

The Mercury poured it on to open the fourth quarter, with Taurasi and Houston hitting 3-pointers during a 9-2 run that put them up 83-69, the game out of reach and the Sparks into a funk.

``We're trying to find who we are,'' Ross said. ``We can't keep moving the way we are. We have to have a different personality and be tougher.''


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 41.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 18.2%

    • 36.0%

    • 65.5%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 12 9
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 10 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 8
Biggest Lead: 7 16
Points in the Paint: 32 42
LAS PHO
p Toliver   18 Taurasi   34
rb Ogwumike   10 Bonner   12
a Parker   3 Taurasi   7
s Coleman   2 3 players   2
b 2 players   1 Griner   4
 
  • 06/14 - LAS 81 @ PHO 97
  • 07/14 - LAS 88 @ PHO 76
  • 07/18 - PHO 90 @ LAS 84
  • 09/15 - PHO 55 @ LAS 89
Los Angeles Sparks (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Coleman G-F 34:33 4-10 1-2 2-4 -19 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 0 2 11
N. Ogwumike F 28:16 3-9 0-1 7-9 -5 6 4 10 2 4 1 1 0 2 13
C. Parker F-C 31:39 5-11 0-2 5-6 -6 0 8 8 3 1 1 2 1 0 15
K. Toliver G 28:57 7-17 1-3 3-4 -12 0 3 3 1 1 1 3 0 1 18
L. Harding G 27:12 6-13 0-1 0-0 -14 0 3 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 12
E. Hoffman   13:17 1-4 0-2 0-0 -12 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 2
J. Lavender   21:12 3-7 0-0 1-2 -4 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 7
F. Abdi   09:32 0-1 0-0 0-2 -2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
A. Mathies   05:22 1-1 0-0 1-2 -6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
A. Beard DNP - Coach's Decision
J. O'Hea NWT - Left Calf Strain
Total   200 30-73 2-11 19-29   12 23 35 11 20 5 10 2 7 81
  41.1% 18.2% 65.5%   team rebs: 12 total to: 10
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 31:47 6-12 2-4 1-1 +22 0 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 1 15
D. Bonner G-F 38:14 8-18 1-8 6-6 +21 0 12 12 2 3 0 4 0 0 23
B. Griner C 15:09 5-5 0-0 0-0 +11 1 5 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 10
B. Gilbreath G 37:12 3-8 1-3 0-0 +16 3 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 7
D. Taurasi G 36:40 11-19 5-9 7-8 +19 0 6 6 7 3 2 6 2 0 34
K. Thomas   26:08 1-5 0-0 2-4 +5 2 2 4 1 5 0 2 0 1 4
L. Kizer   10:36 2-4 0-0 0-0 -5 2 1 3 0 5 2 1 0 0 4
S. Prahalis   04:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Dupree NWT - Suspension
A. Hornbuckle DND - Left Ankle Sprain
P. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 36-72 9-25 16-19   8 28 36 18 22 8 14 7 2 97
  50.0% 36.0% 84.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: Toliver
  • Mercury: Taurasi

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #13 Cameron Inouye, #43 Brenda Pantoja, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 13065
  • Duration: 2:03
Los Angeles Sparks (2-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Parker 
  09:48 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:47  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:18
[PHO 3-0]
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:10
[LAS 2-3]
 
  08:56
[PHO 5-2]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:39
[LAS 4-5]
 
  08:12 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:08
[LAS 6-5]
 
  07:58
[PHO 7-6]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58
[PHO 8-6]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:46  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  07:29  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:27  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:22 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:17
[PHO 10-6]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
  07:07 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:07 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Toliver Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:56 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:50  
Toliver Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:39  
  06:31 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  06:13  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  06:11  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[LAS 8-10]
 
  06:00 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Team Rebound 
  05:59 Houston Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  05:53
[PHO 12-8]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53
[PHO 13-8]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:40
[LAS 11-13]
 
  05:22 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
Coleman Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  05:16
[LAS 13-13]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08
[PHO 14-13]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:08 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  05:08
[PHO 15-13]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  04:59  
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman  04:59  
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:45 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:34
[PHO 17-13]
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Toliver Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:21
[LAS 15-17]
 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:16  
  04:15 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:07 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:07
[LAS 16-17]
 
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:07
[LAS 17-17]
 
  03:52 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:34 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:30 Kizer Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:28
[PHO 19-17]
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:10  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:03
[LAS 19-19]
 
  02:40
[PHO 21-19]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST)  02:26  
  02:21 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
  02:20 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  02:20 Houston Substitution replaced by Prahalis 
Parker Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  02:20  
Harding Substitution replaced by Lavender  02:20  
  02:19 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST)  02:15  
  02:09
[PHO 23-19]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prahalis (1 AST) 
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:49  
  01:49 Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:49
[LAS 20-23]
 
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:49  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  01:48  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:48
[LAS 22-23]
 
  01:48 Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  01:48
[LAS 23-23]
 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:31  
  01:31
[PHO 24-23]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Parker  01:31  
  01:31
[PHO 25-23]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:11
[LAS 25-25]
 
  00:47.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:0)  00:37.8  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:37.8
[LAS 27-25]
 
  00:27.6 Thomas Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:27.6 Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:11.8  
  00:04.4 Prahalis Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (2-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Lavender Running Bank shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:37
[LAS 29-25]
 
  09:21 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:19  
  09:01 Kizer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:01  
Team Rebound  09:01  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:01
[LAS 30-25]
 
  08:46 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:44  
Abdi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  08:36  
  08:34 Team Rebound 
Abdi Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:34  
  08:22 Prahalis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:20  
  08:14 Kizer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:14
[LAS 31-25]
 
  08:14 Kizer Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:14
[LAS 32-25]
 
Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:06  
  08:06 Prahalis Substitution replaced by Houston 
  07:59
[PHO 27-32]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:28 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  07:26  
  07:16 Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Toliver  07:16  
Abdi Substitution replaced by Coleman  07:16  
Parker Substitution replaced by Hoffman  07:16  
  07:16 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST)  07:11
[LAS 34-27]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:00  
  07:00
[PHO 28-34]
Bonner Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:00
[PHO 29-34]
Bonner Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:55 Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:52  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:46 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:38 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:32 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:32 Team Rebound 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Parker  06:32  
  06:32
[PHO 30-34]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:15 Bonner Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw Technical Missed  06:15  
Team Rebound  06:15  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:06
[LAS 36-30]
 
  05:49
[PHO 33-36]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:38 Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:38
[LAS 37-33]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:38
[LAS 38-33]
 
  05:23 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:41  
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  04:32
[LAS 40-33]
 
  04:22
[PHO 35-40]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:04 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:57
[PHO 37-40]
Taurasi Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  03:48 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:48  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Lavender  03:48  
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:48
[LAS 41-37]
 
  03:35
[PHO 39-41]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:14 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:07 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:05  
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:00
[LAS 43-39]
 
  02:34
[PHO 41-43]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
  02:34
[PHO 42-43]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
  02:22 Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:22 Taurasi Technical 
Toliver Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  02:22
[LAS 44-42]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Coleman  02:22  
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:22
[LAS 45-42]
 
  02:08 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
  01:52 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:52  
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:52  
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:52  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  01:49
[LAS 47-42]
 
  01:32
[PHO 44-47]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Harding Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:23  
  01:23
[PHO 45-47]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:23
[PHO 46-47]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:17  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Lavender  01:17  
  01:06 Thomas Foul: Defense 3 Second (3 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  01:06
[LAS 48-46]
 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.7 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:46.6
[PHO 48-48]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:36.8
[LAS 50-48]
 
  00:23.9 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:21.8 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:19.8 Jump Ball Thomas vs Harding (Taurasi gains possession) 
  00:18.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Abdi  00:18.2  
  00:03.9 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:02.6  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (2-3) Phoenix Mercury (3-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:42 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  09:39 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:31
[PHO 50-50]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Coleman Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  09:16  
  09:13 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:05 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:03  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:55  
  08:43
[PHO 52-50]
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
  08:32 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:32
[LAS 51-52]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:32
[LAS 52-52]
 
  08:21 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  08:17  
  08:12
[PHO 54-52]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Ogwumike 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:45  
  07:45 Houston Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  07:36
[LAS 54-54]
 
  07:20 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:18  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:13
[LAS 56-54]
 
  06:52
[PHO 56-56]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:38
[LAS 58-56]
 
  06:25
[PHO 58-58]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:54
[PHO 61-58]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:33  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  05:30  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  05:25
[LAS 60-61]
 
  05:13 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:07
[PHO 63-60]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  04:51  
  04:44 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  04:43  
Coleman Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  04:38  
  04:33
[PHO 65-60]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:43  
  03:43 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman  03:43  
Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender  03:43  
  03:40
[PHO 68-60]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (3 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK)  03:28  
  03:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:25  
Toliver Technical  03:25  
  03:25
[PHO 69-60]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (24 PTS) 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Abdi  03:25  
  03:18 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
Abdi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:56  
Harding Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:35
[LAS 62-69]
 
  02:19 Thomas Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:19 Thomas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:19 Houston Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:02
[LAS 64-69]
 
Lavender Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:55  
  01:50 Kizer Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  01:50 Kizer Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:11
[PHO 72-64]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (4 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kizer (2 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:35.0
[PHO 74-64]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.7  
  00:27.7 Kizer Substitution replaced by Houston 
Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver  00:27.7  
Toliver Layup Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:18.0 Team Rebound 
  00:03.0 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Coleman (2 ST) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:41 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:39  
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mathies (1 AST)  09:30
[LAS 66-74]
 
  09:09 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:07  
  08:54 Houston Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mathies Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:54
[LAS 67-74]
 
Mathies Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:54  
  08:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:31
[PHO 77-67]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:09
[LAS 69-77]
 
  07:56
[PHO 80-69]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  07:42  
  07:41 Taurasi Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Mathies Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:25  
  07:17
[PHO 83-69]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:13  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:13  
Mathies Substitution replaced by Toliver  07:13  
  07:03 Thomas Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:03
[LAS 70-83]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:03
[LAS 71-83]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:50  
Lavender Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:44  
  06:31 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:27 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:26  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  06:09
[LAS 73-83]
 
  05:59
[PHO 85-73]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:47 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  05:27 Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:24  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST)  05:17
[LAS 75-85]
 
  05:08 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK) 
  05:08 Team Rebound 
  04:59
[PHO 87-75]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST)  04:41  
  04:36 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:33  
  04:22 Houston Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  04:22 Houston Substitution replaced by Griner 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:11 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:54
[PHO 89-75]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:54  
  03:54
[PHO 90-75]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:34 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
  03:14 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  03:12  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  03:05
[LAS 78-90]
 
  03:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:05 Thomas Substitution replaced by Houston 
Parker Substitution replaced by Abdi  03:05  
  02:45
[PHO 93-78]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (5 AST) 
  02:35 Griner Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  02:35
[LAS 79-93]
 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Mathies  02:35  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Hoffman  02:35  
  02:28 Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Coleman Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  02:20  
  02:18 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:08 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:08 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Mathies Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:49
[LAS 81-93]
 
  01:31
[PHO 95-81]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Abdi Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:07  
  01:07
[PHO 96-81]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  01:07 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  01:07 Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:06  
  00:59.9 Bonner Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Abdi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:59.9  
Team Rebound  00:59.9  
  00:59.9 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Abdi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:57.1  
  00:57.1 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:57.1 Team Rebound 
  00:57.1
[PHO 97-81]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lavender Hook Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.8  
  00:36.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:15.9 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:13.8  
Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.4  
  00:04.1 Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
 
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rpg
apg
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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Dream Stats
  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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