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Posted Jun 22 2013 1:15AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury have one of the WNBA's most consistent scorers and the league's top rookie, and needed both to hold off the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

Diana Taurasi scored 31 points and rookie Brittney Griner added a season-best 21 to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 90-82 victory over the Washington Mystics.

After trailing by 13, Washington went on a 13-2 run over three minutes of the fourth quarter to get within 80-78 with 3:21 remaining, but missed shots on back-to-back possessions in the final three minutes allowed Phoenix to pull away.

``We have to do a better job of that,'' Taurasi said. ``We need to make sure people are going to the paint.''

The Mercury did do a better job of getting the ball inside, particularly to Griner, the league's No. 1 draft pick, who also had four rebounds and four blocked shots in her 26 minutes.

``It was our defense, we buckled down,'' Washington's Monique Currie said. ``We got some stops consecutively and we were executing on offense.''

Taurasi added five assists and five rebounds for the Mercury (4-4), who have won four of their last five after losing their first three games.

Ivory Latta had 22 points and five assists for the Mystics (4-3), who trailed by double digits in the second and third quarters. Matee Ajavon had 18 points and Currie add 17 points and eight rebounds for Washington.

``Their shots were falling,'' Washington coach Mike Thibault said. ``It's disappointing because we had a chance to get back in the game, we took some bad shots down the stretch.''

Candice Dupree added 12 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who doubled the Mystics inside 44-22.

Thibault says the 6-foot-8 Griner presents a difficult matchup.

``It's hard because of her size and the length of her arms, but we were trying to help on her some and we were late,'' he said.

Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said he wanted Griner to stay inside when the Mercury were in their half-court offense.

``We had a little talk and she had been posting up on the block,'' Gaines said. ``She has been going outside that circle. She has to be staying inside the circle. She stayed inside the circle tonight and that helped us a lot. Instead of being five feet away from the basket, she was three feet away from the basket.''

Both teams had won three straight before losing earlier in the week.

Phoenix shot 20 of 34 (59 percent) in the first half in taking a 49-38 lead at the break. Taurasi had 17 points and three assists, while Griner scored 13 points in 13 minutes as the Mercury started to find the No. 1 draft pick inside. At one point, 26 of Phoenix's 31 points came from in the paint.

The Mercury, the second best shooting team in the WNBA, ended the night 32 of 62 from the field (52 percent), their best night of the season. They had their worst shooting night of the year on Wednesday in an 80-69 loss to Minnesota.


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Mystics
Mercury
     
    • 40.3%

    • 51.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 29.4%

    • 87.0%

    • 91.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS PHO
Total Rebounds 9 4
Offensive Rebounds 10 3
Turnovers 10 12
Fast Break Pts: 5 7
Biggest Lead: 2 13
Points in the Paint: 22 44
WAS PHO
p Latta   22 Taurasi   31
rb Currie   8 Bonner   9
a Latta   5 Taurasi   5
s 4 players   1 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Griner   4
 
  • 06/21 - WAS 82 @ PHO 90
  • 06/27 - PHO 101 @ WAS 97
Washington Mystics (5-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Currie F 32:06 4-12 0-1 9-10 -11 2 6 8 4 3 1 2 1 2 17
C. Langhorne F-C 22:53 2-6 0-0 0-0 -18 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 4
K. Vaughn C 19:23 2-5 0-0 0-0 -11 1 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
T. Hill G 17:47 0-7 0-3 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0
I. Latta G 34:25 10-16 2-4 0-0 -11 1 0 1 5 2 0 3 0 2 22
M. Snow   19:08 0-3 0-0 3-4 +5 1 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 3
M. Ajavon   22:40 6-14 2-4 4-5 +5 0 2 2 2 5 1 1 1 0 18
T. Ruffin-Pratt   13:02 3-4 0-0 2-2 +5 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
E. Meesseman   18:36 2-5 0-0 2-2 +8 3 2 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 6
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-72 4-12 20-23   10 23 33 15 20 4 10 3 7 82
  40.3% 33.3% 87.0%   team rebs: 9 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 35:51 3-11 1-4 0-0 +4 0 9 9 3 1 2 1 1 2 7
C. Dupree F 37:12 4-7 0-0 4-5 +16 1 5 6 0 4 1 3 1 0 12
B. Griner C 26:10 10-15 0-0 1-1 +6 1 3 4 1 2 0 1 4 1 21
B. Gilbreath G 19:51 2-4 0-2 0-0 +11 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 4
D. Taurasi G 29:46 9-15 3-7 10-11 +11 0 5 5 5 3 1 4 0 0 31
C. Houston   24:18 4-9 1-4 4-4 +1 0 2 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 13
K. Thomas   13:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 1 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   10:14 0-1 0-0 2-2 -3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Kizer   02:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Prahalis DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Taylor DND - Strengthening Left Knee
Total   200 32-62 5-17 21-23   3 29 32 17 22 6 12 7 3 90
  51.6% 29.4% 91.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mystics: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Mystics: Ruffin-Pratt, Snow, Thibault
  • Mercury: Gilbreath, Hornbuckle, Thomas

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 9636
  • Duration: 1:53
Washington Mystics (4-3) Phoenix Mercury (4-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Vaughn (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:48
[PHO 2-0]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:48  
  09:48 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:18
[PHO 4-0]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:50  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Latta (1 AST)  08:37
[WAS 2-4]
 
  08:21
[PHO 6-2]
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  08:09
[WAS 4-6]
 
  07:47 Griner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:45  
Latta Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK)  07:36  
  07:34 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:27 Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:26  
Currie 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:57 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:56  
Vaughn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:41
[PHO 8-4]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  06:24  
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:22  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:20  
Langhorne Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:20  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
  06:02 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:00  
Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:23
[PHO 10-4]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Latta Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:07
[WAS 6-10]
 
  04:53
[PHO 12-6]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Currie Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  04:38  
  04:33
[PHO 14-6]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:10  
  04:08 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:08
[WAS 7-14]
 
  04:08 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:08 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:08
[WAS 8-14]
 
  03:54 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:53  
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Currie (1 AST)  03:46
[WAS 10-14]
 
  03:31 Dupree Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:30  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:08 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:07  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:45
[PHO 16-10]
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Currie Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Latta (2 AST)  02:35
[WAS 12-16]
 
  02:22 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:22 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Snow  02:22  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Ajavon  02:22  
  02:22 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:56  
Currie Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:36  
  01:36
[PHO 17-12]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Currie Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  01:36  
  01:36
[PHO 18-12]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  01:16  
  01:11 Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:08  
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  00:48.3 Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:48.3  
  00:48.3 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  00:48.3  
Latta Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:36.9
[WAS 14-18]
 
  00:24.3
[PHO 20-14]
Houston Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Meesseman Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 Team Rebound 
Snow Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Washington Mystics (4-3) Phoenix Mercury (4-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Ajavon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Latta (3 AST)  09:53
[WAS 16-20]
 
  09:33
[PHO 22-16]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Snow Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  09:33  
  09:33
[PHO 23-16]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Ruffin-Pratt Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[WAS 18-23]
 
  09:01 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajavon (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:01  
Latta Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:43
[WAS 20-23]
 
  08:29 Houston Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:29 Houston Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Latta Substitution replaced by Currie  08:29  
  08:11 Griner Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Currie Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  08:11
[WAS 21-23]
 
  08:11 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:57  
  07:51 Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ruffin-Pratt Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:38
[WAS 23-23]
 
  07:25 Griner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Currie (1 BLK) 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Ruffin-Pratt Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (1 AST)  07:19
[WAS 25-23]
 
  07:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:12 Kizer Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:02  
  07:02 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:42
[PHO 25-25]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:31  
Currie Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:09
[PHO 27-25]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:40
[PHO 29-25]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:30
[WAS 27-29]
 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:21  
  05:21 Bonner Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Snow Substitution replaced by Langhorne  05:21  
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Vaughn  05:21  
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Latta  05:21  
Meesseman Substitution replaced by Hill  05:21  
  05:15
[PHO 31-27]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:50  
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:38  
  04:38
[PHO 32-27]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:38
[PHO 33-27]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Latta Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:22  
Latta Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:21  
Latta Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:19
[WAS 29-33]
 
  04:10
[PHO 35-29]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:57 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:46
[PHO 37-29]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:39  
  03:39 Griner Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:39 Houston Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  03:32  
  03:30 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10
[PHO 40-29]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Currie Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:45  
  02:45
[PHO 41-29]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Ajavon  02:45  
  02:45
[PHO 42-29]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:36
[WAS 31-42]
 
  02:36 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:36
[WAS 32-42]
 
  02:21 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Vaughn (1 BLK) 
  02:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:19 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Currie (1 ST) 
Latta Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:59
[WAS 34-42]
 
  01:36
[PHO 45-34]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:07 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:02
[PHO 47-34]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
  00:49.2 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:49.2
[WAS 35-47]
 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:49.2  
  00:46.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.4 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:14.4
[WAS 38-47]
 
  00:03.1
[PHO 49-38]
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Washington Mystics (4-3) Phoenix Mercury (4-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Team Rebound 
  09:19
[PHO 51-38]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Currie Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Latta (4 AST)  09:03
[WAS 40-51]
 
  08:54 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:54  
Latta Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Currie (2 AST)  08:46
[WAS 42-51]
 
Currie Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:31  
Ajavon Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:24  
  08:18 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ajavon (1 ST) 
  08:18 Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:52 Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:51  
Ajavon Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 44-51]
 
  07:20
[PHO 54-44]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Currie Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  07:07  
Ajavon Foul: Personal Block (4 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  06:47
[PHO 56-44]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Ajavon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:22 Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:22 Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hill  06:22  
Latta 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
Team Rebound  06:03  
  06:03 Houston Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Currie (3 AST)  06:00
[WAS 47-56]
 
  05:38
[PHO 58-47]
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Latta Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  05:25  
  05:23 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:08 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:06  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Currie (4 AST)  04:55
[WAS 49-58]
 
  04:35
[PHO 60-49]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:14  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  04:11  
  04:10 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:56 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:55  
Vaughn Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Latta (5 AST)  03:44
[WAS 51-60]
 
  03:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:36 Griner Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  03:36 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Currie Substitution replaced by Snow  03:36  
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  03:36  
  03:26
[PHO 62-51]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  03:14  
Latta Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:09  
  03:09 Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Meesseman  03:09  
  03:09
[PHO 63-51]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:58 Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ruffin-Pratt Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:58
[WAS 52-63]
 
Ruffin-Pratt Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:58
[WAS 53-63]
 
  02:47 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
  02:46 Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Snow Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:46
[WAS 54-63]
 
Snow Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:46
[WAS 55-63]
 
  02:31 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:15  
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06
[PHO 64-55]
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:06
[PHO 65-55]
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:54  
Latta 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Meesseman (1 AST)  01:51
[WAS 58-65]
 
  01:48 Double Technical - Hornbuckle, Ruffin-Pratt 
  01:35 Houston Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:35  
Latta Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:02 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:01  
Meesseman Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  00:51.8
[WAS 60-65]
 
  00:37.4
[PHO 68-60]
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST) 
Latta Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  00:28.9  
  00:10.0
[PHO 70-60]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Washington Mystics (4-3) Phoenix Mercury (4-4)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Meesseman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:41  
  09:41
[PHO 71-60]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  09:41
[PHO 72-60]
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:29 Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Snow (1 AST)  09:17
[WAS 63-72]
 
  09:01 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:00  
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:49 Double Technical - Thomas, Snow 
Hill Substitution replaced by Currie  08:49  
  08:49 Jump Ball Thomas vs Snow (Houston gains possession) 
  08:36 Dupree Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:36 Dupree Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:19  
  08:10 Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:00 Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:00
[WAS 64-72]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:00
[WAS 65-72]
 
  07:45 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Snow Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:44  
Ruffin-Pratt Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
Ruffin-Pratt Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:33  
Ruffin-Pratt Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:33  
Ruffin-Pratt Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:33  
  07:33 Houston Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:33 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  07:33 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Griner 
Ruffin-Pratt Substitution replaced by Latta  07:33  
Thibault Technical  07:33  
  07:33
[PHO 73-65]
Dupree Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  07:22
[PHO 75-65]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Currie Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:44
[PHO 78-65]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Meesseman Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ajavon (2 AST)  06:29
[WAS 67-78]
 
  06:13 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:12  
  06:05 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:56 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:56 Gilbreath Technical 
Currie Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  05:56
[WAS 68-78]
 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:56
[WAS 69-78]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:56
[WAS 70-78]
 
  05:40 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:39  
Currie Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  05:27  
Meesseman Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:25  
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:08 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Meesseman (1 ST) 
  05:02 Dupree Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Currie Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:02
[WAS 71-78]
 
Currie Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:41 Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Ajavon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:39  
Latta Floating Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:32
[WAS 73-78]
 
Snow Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:19  
  04:19
[PHO 79-73]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  04:19 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:19
[PHO 80-73]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:05 Houston Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Snow Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:05
[WAS 74-80]
 
Snow Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:46 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Currie Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:45  
Currie Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:40
[WAS 76-80]
 
  03:24 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Meesseman Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:23  
  03:21 Dupree Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Meesseman Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:21
[WAS 77-80]
 
Meesseman Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:21
[WAS 78-80]
 
  03:08 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:00
[PHO 82-78]
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Snow Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Meesseman Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:35  
  02:35  
  02:17 Houston Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Ajavon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:40
[PHO 84-78]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Meesseman Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:30  
Snow Substitution replaced by Langhorne  01:29  
Team Timeout : Short  01:29  
  01:24 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:24
[WAS 79-84]
 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:24
[WAS 80-84]
 
Meesseman Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:15  
  01:15
[PHO 85-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:15
[PHO 86-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Ajavon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Ajavon Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.8  
  00:43.8
[PHO 87-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Ruffin-Pratt  00:43.8  
  00:43.8
[PHO 88-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:43.8  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.8 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Latta Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.5  
  00:20.5
[PHO 89-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  00:20.5
[PHO 90-80]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Latta Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:13.5
[WAS 82-90]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
3rd East
17
17
6-4
10-7
7-10
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
 
ppg
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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