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Posted Jun 25 2013 11:30PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Brittney Griner's unofficial homecoming proved to be a spinning, jump-shooting, smashing success.

Playing less than a 3-hour drive from where she starred in college, Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.

``I just knew I needed to play hard,'' said Griner, a three-time All-American at Baylor. ``But of course when you're playing in front of friends, family, especially since my mom was here, she doesn't make a lot of my games, so I definitely wanted to put on a show for her.''

DeWanna Bonner added 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds for Phoenix (5-4). Diana Taurasi, who came in averaging a league-leading 24.6 points, was limited to 18 points for the Mercury, but Griner more than made up for it.

``That second half was as effective as you can be as a post player on both sides of the court,'' Taurasi said. ``Defensively, she really patched up a lot of our mistakes. Offensively, when she gets in position like that, she has such a great touch and feel for the basket. She played really well today, that's probably the best game as a pro she's played.''

Griner had 14 points and two blocks in the fourth quarter to help Phoenix overcome a feisty effort from depleted San Antonio (3-6).

Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for the Silver Stars, who have lost five of six.

San Antonio gave away green shirts to commemorate its ``Go Green'' recycling campaign, but the attire might as well have been passed out in tribute to Griner.

The former Bears standout attracted the Silver Stars' largest crowd of the season (9,007), which included Danny Green and Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs.

Many of those in attendance were already wearing the green and gold of Baylor, and Griner gave them plenty to cheer about after a sluggish start.

She was 11 for 19 from the field while showing off an expanding offensive game with a series of spins and bank shots to overcome San Antonio's physical defense.

Griner jokingly placed her black-and-pink backpack over her head when the media entered the locker room. Maybe San Antonio can borrow the backpack the next time it faces her since little else worked Tuesday night.

``She's a real tough guard,'' said DeLisha Milton-Jones, a 15-year veteran. ``Just off of her size alone and she's mobile for her size. It's really hard to guard her anywhere under the basket because it's just a turn and drop the ball in the basket, not even shoot. With her you have to be physical, you have to do your work early.''

Griner also helped Phoenix outrebound San Antonio 49-29. The Mercury were 22 for 26 on free throws while San Antonio was 8 for 9.

In spite of those lopsided numbers and despite playing without Sophia Young (knee), Becky Hammon (finger) and Jayne Appel (concussion), the Silver Stars were still in contention until the final minute.

``It's a great learning tool for us,'' Milton-Jones said. ``The thing we learned from this game is every possession matters. When you look at Phoenix and us, they went to the free throw line 26 times and us 9. There is a huge imbalance as far as us getting points in the paint per se or attacking the rim. I think we settled for a lot of jumpers and in return that starts their transition.''

A lot of that had to do with Griner.

With Phoenix leading 66-62, Griner blocked an attempted layup by Adams with 6 minutes remaining and then blocked Shenise Johnson's layup 2 minutes later to preserve a 68-65 lead.

The teams exchanged baskets in the fourth after each made huge runs in the previous quarters.

San Antonio opened the second half on a 20-4 run to take a 53-47 lead with 3 minutes left in the third. Adams hit a pair of 3s and Robinson had six points in the run.

After Griner banked in a jumper in with 8:26 left in the third, Phoenix failed to score until Bonner hit a pair of free throws with 2:50 remaining in the quarter.

Despite the offensive futility, Phoenix only trailed 56-53 entering the fourth after a stellar second quarter.

Griner fueled a 14-0 run that gave Phoenix a 32-26 lead, scoring six points, grabbing two rebounds and blocking two shots while holding San Antonio scoreless for four minutes.

Griner was unable to gain positioning early against the burly Adams.

She was 0 for 2 with no rebounds in the opening 4 minutes of the game before making a layup with 5:12 left in the first. Her lone dunk attempt was stuffed by the rim, but she gathered the miss and put it back up for a layup.

``I just had to slow down and remember just get deep position and spin off of them,'' Griner said. ``They were hitting me on one side, so go the other way.''

Adams proved more effective, scoring nine points in the first quarter while going 3 for 4 from the field.


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Mercury
Silver Stars
     
    • 42.6%

    • 36.1%

    • 17.6%

    • 37.5%

    • 84.6%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SAN
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 12 7
Fast Break Pts: 11 10
Biggest Lead: 10 8
Points in the Paint: 40 30
PHO SAN
p Griner   26 3 players   15
rb Dupree   12 2 players   6
a Taurasi   8 Robinson   10
s Dupree   2 Perkins   3
b Griner   5 2 players   2
 
  • 06/25 - PHO 83 @ SAN 77
  • 07/10 - SAN 88 @ PHO 80
  • 08/17 - PHO 82 @ SAN 88
  • 09/06 - SAN 80 @ PHO 83
  • 09/13 - SAN 61 @ PHO 82
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. Dupree F 37:26 3-9 0-0 0-0 +3 0 12 12 4 2 2 2 0 1 6
D. Bonner G-F 37:02 4-11 0-4 6-6 -3 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 14
B. Griner C 27:28 11-19 0-0 4-5 +9 4 3 7 0 2 0 2 5 3 26
D. Taurasi G 33:58 5-12 2-8 6-7 +15 1 8 9 8 3 0 4 0 0 18
B. Gilbreath G 26:13 2-5 0-1 4-4 +6 1 4 5 2 1 1 0 2 1 8
K. Thomas   04:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
C. Houston   19:14 3-7 1-3 2-2 +3 1 5 6 1 4 0 2 0 0 9
A. Hornbuckle   11:11 1-4 0-1 0-2 +3 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 2
L. Kizer   03:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Prahalis DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-68 3-17 22-26   9 40 49 17 17 4 12 8 6 83
  42.6% 17.6% 84.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
San Antonio Silver Stars (3-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Milton-Jones F 32:17 3-6 1-1 3-3 -6 1 5 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 10
S. Christon F 29:17 5-14 3-9 2-2 +10 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 1 15
D. Adams F-C 27:21 5-13 3-8 2-2 +2 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 2 2 15
J. Perkins G 32:22 5-16 1-3 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 4 3 0 1 0 11
D. Robinson G 37:20 7-14 0-0 1-2 +5 1 5 6 10 4 2 2 0 1 15
S. Johnson   24:08 4-15 1-2 0-0 -26 1 2 3 4 1 1 3 0 2 9
D. Whyte   08:14 0-2 0-1 0-0 -11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Alexander   09:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 2 2 2
C. Black DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Wojta DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-83 9-24 8-9   7 22 29 18 19 6 7 6 8 77
  36.1% 37.5% 88.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 7

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Silver Stars: Appel, Hammon, Young

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Silver Stars: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #39 Michael Price, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 9007
  • Duration: 1:57
Phoenix Mercury (5-4) San Antonio Silver Stars (3-6)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Milton-Jones vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:21
[SAN 3-0]
Milton-Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
  09:06 Perkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gilbreath Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:06
[PHO 1-3]
 
Gilbreath Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:06
[PHO 2-3]
 
  08:56 Christon Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  08:45
[PHO 4-3]
 
  08:33 Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Christon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:16 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
  08:02 Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Team Rebound 
  07:36
[SAN 5-4]
Robinson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:36  
  07:36
[SAN 6-4]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:24  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04
[SAN 8-4]
Adams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK)  06:47  
  06:45 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:38 Milton-Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:36
[SAN 10-4]
Milton-Jones Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  06:24 Robinson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:17 Christon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:17
[PHO 5-10]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:17
[PHO 6-10]
 
  06:07 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  05:57
[PHO 8-10]
 
  05:41 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:40  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:33  
  05:33 Christon Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  05:20 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  05:10
[PHO 10-10]
 
  04:58 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:37 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:25
[PHO 12-10]
 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:03  
  04:03  
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:03  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  04:03  
  04:03
[SAN 11-12]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:03
[SAN 12-12]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:34
[SAN 14-12]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  03:15
[PHO 14-14]
 
  03:01
[SAN 16-14]
Adams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST) 
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:46
[PHO 16-16]
 
  02:38 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:36  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:22  
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  02:20  
Dupree Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  02:17  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  02:17  
  02:17 Perkins Substitution replaced by Whyte 
  02:17 Milton-Jones Substitution replaced by Christon 
  02:07
[SAN 19-16]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:52  
  01:37 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST)  01:28
[PHO 18-19]
 
  01:15 Whyte 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
  01:14 Adams Substitution replaced by Alexander 
  01:09
[SAN 21-18]
Alexander Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Inbound Turnover  01:09  
  01:02 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:01  
Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:48.9 Alexander Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:48.9  
  00:30.5
[SAN 24-18]
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.8 Team Rebound 
  00:05.0
[SAN 26-18]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (5-4) San Antonio Silver Stars (3-6)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:46  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Christon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:20 Whyte Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:19  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:11
[PHO 21-26]
 
  08:55 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Alexander Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:43 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:42  
Griner Dunk Shot: Missed  08:30  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:29  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:29
[PHO 23-26]
 
  08:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:21 Robinson Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  08:21  
  08:13 Alexander Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Alexander Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:56  
  07:56 Alexander Substitution replaced by Adams 
  07:56 Christon Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
  07:50 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:48  
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  07:44
[PHO 25-26]
 
  07:25 Adams Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:24  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  07:18
[PHO 27-26]
 
Taurasi Violation:Kicked Ball  07:02  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:02  
  06:56 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:55  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  06:46
[PHO 29-26]
 
  06:31 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:29  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:16
[PHO 32-26]
 
  06:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Whyte Substitution replaced by Christon 
  06:08 Johnson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  05:48
[SAN 28-32]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Griner Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:19  
  05:08 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:07  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Christon (1 BLK)  04:55  
  04:53 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:51  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston  04:51  
  04:34 Adams Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:32  
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  04:28  
  04:28 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  04:28  
  04:08 Milton-Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Christon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:52
[SAN 30-32]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (1 AST) 
Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Robinson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:51  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:33 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST)  03:27
[PHO 34-30]
 
  03:08 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:07  
Houston 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  02:54
[PHO 37-30]
 
  02:48
[SAN 33-37]
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:09 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:08  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:54 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Houston Substitution replaced by Griner  01:54  
  01:54 Adams Substitution replaced by Alexander 
  01:54 Perkins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:37
[PHO 39-33]
 
  01:37 Alexander Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:22 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:18 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (2 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:17  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:09
[PHO 41-33]
 
  00:55.9 Alexander Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:53.9  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Milton-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:26.6 Alexander Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:26.6 Alexander Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:26.6  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  00:26.6  
  00:26.6 Alexander Substitution replaced by Adams 
  00:26.6 Robinson Substitution replaced by Whyte 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  00:05.6
[PHO 43-33]
 
  00:01.0 Christon Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (5-4) San Antonio Silver Stars (3-6)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[SAN 35-43]
Perkins Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:08
[SAN 38-43]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Robinson (6 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:51
[PHO 45-38]
 
  08:39
[SAN 40-45]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  08:24
[PHO 47-40]
 
  08:13 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:12  
  08:06 Milton-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:03  
  07:52 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:51  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:43  
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:30
[SAN 42-47]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:09 Christon Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:56
[SAN 45-47]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Milton-Jones (3 AST) 
Griner Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  06:40  
Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:40  
  06:30
[SAN 47-47]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:15  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:12  
  06:12 Jump Ball Perkins vs Taurasi (Griner gains possession) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK)  06:10  
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  05:58
[SAN 49-47]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  05:40  
  05:33 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:31  
Taurasi Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:25  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:25  
  05:15 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:14  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  04:46  
  04:46 Jump Ball Perkins vs Taurasi (Robinson gains possession) 
  04:27 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  04:26  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:09 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  04:08  
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (2 ST)  04:00  
Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:45  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  03:45  
  03:40
[SAN 51-47]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (7 AST) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Away From Play (4 PF) (1 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40 Christon Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:40
[SAN 52-47]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:25  
  03:10
[SAN 54-47]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (8 AST) 
Hornbuckle Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:50  
  02:50 Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:50
[PHO 48-54]
 
  02:50 Adams Substitution replaced by Alexander 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:50
[PHO 49-54]
 
  02:28 Perkins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:28  
  02:17 Robinson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:17
[PHO 50-54]
 
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:17
[PHO 51-54]
 
  02:00 Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  01:58  
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Alexander (1 BLK)  01:38  
  01:36 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:36  
  01:20 Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:19  
  01:08 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:08
[PHO 52-54]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:08
[PHO 53-54]
 
  00:44.9 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Alexander Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:24.8
[SAN 56-53]
Perkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
  00:14.9 Perkins Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:14.9  
Team Rebound  00:14.9  
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:14.9  
  00:14.9 Team Rebound 
  00:03.9 Johnson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:02.9  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (5-4) San Antonio Silver Stars (3-6)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  09:42  
  09:34 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:33  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: Alexander (2 BLK)  09:24  
  09:22 Alexander Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:20  
  09:10 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:09  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:00  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:58
[PHO 55-56]
 
  08:36 Christon Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35 Alexander Substitution replaced by Adams 
  08:31
[SAN 58-55]
Christon Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Robinson (9 AST) 
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  08:23
[PHO 57-58]
 
  08:04 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:03  
Houston Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  07:57  
  07:57 Perkins Substitution replaced by Whyte 
  07:44
[SAN 60-57]
Christon Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:30
[PHO 59-60]
 
  07:30 Christon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Houston Substitution replaced by Griner  07:30  
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  07:30
[PHO 60-60]
 
  07:14
[SAN 62-60]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whyte (1 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:50
[PHO 62-62]
 
  06:38 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
  06:38 Christon Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  06:38 Whyte Substitution replaced by Milton-Jones 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:28  
  06:28 Adams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gilbreath Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:28
[PHO 63-62]
 
  06:28 Christon Substitution replaced by Whyte 
Gilbreath Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:28
[PHO 64-62]
 
  06:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:21 Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:09 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:09
[PHO 65-62]
 
  06:09 Whyte Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:09
[PHO 66-62]
 
  05:54 Adams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:51  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Perkins (3 ST)  05:38  
Taurasi Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:38  
  05:26
[SAN 65-66]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:06 Perkins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:06
[PHO 67-65]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:06
[PHO 68-65]
 
  04:48 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK) 
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:42  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST)  04:34
[PHO 70-65]
 
  04:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:29 Adams Substitution replaced by Christon 
  04:17 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:10
[SAN 68-70]
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
  03:56 Milton-Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:56
[PHO 71-68]
 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:56
[PHO 72-68]
 
  03:44
[SAN 70-72]
Milton-Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Robinson (10 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  03:28
[PHO 74-70]
 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12
[SAN 71-74]
Christon Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:12
[SAN 72-74]
Christon Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST)  03:00
[PHO 76-72]
 
  02:52 Team Timeout : Short 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  02:52  
  02:42 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:41  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:17  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:17  
  02:17 Johnson Substitution replaced by Adams 
Houston Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:53  
  01:53
[SAN 73-76]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:53
[SAN 74-76]
Milton-Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:38 Adams Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:38
[PHO 77-74]
 
  01:38 Adams Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:38  
Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:37  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:37
[PHO 79-74]
 
  01:25 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:24  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  01:08
[PHO 81-74]
 
  01:00 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (2 ST)  00:45.9  
  00:39.1
[SAN 77-81]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.8  
  00:15.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:12.9 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:11.5  
  00:11.5 Robinson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:11.5
[PHO 82-77]
 
  00:11.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Adams 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:11.5
[PHO 83-77]
 
  00:01.0 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
SAN
5th West
12
22
3-7
8-9
4-13
 
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rpg
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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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