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Taurasi, Bonner lead Mercury past Sun, 89-70



Posted Jun 29 2013 11:14PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Phoenix coach Corey Gaines remembers the phone calls vividly from earlier this season when the Mercury were struggling to incorporate rookie Brittney Griner into the lineup.

``I got a call from (former Mercury and NBA coach) Paul Westhead and another from (former NBA coach) Flip Saunders and they both asked me, `What are you doing?''' Gaines said Saturday night after his team's 89-70 victory over the Connecticut Sun.

After losing their first three games, the Mercury (7-4) have won seven of their last eight. Phoenix has also won a franchise-record five straight on the road and completed a sweep of a three-game road trip for the first time in team history.

``They were right,'' Gaines said. ``We haven't changed one thing, except going back to how we use to play.''

After slowing down their pace in favor of the 6-foot-8 Griner, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's WNBA draft, the Mercury went back to playing the up-tempo style that was a trademark of two championship teams.

``We never had a big player of that caliber before,'' Gaines said. ``Everybody else took a back seat and we weren't running. After the third game, we had a team meeting and said, `forget all that and let's get back to run and gun, shoot the ball, jack it up.'''

Candice Dupree added 18 points and Griner had nine points before fouling out.

``This was such a grind, but you looked up and you're up double digits,'' Taurasi said. ``It didn't feel that way. The whole 40 minutes felt like we had to do a little more, but we looked up and we were up 12.''

Penny Taylor, who missed more than a year with a knee injury, returned for the Mercury and scored eight points.

Tina Charles had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Connecticut (2-7), which lost its fourth straight. Charles shot 3 for 18 from the floor, but made was 19 for 24 on free throws - franchise records for both makes and attempts.

``Connecticut was the first team that posted us up this year,'' Gaines said. ``(LeBron James) doesn't even get calls like Charles did. Has he ever shot 24 free throws in a game? And he goes to the hole hard. I told Brittney that this was a learning experience and to start throwing your body into people.''

Allison Hightower added 13 points for the Sun, who trailed by double digits most of the second half and finished 27 percent (18 for 67) from the field.

Connecticut scored the last eight points of the first half and trailed 38-32 at halftime.

Alexis Hornbuckle, who entered the game 0 for 5 from the field from 3-point range this season, made both 3s she attempted in the first half to help the Mercury open a 38-24 lead.

``We can't stop fighting and it felt like for stretches tonight we did,'' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. ``We looked defeated defensively. Their 44 points in the paint weren't Griner. They had a lot of dribble penetration and we didn't fight hard enough sometimes. I think we're playing hard, but I think we're discouraged. We've go to fight and be competitive until we get bodies back.''


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Mercury
Sun
     
    • 47.0%

    • 26.9%

    • 30.8%

    • 18.2%

    • 85.2%

    • 74.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO CON
Total Rebounds 9 15
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 12 11
Fast Break Pts: 8 3
Biggest Lead: 21 0
Points in the Paint: 44 18
PHO CON
p 2 players   19 Charles   25
rb Bonner   8 Charles   13
a Taurasi   5 2 players   2
s 2 players   2 Carter   2
b Griner   2 Griffin   1
 
  • 06/29 - PHO 89 @ CON 70
  • 08/31 - CON 68 @ PHO 76
Phoenix Mercury (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 30:09 6-11 0-1 7-8 +24 2 6 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 19
C. Dupree F 31:45 5-11 0-1 8-8 +9 0 7 7 4 4 2 1 1 0 18
B. Griner C 26:09 4-7 0-0 1-1 +18 2 3 5 0 6 1 0 2 0 9
B. Gilbreath G 22:22 0-3 0-2 0-0 +16 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
D. Taurasi G 23:57 6-12 2-4 5-5 +20 1 4 5 5 2 0 2 0 1 19
P. Taylor   12:53 3-6 0-1 2-2 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 8
A. Hornbuckle   16:03 2-5 2-3 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
C. Houston   17:50 3-8 0-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 6 0 4 0 0 6
K. Thomas   10:54 0-1 0-0 0-2 +1 3 3 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
L. Kizer   07:58 2-2 0-0 0-1 +5 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 4
S. Prahalis DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-66 4-13 23-27   9 30 39 14 32 6 12 3 1 89
  47.0% 30.8% 85.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13
Connecticut Sun (2-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 24:00 0-5 0-1 2-4 -12 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 2
K. Griffin F 21:19 1-3 0-0 0-0 -11 1 4 5 1 2 0 1 1 0 2
T. Charles C 35:21 3-18 0-0 19-24 -14 6 7 13 1 3 1 3 0 1 25
A. Hightower G 31:17 5-16 1-6 2-5 -15 1 5 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 13
I. Castro Marques F-G 25:43 3-11 0-1 2-2 -13 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 8
K. Faris   16:52 1-3 0-1 0-0 -19 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 2
S. Carter   22:08 2-6 1-2 2-2 +2 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 7
M. Bass   13:17 1-2 0-0 2-2 -7 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 4
K. Pedersen   10:03 2-3 0-0 3-4 -6 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7
K. Lawson DND - Knee
R. Montgomery DND - High Sprained Left Ankle
T. White DND - Broken Right Finger
Total   200 18-67 2-11 32-43   14 22 36 7 25 5 11 1 3 70
  26.9% 18.2% 74.4%   team rebs: 15 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sun: --

technical fouls

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  • Sun: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #21 Byron Jarrett, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 9110
  • Duration: 1:59
Phoenix Mercury (7-4) Connecticut Sun (2-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Griner (Castro Marques gains possession) 
  09:49 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
  09:34 Greene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:34
[PHO 1-0]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:34
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:25 Griffin Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:04  
  09:04
[CON 1-2]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:04 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:47
[PHO 4-1]
 
  08:37 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Team Rebound 
  08:32
[CON 3-4]
Castro Marques Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK)  08:20  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:18  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:13  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:03 Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  07:53
[PHO 6-3]
 
  07:30 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:29 Team Rebound 
  07:21 Hightower Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:17
[CON 5-6]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  07:00
[PHO 9-5]
 
  06:40 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Team Rebound 
  06:35 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Castro Marques Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:24
[CON 7-9]
Charles Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  06:11 Charles Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:47
[CON 9-9]
Charles Turnaround Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:38 Greene Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 10-9]
 
  05:38 Greene Substitution replaced by Faris 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 11-9]
 
  05:17 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:16  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:11
[PHO 14-9]
 
  04:56 Castro Marques Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:55  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  04:41
[PHO 16-9]
 
  04:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:40 Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Carter 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:40  
Griner Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:40  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  04:40  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:40  
  04:18 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:15  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:42
[CON 12-16]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hightower (1 AST) 
  03:33 Faris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 17-12]
 
  03:33 Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 18-12]
 
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:16  
  03:06 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:05  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  02:56
[PHO 20-12]
 
  02:43 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:26 Team Rebound 
Taylor Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:26  
  02:11 Bass Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:03 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:45 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:44  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  01:32
[PHO 23-12]
 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14
[CON 13-23]
Hightower Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:14  
  01:14
[CON 14-23]
Hightower Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  01:01  
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00
[CON 15-23]
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:00 Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen 
  01:00 Hightower Substitution replaced by Greene 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:00  
  01:00
[CON 16-23]
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dupree Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:44.8
[PHO 25-16]
 
  00:24.4
[CON 18-25]
Faris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Faris (1 ST)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-4) Connecticut Sun (2-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  09:42
[PHO 27-18]
 
  09:42 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:42
[PHO 28-18]
 
  09:19 Faris Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
  09:07 Pedersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:07
[PHO 29-18]
 
  09:07 Bass Substitution replaced by Griffin 
  09:07 Pedersen Substitution replaced by Charles 
  09:07 Carter Substitution replaced by Hightower 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:07
[PHO 30-18]
 
  08:44 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:43  
  08:33 Faris Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:33 Faris Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
Bonner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  08:18
[PHO 32-18]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:02  
Griner Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  07:53  
  07:53 Hightower Free Throw Technical Missed 
  07:53 Team Rebound 
  07:47 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:39  
  07:19
[CON 20-32]
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Castro Marques Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58 Griffin Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:58 Griffin Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Houston  06:58  
  06:46 Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Dupree  06:46  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Hightower Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:26
[CON 22-32]
Hightower Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:00 Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:54 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:53  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:39
[PHO 34-22]
 
  05:28 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:27  
  05:27  
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:52 Castro Marques Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:36 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:36  
Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:26  
  04:26
[CON 23-34]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:26
[CON 24-34]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  04:08
[PHO 37-24]
 
  03:55 Castro Marques Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
  03:48 Castro Marques Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:48
[PHO 38-24]
 
  03:48 Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Carter 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:33  
  03:20
[CON 27-38]
Hightower 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:57 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Taurasi  02:57  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  02:57  
  02:57 Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
  02:38 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:36  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:05 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:04  
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:33 Griffin Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:31  
  01:31
[CON 28-38]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:31  
  01:31
[CON 29-38]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:18  
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[CON 30-38]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:05
[CON 31-38]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:47.9  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.9 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:37.7  
  00:37.7
[CON 32-38]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:37.7 Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass 
  00:37.7 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:37.7  
Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation  00:29.1  
  00:29.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:29.1 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  00:29.1  
  00:16.2 Bass Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:16.2 Bass Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:01.9  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-4) Connecticut Sun (2-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Hightower Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:44
[PHO 39-32]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:44
[PHO 40-32]
 
  09:33
[CON 34-40]
Hightower Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:06 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:00
[PHO 42-34]
 
  09:00 Greene Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  09:00
[PHO 43-34]
 
  08:40 Castro Marques Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:39  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  08:26
[PHO 45-34]
 
  08:06
[CON 36-45]
Castro Marques Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:48  
Griner Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:46
[PHO 47-36]
 
  07:36 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:35  
  07:29 Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass 
  07:29 Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Faris 
Taurasi Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:29  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:29  
  07:16 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:15  
  07:07 Charles Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gilbreath Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dupree Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:49  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  06:49  
  06:42 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:41  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  06:37
[PHO 49-36]
 
Houston Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:22  
  06:22 Hightower Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:22 Team Rebound 
  06:22 Hightower Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:22  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hightower (1 ST)  06:03  
  05:52 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:44 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Faris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:30 Faris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST) 
  05:20 Hightower Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:20 Hightower Substitution replaced by Carter 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:20  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  05:12
[PHO 51-36]
 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:50 Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:48  
Houston Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:44  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:34  
  04:22 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:20
[CON 38-51]
Bass Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Houston Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:04
[PHO 53-38]
 
Houston Violation:Kicked Ball  03:58  
  03:58 Faris Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
  03:51
[CON 40-53]
Carter Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21
[CON 41-53]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:21  
  03:21 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:20 Team Rebound 
  03:14 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:11 Charles Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:10  
  03:08 Bass Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Houston Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  03:06  
  02:57 Carter Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:57 Carter Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:45
[PHO 55-41]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:28  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:13  
  02:13 Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer  02:13  
  02:13 Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:13  
  02:13
[CON 42-55]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:13 Greene Substitution replaced by Faris 
  02:13
[CON 43-55]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Houston Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  02:03  
Houston Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:03  
  01:39
[CON 45-55]
Castro Marques Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:27  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Taurasi  01:27  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:27  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:18  
Kizer Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:17
[PHO 57-45]
 
  01:17 Charles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:17 Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:17  
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:17  
  01:17 Faris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:03 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:02  
  00:50.6 Pedersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:50.6
[PHO 58-45]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:50.6
[PHO 59-45]
 
Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.1  
  00:33.1
[CON 46-59]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:33.1
[CON 47-59]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:26.8 Faris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:26.8
[PHO 60-47]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:26.8
[PHO 61-47]
 
  00:04.9 Faris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:03.8  
Dupree 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:47
[CON 49-61]
Pedersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:31
[PHO 63-49]
 
  09:20 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:16  
  09:16
[CON 50-63]
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:16 Bass Substitution replaced by Charles 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner  09:16  
  09:16
[CON 51-63]
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:02
[PHO 65-51]
 
  08:52 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:50  
Kizer Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:44  
Kizer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:44  
Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:30  
  08:30
[CON 52-65]
Pedersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:30
[CON 53-65]
Pedersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:30 Faris Substitution replaced by Hightower 
  08:18 Pedersen Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:12
[PHO 67-53]
 
  07:53 Pedersen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:46
[CON 55-67]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:33 Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  07:19 Hightower Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:15
[CON 57-67]
Pedersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Kizer (1 AST)  06:59
[PHO 69-57]
 
Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:48  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Dupree  06:48  
Griner Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  06:41  
  06:41
[CON 58-69]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:41 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:41 Pedersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:34 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:33  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  06:21
[PHO 71-58]
 
  06:21 Castro Marques Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:21 Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Greene 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  06:21
[PHO 72-58]
 
  06:07 Charles Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:06  
Taurasi Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:57
[PHO 74-58]
 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:51  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:51  
Griner Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:51  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  05:51  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:51  
  05:31 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  05:27 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:25  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST)  05:16  
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:16  
  05:16 Pedersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16
[CON 59-74]
Pedersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:08  
Hornbuckle Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:08  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:01  
  05:01
[CON 60-74]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:01
[CON 61-74]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:49 Hightower Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:49
[PHO 75-61]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner  04:49  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:49
[PHO 76-61]
 
  04:39 Charles Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:16 Hightower Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[CON 62-76]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:15
[CON 63-76]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Houston Layup Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Hightower Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:53 Greene Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:52 Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[CON 64-76]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:46
[CON 65-76]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  03:36
[PHO 78-65]
 
  03:25 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:56 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Houston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:48
[PHO 80-65]
 
Griner Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Greene Substitution replaced by Faris 
  02:33 Carter Substitution replaced by Castro Marques 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  02:33  
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:33  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:33  
  02:33 Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:33 Team Rebound 
  02:33
[CON 66-80]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:15
[PHO 82-66]
 
  02:15 Castro Marques Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  02:15
[PHO 83-66]
 
  02:07 Hightower 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:06  
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:58
[PHO 85-66]
 
  01:50 Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:49  
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:30
[PHO 87-66]
 
Houston Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:14  
  01:14
[CON 67-87]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:14
[CON 68-87]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:01  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:57.9  
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  00:54.9  
  00:47.5
[CON 70-87]
Hightower Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  00:45.1 Castro Marques Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:45.1
[PHO 88-70]
 
  00:45.1 Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:45.1
[PHO 89-70]
 
  00:24.8 Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:23.7  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
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3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
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6th East
10
24
3-7
8-9
2-15
 
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  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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