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By AL BRAVO
Posted Jul 03 2013 12:58AM

PHOENIX (AP) With New York throwing the ball all over the court, Phoenix found its range to get its fifth straight win.

Candice Dupree scored 20 points, including six straight in a key third-quarter sequence, and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Mercury past the Liberty 94-87 on Tuesday night.

Despite tying her season high in points, Dupree mentioned defense, always the key part for a fast-breaking team like Phoenix.

``The main thing we had talked about was being able to get stops defensively, and getting out and running,'' Dupree said. ``We knew they weren't doing a good job of getting back on defense.''

For a team used to playing up-tempo but trying to integrate 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner into the offense, it has been a struggle to find a balance between running and playing half-court.

``I think as a team we are doing a better job of knowing where people are on the floor,'' Dupree said. ``Knowing who's open and who's not, just flowing really well right now.''

DaWanna Bonner hit 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc and had 20 points for the Mercury, who have won eight of nine since losing their first three games of the season. Dupree added four steals and went 8 of 15 from the field for Phoenix.

``DB (Bonner) came around, getting the feel,'' Mercury coach Corey Gaines said.

Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty with 17 points and six rebounds. New York has lost three of the last four.

Diana Taurasi, just chosen WNBA Western Conference player of the month, added 16 points and 10 assists on an off-shooting night (5 of 14). Top overall draft pick Brittney Griner had 18 points and five rebounds.

``We need to limit our turnovers,'' said Kara Braxton, who had 14 points and five rebounds for New York. ``That's one thing that always has bothered us from the beginning of the season, and just focus on the things that we need to do.''

Katie Smith had 13 points and Leilani Mitchell 11 points for New York, which turned over the ball 14 times, leading to 21 Mercury points.

``I think our turnovers got us in a hole,'' said Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer. ``We make turnovers in combinations and their team got running on us. I'd rather see us throw the ball in the stands than throw the ball right to them. They get easy baskets.''

The Liberty had nine first-half turnovers and trailed 46-41 at the break. Bonner hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter to pace the Mercury.

Dupree hit two jumpers and a put-back during a 55-second stretch of the third quarter to cap a 16-4 run that put the Mercury in control. Phoenix opened up a 77-62 lead going into the final period after Penny Taylor's 3-pointer late. The Liberty did close within six in the final minute.

``Once we figure out how to play three quarters of really great basketball I think we'll be really great,'' said Pondexter. ``Once we figure out four quarters I think we'll really be super great. So it's a matter of us just putting it all together.''

The Liberty rebounded from a slow start to score seven straight points and were tied at 20 after one period. But Bonner hit two long shots early to give the Mercury the lead for good.

``DeWanna Bonner kind of set the stage early by knocking in some outside shots, and you know when we do that, you're not able to focus on Brittney as much,'' Taurasi said. ``We just had contributions left and right, and every time we needed a basket.''

Taylor, who missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, had five points and four assists in 12 minutes for Phoenix in her first home appearance since Sept. 25, 2011.


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Liberty
Mercury
     
    • 48.5%

    • 45.9%

    • 44.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 76.5%

    • 68.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL PHO
Total Rebounds 5 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 13 7
Fast Break Pts: 5 13
Biggest Lead: 4 15
Points in the Paint: 32 34
NYL PHO
p Pondexter   17 2 players   20
rb Williams   9 2 players   7
a Montgomery   4 Taurasi   10
s Williams   2 Dupree   4
b Williams   2 4 players   1
 
  • 07/02 - NYL 87 @ PHO 94
  • 09/10 - PHO 80 @ NYL 76
New York Liberty (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Smith G 29:00 5-10 2-3 1-2 -9 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 13
K. Braxton C-F 28:20 6-7 0-0 2-4 -1 1 4 5 3 5 0 2 0 0 14
A. Warley C 14:05 3-4 0-0 0-0 +3 0 6 6 1 4 0 2 0 1 6
C. Pondexter G 32:25 5-14 1-5 6-7 -4 0 6 6 3 0 1 3 0 1 17
L. Mitchell G 11:49 4-6 3-5 0-0 -16 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 11
K. Bone   14:33 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 2
P. Pierson   20:13 3-7 0-0 4-4 -11 3 4 7 3 1 0 2 1 1 10
K. Williams   20:57 3-11 2-3 0-0 +4 3 6 9 1 1 2 1 2 1 8
A. Montgomery   22:19 1-3 0-2 0-0 +5 1 1 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 2
T. Young   06:19 2-3 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
E. Carson DND - Left ACL Tear
Total   200 33-68 8-18 13-17   8 30 38 19 21 5 13 3 4 87
  48.5% 44.4% 76.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14
Phoenix Mercury (8-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 31:29 7-12 5-8 1-2 +7 2 5 7 5 2 0 1 1 0 20
C. Dupree F 34:59 8-15 0-0 4-5 +9 1 6 7 0 1 4 3 0 0 20
B. Griner C 22:58 5-8 0-0 8-9 +10 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 1 0 18
B. Gilbreath G 24:22 2-4 0-2 0-0 +11 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
D. Taurasi G 29:50 5-14 3-9 3-5 +2 0 1 1 10 3 2 0 0 0 16
K. Thomas   13:32 1-1 0-0 0-2 -4 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
P. Taylor   12:51 2-4 1-2 0-0 -1 2 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
C. Houston   16:19 4-13 0-4 0-0 -5 1 4 5 1 3 0 2 0 3 8
A. Hornbuckle   10:10 0-3 0-2 1-2 +5 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1
L. Kizer   03:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Prahalis DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 34-74 9-27 17-25   9 25 34 26 17 9 7 4 3 94
  45.9% 33.3% 68.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 7

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #11 Lauren Holtkamp, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 7636
  • Duration: 1:43
New York Liberty (5-5) Phoenix Mercury (8-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Braxton (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:46 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:45  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:11
[NYL 3-0]
 
  08:53
[PHO 2-3]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  08:37  
  08:29 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:28  
Warley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  08:22  
  08:20 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:13
[PHO 4-3]
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Warley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST)  08:00  
  07:51 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:50  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Team Rebound 
Warley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:38  
  07:25 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:24  
Braxton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST)  07:07  
  07:03
[PHO 6-3]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:03  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Bone  07:03  
  07:03
[PHO 7-3]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  06:49
[NYL 6-7]
 
  06:40 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST) 
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:35
[NYL 8-7]
 
  06:13
[PHO 9-8]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Warley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  05:50  
  05:45
[PHO 11-8]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Warley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:45  
Warley Substitution replaced by Pierson  05:45  
  05:45
[PHO 12-8]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  05:36 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:10  
  05:10
[PHO 13-8]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  05:10  
  05:10 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:10
[PHO 14-8]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  05:01
[NYL 10-14]
 
  04:47 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
  04:29 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:29 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:29  
Team Rebound  04:29  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:29
[NYL 11-14]
 
  04:19 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:58 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  03:56
[PHO 16-11]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Bone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST)  03:42  
  03:37 Houston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Williams Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:30
[NYL 13-16]
 
  03:15 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:14  
  03:04 Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:04  
Smith Substitution replaced by Braxton  03:04  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:57 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:52 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:42 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:34
[PHO 18-13]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST)  02:16
[NYL 15-18]
 
  02:04 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:50 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
Braxton Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  01:38  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:37  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  01:19
[NYL 17-18]
 
  00:58.9 Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:56.9  
Bone Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  00:51.9  
  00:42.9 Taurasi Running Bank shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:31.9
[NYL 19-18]
 
  00:31.9 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:31.9 Dupree Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  00:31.9 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  00:31.9 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:31.9
[NYL 20-18]
 
  00:15.1
[PHO 20-20]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.7  
  00:01.2 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (5-5) Phoenix Mercury (8-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:42 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  09:21
[NYL 22-20]
 
  09:04 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:03  
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bone (2 AST)  08:45
[NYL 24-20]
 
  08:29
[PHO 23-24]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:15  
Williams Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:55 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:51 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:51 Houston Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Bone Substitution replaced by Pierson  07:51  
Pierson Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:29 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:24  
  07:06 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:05  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:57  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:48
[PHO 25-24]
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  06:30 Kizer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:30 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  06:30 Kizer Substitution replaced by Griner 
Young Substitution replaced by Smith  06:30  
Pierson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:28  
Pierson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:28  
Williams Substitution replaced by Mitchell  06:25  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter  06:21  
  06:10
[PHO 28-24]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:48
[NYL 26-28]
 
  05:30
[PHO 30-26]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30
[PHO 31-26]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  05:18 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:18
[NYL 27-31]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:18
[NYL 28-31]
 
  04:59
[PHO 34-28]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Pierson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST)  04:48
[NYL 30-34]
 
  04:41
[PHO 37-30]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST)  04:19
[NYL 32-37]
 
Mitchell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:58  
  03:58 Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  03:58  
  03:58 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  03:58
[PHO 38-32]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pierson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:43  
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:43
[NYL 34-38]
 
  03:34 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  03:32 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:27 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:27  
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  03:22  
  03:21 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:15 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:13  
Pierson Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:57
[NYL 36-38]
 
  02:41 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (3 ST)  02:33  
Williams Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:24  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
  02:24 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Braxton Substitution replaced by Young  02:24  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone  02:24  
  02:24 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:24
[PHO 39-36]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:01 Houston Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  02:00 Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  02:00 Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:39
[NYL 39-39]
 
  01:19
[PHO 41-39]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:05
[NYL 41-41]
 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.3  
  00:56.3
[PHO 42-41]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Young Substitution replaced by Pierson  00:56.3  
  00:56.3
[PHO 43-41]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.5 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.8 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:23.4
[PHO 46-41]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
  00:06.0 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (5-5) Phoenix Mercury (8-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:45
[NYL 42-46]
 
Pierson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:45
[NYL 43-46]
 
  09:25 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:24  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:11
[NYL 46-46]
 
  08:58
[PHO 48-46]
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:39
[PHO 51-46]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
  08:27 Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:27
[NYL 47-51]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:27
[NYL 48-51]
 
  08:12 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:08 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:04
[PHO 53-48]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Braxton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:49  
  07:33
[PHO 55-48]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Braxton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  07:33  
  07:33
[PHO 56-48]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Pierson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:20  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST)  07:17
[NYL 50-56]
 
  07:08
[PHO 58-50]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:47 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:46
[PHO 60-50]
Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:45  
Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:13
[PHO 62-50]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:02
[NYL 52-62]
 
  05:49 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:48  
  05:36 Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Montgomery  05:36  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Bone  05:36  
  05:36 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:28 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:28  
  05:28 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Mitchell Substitution replaced by Williams  05:28  
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Braxton Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:17  
Braxton Substitution replaced by Warley  05:17  
  05:06 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Bone Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:06  
  05:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:46 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:45  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  04:33
[NYL 55-62]
 
  04:27
[PHO 64-55]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
Bone Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:10
[NYL 57-64]
 
  04:00 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK) 
  04:00 Team Rebound 
Warley Substitution replaced by Young  04:00  
  03:51 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:50  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (4 ST)  03:47  
  03:39
[PHO 67-57]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:22  
  03:22 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  03:22 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:11  
  03:03
[PHO 69-57]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:39  
  02:39 Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
Young Substitution replaced by Pierson  02:39  
Bone Substitution replaced by Warley  02:39  
  02:39
[PHO 70-57]
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:16
[NYL 60-70]
 
Warley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:31
[PHO 72-60]
Taylor Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:21 Thomas Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:21
[NYL 61-72]
 
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:21
[NYL 62-72]
 
  01:10 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Smith  01:10  
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  00:58.9  
  00:56.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:52.5
[PHO 74-62]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (2 AST) 
Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:15.7
[PHO 77-62]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (3 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.1  
Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:06.6  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hornbuckle (1 BLK)  00:01.1  
  00:00.1 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:43 Hornbuckle Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:42  
Warley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  09:30
[NYL 64-77]
 
  09:08 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:07  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:35 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:20
[PHO 79-64]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bonner (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:38 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:37  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Braxton (2 AST)  07:24
[NYL 67-79]
 
  07:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:14 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:14 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
  07:14 Houston Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  07:14 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Williams Substitution replaced by Pondexter  07:14  
  07:01 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Warley Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:00  
Warley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Braxton (3 AST)  06:37
[NYL 69-79]
 
Warley Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:26  
  06:26
[PHO 80-69]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:26 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:26
[PHO 81-69]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:10 Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Braxton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:10
[NYL 70-81]
 
Braxton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:10
[NYL 71-81]
 
  05:59
[PHO 83-71]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST) 
Warley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST)  05:44
[NYL 73-83]
 
  05:27
[PHO 86-73]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:00  
  04:42 Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  04:38 Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Warley (1 AST)  04:24
[NYL 76-86]
 
  04:13 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:12  
  04:06 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:06  
Team Rebound  04:06  
  04:06 Taylor Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Warley Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:06  
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:06
[NYL 77-86]
 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:58  
Braxton Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[PHO 87-77]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:49
[PHO 88-77]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:39  
  03:28 Bonner Violation:Kicked Ball 
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST)  03:15
[NYL 79-88]
 
  03:02
[PHO 90-79]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (10 AST) 
Braxton Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  03:02  
  03:02 Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:02  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Team Rebound 
  02:50  
  02:32 Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:30  
Pierson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  02:13
[NYL 81-90]
 
  01:53
[PHO 92-81]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Braxton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:39
[NYL 83-92]
 
  01:22 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:05 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:04  
  01:02 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:55.0
[NYL 85-92]
 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:36.5  
  00:36.5 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:36.5 Team Rebound 
  00:36.5
[PHO 93-85]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  00:28.3
[NYL 87-93]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.8  
  00:21.8 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.8 Team Rebound 
  00:21.8
[PHO 94-87]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.7  
Pierson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:16.1  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:13.3  
  00:12.7 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 4th Qtr
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FT% .790 .
Points 82.9 NaN
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Rebounds 35.6 NaN
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