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By AL BRAVO
Posted Jul 14 2013 9:17PM

PHOENIX (AP) Using speed and opportunistic defense, the Los Angeles Sparks continued their winning ways.

Candace Parker had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their fifth straight win, an 88-76 victory Sunday over the Phoenix Mercury.

``We played aggressive, we didn't lay down in the second half,'' Parker said. ``I think we were able to get up and make things difficult for them on the offensive end and we outrebounded them (37-27).''

Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sparks, who have beaten their last five opponents by an average of 18.6 points a game after a 5-4 start.

``Any time you go on the road and beat a good team, that's a good day's work,'' said Sparks coach Carol Ross. ``I really love how we won this because we didn't play great in all aspects but we were grinders and we stayed focused.''

Phoenix (8-7) played its second straight game without No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner, who has a sore left knee injured June 6 against Minnesota.

``We tried to get some pacing and run in there but they were scoring,'' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said in explaining his strategy without his big rookie who is among the league leaders with 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. ``So they were trying to go inside on us and we doubled and (Lindsey) Harding is a smart point guard and instead of shooting jump shots, she drove into the paint.''

Harding added 15 points and five assists for the Sparks (10-4), the top scoring and best shooting team in the league, whose transition game led to 21 fast-break points on Sunday.

``That's what we want to do, we want to get out in transition, we want to run, rebound the basketball and quick outlet,'' Parker said. ``I think we did a good job of that.''

Between the posts and guards driving, Los Angeles outscored Phoenix 46-36 in the lane.

Los Angeles took control early with a 13-point run in the first quarter and then held off Phoenix rallies in the second and third quarters.

Diana Taurasi had 23 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Mercury, who have lost three straight after winning five in a row. DeWanna Bonner added 17 points and four rebounds for Phoenix.

``Not executing on offense,'' Taurasi said. ``We get positions where we take bad shots and that gives them a good opportunity to run. They do a better job of that. We fought for 40 minutes, it just wasn't our day.''

Ogwumike scored four points in a seven-point spurt midway through the third quarter that gave Los Angeles separation. The team had traded baskets to start the period but Ogwumike's layup made it 60-47.

``We did a good job of maintaining the aggression, finishing strong and doing our best on defense,'' Ogwumike said.

Parker scored 14 first-half points to lead the Sparks to a 43-37 advantage at the break.

Los Angeles overcame a shaky stretch of missing 6-of-8 free throws over the final three and a-half minutes of the third quarter, holding a 68-59 lead going into the final period.

``We were talking about it in the huddles,'' Ogwumike said. ``Today was just one of those days that everybody was missing and when that happens you have to make up for it on the defensive end because those are free baskets.''

The Sparks rebounded from slow start to run off 13 straight points over a three and a-half minute stretch of the first quarter while keeping Phoenix off the board for nearly six minutes. Kristi Tolliver found Parker open for a layup to give Los Angeles a 15-7 lead with four minutes left.

Taurasi quickly picked up two fouls in the first 3:10 of the game and Phoenix missed 11 of its first 14 shots, trailing 20-13 after the first quarter.

The Mercury beat the Sparks 97-81 on June 14.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 50.7%

    • 39.7%

    • 37.5%

    • 26.7%

    • 58.6%

    • 90.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 16 8
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 21 10
Biggest Lead: 16 5
Points in the Paint: 46 36
LAS PHO
p Parker   21 Taurasi   23
rb Ogwumike   13 Dupree   8
a Toliver   6 Taurasi   5
s Harding   3 Bonner   3
b Lavender   2 2 players   1
 
  • 06/14 - LAS 81 @ PHO 97
  • 07/14 - LAS 88 @ PHO 76
  • 07/18 - PHO 90 @ LAS 84
  • 09/15 - PHO 55 @ LAS 89
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 21:33 4-6 0-0 2-2 +12 2 2 4 2 2 0 2 1 0 10
N. Ogwumike F 30:09 5-8 0-0 6-9 +17 3 10 13 1 4 1 5 0 1 16
C. Parker F-C 33:06 9-17 0-1 3-6 +11 0 8 8 5 2 1 3 0 0 21
K. Toliver G 27:44 4-12 0-3 1-2 +15 0 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 9
L. Harding G 36:09 7-14 0-1 1-4 +13 0 4 4 5 3 3 2 1 1 15
A. Mathies   05:22 1-3 1-1 2-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
M. Coleman   15:44 1-2 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
J. Lavender   12:56 1-2 0-0 1-2 -1 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 3
E. Hoffman   03:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. O'Hea   13:28 2-2 2-2 1-2 +3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 7
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 34-67 3-8 17-29   7 30 37 19 20 6 13 5 2 88
  50.7% 37.5% 58.6%   team rebs: 16 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (8-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 37:37 7-16 1-5 2-2 -15 1 4 5 1 4 3 1 1 2 17
C. Houston F 22:46 0-4 0-0 1-2 -1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
C. Dupree F 38:59 5-14 0-0 4-4 -10 2 6 8 3 4 1 5 0 0 14
B. Gilbreath G 25:22 2-3 0-0 0-0 -12 3 2 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 4
D. Taurasi G 31:39 8-19 3-8 4-4 -10 1 3 4 5 5 1 5 0 2 23
A. Hornbuckle   12:50 0-2 0-1 1-2 -5 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1
P. Taylor   16:51 2-5 0-1 6-6 -2 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 10
K. Thomas   13:56 3-5 0-0 0-0 -5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
B. Griner DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Kizer DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Prahalis DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-68 4-15 18-20   9 18 27 17 24 6 14 2 5 76
  39.7% 26.7% 90.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: Harding
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #13 Cameron Inouye, #21 Byron Jarrett
  • Attendance: 8233
  • Duration: 1:52
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-7)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Bonner vs Parker (Dupree gains possession) 
  09:45
[PHO 3-0]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  09:28
[LAS 2-3]
 
  09:05
[PHO 5-2]
Taurasi Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34 Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:32
[PHO 7-2]
Dupree Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:09 Bonner Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  08:02  
Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:46 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
  07:38 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:32
[LAS 4-7]
 
  07:17 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:14  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:06
[LAS 6-7]
 
  06:50 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:50 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:40  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  06:38  
Team Rebound  06:38  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK) 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:17
[LAS 8-7]
 
  06:11 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:11 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:35 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:33  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  05:21  
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:19  
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:16  
  05:16 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:16  
Team Rebound  05:16  
  05:16 Houston Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:16
[LAS 9-7]
 
  04:59 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:59  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  04:47
[LAS 11-7]
 
  04:30 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:28  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:24
[LAS 13-7]
 
  04:06 Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:04  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  03:59
[LAS 15-7]
 
  03:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beard Substitution replaced by Mathies  03:51  
Parker Substitution replaced by Coleman  03:51  
Harding Substitution replaced by Lavender  03:51  
  03:40 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:38  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:30 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:22 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:10 Dupree Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:10 Dupree Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:10 Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Lavender Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:54  
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:40  
  02:40
[PHO 8-15]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:40
[PHO 9-15]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mathies 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  02:28
[LAS 18-9]
 
  02:07 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  02:04 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Team Rebound 
  02:02 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:46 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:42
[PHO 11-18]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Mathies Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Team Rebound 
Coleman Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:19  
  01:19 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  01:10 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mathies (1 ST) 
  01:07 Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mathies Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:07
[LAS 19-11]
 
Mathies Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:07
[LAS 20-11]
 
  00:53.9 Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:49.9  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.2 Team Rebound 
  00:21.9 Hornbuckle Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.0 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:06.4
[PHO 13-20]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-7)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Harding Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  09:41
[LAS 22-13]
 
  09:18
[PHO 15-22]
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:00 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:50 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:48  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  08:43
[LAS 24-15]
 
  08:28 Thomas Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Hoffman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:23  
  08:23
[PHO 16-24]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:23
[PHO 17-24]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:03 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hoffman Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:02  
  07:48
[PHO 19-24]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:37
[LAS 26-19]
 
  07:26
[PHO 21-26]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
  07:11 Houston Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  07:07 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:07
[LAS 27-21]
 
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:07
[LAS 28-21]
 
  06:49
[PHO 23-28]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:49  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  06:49  
  06:49
[PHO 24-28]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Team Rebound 
  06:20 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  06:11  
Team Rebound  06:11  
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  06:11  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
Beard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:02  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  05:59
[LAS 30-24]
 
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:37 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:29 Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:26
[PHO 26-30]
Gilbreath Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:12
[LAS 32-26]
 
  04:57 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:56  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:25 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:23  
Beard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  04:18
[LAS 34-26]
 
  03:56 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
  03:54 Gilbreath Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  03:54 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Ogwumike Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:50  
Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:50  
  03:40
[PHO 28-34]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:29
[LAS 36-28]
 
Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:14  
  03:14
[PHO 29-36]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:14 Taylor Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:14
[PHO 30-36]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:39 Taurasi Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Beard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  02:28  
  02:24
[PHO 32-36]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ogwumike Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  02:13
[LAS 38-32]
 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:58  
  01:58
[PHO 33-38]
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:58 Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:56  
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  01:50  
  01:40 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:38  
  01:25 Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:25
[LAS 39-33]
 
  01:25 Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:25
[LAS 40-33]
 
  01:14 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:12  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST)  01:09  
  00:48.9 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:47.7 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:46.4
[PHO 35-40]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  00:35.8
[LAS 42-35]
 
  00:29.9 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:29.1  
  00:29.1 Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  00:18.4 Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:18.4  
Team Rebound  00:18.4  
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:18.4
[LAS 43-35]
 
  00:01.4
[PHO 37-43]
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-7)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Parker Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Toliver (5 AST)  09:45
[LAS 45-37]
 
  09:29 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:27  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:11 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:08  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST)  09:04
[LAS 47-37]
 
  08:45
[PHO 39-47]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:35
[LAS 49-39]
 
  08:20
[PHO 41-49]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:12
[LAS 51-41]
 
  07:55
[PHO 44-51]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:28 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  07:23
[LAS 53-44]
 
  07:00 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harding (1 BLK) 
  06:58 Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:53
[PHO 47-53]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Toliver (6 AST)  06:39
[LAS 55-47]
 
  06:39 Bonner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  06:39
[LAS 56-47]
 
  06:22 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:20  
Harding Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST)  06:15
[LAS 58-47]
 
  06:01 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:59  
  05:59 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:59 Houston Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  05:46 Jump Ball Taurasi vs Parker (Harding gains possession) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:23 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:21  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  05:14
[LAS 60-47]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:59  
  04:59  
  04:59 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Mathies  04:59  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Lavender  04:59  
  04:59
[PHO 48-60]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:59
[PHO 49-60]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Parker Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:36  
Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:36  
Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:36  
  04:25 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:23  
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:13
[PHO 51-60]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
Team Rebound  03:48  
  03:47 Hornbuckle Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Mathies Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:35  
  03:35 Bonner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:28 Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:28  
Team Rebound  03:28  
Mathies Substitution replaced by O'Hea  03:28  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:28  
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:28  
Parker Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  03:15  
Parker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:03  
  03:03
[PHO 52-60]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  03:03  
  03:03 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:03
[PHO 53-60]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:49 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:49  
Team Rebound  02:49  
  02:49 Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:49  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  02:48  
Coleman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:34
[LAS 62-53]
 
  02:15 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:10 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK) 
Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:07  
  02:06 Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:06
[LAS 63-53]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:06  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:05  
Harding Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:02  
Harding Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:02  
Harding Technical  02:02  
  02:02
[PHO 54-63]
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (21 PTS) 
  02:02 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47 Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:47
[PHO 55-63]
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lavender Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:32
[LAS 65-55]
 
  01:19
[PHO 57-65]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ogwumike Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  01:07  
Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:07  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  01:07  
  00:56.9 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (2 ST) 
Harding Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:54.0
[LAS 67-57]
 
  00:41.9 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Hea (1 BLK) 
  00:38.9 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:36.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:35.4  
  00:35.4 Hornbuckle Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:35.4  
Team Rebound  00:35.4  
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:35.4
[LAS 68-57]
 
  00:25.9 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:25.9  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  00:08.9  
  00:04.0
[PHO 59-68]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (10-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-7)
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  09:47 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:45  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:14
[PHO 61-68]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:55
[LAS 70-61]
 
O'Hea Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
  08:33 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:31  
  08:20 Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:20  
Team Rebound  08:20  
  08:20 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:20
[LAS 71-61]
 
  08:01 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:59  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST)  07:52
[LAS 74-61]
 
  07:44 Taurasi Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (4 TO) 
  07:35 Dupree Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:35 Thomas Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Harding Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:23
[LAS 76-61]
 
O'Hea Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:02  
  06:55
[PHO 64-76]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
  06:36 Bonner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:36
[LAS 77-64]
 
  06:36 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:24
[PHO 66-77]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Team Rebound 
Coleman Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:54  
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  05:54  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  05:54  
  05:42 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:40  
  05:23 Dupree Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:23
[LAS 78-66]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:23
[LAS 79-66]
 
  05:06 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:06 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:52
[LAS 81-66]
 
  04:38
[PHO 68-81]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
  04:37 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:21 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:11 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:09  
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harding Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:48  
  03:48
[PHO 69-81]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  03:48
[PHO 70-81]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:31
[LAS 83-70]
 
  03:16 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST)  02:55
[LAS 86-70]
 
O'Hea Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:40  
  02:40
[PHO 71-86]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:40
[PHO 72-86]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:27 Taurasi Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
O'Hea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:27  
Team Rebound  02:27  
O'Hea Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:27
[LAS 87-72]
 
  02:12
[PHO 74-87]
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:48  
  01:48 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  01:38 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  01:36  
  01:18 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:18
[LAS 88-74]
 
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:00 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Harding (3 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.7 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:26.3
[PHO 76-88]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.0 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
 
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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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