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Posted Aug 15 2013 1:23AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury are reaping the benefits of their newfound commitment to defense.

Candice Dupree scored 16 points in less than three quarters and the Phoenix Mercury won their third straight game under interim coach Russ Pennell, beating the Indiana Fever 75-58 Wednesday night.

``Just got to keep building on it,'' said Dupree. ``I think we are starting to see the better defense and the more defense we play, the easier it is for us offensively.''

Dupree had 14 in the first half and a jumper during a key third-quarter stretch before sustaining a minor knee injury with 3:28 left in the period. She didn't return, but Phoenix (13-11) opened up an 18-point lead in the quarter and coasted from there.

``I think fans have been wanting us to play defense for years now and the last three games have shown that we can do it,'' Dupree said. ``It's just a mindset. You get a coach in here that that is the end of the floor that he focuses on and us as players have to buy into it, and I think we have so far.''

Phoenix was 0-9 when scoring less than 80 points before Pennell took over and has won the last three having scored no more than 77, while holding opponents to 60.3 points in the three games.

Tamika Catchings had 16 points and eight rebounds for Indiana (11-12), which has lost two of three and played with just nine players due to injuries.

``That's not the reason we lost this game,'' Fever coach Lin Dunn said. ``But you have to give Phoenix credit. They are playing harder on the defensive end, they're using their length and they're using their depth. I think they are a much better team as far as balance - they are defending and they are running and they've got an inside game.''

Diana Taurasi moved into fifth place on the WNBA career scoring list Wednesday, finishing with 12 points and 11 assists for the Mercury.

``If that can be our staple, and we can consistently do that like we have in three games, and tonight wasn't perfect,'' Taurasi said of the defensive effort. ``But we stuck with it for 40 minutes and eventually got to the level where we wanted to be at and sustained that throughout the game.''

The Mercury have won all three games under Pennell, who took over after sixth-year coach Corey Gaines was fired on Aug. 8.

``It is about effort and positioning,'' Pennell said. ``What we are trying to do is put a little more pressure on the ball and pressure one pass away.''

The Fever noticed the change.

``I just think they were re-energized,'' Catchings said. ``Anytime you get a new system you're going to come out with a lot of energy regardless of who comes in the game.''

Dupree scored four points during an 11-0 run that gave Phoenix a 42-31 lead at the break. The Mercury made 16 of 27 from the field, but committed 11 turnovers. Catchings had 12 points and five rebounds in the first half for Indiana, which was shut out over the final 3 1/2 minutes.

Indiana was just 9 of 38 from the field in the second half and shot 31 percent (21 of 67) for the game.

``I thought we mentally looked like we were still on the plane,'' Dunn said. ``I think if anything came in to play, we just didn't seem sharp. So I thought we made some mental decisions that hurt us and I know we can play better.''

Rookie Brittney Griner had 14 points and eight rebounds, while DeWanna Bonner added 15 points and six rebounds for Phoenix, which is 7-1 against the Eastern Conference.

Taurasi, the WNBA's scoring leader, has 6,018 career points. She made a layup in the first quarter to pass Lauren Jackson (6,007), who is sitting out the season after hamstring surgery.

The Fever played without Shavonte Zellous, their second-leading scorer at 15 points a game, who sat out a second game with plantar fasciitis.

Erin Phillips added 14 points for Indiana.


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Fever
Mercury
     
    • 31.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 27.8%

    • 20.0%

    • 84.6%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND PHO
Total Rebounds 4 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Turnovers 12 19
Fast Break Pts: 2 10
Biggest Lead: 3 20
Points in the Paint: 20 42
IND PHO
p Catchings   16 Dupree   16
rb Catchings   8 Griner   8
a January   3 Taurasi   11
s 2 players   3 Bonner   3
b Breland   3 3 players   1
 
  • 06/08 - PHO 82 @ IND 67
  • 08/14 - IND 58 @ PHO 75
Indiana Fever (11-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Catchings F 30:19 6-15 1-4 3-4 -12 2 6 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 16
E. Larkins F 29:18 3-5 0-0 0-0 -10 2 4 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 6
K. Christmas G-F 30:44 1-7 0-3 4-4 -16 0 2 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 6
E. Phillips G 32:27 5-10 3-6 1-2 -11 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 14
B. January G 23:47 2-10 0-2 3-3 -12 0 3 3 3 2 3 4 0 1 7
J. Breland   14:54 2-8 0-0 0-0 -9 1 2 3 0 2 0 3 3 0 4
J. Pohlen   21:18 2-7 1-3 0-0 -5 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 5
L. Clarendon   11:44 0-4 0-0 0-0 -7 3 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
S. Goodlett   05:29 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Davenport DND - Left Tibia Stress Fracture
K. Douglas DND - Bulging Disc
S. Zellous DND - Plantar Fasciitis
Total   200 21-67 5-18 11-13   9 21 30 11 19 11 12 3 3 58
  31.3% 27.8% 84.6%   team rebs: 4 total to: 14
Phoenix Mercury (13-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 32:56 5-10 1-5 4-4 +20 0 7 7 1 0 3 2 0 0 15
C. Dupree F 23:47 7-11 0-0 2-2 +17 0 3 3 2 1 2 2 1 0 16
B. Griner C 28:26 5-8 0-0 4-4 +23 1 7 8 1 2 1 3 0 0 14
B. Gilbreath G 18:50 1-5 0-1 0-0 +14 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 2
D. Taurasi G 36:34 4-7 1-1 3-3 +21 1 5 6 11 3 0 2 1 0 12
A. Hornbuckle   17:51 1-3 0-2 0-1 -2 1 3 4 0 3 0 4 0 0 2
K. Thomas   11:34 1-4 0-0 1-2 -6 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 3
C. Houston   14:18 3-7 0-1 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 6
L. Kizer   10:28 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
J. James   05:16 0-0 0-0 3-4 -2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
P. Taylor DND - Right Knee
Total   200 28-56 2-10 17-20   6 32 38 19 16 9 19 3 3 75
  50.0% 20.0% 85.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #34 Maj Forsberg, #21 Byron Jarrett
  • Attendance: 6135
  • Duration: 1:49
Indiana Fever (11-12) Phoenix Mercury (13-11)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Larkins (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:44
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:January (1 ST) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:01
[IND 2-2]
 
  08:48
[PHO 4-2]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Catchings Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:37
[IND 4-4]
 
  08:11 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:09  
January Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  07:50  
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:47  
  07:38 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:37  
Catchings Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[IND 6-4]
 
Catchings Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:17  
January Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  07:11  
  07:06 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:05  
January 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33
[PHO 6-6]
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:15
[IND 8-6]
 
  06:02
[PHO 8-8]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
  05:42 Griner Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
January Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:42
[IND 9-8]
 
January Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:42
[IND 10-8]
 
  05:27 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
January Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  05:21  
January Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:17  
  05:17
[PHO 9-10]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:17 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  05:17 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:17
[PHO 10-10]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
January Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:56 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:January (2 ST) 
  04:47 Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:47  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST)  04:40
[IND 13-10]
 
  04:21
[PHO 12-13]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:55  
Larkins Substitution replaced by Breland  03:55  
  03:40 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:39  
Breland Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST)  03:28
[IND 15-12]
 
  03:16
[PHO 14-15]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Catchings Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:16  
  03:16 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Houston 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Pohlen  03:16  
  03:16
[PHO 15-15]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Breland Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:43 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:28 Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:28
[IND 16-15]
 
January Substitution replaced by Clarendon  02:28  
  02:28 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:28  
  02:28 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14 Griner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pohlen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Breland Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  02:02  
  01:57 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Christmas (1 ST) 
Christmas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:53  
  01:53 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  01:37
[PHO 17-16]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Catchings Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:12 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Catchings Substitution replaced by Larkins  01:12  
Christmas Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.7 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:43.1
[PHO 19-16]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:43.1  
Pohlen Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
Clarendon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:27.8  
Breland Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  00:13.9  
  00:11.8
[PHO 21-16]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Clarendon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (11-12) Phoenix Mercury (13-11)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:41
[IND 18-21]
 
  09:21 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:15  
January Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:08
[IND 20-21]
 
  09:08 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  09:08 Kizer Substitution replaced by Dupree 
January Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  09:08
[IND 21-21]
 
  08:53 Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
Larkins Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:51  
  08:51 Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  08:34
[PHO 23-21]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:17 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:January (3 ST) 
January Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  07:58  
  07:45 Hornbuckle Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Larkins (1 ST) 
Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:24
[PHO 25-21]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:03  
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:00  
Larkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:00
[IND 23-25]
 
  06:35
[PHO 27-23]
Gilbreath Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Clarendon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST)  06:15  
  06:11
[PHO 29-23]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:43 Griner Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Griner Substitution replaced by James 
  05:43 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:43 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Christmas  05:43  
Clarendon Substitution replaced by Phillips  05:43  
Christmas Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:09 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST) 
January Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  05:05  
  04:53 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST)  04:47
[IND 25-29]
 
Christmas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:35  
Larkins Substitution replaced by Goodlett  04:35  
  04:21 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:20  
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST)  04:04
[IND 27-29]
 
  03:52
[PHO 31-27]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST)  03:32
[IND 30-31]
 
  03:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Goodlett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25
[PHO 32-30]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:25 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
  03:25 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Goodlett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:24  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  03:09  
  03:04
[PHO 34-30]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35 Bonner Floating Jump shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:33  
Goodlett Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:07
[PHO 36-30]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
  02:06 James Substitution replaced by Houston 
Goodlett Substitution replaced by Larkins  02:06  
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:46 Team Rebound 
Larkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28
[PHO 37-30]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:28
[PHO 38-30]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
January Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK)  01:11  
  01:10 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Christmas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:06  
  01:06
[PHO 39-30]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:06
[PHO 40-30]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:56.6 Houston Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
January Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.9 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:39.3  
  00:39.3
[PHO 41-30]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:39.3
[PHO 42-30]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:15.3  
  00:04.9 Griner Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:04.9 Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (11-12) Phoenix Mercury (13-11)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Christmas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:38
[IND 32-42]
 
  09:17 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
January Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:56  
Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:33
[PHO 45-32]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:03 Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:00  
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST)  07:51
[IND 34-45]
 
  07:35
[PHO 48-34]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:58 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:55 Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Team Rebound 
  06:45
[PHO 50-34]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:19 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST) 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:50 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:49  
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:40
[IND 36-50]
 
  05:16 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:15  
January Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Catchings Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:46  
  04:46  
  04:46 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Larkins Substitution replaced by Breland  04:46  
  04:46
[PHO 51-36]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:46
[PHO 52-36]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Christmas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[PHO 53-36]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:15 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:15
[PHO 54-36]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Christmas Layup Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:45 Hornbuckle Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  03:45 Hornbuckle Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
January Substitution replaced by Pohlen  03:45  
Pohlen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  03:28  
Team Rebound  03:28  
  03:28 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Breland Running Bank shot: Missed  03:23  
Breland Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:22  
Breland Putback Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
Catchings Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:20  
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  03:06  
  03:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:49 Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Christmas (2 ST) 
  02:47 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  02:47 Bonner Substitution replaced by Houston 
Catchings Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:32 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:26 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:16 Kizer Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Catchings Substitution replaced by Larkins  02:16  
  02:06 Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Christmas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:06
[IND 37-54]
 
Christmas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:06
[IND 38-54]
 
  01:53 Thomas Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:53 Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:53 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:39  
  01:39 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Breland Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:31  
Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:29  
Larkins Putback Layup Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:29 Team Rebound 
Larkins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:12  
  01:03 Houston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Breland Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[PHO 55-38]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Christmas Substitution replaced by Clarendon  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[PHO 56-38]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  00:29.1
[IND 41-56]
 
  00:10.7
[PHO 58-41]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pohlen (1 AST)  00:01.6
[IND 44-58]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:42
[PHO 60-44]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Pohlen Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  09:23
[IND 46-60]
 
Larkins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:10  
  09:03 Houston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Clarendon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:02  
Breland Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (1 AST)  08:49
[IND 48-60]
 
  08:33
[PHO 62-48]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
Clarendon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:06  
Clarendon Putback Layup Shot: Missed  08:06  
Clarendon Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:05  
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Larkins Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:59  
  07:44 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Breland (1 BLK) 
Breland Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:42  
Larkins Layup Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:16
[PHO 64-48]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Breland Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:49
[PHO 66-48]
Houston Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:47  
  06:47 Houston Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Breland Substitution replaced by Catchings  06:47  
Pohlen Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:16 Gilbreath Layup Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:15  
Clarendon Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:04 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:44 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Team Rebound 
Clarendon Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:43  
Clarendon Substitution replaced by Christmas  05:43  
  05:31 Bonner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Phillips Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:18
[IND 50-66]
 
  05:02
[PHO 68-50]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (10 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Team Rebound 
  04:21 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:16 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Christmas (3 ST) 
  04:15 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
  04:15 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  04:05 Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:05
[IND 51-68]
 
  04:05 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:05
[IND 52-68]
 
  03:52
[PHO 70-52]
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Phillips Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:51  
  03:34 Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Catchings Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:12 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:11  
  03:00 Kizer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Christmas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:00
[IND 53-70]
 
Larkins Substitution replaced by Goodlett  03:00  
Catchings Substitution replaced by Breland  03:00  
Christmas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:00
[IND 54-70]
 
  02:40
[PHO 72-54]
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (11 AST) 
Breland Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:21  
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Breland Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:01
[PHO 74-54]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kizer (1 AST) 
  01:47 Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:47  
Team Rebound  01:47  
  01:47 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston 
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:47
[IND 55-74]
 
  01:30 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Breland (2 BLK) 
  01:30 Team Rebound 
  01:27 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Breland (3 BLK) 
  01:25 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:25 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Breland Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:23  
  01:23 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:23
[PHO 75-55]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
Pohlen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:11  
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:49.9 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pohlen (1 ST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pohlen (2 AST)  00:42.0
[IND 58-75]
 
  00:23.9 Houston Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Breland Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:22.2  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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IND
4th East
16
18
5-5
9-8
7-10
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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