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By AL BRAVO
Posted Sep 01 2013 1:03AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury took another step closer to reaching the postseason. For 35 minutes, the Connecticut Sun did not look like the team with the worst record in the WNBA.

Candice Dupree and DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points each as the Mercury beat Connecticut 76-68 Saturday night, handing the Sun their seventh straight loss.

``The whole game I'm thinking, we can't be the ones that lose to this team,'' Dupree said. ``It sounds horrible but that's the mentality you have to have because at some point they are going to get somebody and I don't want us to be the team that they get.''

The Sun (7-22) did stay with the Mercury (15-13) for most of the night, taking advantage of Phoenix mistakes and had a 64-62 lead halfway through the final period.

But the Mercury outscored the Sun 14-4 over the final 4 1/2 minutes to earn their fifth win in seven games under interim coach Russ Pennell.

``We have to play hard all the time, I think we try to turn it on and off a little bit,'' Pennell said. ``You just can't do that. That's almost disrespectful to your opponents when you do that. You gotta bring your energy from early on.''

Tina Charles had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun, who were eliminated from the playoff race with the loss.

``We gave up a couple of o-boards that were a huge difference down the stretch,'' Sun coach Anne Donovan said. ``We had some good looks but it was defensively that we had some lapses at the end.''

Brittney Griner had two baskets in the first 90 seconds but didn't score again until making a key short turnaround jumper with 1:31 left to give Phoenix a 71-66 lead. She finished with six points and eight rebounds.

Dupree added nine rebounds while Diana Taurasi, the league's second-leading scorer, had just 10 points and eight assists for Phoenix, which will clinch a playoff berth with its next win or a San Antonio loss. The teams' next game is against each other in Phoenix on Friday.

``We got rebounds and got some fast-break points,'' Bonner said of the stretch run. ``We played smart, we didn't turn the ball over at all in the last five minutes, which was great, and got some stops.''

Connecticut only shot 35 percent from the field but scored 24 points off 17 Phoenix turnovers to stay in the game.

``We're having a hard time,'' Dupree said. ``We've never turned the ball over this much. We definitely have to clean it up, especially with playoffs coming up.''

Pennell agreed.

``The big concern for me is the turnovers,'' he said. ``And they're careless turnovers. They are not anything that anyone is forcing as much as our focus isn't good on that. So we need to try and solve that problem before the next game.''

The Sun had lost their previous six games by an average of 15 points, but led 64-62 after Charles' left hook with 6:08 left.

Although Phoenix led by six with 2:58 left in the third, the teams were tied at 56 going into the final quarter.

Phoenix opened up an early lead as the Sun faltered from the field, trailing 21-12 late in the first period. However, Connecticut scored eight straight points in the second quarter and Tan White's desperation 27-footer at the buzzer gave the Sun a 37-36 advantage at the break.

Charles had a double-double halfway through the second quarter after grabbing 11 rebounds and scoring 10 points with 5 minutes left in the half.

Phoenix has won five of its last seven but three of those came against last-place Tulsa. The Mercury are also 8-1 against Eastern Conference teams.


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Sun
Mercury
     
    • 35.4%

    • 44.1%

    • 15.8%

    • 21.4%

    • 87.5%

    • 86.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON PHO
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Turnovers 9 17
Fast Break Pts: 8 17
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 44 46
CON PHO
p Charles   16 2 players   22
rb Charles   13 Dupree   9
a Montgomery   5 Taurasi   8
s Griffin   6 Taurasi   2
b Bass   3 Taurasi   5
 
  • 06/29 - PHO 89 @ CON 70
  • 08/31 - CON 68 @ PHO 76
Connecticut Sun (7-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Greene G 22:41 1-3 0-1 1-1 -3 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
K. Griffin F 27:40 2-4 0-1 2-2 -10 1 3 4 0 4 6 2 1 1 6
T. Charles C 28:30 7-23 0-0 2-3 -16 6 7 13 0 3 1 1 0 2 16
R. Montgomery G 31:22 4-14 0-5 0-0 -8 0 2 2 5 2 2 2 0 1 8
T. White G 31:06 6-15 2-5 0-0 -16 1 2 3 1 3 1 3 0 3 14
S. Carter   12:39 1-5 0-3 0-0 +3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
I. Castro Marques   22:12 4-11 1-4 2-2 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 2 11
M. Bass   16:10 3-6 0-0 0-0 +4 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 3 1 6
K. Pedersen   07:40 1-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
K. Faris NWT - Left Foot
A. Hightower NWT - Right Knee Strain
K. Lawson NWT - Knee
Total   200 29-82 3-19 7-8   11 22 33 7 16 14 9 6 11 68
  35.4% 15.8% 87.5%   team rebs: 7 total to: 9
Phoenix Mercury (15-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 35:45 9-18 3-9 1-1 +9 0 5 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 22
C. Dupree F 31:11 9-19 0-0 4-4 +15 2 7 9 3 1 0 0 0 3 22
B. Griner C 28:53 3-8 0-0 0-0 +9 1 7 8 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
B. Gilbreath G 17:05 1-2 0-0 0-0 +18 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 2
D. Taurasi G 38:11 2-7 0-5 6-7 +12 1 6 7 8 1 2 5 5 0 10
C. Houston   11:03 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Kizer   08:49 2-5 0-0 1-1 -7 1 4 5 0 2 1 2 1 1 5
K. Thomas   11:07 2-2 0-0 0-0 -1 3 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Hornbuckle   07:38 0-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
J. James   10:18 1-1 0-0 1-2 -2 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 3
P. Taylor DND - Right Knee
Total   200 30-68 3-14 13-15   10 37 47 21 12 6 17 11 6 76
  44.1% 21.4% 86.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #13 Cameron Inouye, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8119
  • Duration: 1:50
Connecticut Sun (7-22) Phoenix Mercury (15-13)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Charles (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:53
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
White Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:35  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:23  
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:21  
Griffin Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[CON 2-2]
 
  08:59 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:53 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:50
[CON 4-2]
 
  08:37
[PHO 4-4]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
White Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[CON 6-4]
 
  08:11 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:44 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK) 
  07:43 Team Rebound 
  07:40 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:39  
Griffin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:28  
White Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:19  
  07:03 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:02  
White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  06:55  
  06:54 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:49
[PHO 6-6]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:49  
  06:49
[PHO 7-6]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:34
[CON 8-7]
 
  06:17 Griner Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST) 
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  06:02  
  05:56
[PHO 9-8]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56
[PHO 10-8]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  05:42 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Charles Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:38
[CON 10-10]
 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:23  
  05:23
[PHO 11-10]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:23 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
  05:23
[PHO 12-10]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:55 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:54  
Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  04:49  
Charles Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:47  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:33 Houston Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
  04:29 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
  04:29  
  04:29 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Greene Substitution replaced by Carter  04:29  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  04:29  
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:03 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:02  
Griffin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST)  04:02  
  04:00 Kizer Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:00 Kizer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:58  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Team Rebound 
Charles Substitution replaced by Bass  03:45  
  03:29
[PHO 14-10]
Houston Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kizer (1 BLK)  03:20  
  03:20 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:20 Jump Ball Kizer vs Griffin (Taurasi gains possession) 
  03:10 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Castro Marques (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:08  
White Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  03:03  
  02:57
[PHO 16-10]
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Castro Marques Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:57  
  02:57 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  02:57
[PHO 17-10]
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  02:43 Kizer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Charles  02:43  
White Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  02:32  
  02:26 Kizer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
White Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:26  
  02:26 Bonner Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Bass Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:08  
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:07  
Charles Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:07
[CON 12-17]
 
  02:07 Houston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:07 Kizer Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  02:07 Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:07  
  02:05 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:55
[PHO 19-12]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:29 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:25  
Castro Marques Substitution replaced by Greene  01:25  
  01:12 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK) 
  01:10 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:08 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (3 BLK) 
  01:07 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:03
[PHO 21-12]
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:54.6 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:54.6
[CON 13-21]
 
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:54.6
[CON 14-21]
 
  00:42.9 Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:41.6  
  00:41.6 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by James 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.3 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:08.9 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:08.3  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (7-22) Phoenix Mercury (15-13)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Charles Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  09:42
[CON 16-21]
 
  09:26 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:25  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:00 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:58  
Montgomery Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:49
[CON 18-21]
 
  08:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:35 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
White Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK)  08:30  
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  08:27  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:27
[CON 20-21]
 
  08:10 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:49
[PHO 24-20]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:20
[PHO 26-20]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:20  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:42
[PHO 28-20]
Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:07 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:07 Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:06  
  05:57 Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:57 James Substitution replaced by Houston 
Greene Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  05:57  
Charles Substitution replaced by Bass  05:57  
  05:57 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:36 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:33  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
Team Rebound  05:18  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:14
[CON 22-28]
 
  04:56 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Castro Marques (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:45 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Castro Marques Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:30  
White Substitution replaced by Carter  04:30  
  04:30 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  04:20 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Montgomery Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:13
[CON 24-28]
 
  03:46 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:46  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:24
[PHO 30-24]
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:01 Kizer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (3 ST) 
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Castro Marques (1 AST)  02:55
[CON 26-30]
 
  02:41 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (4 ST) 
  02:41 Kizer Foul: Clear Path (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:41 Griner Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  02:41 Houston Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  02:41 Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by White  02:41  
Griffin Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:41
[CON 27-30]
 
Griffin Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:41
[CON 28-30]
 
White Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (3 BLK)  02:27  
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:26  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:22  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  02:03
[CON 30-30]
 
  01:43 Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:42  
White Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:34
[CON 32-30]
 
  01:19 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:10
[PHO 32-32]
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
White Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.9
[PHO 34-32]
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Castro Marques Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:16.9
[CON 34-34]
 
  00:14.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:14.4 Thomas Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  00:14.4 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Griner 
Carter Substitution replaced by Greene  00:14.4  
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.0  
  00:05.0
[PHO 35-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:05.0
[PHO 36-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
White 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:00.2
[CON 37-36]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (7-22) Phoenix Mercury (15-13)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:41 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:34 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
  09:34 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
White 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:17
[CON 40-36]
 
  09:00 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Griffin (5 ST) 
  09:00 Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:39
[CON 42-36]
 
  08:29 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Griffin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:07  
  08:01 Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:43  
Charles Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:33  
  07:23
[PHO 38-42]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
White Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:05
[PHO 40-42]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:55  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:28  
  06:28
[PHO 41-42]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bass  06:28  
  06:28
[PHO 42-42]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  06:05  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  06:01  
  06:00 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:58 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Charles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:56  
Greene Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:54
[CON 44-42]
 
  05:54 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:54
[CON 45-42]
 
  05:39
[PHO 44-45]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  05:16  
  05:14 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:09
[PHO 46-45]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:39
[PHO 49-45]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:31  
  04:31 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Charles Substitution replaced by Pedersen  04:31  
White Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:57 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:53 Griner Tip Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:49  
Pedersen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  03:40
[CON 47-49]
 
  03:25
[PHO 51-47]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  03:11  
Team Rebound  03:11  
  03:11 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  03:11 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
White Substitution replaced by Castro Marques  03:11  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:58
[PHO 53-47]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:43
[CON 49-53]
 
  02:23 Houston Layup Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:22  
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (3 AST)  02:13
[CON 52-53]
 
  01:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:54  
  01:54 Houston Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:49 Bonner Substitution replaced by James 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:26 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (4 AST)  01:19
[CON 54-53]
 
Castro Marques Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.5  
  00:58.5
[PHO 54-54]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:58.5 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:57.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:47.9
[PHO 56-54]
James Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Houston (2 AST) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:29.5 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:10.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST) 
Bass Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (5 AST)  00:05.9
[CON 56-56]
 
  00:00.0 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:42 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST) 
Castro Marques 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  08:55
[PHO 58-56]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  08:32 Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Castro Marques Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:32
[CON 57-58]
 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carter  08:32  
Greene Substitution replaced by White  08:32  
Castro Marques Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:32
[CON 58-58]
 
  08:14 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pedersen (1 ST) 
Pedersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST)  08:01  
  07:53 Bonner Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:52  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:45
[CON 60-58]
 
  07:24
[PHO 60-60]
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
White Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:04
[CON 62-60]
 
Charles Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:51  
  06:51 James Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  06:51  
  06:42 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:41  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
White Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:26  
  06:26
[PHO 61-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:26
[PHO 62-62]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Charles Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:08
[CON 64-62]
 
  05:43 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Castro Marques Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (4 BLK)  05:26  
  05:24 Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:18 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (6 ST) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (5 BLK)  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:13  
  05:13  
  05:13 Griner Substitution replaced by James 
  05:13 Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:02 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Griffin Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:47  
White Violation:Kicked Ball  04:38  
  04:38 James Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Carter Substitution replaced by Montgomery  04:38  
  04:23
[PHO 65-64]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:54
[PHO 67-64]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:38
[CON 66-67]
 
  03:18 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:14
[PHO 69-66]
Thomas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Castro Marques Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  02:50  
  02:49 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
White Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:41  
  02:41 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:31 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  02:30  
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:12  
  01:57 Gilbreath Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:48 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:30
[PHO 71-66]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:14 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Charles Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  01:03
[PHO 72-66]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:47.8 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.9
[PHO 74-66]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:32.9  
White 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:23.9
[PHO 76-66]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
White Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:05.8
[CON 68-76]
 
  00:05.8 Team Timeout : Short 
End of 4th Qtr
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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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