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Taurasi, Dupree lead Mercury past Atlanta 79-71


By GEORGE HENRY
Posted Sep 08 2013 6:44PM

ATLANTA (AP) Diana Taurasi wanted the Phoenix Mercury to show the kind of intensity they'll need in the playoffs.

``It's not necessarily the best team over the summer, but the team that gets hot at the right time,'' she said. ``Today was a little step for us to go forward.''

Taurasi scored 25 points, Candice Dupree added 15 and the Phoenix Mercury won their third straight game with a 79-71 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

Angel McCoughtry finished with 25 points and Erika de Souza had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Dream (17-14). The loss ended Atlanta's three-game winning streak.

Phoenix (17-13) never trailed after Taurasi's layup midway through the first quarter.

``I think sometimes she gets in the mode where she's not looking for her shot, and so we've tried to encourage her,'' Mercury coach Russ Pennell said. ``We want her to be a little more aggressive offensively, and I think she did that tonight.''

Tiffany Hayes, who scored 19 points off the bench for Atlanta, cut the lead to 74-67 with a 3-pointer. But in the last 3 minutes, she had a turnover and missed two layups and two 3s.

McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer, hit a free throw to cut the lead to 74-71, but she missed a 3 and a 20-footer before fouling out with 25.8 seconds to go.

McCoughtry was just 8 for 21 from the field. Dream starter Jasmine Thomas went 3 for 13.

Rookie Alex Bentley, who earlier this year broke Taurasi's 2006 WNBA record by hitting 10 consecutive 3s over the course of five games, went 0 for 6 from the field and never got in position to attempt a 3.

``Looking at the stat sheet, we had 78 shots and 25 made,'' Dream coach Fred Williams said. ``Usually you get more of those made, but Phoenix did a good job of pick and roll plays, and with their transition game getting us on the back side.''

Centers Brittney Griner and de Souza tangled at the 6:46 mark of the third and had to be separated by officials and teammates.

Griner was assessed a technical foul, but Atlanta failed to cut the lead to single digits when McCoughtry missed the ensuing free throw and Armintie Herrington threw the ball away to end the Dream's possession.

``It was just the heat of the game,'' Griner said. ``It's over.''

Over the next 2 minutes, Griner hit an 8-foot hook shot, Taurasi hit two jumpers and Bonner scored a 3-pointer that made it 59-42.

Griner finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

``We were on fire and whoever had the hot hand, we went to them,'' Griner said. ``We were moving the ball around, and that helped us a lot.''

The Mercury led by as much as 19 in the second quarter on Taurasi's 15-footer midway through the period, but Atlanta closed with an 18-6 run to cut the lead to six on McCoughtry's 3-pointer.

``The momentum kept swinging the other way,'' Herrington said. ``Every time we would get a good break, it just went the other way. We didn't make a lot of shots, either. When you're playing a team like this, you have to put the ball in the basket.''

Taurasi, the league's second-leading scorer and 2009 MVP of the WNBA finals, had a season-tying nine rebounds and six assists.

``The early lead came from good defensive play, getting the ball and getting out in transition,'' Taurasi said. ``And on the flip side, they did a good job of pressuring us defensively in the second half, and they got a lot of easy buckets, so it was kind of a tale of two halves.''

Atlanta currently holds the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed and has three regular season games remaining. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference with four games left.


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Mercury
Dream
     
    • 49.1%

    • 32.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 85.7%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO ATL
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 5 10
Turnovers 28 12
Fast Break Pts: 13 19
Biggest Lead: 19 5
Points in the Paint: 28 32
PHO ATL
p Taurasi   25 McCoughtry   25
rb Griner   11 de Souza   10
a Taurasi   6 Herrington   5
s Bonner   4 de Souza   4
b Griner   5 de Souza   1
 
  • 08/03 - ATL 76 @ PHO 82
  • 09/08 - PHO 79 @ ATL 71
Phoenix Mercury (17-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 38:36 3-9 2-6 4-4 +4 0 6 6 0 2 4 3 1 1 12
C. Dupree F 34:43 6-13 0-0 3-3 +10 1 3 4 5 2 0 3 0 0 15
B. Griner C 31:10 5-8 0-0 3-4 +5 1 10 11 2 4 0 6 5 0 13
D. Taurasi G 36:55 8-15 3-7 6-8 +8 0 9 9 6 5 1 4 0 0 25
B. Gilbreath G 15:56 2-3 0-0 0-0 +10 0 4 4 3 1 0 3 1 0 4
P. Taylor   14:13 0-1 0-0 2-2 +4 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2
K. Thomas   08:50 1-2 0-0 0-0 +3 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 1 0 2
C. Houston   03:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
L. Kizer   05:17 3-4 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 6
J. James   08:38 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 1 2 3 4 1 0 3 0 0 0
A. Hornbuckle   02:21 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 28-57 5-14 18-21   5 38 43 21 27 6 28 8 1 79
  49.1% 35.7% 85.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 28
Atlanta Dream (17-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. McCoughtry F-G 29:26 8-21 2-5 7-9 -1 2 2 4 3 6 3 4 0 0 25
L. Willingham F 23:34 1-1 1-1 0-0 -9 0 4 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 3
E. de Souza F-C 33:49 5-13 0-0 2-2 -4 2 8 10 2 2 4 1 1 4 12
A. Herrington G-F 34:41 2-7 0-0 0-0 -1 2 1 3 5 1 2 1 0 2 4
J. Thomas G 28:19 3-13 0-2 0-0 -4 2 2 4 3 2 2 3 0 1 6
A. Bentley   11:01 0-6 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Henry   11:53 0-2 0-0 2-2 +1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
T. Hayes   21:02 6-14 2-4 5-10 -3 0 2 2 1 5 3 1 0 0 19
C. Clements   02:36 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
R. Riley   03:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 25-78 5-12 16-23   10 20 30 17 22 15 12 1 8 71
  32.1% 41.7% 69.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Dream: Lyttle

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Griner
  • Dream: de Souza

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 9740
  • Duration: 2:12
Phoenix Mercury (17-13) Atlanta Dream (17-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball de Souza vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:50 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:35
[ATL 2-0]
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:20 de Souza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:14
[ATL 5-0]
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gilbreath Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  08:56
[PHO 2-5]
 
  08:43 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:42 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:38
[ATL 7-2]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  08:20
[PHO 5-7]
 
  08:07 McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Gilbreath Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  08:00
[PHO 7-7]
 
  07:38
[ATL 9-7]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:15  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04 McCoughtry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  06:54
[PHO 9-9]
 
  06:30 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
Taurasi Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST)  06:25
[PHO 11-9]
 
  06:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:11  
  05:59 de Souza Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:57  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:55  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:55  
  05:38 Willingham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST)  05:14  
  05:00 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:59  
  04:53 McCoughtry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:53
[PHO 12-9]
 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:53
[PHO 13-9]
 
  04:42 de Souza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:de Souza (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:23
[ATL 11-13]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:02 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:02  
  04:02 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:48 de Souza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:45  
Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:37
[PHO 15-11]
 
  03:37 Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:37 de Souza Substitution replaced by Henry 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:37
[PHO 16-11]
 
  03:22 Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:21  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Houston  03:21  
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST)  03:09  
  02:53 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:51 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:49
[ATL 13-16]
McCoughtry Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  02:36
[PHO 18-13]
 
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:31  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  02:31  
  02:31 Willingham Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  02:18 Bentley Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:16 Herrington Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  02:14 Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:13 Henry Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed  02:06  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:05  
Kizer Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:04
[PHO 20-13]
 
  01:49 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:47  
Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:40  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by James  01:40  
  01:31 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:29  
  01:18 McCoughtry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:18
[PHO 21-13]
 
  01:18 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Clements 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:18
[PHO 22-13]
 
Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Herrington Substitution replaced by de Souza 
  01:03 Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:02 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:02  
  01:02
[ATL 14-22]
de Souza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:02
[ATL 15-22]
de Souza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:54.9 Hayes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:54.9
[PHO 23-15]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:54.9
[PHO 24-15]
 
  00:43.8 Bentley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:40.9  
Kizer Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  00:37.5
[PHO 26-15]
 
  00:30.1 Clements Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  00:21.9
[PHO 28-15]
 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.0  
  00:13.0
[ATL 16-28]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  00:13.0  
  00:13.0
[ATL 17-28]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (17-13) Atlanta Dream (17-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Clements Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:40  
Dupree Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  09:29
[PHO 30-17]
 
  09:14 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
  09:06 Clements Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:06
[PHO 31-17]
 
  09:06 Clements Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:06
[PHO 32-17]
 
James Substitution replaced by Bonner  08:49  
  08:46
[ATL 20-32]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:25
[PHO 34-20]
 
  08:08 Bentley Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Team Rebound 
  08:05
[ATL 22-34]
de Souza Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST) 
  08:04 de Souza Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical Missed  08:04  
Team Rebound  08:04  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  07:44
[PHO 36-22]
 
  07:27 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:26  
  07:23 Riley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Taylor  07:23  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:06 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:57 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
  06:55 de Souza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:55 Bentley Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:30 Hayes Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:29  
  06:21 Hayes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:21  
Team Rebound  06:21  
  06:21 Riley Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:21
[PHO 37-22]
 
  06:09 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:08  
  06:08 Hayes Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  06:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:08  
  06:08 Hayes Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:08
[PHO 38-22]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:08
[PHO 39-22]
 
  05:51 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:51  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 41-22]
 
  05:26
[ATL 24-41]
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:11  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:53 de Souza Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:51 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:48 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:45 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  04:45  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:45  
Thomas Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  04:35  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:35  
  04:24 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:22  
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:11  
Thomas Putback Layup Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:07  
  03:57
[ATL 26-41]
de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:32
[ATL 28-41]
de Souza Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:24  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Dupree  03:24  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Griner  03:24  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04 McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:de Souza (2 ST)  02:55  
  02:48
[ATL 30-41]
McCoughtry Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:24  
Hornbuckle Substitution replaced by James  02:24  
  02:24 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
  02:14
[ATL 32-41]
Herrington Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: de Souza (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
Griner Running Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  01:56
[PHO 43-32]
 
  01:37 McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  01:35 Herrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:32
[ATL 35-43]
Willingham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Herrington (4 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  01:21  
James Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:11 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:10  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  00:57.1
[PHO 46-35]
 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.7  
  00:49.7
[ATL 36-46]
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:49.7
[ATL 37-46]
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:de Souza (3 ST)  00:29.9  
  00:10.6
[ATL 40-46]
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.5 Herrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (17-13) Atlanta Dream (17-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:50 McCoughtry Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST)  09:30
[PHO 48-40]
 
  09:12 de Souza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:10  
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:41 Thomas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:38  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Willingham (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:22 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:22  
  08:01 Willingham Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:56  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Team Rebound 
  07:38 McCoughtry Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:36  
Bonner Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:26
[PHO 50-40]
 
  07:09 Herrington Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:08  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:53  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Taylor  06:53  
  06:47 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:46  
Griner Technical  06:46  
  06:46 McCoughtry Free Throw Technical Missed 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
  06:40 Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Griner Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  06:30
[PHO 52-40]
 
  06:14
[ATL 42-52]
de Souza Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:01 McCoughtry Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:54
[PHO 54-42]
 
  05:43 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:42  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:34
[PHO 56-42]
 
  05:12 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:10  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: de Souza (1 BLK)  04:55  
  04:53 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:48 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  04:40
[PHO 59-42]
 
  04:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:39  
  04:39 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Henry 
  04:39 Willingham Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:27  
  04:11 Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:59 Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:57  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:45  
  03:36
[ATL 44-59]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  03:23  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:23  
Taylor Substitution replaced by James  03:23  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner  03:23  
Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:13  
  03:04 de Souza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:04  
  03:04 Henry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  02:46
[PHO 62-44]
 
  02:36 Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:35  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:de Souza (4 ST)  02:26  
  02:21
[ATL 46-62]
Hayes Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  01:59 Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:41
[ATL 48-62]
Thomas Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: de Souza (2 AST) 
  01:25 de Souza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer  01:25  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:25  
Kizer Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  01:20  
Kizer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:20  
  01:02 de Souza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.8  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:35.8 Herrington Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gilbreath (1 BLK) 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:35.5  
Gilbreath Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:35.5  
Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.4  
  00:32.4
[ATL 49-62]
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:32.4
[ATL 50-62]
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:09.9  
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:02.0
[ATL 52-62]
Hayes Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
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Dupree Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:38 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:38  
  09:38 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:38 Team Rebound 
  09:38 Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:37 Henry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:37  
  09:23 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:21  
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST)  09:12  
  09:05
[ATL 54-62]
Herrington Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
  08:56 Hayes Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:56  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  08:42
[PHO 64-54]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:30  
Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:18  
  08:18
[ATL 55-64]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:18
[ATL 56-64]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner  08:08  
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  08:08  
  08:08 Jump Ball Thomas vs Bonner (McCoughtry gains possession) 
  08:02
[ATL 58-64]
Hayes Running Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (3 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (3 AST)  07:48
[PHO 67-58]
 
  07:48 Hayes Foul: Away From Play (5 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:48
[PHO 68-58]
 
  07:34 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:33  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (2 ST)  07:14  
  07:05
[ATL 60-68]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Herrington (5 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  06:49
[PHO 70-60]
 
  06:23 McCoughtry Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  06:23 McCoughtry Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  06:23 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bentley 
  06:23 Henry Substitution replaced by de Souza 
  06:23 Team Timeout : Short 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Taylor  06:23  
  06:23 Herrington Substitution replaced by Clements 
Griner Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  06:11  
Griner Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:11  
Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:01  
  06:01 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
  06:01
[ATL 61-70]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:59 McCoughtry Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  05:59  
  05:59 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  05:59 Clements Substitution replaced by Willingham 
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Willingham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:39 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:38  
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  05:24
[PHO 72-61]
 
  05:04 Bentley Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:03  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  04:53
[PHO 74-61]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:53 Bentley Substitution replaced by McCoughtry 
  04:40 McCoughtry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:38  
Taylor Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:25  
Taylor Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:25  
  04:09
[ATL 63-74]
McCoughtry Driving Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Willingham (1 AST) 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  04:09  
  04:09
[ATL 64-74]
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Griner Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 de Souza Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:46
[ATL 67-74]
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:17 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:15  
  03:15 Willingham Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  03:05  
  02:43 Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (4 ST) 
Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Hayes (3 ST)  02:24  
  02:10 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:08  
Dupree Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:56 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  01:51  
  01:51
[ATL 68-74]
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  01:51
[ATL 69-74]
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 3 (23 PTS) 
  01:51 Thomas Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  01:51
[ATL 70-74]
McCoughtry Free Throw 3 of 3 (24 PTS) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  01:31  
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:22  
  01:22 McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:22 Team Rebound 
  01:22
[ATL 71-74]
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST)  01:09  
  01:01 McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:59.9  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:52.4  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  00:52.4  
  00:39.9 McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:37.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:37.7  
  00:37.7 Willingham Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (3 ST)  00:35.1  
  00:35.1 Jump Ball McCoughtry vs Dupree (Hayes gains possession) 
  00:28.8 Hayes Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:26.9  
  00:25.8 McCoughtry Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) 
  00:25.8 McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Willingham 
  00:20.1 Herrington Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:20.1  
Team Rebound  00:20.1  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:20.1
[PHO 75-71]
 
  00:20.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:16.9 Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:15.2  
  00:13.3 Willingham Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:13.3
[PHO 76-71]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:13.3
[PHO 77-71]
 
  00:04.9 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:03.9  
  00:02.8 Thomas Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:02.8
[PHO 78-71]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:02.8
[PHO 79-71]
 
  00:00.0 Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
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l10
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PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
ATL
2nd East
17
17
3-7
13-4
4-13
 
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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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