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Posted Sep 14 2013 1:04AM

PHOENIX (AP) With playoff position already determined, a late-season game against a last-place team can have its challenges.

The Phoenix Mercury took care of that in the first quarter Friday and, for good measure, in the fourth quarter, too.

Diana Taurasi had 20 points and 10 assists and the Mercury beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 82-61 Friday night for their fifth win in six games.

``We want to play well. I think that's the hard part here is you want to get some people some rest,'' Phoenix interim coach Russ Pennell said. ``But you don't want to pull your foot off the accelerator to the point that you are not getting good reps.''

The Mercury, No. 3 in the Western Conference, complete the regular season at Los Angeles on Sunday and then face the second-seeded Sparks in the first round of the playoffs beginning Thursday at the Staples Center.

``We wanted to get that win, show that this game meant something to us,'' said No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner, who added 13 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes for Phoenix. ``Definitely good momentum going into play L.A.''

The Mercury (19-14) hit four straight 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter, scoring 21 straight points to open an 80-52 lead with 3:29 left.

``They hit a lot of open 3s in transition,'' San Antonio's Jia Perkins said. ``They did a good job of spreading the floor out and they hit a lot, a lot of shots and it was kind of wide open for them.''

Danielle Adams and Shenise Johnson each had 11 points for San Antonio (11-22), which has lost four straight and five of six.

San Antonio was within 59-52 going into the final quarter but missed its first nine shots of the period.

``I told the team I just wish I could have had them a little fresher,'' Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes said. ``I think we expended a lot of energy to put us down seven at the end of three and then in the fourth quarter we just didn't have the legs to finish.''

Penny Taylor had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes for Phoenix in just her third game since July 18, having missed 14 games with a knee injury.

``We're getting some momentum at the right time when we need it,'' Taylor said. ``Defensively I think we look like a really cohesive unit out there at times.''

Phoenix, in the postseason for the fourth time in five seasons, is 9-3 under interim coach Russ Pennell and finished the year 9-7 at home.

Griner had 13 points, making all six of her shots, and four rebounds in the first half to help the Mercury go up 40-31 at the break. The Mercury took advantage of San Antonio's slow start.

The Silver Stars missed seven of their first eight shots and trailed 15-2 after 5 1/2 minutes. Phoenix led 25-8 late in the first, having made 11 of its first 16 shots.

After a solid first half, Griner landed awkwardly on her right ankle after guarding San Antonio's Jayne Appel on the first basket of the second half and went out for several minutes, getting re-taped and then returning late in the third. She did not play the fourth quarter and was soaking her foot in ice water after the game but said it felt fine.

With only one practice over the last week during a stretch of five games in eight days to end the season, Pennell said his team only has games to improve.

``We have to get better. Not only do we have to win, we have to get better,'' Pennell said. ``I thought tonight we played long stretches of pretty good basketball.''


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Silver Stars
Mercury
     
    • 34.8%

    • 51.6%

    • 26.1%

    • 47.1%

    • 77.8%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAN PHO
Total Rebounds 8 3
Offensive Rebounds 10 7
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 2 2
Biggest Lead: 0 28
Points in the Paint: 20 30
SAN PHO
p 2 players   11 Taurasi   20
rb Appel   10 Thomas   8
a Johnson   4 Taurasi   10
s Perkins   3 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Griner   2
 
  • 06/25 - PHO 83 @ SAN 77
  • 07/10 - SAN 88 @ PHO 80
  • 08/17 - PHO 82 @ SAN 88
  • 09/06 - SAN 80 @ PHO 83
  • 09/13 - SAN 61 @ PHO 82
San Antonio Silver Stars (11-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Adams F-C 29:48 4-11 1-3 2-2 -13 0 3 3 2 0 2 1 1 2 11
S. Johnson G 35:36 5-16 0-4 1-1 -25 1 4 5 4 2 2 2 0 1 11
J. Appel C 23:45 3-6 0-1 0-0 -28 3 7 10 2 1 2 1 0 1 6
S. Christon F 27:12 3-11 2-7 1-2 -6 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 9
J. Perkins G 26:27 2-11 1-4 2-2 -26 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 0 0 7
C. Kraayeveld   24:12 3-5 1-3 0-0 -4 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
K. Alexander   21:38 3-5 0-0 1-2 -4 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 1 0 7
C. Hopkins   11:22 1-4 1-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
B. Hammon DND - Left ACL
C. Poppens DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Robinson DND - Strained Right Knee
D. Whyte DND - Partially Torn Achilles Tendon in
S. Young DND - Right ACL
Total   200 24-69 6-23 7-9   10 21 31 11 10 10 11 3 5 61
  34.8% 26.1% 77.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 26:09 3-8 1-4 0-0 +8 0 4 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 7
C. Dupree F 05:31 4-5 0-0 0-0 +14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
B. Griner C 20:23 6-7 0-0 1-2 +14 1 4 5 2 1 0 0 2 0 13
P. Taylor F 21:10 2-6 2-4 4-4 +24 2 5 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 10
D. Taurasi G 30:45 7-9 3-5 3-4 +33 0 4 4 10 2 1 1 1 0 20
B. Gilbreath   16:47 0-4 0-1 0-0 -5 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
L. Kizer   27:50 4-10 0-0 0-0 +8 1 3 4 0 3 2 2 1 0 8
J. James   10:35 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
K. Thomas   21:52 3-5 0-0 2-2 +4 2 6 8 0 3 2 1 0 0 8
C. Houston   08:09 0-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
A. Hornbuckle   10:49 3-4 2-3 0-0 +12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 8
Total   200 32-62 8-17 10-12   7 30 37 22 15 7 10 5 3 82
  51.6% 47.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 3 total to: 11

inactive

  • Silver Stars: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Silver Stars: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #45 Tom Mauer, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8899
  • Duration: 1:44
San Antonio Silver Stars (11-22) Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Appel (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:53
[PHO 2-0]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Christon (1 BLK) 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:14
[PHO 4-0]
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:57 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:40  
  08:40 Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:40 Team Rebound 
  08:40
[PHO 5-0]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Perkins Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09
[PHO 7-0]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:45
[PHO 9-0]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Adams Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Christon (1 AST)  07:34
[SAN 2-9]
 
  07:22
[PHO 11-2]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:15  
Christon Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:47
[PHO 13-2]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:19 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
Adams Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  05:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:37
[PHO 15-2]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Christon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Appel (1 AST)  05:16
[SAN 4-15]
 
  04:55
[PHO 18-4]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:29  
  04:29 Dupree Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  04:29 Taylor Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Christon Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  04:29  
Adams Violation:Kicked Ball  04:19  
  04:14 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Kraayeveld Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:13  
Adams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kizer (1 BLK)  03:48  
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:46  
Appel Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:46
[SAN 6-18]
 
  03:25 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:24  
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:14
[SAN 8-18]
 
  03:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Adams Substitution replaced by Alexander  03:14  
  03:02
[PHO 20-8]
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:24
[PHO 23-8]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:51
[PHO 25-8]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
  01:27 Kizer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:27 Griner Substitution replaced by James 
  01:27 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Hopkins  01:27  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Christon  01:27  
Hopkins Layup Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:12  
  01:12 Thomas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Kraayeveld Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:53.9
[SAN 10-25]
 
  00:30.9 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Appel (1 ST) 
Appel Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:11.9 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.5  
End of 1st Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (11-22) Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Adams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:35 Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:24 Houston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Alexander (1 BLK) 
  09:22 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:18 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:17  
  09:08 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hopkins Substitution replaced by Johnson  09:08  
  09:02 Kizer Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  08:57  
  08:44
[PHO 27-10]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Kraayeveld 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  08:16
[SAN 13-27]
 
  07:46 James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK) 
  07:46 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:46 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:46 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  07:46 James Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Alexander Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST)  07:38  
  07:27 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Adams (1 ST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  07:20  
Kraayeveld Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:18  
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:15  
  07:13 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:13 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
Alexander Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST)  06:56
[SAN 15-27]
 
  06:39
[PHO 29-15]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Alexander Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Adams (2 AST)  06:22
[SAN 17-29]
 
Alexander Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:09  
  06:09
[PHO 30-17]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:09 Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:09
[PHO 31-17]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
Alexander Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:49  
Alexander Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:46
[SAN 19-31]
 
  05:29 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kraayeveld Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:28  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:20
[SAN 21-31]
 
  05:04 Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
Alexander Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:56  
  04:52 Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:52  
  04:52 Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Kraayeveld Substitution replaced by Perkins  04:52  
Alexander Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:52  
Alexander Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:52
[SAN 22-31]
 
  04:27 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Christon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:26  
Adams Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:55 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Alexander Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:49  
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  03:41
[SAN 25-31]
 
  03:20
[PHO 33-25]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
  03:06 Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:06
[SAN 26-33]
 
Alexander Substitution replaced by Appel  03:06  
Christon Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  03:06  
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:06
[SAN 27-33]
 
  02:50 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:49  
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:37 Team Rebound 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Thomas Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  02:26
[PHO 35-27]
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:55
[PHO 37-27]
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:33
[SAN 29-37]
 
  01:14
[PHO 39-29]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Appel (2 AST)  00:58.9
[SAN 31-39]
 
  00:43.7 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  00:34.9 Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:33.9  
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.9 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Perkins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:09.6  
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:07.5  
  00:07.5
[PHO 40-31]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:07.5 Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:06.8  
Appel 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (11-22) Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
Team Rebound  09:39  
  09:32 Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Appel Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  09:21  
Appel Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:19  
Appel Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:13
[SAN 33-40]
 
  08:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:58 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  08:44
[PHO 42-33]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Christon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (2 ST)  08:25  
Christon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:21  
  08:21
[PHO 43-33]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:21
[PHO 44-33]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:52 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:34 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:33  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:25  
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[SAN 35-44]
 
  07:12 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  07:12
[SAN 36-44]
 
  06:52
[PHO 46-36]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
  06:34 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:34
[SAN 37-46]
 
  06:34 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:34
[SAN 38-46]
 
  06:16 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:14  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:05
[SAN 40-46]
 
  05:54
[PHO 48-40]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Appel Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  05:37
[SAN 42-48]
 
  05:25
[PHO 50-42]
Taurasi Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  05:06
[SAN 45-50]
 
  04:43 Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Perkins (2 ST) 
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:24 Kizer Substitution replaced by Houston 
  04:24 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
  04:19
[PHO 52-45]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  03:54  
  03:47 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Appel (2 ST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:39
[SAN 47-52]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21
[PHO 53-47]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Appel Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  03:21  
Christon Substitution replaced by Alexander  03:21  
  03:21
[PHO 54-47]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:00
[SAN 50-54]
 
  02:41
[PHO 56-50]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Kraayeveld 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:13
[PHO 59-50]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  02:05 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Hopkins  02:05  
Adams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  02:00  
  01:58 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Alexander Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:44 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Kraayeveld Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:42  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:17 Houston Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Hopkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:10  
  00:55.8 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Perkins (3 ST) 
  00:49.0 Houston Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  00:49.0 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:46.8 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hopkins Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:35.9 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Adams (2 ST) 
Adams Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:31.9
[SAN 52-59]
 
  00:08.9 Bonner Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:07.9  
Hopkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hornbuckle (1 BLK)  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.6  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
San Antonio Silver Stars (11-22) Phoenix Mercury (19-14)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:31 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:30  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:55 Taylor Running Bank shot: Missed 
  08:54 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:39
[PHO 62-52]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Alexander Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Appel Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:13  
  07:57
[PHO 65-52]
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:51  
Alexander Substitution replaced by Adams  07:51  
Hopkins Substitution replaced by Perkins  07:51  
Perkins Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:47  
Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:47  
  07:28 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:27  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:06
[PHO 68-52]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:41  
Kraayeveld Substitution replaced by Christon  06:41  
  06:21
[PHO 71-52]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST) 
  06:00 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Appel Substitution replaced by Alexander  06:00  
Christon Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:47 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:46  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  05:41  
  05:32
[PHO 74-52]
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (10 AST) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  05:11  
  04:57
[PHO 76-52]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:49  
  04:49 Taylor Substitution replaced by James 
Adams Substitution replaced by Hopkins  04:49  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Kraayeveld  04:49  
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:31 Thomas Hook Shot: Missed 
Alexander Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:30  
  04:30 Hornbuckle Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Alexander Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:58
[PHO 78-52]
Kizer Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Alexander Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29
[PHO 79-52]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:29 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  03:29
[PHO 80-52]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:12 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Christon Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:49  
  02:46 Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:45 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:42 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Alexander Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:41  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
Kraayeveld Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:22  
Hopkins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  02:16
[SAN 55-80]
 
  01:56 Kizer Jump Shot: Missed 
Alexander Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:55  
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:46
[SAN 58-80]
 
  01:19 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:17  
Kraayeveld 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
Christon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:04  
Christon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  01:02  
  00:55.9
[PHO 82-58]
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
  00:42.8 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Christon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:42.8  
Team Rebound  00:42.8  
  00:42.8 Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston 
Christon Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:42.8
[SAN 59-82]
 
  00:27.9 Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kraayeveld (1 ST) 
Kraayeveld Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hopkins (1 AST)  00:21.9
[SAN 61-82]
 
End of 4th Qtr
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FT% .790 .
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