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Posted Sep 15 2013 6:24PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) All the intrigue of a Western Conference semifinals preview was gone shortly after tip-off.

Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender each scored 16 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 12 points and eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Phoenix Mercury, 89-55, on Sunday.

The Sparks (24-10) routed the Mercury (19-15) in a game in which the teams' star players weren't needed in the second half. L.A. and Phoenix already clinched the second and third seeds, respectively, and will open a best-of-three series Thursday in Los Angeles.

The win gave L.A. a split of the four-game regular season series.

``I think it's good for our confidence, but there's a lot of things we can take from this,'' Parker said. ``We got some (reserve) players in. We were able to play but rest a little bit. Combined - the past two games - I've probably played like 13 minutes. But I think it's good for us, and going into next week ready to prepare for Phoenix in the playoffs.''

Brittney Griner had nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks and Jasmine James scored nine points for Phoenix, which was held to its lowest point total this season.

Diana Taurasi, who had a shot at her sixth WNBA scoring title, took a knee to a quad from A'dia Mathies in the second quarter and was held out as a precautionary measure. Phoenix's second-leading scorer Candice Dupree did not play because of a tight hamstring, according to Mercury coach Russ Pennell.

Pennell said that playing six games in nine days caught up to his team, and his players agreed.

``It's going to be great for us to get off our legs and rest,'' Griner said. ``I know I'm going to sit on the couch and rest. The only thing I'm doing is playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour (video game). That's all I'm doing. I'm working my thumbs.''

Griner added that she expects a much different game in the postseason. It was only Griner's second game against L.A., and she only played 15 minutes in the June 14 meeting because she was recovering from a knee injury.

``It's going to be good,'' she said. ``Don't base it off of tonight, but it's going to be good. We're going to compete and we're going to get after it.''

Kristi Toliver and Lindsey Harding each scored 12 points for L.A., which led by double-digits from 19-9. It outscored Phoenix, 13-2, on fast break points through three quarters. Jenna O'Hea gave the Sparks their biggest lead at 75-37 on a basket inside.

The Mercury held opponents to 71.8 points on 37 percent shooting in the previous 12 games under Pennell but the Sparks' 89 points came on 47 percent shooting. One more point by L.A. would have triggered a promotional giveaway.

``We got a stop on the Jamba Juice,'' Pennell joked. ``We were trying to prevent the Jamba Juice giveaway.''

Parker provided the highlight basket with a Hakeem Olajuwon ``Dream Shake'' move on Griner in the third.

``It's funny because my dad (Larry)), a long time ago, even before (Rajon) Rondo did it, my dad was trying to show me that move,'' Parker said. ``He was here today. I had to look at him and smile a little bit.''

The Sparks took a 49-26 lead into halftime behind Parker's 12 points, Toliver's 10 and Lavender's eight. It was the lowest scoring first half this season by Phoenix, which committed nine turnovers in the opening 10 minutes and 21 overall.


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 34.5%

    • 47.4%

    • 18.2%

    • 50.0%

    • 56.5%

    • 73.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 10 12
Offensive Rebounds 11 15
Turnovers 20 11
Fast Break Pts: 4 15
Biggest Lead: 4 38
Points in the Paint: 30 36
PHO LAS
p 2 players   9 2 players   16
rb Thomas   8 Lavender   9
a James   4 Harding   5
s James   3 Ogwumike   4
b Griner   4 2 players   1
 
  • 06/14 - LAS 81 @ PHO 97
  • 07/14 - LAS 88 @ PHO 76
  • 07/18 - PHO 90 @ LAS 84
  • 09/15 - PHO 55 @ LAS 89
Phoenix Mercury (19-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 22:54 1-8 0-2 1-2 -23 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 3
P. Taylor F 13:57 1-4 0-1 0-0 -19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
B. Griner C 22:07 4-8 0-0 1-2 -22 1 6 7 1 1 0 0 4 0 9
B. Gilbreath G 21:48 1-2 1-1 0-0 -22 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
D. Taurasi G 14:42 3-7 1-2 1-2 -15 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 2 1 8
L. Kizer   17:06 2-4 0-0 2-4 -11 2 2 4 0 4 1 3 0 0 6
A. Hornbuckle   21:17 1-7 0-3 3-4 -16 1 3 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 5
K. Thomas   17:53 3-4 0-0 1-3 -12 4 4 8 1 2 0 2 0 0 7
J. James   30:30 3-9 0-1 3-4 -18 1 0 1 4 1 3 4 0 0 9
C. Houston   17:46 1-5 0-1 1-2 -12 1 2 3 0 2 1 4 1 0 3
C. Dupree DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 20-58 2-11 13-23   11 22 33 9 14 9 20 7 2 55
  34.5% 18.2% 56.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 21
Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 05:29 0-1 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Ogwumike F 21:20 6-11 0-0 0-0 +33 3 5 8 4 2 4 0 1 1 12
C. Parker F-C 16:13 6-7 0-0 4-4 +23 0 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 16
K. Toliver G 15:13 4-7 2-3 2-3 +24 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 12
L. Harding G 22:46 6-10 0-0 0-0 +25 0 3 3 5 2 0 1 0 0 12
M. Coleman   20:29 1-1 1-1 0-0 +26 2 4 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 3
J. Lavender   23:47 5-12 0-0 6-6 +11 5 4 9 3 3 0 3 0 2 16
J. O'Hea   29:52 3-8 0-1 0-0 +19 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 6
E. Hoffman   18:40 2-7 0-1 0-0 +1 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 2 4
A. Mathies   16:11 1-6 0-0 0-4 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 2
F. Abdi   10:00 2-6 0-0 2-2 -2 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 6
Total   200 36-76 3-6 14-19   15 23 38 18 18 9 11 2 7 89
  47.4% 50.0% 73.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Bonner
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #43 Brenda Pantoja, #8 Daryl Humphrey, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 12311
  • Duration: 1:45
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Griner (Taylor gains possession) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:51
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:40 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:22  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:02  
Griner Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[PHO 4-0]
 
  08:44
[LAS 2-4]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:16
[LAS 4-4]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:39
[LAS 6-4]
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:23
[PHO 7-6]
 
  07:15
[LAS 9-7]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  06:59
[PHO 9-9]
 
  06:44 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:20 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:10  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:04
[LAS 11-9]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK)  05:43  
  05:43 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bonner Technical  05:43  
  05:43 Toliver Free Throw Technical Missed 
  05:43 Team Rebound 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer  05:43  
  05:32 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:31 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:20 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:16
[LAS 13-9]
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Kizer Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:11  
Kizer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:11  
  05:00
[LAS 15-9]
Ogwumike Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Kizer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST)  04:47  
Kizer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:31  
  04:31  
  04:31 Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  04:31
[LAS 16-9]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:31
[LAS 17-9]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:19  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  04:19  
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:14  
  04:14
[LAS 18-9]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:14
[LAS 19-9]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Bonner  03:56  
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:56  
  03:54 Harding Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:47  
  03:35 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:34  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:14
[LAS 22-9]
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:36 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:35  
  02:34 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by James  02:34  
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:12 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
  02:10 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:08  
  02:08 Harding Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Houston  02:08  
  02:02 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Hornbuckle Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  01:50
[PHO 11-22]
 
  01:47 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:45 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:42
[LAS 24-11]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Houston Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:35  
  01:18
[LAS 26-11]
Lavender Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:47.0
[LAS 28-11]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (3 AST) 
  00:34.4 Ogwumike Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.9 Coleman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:14.5
[LAS 30-11]
Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST)  00:02.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:33 Harding Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:32  
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  09:10
[PHO 13-30]
 
  08:51 Hoffman Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:49  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:28
[LAS 32-13]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hoffman (1 AST) 
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:57  
  07:57
[LAS 33-13]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Houston Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  07:57  
  07:57
[LAS 34-13]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Taurasi Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:29
[PHO 15-34]
 
  07:08 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
  07:06 Hoffman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:05 Hoffman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Hea (1 BLK)  06:55  
  06:54 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47 Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gilbreath (1 ST) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:43  
  06:43 Jump Ball Hoffman vs James (Harding gains possession) 
  06:36
[LAS 36-15]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:16
[PHO 17-36]
 
  05:55 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
  05:45 O'Hea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer  05:45  
  05:45 Coleman Substitution replaced by Mathies 
  05:45 Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker 
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:38
[PHO 19-36]
 
  05:23
[LAS 38-19]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
  05:14 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:14  
Team Rebound  05:14  
James Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:14  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:14
[PHO 20-38]
 
  05:03
[LAS 40-20]
Hoffman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
  04:40 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:40
[PHO 21-40]
 
  04:40 Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Kizer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:40
[PHO 22-40]
 
  04:26 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:24  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:10
[PHO 24-40]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:01  
  04:01
[LAS 41-24]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner  04:01  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:01  
  04:01 Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  04:01
[LAS 42-24]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:36
[LAS 45-24]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:13 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:10  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by James  03:10  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Team Rebound 
  02:41 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:38
[LAS 47-24]
O'Hea Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (4 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:12  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:10  
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:09
[PHO 26-47]
 
  01:50 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:48  
  01:43 Mathies Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  01:43  
  01:43 Parker Substitution replaced by Coleman 
  01:43 Toliver Substitution replaced by Lavender 
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:22 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:14 O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:10 Coleman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:06  
  00:51.9 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.9  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:38.8 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:31.8 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:30.3  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.9 Mathies Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.6
[LAS 49-26]
Mathies Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43
[LAS 51-26]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:20  
  09:06 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:58 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:56  
Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST)  08:50  
  08:42
[LAS 53-26]
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  08:19
[PHO 29-53]
 
  08:10
[LAS 55-29]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:45  
  07:44 Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:44
[PHO 30-55]
 
  07:44 Toliver Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:34
[LAS 57-30]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:19 Team Rebound 
  07:05 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Griner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  06:59
[PHO 32-57]
 
  06:41
[LAS 59-32]
Parker Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Team Rebound 
  06:18 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Taylor (Parker gains possession) 
  06:11
[LAS 61-32]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (4 ST)  05:44  
  05:26
[LAS 63-32]
Harding Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:15  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle  05:15  
  05:15 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:02
[PHO 34-63]
 
  04:42 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:41  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:21 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:20  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:53
[LAS 65-34]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
  03:35 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:35  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer  03:35  
Gilbreath Substitution replaced by Houston  03:35  
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:35
[PHO 35-65]
 
  03:22
[LAS 67-35]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  03:04 Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:04  
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST)  02:53
[PHO 37-67]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
  02:41
[LAS 68-37]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:41 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Hoffman 
  02:41
[LAS 69-37]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Coleman (2 ST)  02:26  
  02:23
[LAS 71-37]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST) 
Houston Turnover : Double Dribble (3 TO)  02:06  
  01:52
[LAS 73-37]
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:30  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST)  01:23  
  01:14 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kizer (1 ST) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:04  
Kizer Layup Shot: Missed  01:03  
  00:57.9 Coleman Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:49.9 Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed Block: Houston (1 BLK) 
  00:47.9 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:47.9
[LAS 75-37]
O'Hea Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:26.1 O'Hea Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:26.1
[PHO 38-75]
 
  00:26.1 Harding Substitution replaced by Mathies 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:26.1
[PHO 39-75]
 
  00:01.9 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.8  
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-15) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Hoffman Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:33  
  09:13 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
  09:02 Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kizer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:02  
Team Rebound  09:02  
Kizer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:02  
  09:02 Team Rebound 
Hornbuckle Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:02  
  08:49 O'Hea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST) 
  08:45 Lavender Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:45
[PHO 40-75]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:45
[PHO 41-75]
 
  08:33 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:25 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
  08:22 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:19 Abdi Jump Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:11 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:11  
Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:00  
  07:48 O'Hea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Team Rebound 
Hornbuckle Violation:Jump Ball  07:46  
  07:46 Jump Ball Mathies vs Hornbuckle 
  07:33 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:32  
Thomas Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:20
[PHO 43-75]
 
Hornbuckle Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:59  
  06:59 Mathies Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:59 Team Rebound 
  06:59 Mathies Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:59 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:54
[LAS 77-43]
Hoffman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST) 
  06:28 Abdi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Houston Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:28
[PHO 44-77]
 
Houston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Abdi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Kizer Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:11  
  06:04 Mathies Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
Houston Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:04  
  06:04
[LAS 78-44]
Abdi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:04
[LAS 79-44]
Abdi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Kizer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  05:52
[PHO 46-79]
 
  05:30 Abdi Jump Shot: Missed 
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:29  
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:15 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:13  
  05:13  
  05:13 Mathies Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:13 Team Rebound 
  05:13 Mathies Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:11  
Houston 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:50  
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:49
[PHO 48-79]
 
  04:26 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:25 Lavender Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:23
[LAS 81-48]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Hornbuckle Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:57  
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:54
[PHO 50-81]
 
  03:54 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Team Rebound 
Kizer Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:53  
  03:53
[LAS 82-50]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:53
[LAS 83-50]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:33  
Houston Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:32
[PHO 52-83]
 
  03:14 Abdi Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Hoffman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:07 Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hornbuckle (1 ST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Abdi (1 ST)  02:59  
  02:55
[LAS 85-52]
Abdi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:21 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:20  
Houston Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
Hornbuckle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:12  
  02:12 Abdi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hornbuckle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:12  
Hornbuckle Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:12
[PHO 53-85]
 
  01:55
[LAS 87-53]
Abdi Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hornbuckle 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Thomas Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:39  
  01:38 Hoffman Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:38
[PHO 54-87]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:38  
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:38  
Kizer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:35  
  01:24 Abdi Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Abdi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:11 Mathies Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Lavender Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  01:07
[LAS 89-54]
O'Hea Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lavender (3 AST) 
Houston Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:53.9  
  00:42.9 Hoffman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kizer Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:42.4  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.0  
Team Rebound  00:28.0  
  00:28.0 Mathies Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:28.0  
Team Rebound  00:28.0  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:28.0
[PHO 55-89]
 
  00:09.0 Mathies Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
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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Dream Stats
  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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