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Parker's double-double leads Sparks past Mercury


By AL BRAVO
Posted Sep 22 2013 1:44AM

PHOENIX (AP) After losing their playoff opener at home, the Los Angeles Sparks managed better ball movement against the Phoenix Mercury in Game 2. That proved to be the difference.

Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Mercury 82-73 on Saturday night, evening their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series. The deciding Game 3 will be Monday night in Los Angeles.

``If we don't move the ball and if we don't make quick decisions, then we play right into Phoenix's hands,'' Parker said. ``So I think we just made more of a concerted effort to move the ball, make hard cuts, and at least stay active because there was a lot of standing (in Game 1) in L.A.''

Diana Taurasi, who scored 30 points in Phoenix's win at Los Angeles on Thursday, had 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting. However, after trailing at halftime for the second straight game, the Mercury couldn't rally for the win this time.

Taurasi said Phoenix got caught doing exactly what Parker warned against.

``The ball got stuck a lot in my hands, in DB's (DeWanna Bonner's) hands,'' Taurasi said. ``There wasn't enough movement, we didn't create enough for each other and when the game gets hard and the pressure is on you really rely on each other to get open and get good shots and tonight we didn't do that.''

Sparks coach Carol Ross said the difference was slight from Thursday to Saturday.

``These are two pretty evenly matched teams, that, like two old heavyweight fighters slugging it out,'' Ross said. ``You are looking for any weakness on every possession and sometimes there are not a lot of them so you have to keep punching until you find something.''

Among the differences from the first to the second game was turnovers - Phoenix made 17, seven more than it did on Thursday. Also, the Sparks had an edge inside, outrebounding the Mercury 37-35 and outshooting them by two percentage points.

``Everything was clear and simple with what we wanted to do and I think we did it a little bit better,'' Ross said. ``There wasn't any major scheme change really, we just tried to emphasize the things that we do well and try to keep Taurasi from taking over.''

Nneka Ogwumike also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Lindsey Harding scored 13 points and Alana Beard added 12 for the Sparks. Two days after receiving the league's MVP award for the second time, Parker shot 13 for 24 from the field and 5 for 6 on free throws.

Brittney Griner scored 18 points and Candice Dupree added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Mercury.

Parker had 15 points and four rebounds in the second quarter as the Sparks extended their early lead to a 44-30 advantage at the break and then held off Phoenix in the second half. Los Angeles led by 13 in the fourth quarter.

``I just thought that they had a little bit more energy early on and played a little bit more desperate than we did,'' Phoenix coach Russ Pennell said. ``That was one of my big concerns coming in to this game. Sometimes you win a game like we did on the road, even at this level people's natural tendency is maybe to have a little bit of complacency. I didn't really sense that in our team but I know that Los Angeles had to win this game. So I thought we let them get away from us early.''

The Mercury chipped away a bit in the third period with Taurasi getting 11 points to help her team get within 10 going into the final period but Phoenix never got the deficit to single digits until the final 3:07.

The Mercury pulled to 76-71 on Taurasi's two free throws with 34.8 seconds remaining, but Los Angeles made 6 of 8 from the line the rest of the way to seal the win.

``Our rhythm was thrown off early,'' Taurasi said. ``It took us a long time to get that back. That's just something simple that we have to concentrate on from the beginning and it will work itself out.''

Phoenix committed 12 turnovers in the first half - more than they totaled in the opener on Thursday - leading to 10 Sparks points in an otherwise even first half.

The Mercury also got in foul trouble again, with Dupree picking up her third with 5:33 left in the second and Taurasi her third less than a minute later - both on the offensive end.

Los Angeles scored the last four points of the first quarter to take a 17-13 lead after 10 minutes.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 42.7%

    • 40.6%

    • 0.0%

    • 7.1%

    • 85.7%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 9 8
Offensive Rebounds 14 12
Turnovers 11 17
Fast Break Pts: 16 8
Biggest Lead: 15 4
Points in the Paint: 38 42
LAS PHO
p Parker   31 Taurasi   20
rb 2 players   11 Dupree   9
a Harding   4 Taurasi   5
s 3 players   2 2 players   2
b Beard   2 Griner   3
 
  • 06/14 - LAS 81 @ PHO 97
  • 07/14 - LAS 88 @ PHO 76
  • 07/18 - PHO 90 @ LAS 84
  • 09/15 - PHO 55 @ LAS 89
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 38:44 5-12 0-0 2-2 +7 4 5 9 0 1 2 1 2 1 12
N. Ogwumike F 32:09 6-10 0-0 3-3 0 4 7 11 0 3 1 1 0 2 15
C. Parker F-C 38:44 13-24 0-1 5-6 +7 4 7 11 3 1 2 3 1 1 31
K. Toliver G 29:56 3-9 0-2 2-2 +6 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 0 0 8
L. Harding G 35:48 4-16 0-2 5-6 0 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 0 1 13
M. Coleman   15:32 0-2 0-2 1-2 +14 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
J. Lavender   09:07 1-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Hoffman DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Mathies DNP - Coach's Decision
J. O'Hea DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 32-75 0-7 18-21   14 23 37 10 12 9 11 4 5 82
  42.7% 0.0% 85.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
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 39:05 2-9 0-5 0-0 -9 1 6 7 4 0 2 4 1 0 4
C. Dupree F 29:45 7-17 0-0 2-2 -6 2 7 9 1 4 0 3 0 1 16
B. Griner C 34:29 7-14 0-0 4-6 -2 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 3 0 18
P. Taylor F 15:49 3-6 1-2 0-0 -5 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 7
D. Taurasi G 36:54 6-19 0-6 8-8 -7 2 2 4 5 5 2 3 0 2 20
B. Gilbreath   24:11 1-2 0-1 2-2 -4 3 1 4 2 5 0 3 0 0 4
L. Kizer   07:32 1-1 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. James   04:22 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Hornbuckle   04:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
K. Thomas   02:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Houston   00:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 28-69 1-14 16-18   12 23 35 16 21 5 17 5 4 73
  40.6% 7.1% 88.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #39 Michael Price, #43 Brenda Pantoja
  • Attendance: 11110
  • Duration: 1:54
Los Angeles Sparks (25-10) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Beard (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:50 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:59
[PHO 2-0]
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  08:44
[LAS 2-2]
 
  08:44 Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:44
[LAS 3-2]
 
  08:25 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:23 Griner Tip Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:12 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:12  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[LAS 5-2]
 
  07:44
[PHO 4-5]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Team Rebound 
  07:14 Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:14 Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Beard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  06:59  
  06:56 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:39
[LAS 7-4]
 
  06:26 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:04
[PHO 6-7]
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  05:52  
  05:48
[PHO 8-7]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:20 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:17  
  05:16 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:40 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:40  
Harding Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:22  
  04:07
[PHO 10-7]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:07  
  04:07 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  04:07
[PHO 11-7]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  03:55
[LAS 9-11]
 
  03:46 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:44  
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:19 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:19 Griner Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:00  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:35 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:33  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:19  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:17
[LAS 11-11]
 
  01:57 Gilbreath 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:55  
Harding Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:49  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:47  
Parker Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:47
[LAS 13-11]
 
  01:27 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Kizer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:23
[PHO 13-13]
Kizer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:16 Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:16
[LAS 14-13]
 
Beard Substitution replaced by Coleman  01:16  
Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender  01:16  
  01:16 Dupree Substitution replaced by James 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:16
[LAS 15-13]
 
  00:53.9 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:52.4  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:40.4  
  00:40.2 Gilbreath Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:40.2
[LAS 16-13]
 
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:40.2
[LAS 17-13]
 
Harding Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:30.6  
  00:28.0 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:06.9 Team Rebound 
  00:00.1 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (25-10) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:43  
Parker Tip Shot: Missed  09:43  
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:41  
Parker Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:41
[LAS 19-13]
 
  09:26
[PHO 15-19]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:56 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:54  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:51
[LAS 21-15]
 
  08:51 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:51
[LAS 22-15]
 
  08:36 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:32 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST) 
Beard Layup Shot: Missed  08:29  
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:26  
Toliver Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:26
[LAS 24-15]
 
  08:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:12 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:06  
Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56
[PHO 16-24]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:56 Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:54  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:33
[LAS 26-16]
 
  07:16 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Coleman (1 BLK) 
  07:13 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:11 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Beard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  07:06
[LAS 28-16]
 
  06:44
[PHO 19-28]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  06:21
[LAS 30-19]
 
  06:03 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:01  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  05:56
[LAS 32-19]
 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:48 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  05:48  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Harding  05:48  
  05:33 Dupree Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:33 Dupree Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:19
[LAS 34-19]
 
  04:57
[PHO 21-34]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:46  
  04:46 Dupree Substitution replaced by Hornbuckle 
  04:44 Taurasi Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:44 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:44 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hornbuckle (1 BLK)  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:32  
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:27
[LAS 36-21]
 
  04:05
[PHO 23-36]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (1 AST) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
Beard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:36  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:32
[LAS 38-23]
 
  03:17
[PHO 25-38]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hornbuckle (1 AST) 
Parker Turnaround Bank shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:01
[LAS 40-25]
 
  02:39
[PHO 27-40]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gilbreath (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:22 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:19 James Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  02:19  
  02:15 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:13 Taurasi Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:08 Taurasi Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:07 Taurasi Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  02:03
[LAS 42-27]
 
  01:49
[PHO 29-42]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:20  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:05
[LAS 44-29]
 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.5  
  00:56.5
[PHO 30-44]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:56.5 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
  00:56.5 Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.7 Team Rebound 
  00:38.4 Griner Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Parker Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.6 Team Rebound 
  00:23.6 James Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  00:06.9 Hornbuckle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (25-10) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:42  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  09:41  
  09:39 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:22
[PHO 32-44]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:52
[PHO 34-44]
Dupree Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  08:37
[LAS 46-34]
 
  08:15
[PHO 36-46]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Parker Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  07:54
[LAS 48-36]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:44  
  07:44
[PHO 37-48]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:44
[PHO 38-48]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:30 Griner Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Toliver Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  07:30
[LAS 49-38]
 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  07:17
[LAS 51-38]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:04  
  07:04
[PHO 39-51]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:04
[PHO 40-51]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  06:47
[LAS 53-40]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:38  
  06:38
[PHO 41-53]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  06:38  
  06:38
[PHO 42-53]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
Beard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:18  
Beard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:18  
  06:18 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
  06:04 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK) 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:59  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:46 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41
[PHO 44-53]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
  05:20 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:20
[LAS 54-44]
 
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  05:20
[LAS 55-44]
 
  05:04 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:02  
Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:39
[PHO 46-55]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  04:19  
  04:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:09 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beard (2 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:07  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:05
[LAS 57-46]
 
  04:05 Dupree Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:05  
  04:05 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kizer 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  04:05
[LAS 58-46]
 
  03:46 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:45  
Parker Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:32  
  03:21 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Team Rebound 
  03:18 Gilbreath Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:14
[LAS 60-46]
 
  02:59
[PHO 48-60]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:59  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  02:59  
  02:59 Griner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  02:59
[PHO 49-60]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:24 Gilbreath Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Toliver (2 ST) 
  02:18 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:13 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
Team Rebound  01:59  
  01:59 Jump Ball Bonner vs Parker (Harding gains possession) 
Toliver Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:48  
Toliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:38  
  01:38
[PHO 50-60]
Gilbreath Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:38
[PHO 51-60]
Gilbreath Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:19 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:19
[LAS 62-51]
 
  01:19 Kizer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  01:19
[LAS 63-51]
 
  01:04 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:02  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.6 Taurasi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:47.0 Bonner Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  00:47.0 Bonner Substitution replaced by Houston 
  00:47.0 Thomas Substitution replaced by Griner 
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.9 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:29.9
[PHO 53-63]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:06.9
[LAS 65-53]
 
Toliver Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5
[PHO 54-65]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:02.5
[PHO 55-65]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (25-10) Phoenix Mercury (19-16)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:32 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:25  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:12
[LAS 67-55]
 
  08:56
[PHO 57-67]
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:43
[LAS 69-57]
 
  08:32 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:31  
  08:31 Jump Ball Taylor vs Coleman (Beard gains possession) 
  08:18 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:18  
Team Rebound  08:18  
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:18
[LAS 70-57]
 
  08:02 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK) 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:00  
  07:58 Taylor Substitution replaced by Gilbreath 
Coleman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  07:49  
  07:41 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:39  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  07:33  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:31  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:30
[LAS 72-57]
 
  07:16
[PHO 59-72]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:57 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:49 Jump Ball Griner vs Ogwumike (Bonner gains possession) 
  06:39 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:37  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:25 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:10 Gilbreath Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Coleman (1 ST) 
  06:09 Taurasi Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Beard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:50  
  05:48 Gilbreath Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  05:48  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST)  05:36  
  05:31 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:29  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:15 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:57 Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  04:54  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS)  04:34
[LAS 74-59]
 
  04:17
[PHO 61-74]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:43
[PHO 63-74]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:42  
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:28  
  03:08
[PHO 65-74]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
  03:07 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  02:47  
  02:33 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:30
[PHO 67-74]
Gilbreath Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Coleman  02:24  
Harding Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:08
[LAS 76-67]
 
  01:50 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:48  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:15
[PHO 69-76]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST) 
  01:00 Taurasi Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.4 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:38.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.9 Gilbreath Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Coleman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:34.8  
  00:34.8
[PHO 70-76]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Coleman Substitution replaced by Toliver  00:34.8  
  00:34.8
[PHO 71-76]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:34.8  
  00:34.8 Bonner Substitution replaced by James 
  00:34.8 Dupree Substitution replaced by Houston 
  00:34.8 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  00:34.2 James Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:34.2
[LAS 77-71]
 
  00:34.2 Kizer Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  00:34.2 James Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  00:34.2 Houston Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:34.2
[LAS 78-71]
 
  00:34.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Coleman  00:34.2  
  00:28.9 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:27.6 Team Rebound 
  00:23.9
[PHO 73-78]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
  00:23.0 Gilbreath Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.0  
Team Rebound  00:23.0  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:23.0
[LAS 79-73]
 
  00:23.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:13.5  
  00:13.5 Gilbreath Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:13.5
[LAS 80-73]
 
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:13.5
[LAS 81-73]
 
  00:13.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.9 Griner Hook Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:07.9  
  00:07.6 Griner Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Coleman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:07.6  
Team Rebound  00:07.6  
  00:07.6 Bonner Substitution replaced by Kizer 
  00:07.6 Dupree Substitution replaced by Houston 
  00:07.6 Taurasi Substitution replaced by James 
Coleman Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:07.6
[LAS 82-73]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:00 pm ET
-- TWC SN/TWC D Local 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAS
2nd West
24
10
7-3
15-2
9-8
PHO
3rd West
19
15
6-4
10-7
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .453 .507
FT% .811 .700
Points 79.7 86.0
Rebounds 35.1 27.0
Assists 16.9 20.0
Steals 6.0 8.0
Blocks 5.1 1.0
3-Point % .303 .308
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Sparks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .475 .411
FT% .778 .750
Points 81.9 75.0
Rebounds 34.6 39.0
Assists 18.8 12.0
Steals 8.4 2.0
Blocks 4.9 2.0
3-Point % .346 .000
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 3
Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Bonner, DeWanna 39:01 5-9 1-4 2-3 0 5 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 13
Dupree, Candice 37:39 8-16 0-0 0-0 1 6 7 5 2 1 1 0 1 16
Gilbreath, Briana 15:50 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 4
Griner, Brittney 18:35 5-7 0-0 0-2 2 4 6 0 5 0 2 0 0 10
Houston, Charde 3:18 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
James, Jasmine 2:22 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Kizer, Lynetta 11:11 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 6
Taurasi, Diana 40:00 8-21 3-8 11-13 1 3 4 7 2 2 1 0 1 30
Taylor, Penny 24:10 2-4 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 5
Thomas, Krystal 7:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles Sparks (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Beard, Alana 30:28 4-8 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 0 8
Coleman, Marissa 14:04 1-4 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Harding, Lindsey 35:11 5-11 0-1 6-7 1 3 4 5 4 0 4 0 0 16
Hoffman, Ebony 3:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Lavender, Jantel 12:53 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
Mathies, A'dia 3:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
O'Hea, Jenna 9:08 1-3 0-2 0-1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
Ogwumike, Nneka 25:43 4-11 0-0 0-0 6 8 14 3 4 0 3 0 1 8
Parker, Candace 38:22 11-19 0-3 6-8 2 6 8 0 2 0 2 2 0 28
Toliver, Kristi 27:58 1-13 0-7 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 2