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Posted May 19 2014 12:36AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) With Magic Johnson sitting along the baseline, the Los Angeles Sparks were eager to make a positive first impression on their new owner.

Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury ruined that plan.

Taurasi scored 23 points, including the go-ahead runner in the final minute, and the Mercury defeated the Sparks 74-69 Sunday night to spoil their home opener.

Taurasi added six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Her one-handed runner along the baseline with 32.7 seconds remaining was the last of 18 lead changes in the game and was the pivotal moment of a 13-3 Mercury run over the final 2 1/2 minutes.

''Those last two minutes are always tricky, they can go either way,'' said Taurasi, who hails from nearby Chino. ''They just missed a couple shots and we made a couple shots. The game was in the balance; we got a little luckier today.''

DeWanna Bonner had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Brittney Griner added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Candice Dupree added 18 points for Phoenix (2-0).

''We just took it a possession at a time,'' Griner said. ''They had a lead and we knew we just needed to chip away at it - get a stop, get a score, and across the board we did that.''

Candace Parker had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Alana Beard scored 16 points for Los Angeles, which was playing its first home game since a group led by Johnson and Los Angeles Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter purchased the team in February.

Johnson immediately put his stamp on organization, with the famous ''Showtime'' moniker from his Lakers' days figuring prominently in the Sparks' intro video and the word ''Magic'' adorning team employees' shirts.

The Sparks weren't quite able to replicate the ''Showtime'' days, as they shot just 31.6 percent (6 of 19) in the fourth quarter to blow a 66-61 lead.

They were also outrebounded 41-32, surrendering 12 offensive boards in the process.

''I'm sure there was some fatigue involved, but we have to fight through that,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said. ''Rebounding was the biggest issue. We started the game poorly rebounding, and our energy had nothing to do with that.''

The Sparks fell into a 16-6 hole early in the first quarter but staged a furious rally to take a 30-29 lead at halftime. Parker scored 10 points in the second quarter alone to lead the surge.

The lead changed 11 times in a back-and-forth third quarter, and the Mercury emerged with a 51-50 edge heading into the fourth.

The back-and-forth continued deep into the final quarter, when a Griner putback and free throw gave the Mercury a 68-67 lead with 46 seconds remaining.

Parker drained a pair of free throws to put the Sparks back in the lead, but Taurasi made her one-handed runner to make it 70-69 Mercury and extended it to 72-69 with a pair of free throws.

Kristi Tolliver's potential game-tying 3-pointer rimmed out with 15 seconds to go, and Bonner iced it with two free throws in the final seconds.

Overall the Mercury shot 18 of 20 from the foul line and made their final seven free throws.

''Those free throws are huge,'' Taurasi said. ''You miss those they come back and bite you. Those are the things that if you can really execute, it really helps.''


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 39.1%

    • 40.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 30.8%

    • 90.0%

    • 65.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 5 8
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 18 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 18
Biggest Lead: 10 5
Points in the Paint: 28 26
PHO LAS
p Taurasi   23 Parker   23
rb Bonner   11 Parker   11
a Phillips   7 3 players   3
s Bonner   4 4 players   2
b Griner   4 Parker   2
 
  • 05/18 - PHO 74 @ LAS 69
  • 07/06 - PHO 94 @ LAS 89
  • 07/24 - PHO 93 @ LAS 73
  • 07/29 - LAS 69 @ PHO 90
  • 08/16 - LAS @ PHO
Phoenix Mercury (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 35:21 4-11 3-5 5-6 +7 3 8 11 2 3 4 3 0 0 16
C. Dupree F 33:01 7-10 0-0 4-4 +9 2 3 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 18
B. Griner C 27:45 6-12 0-0 1-2 +8 4 6 10 2 5 1 2 4 0 13
D. Taurasi G 36:13 7-16 3-9 6-6 +13 0 6 6 6 2 3 5 0 1 23
E. Phillips G 25:27 0-3 0-2 0-0 +13 1 3 4 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
P. Taylor   09:59 0-1 0-0 2-2 -10 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 1 2
M. Bass   17:27 1-4 0-0 0-0 -2 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 2
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   07:09 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Murphy   05:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   01:42 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-64 6-18 18-20   12 29 41 19 19 11 18 4 3 74
  39.1% 33.3% 90.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 21
Los Angeles Sparks (1-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Beard G-F 27:46 6-10 2-3 2-2 -6 0 1 1 0 6 2 2 1 0 16
J. Lavender C 25:58 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 7 8 2 2 2 3 0 1 4
C. Parker F-C 37:16 8-20 0-1 7-9 -10 2 9 11 3 3 1 3 2 0 23
K. Toliver G 30:38 2-9 2-7 3-4 -7 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 1 9
L. Harding G 27:18 4-10 0-1 0-0 -10 0 2 2 2 3 1 3 0 0 8
S. Gruda   26:19 2-5 0-0 1-2 +2 5 0 5 1 3 2 2 0 1 5
A. Herrington   21:02 2-4 0-0 0-3 +1 0 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 1 4
F. Abdi   03:43 0-2 0-1 0-0 +5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Ogwumike DND - Low back strain.
C. Wiggins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-64 4-13 13-20   8 24 32 14 20 11 16 3 4 69
  40.6% 30.8% 65.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #45 Tom Mauer, #30 Thomas Nunez
  • Attendance: 10138
  • Duration: 2:00
Phoenix Mercury (2-0) Los Angeles Sparks (1-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST)  09:47  
  09:25 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:00  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:59
[PHO 2-0]
 
  08:37 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  08:26
[PHO 4-0]
 
  08:16 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:06  
  07:52
[LAS 2-4]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Griner Hook Shot: Missed  07:37  
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:36  
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:22  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  07:19
[PHO 7-2]
 
  07:02 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:00  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Parker Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  06:47 Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  06:32
[PHO 9-2]
 
  06:13 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:01 Parker Hook Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:59  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:40 Beard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  05:22
[PHO 11-2]
 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:16 Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  05:16 Parker Substitution replaced by Gruda 
  05:01 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:00  
  04:57 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:56  
Taurasi Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:44  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:44  
Griner Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:44  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Bass  04:39  
  04:26
[LAS 4-11]
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK)  04:07  
  04:05 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:00
[LAS 6-11]
Gruda Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST) 
  03:44 Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:44 Lavender Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:44 Beard Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  03:32 Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:32
[PHO 12-6]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:32
[PHO 13-6]
 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:22  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  03:22  
  03:16 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (1 AST)  03:02
[PHO 16-6]
 
  02:44 Herrington Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:23 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (2 ST) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:06  
Bass Layup Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:55 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:50 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:36
[LAS 8-16]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
  01:17 Gruda Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:17
[PHO 17-8]
 
  01:17 Toliver Substitution replaced by Abdi 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner  01:17  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  01:17  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:17
[PHO 18-8]
 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04
[LAS 9-18]
Gruda Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:04 Gruda Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:04  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST)  00:53.8  
  00:50.8
[LAS 11-18]
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Abdi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.5 Harding 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.5 Team Rebound 
  00:02.5 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-0) Los Angeles Sparks (1-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Abdi Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:41  
  09:36 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:24  
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gruda (1 ST)  09:21  
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:20  
  09:04 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:02  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:42
[LAS 13-18]
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:42  
  08:42 Herrington Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:41  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:21 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:21  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:21  
  07:56 Abdi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Team Rebound 
  07:56 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree  07:56  
  07:34 Abdi Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  07:34 Gruda Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:32  
  07:16 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:15  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:43 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:42  
  06:34 Herrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:34
[PHO 19-13]
 
  06:34 Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:21 Beard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:09  
Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn  06:09  
  06:01 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:47 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:47  
Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:29  
  05:16
[LAS 15-19]
Parker Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Kobryn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55
[LAS 16-19]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:55  
  04:55
[LAS 17-19]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  04:42  
Dupree Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:42  
  04:42
[LAS 18-19]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:42 Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:40  
Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:27  
  04:27 Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner  04:27  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  04:27  
  04:27 Beard Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Griner Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:24  
Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:24  
  04:06
[LAS 20-19]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:01  
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  03:45  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:40  
  03:29 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:18 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:11
[LAS 22-19]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:54
[PHO 21-22]
 
  02:41
[LAS 24-21]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lavender (2 ST)  02:16  
  02:11
[LAS 26-21]
Gruda Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:11  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  02:11  
  01:58 Lavender Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Dupree Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:45
[PHO 23-26]
 
  01:29
[LAS 28-23]
Parker Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gruda (1 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  01:07
[PHO 26-28]
 
  00:41.9 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:40.5  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  00:19.6
[PHO 29-28]
 
  00:02.7
[LAS 30-29]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-0) Los Angeles Sparks (1-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:43  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:28 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:25  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:19  
  08:59 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:58  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  08:41
[PHO 31-30]
 
  08:26 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:25  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:59 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:58  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  07:47  
  07:41
[LAS 32-31]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:18  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:04 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:55
[LAS 34-31]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:27  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:07 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:06  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST)  06:00
[PHO 33-34]
 
  05:47
[LAS 36-33]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
  05:31 Parker Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  05:31  
  05:31 Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Griner Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  05:27
[PHO 35-36]
 
  05:15 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:43
[LAS 38-35]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST)  04:31
[PHO 37-38]
 
  04:19 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  04:10
[PHO 39-38]
 
  04:10 Parker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:10  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  04:10  
  04:10 Harding Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:53 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Gruda Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:32
[LAS 40-39]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:08
[PHO 42-40]
 
  03:00 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:35  
  02:35
[LAS 41-42]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  02:35  
  02:35
[LAS 42-42]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  02:21  
  02:19 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:16 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (3 ST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  02:08
[PHO 44-42]
 
  01:46 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  01:41  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:38  
Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:35  
  01:35 Lavender Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  01:35 Parker Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:20
[LAS 45-44]
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:02
[PHO 47-45]
 
  00:48.9
[LAS 48-47]
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST) 
  00:40.9 Gruda Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:40.9
[PHO 48-48]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:40.9
[PHO 49-48]
 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:35.1  
  00:35.1
[LAS 49-49]
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:35.1
[LAS 50-49]
Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:23.4  
  00:22.9 Beard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:22.9
[PHO 50-50]
 
  00:22.9 Herrington Substitution replaced by Parker 
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:22.9  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:22.9
[PHO 51-50]
 
  00:05.9 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:04.6  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (2-0) Los Angeles Sparks (1-1)
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Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  09:44
[PHO 53-50]
 
  09:33 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (4 ST) 
Bonner Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:33  
  09:23 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Gruda Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  09:19 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
  09:15 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:14
[LAS 52-53]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  09:14  
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  09:14  
  09:14 Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:13  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:44
[LAS 55-53]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST) 
Dupree Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  08:26
[PHO 55-55]
 
  08:22 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52 Herrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  07:52  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  07:52  
  07:52 Lavender Substitution replaced by Beard 
  07:52 Herrington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:51 Gruda Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  07:41 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:40  
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:10
[LAS 58-55]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Taurasi  07:01  
  06:49 Beard Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  06:37 Gruda Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:37
[PHO 56-58]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:37
[PHO 57-58]
 
  06:22 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:18 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:16  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  05:51  
Team Rebound  05:51  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:51  
  05:28 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:26  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:19 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:18  
  04:54 Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding 
  04:54
[LAS 60-57]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  04:43  
  04:40
[LAS 62-57]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:29  
  04:29 Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  04:22
[PHO 59-62]
 
  04:10 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (2 ST)  03:50  
  03:44
[LAS 64-59]
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Gruda (2 ST)  03:22  
Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  03:18  
  03:09 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:07  
  03:00 Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Phillips (5 AST)  02:56
[PHO 61-64]
 
Dupree Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:47  
  02:47 Herrington Substitution replaced by Beard 
  02:47
[LAS 65-61]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:47
[LAS 66-61]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (6 AST)  02:25
[PHO 63-66]
 
  02:01 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
  01:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:42  
Griner Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:31 Gruda Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:29  
  01:27 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:27
[PHO 64-66]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:27
[PHO 65-66]
 
  01:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dupree Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:09  
  01:09 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  01:09
[LAS 67-65]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:47.9  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:46.0
[PHO 67-67]
 
  00:46.0 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  00:46.0
[PHO 68-67]
 
  00:46.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griner Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.2  
  00:44.2
[LAS 68-68]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:44.2 Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  00:44.2
[LAS 69-68]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Phillips (7 AST)  00:32.7
[PHO 70-69]
 
  00:32.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:32.7 Herrington Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  00:27.9 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:25.9  
  00:24.3 Harding Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:24.3
[PHO 71-69]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:24.3
[PHO 72-69]
 
  00:24.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.9 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:16.9  
  00:12.9 Beard Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:12.9 Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:12.9
[PHO 73-69]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:12.9
[PHO 74-69]
 
  00:06.9 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:04.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.7  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- TWC SN/TWC D Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
22
4
9-1
12-1
10-3
LAS
4th West
12
15
5-5
4-9
8-6
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 1.5
LAS
Parker 20.0
Ogwumike 7.7
Parker 4.8
Parker 1.6
Herrington 2.2