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Posted May 24 2014 12:49AM

PHOENIX (AP) Danielle Robinson had 14 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Stars held off the Phoenix Mercury 78-74 on Friday night.

The Stars (2-1) led by 10 in the fourth, but Phoenix (2-1) got within two.

The Stars scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter and Robinson had key back-to-back baskets midway through the period.

''Huge win for us on the road,'' Robinson said. ''We moved the ball really well and we knew we had to get on the block, especially after they made that run, we were taking a lot of outside shots. We knew we had to get the ball back on the block and get it moving from inside out.''

With seven-time All-Star Becky Hammon coming back from a long layoff, Robinson, in her fourth year, has been thrust into the point guard role.

''Danielle Robinson, from our standpoint, we just love her development at the point,'' San Antonio coach Dan Hughes said. ''We think she has become one of the better point guards in this league. It's just fun to watch her develop year-to-year.''

Jia Perkins, whose steal and layup gave the Stars a 73-63 lead with 5:29 remaining, added 13 points.

''Really happy to have her back on the court,'' Robinson said of Hammon. ''But at the end of the day it's going to be a team effort and people are going to have to step up.''

DeWanna Bonner hit a 3-pointer to spark a Mercury comeback and Erin Phillips' running 4-footer with 1:05 left cut it to 76-74. The teams traded possessions, but Jayne Appel hit a pair of free throws with 5.3 seconds remaining to secure the win.

''You knew they were going to make a run, offensively they are so challenging,'' Hughes said. ''I was just pleased. Every run they made, we kind of had an answer to it. So we feel very fortunate.''

Diana Taurasi led the Mercury with 21 points and nine assists. She was 8 of 14 from the field.

Bonner had 15 points, and Brittney Griner added 12 points and nine rebounds for Phoenix.

The Stars outscored the Mercury 46-34 in the paint and took advantage of 16 Phoenix turnovers, scoring 18 points of the miscues.

''Those extra possessions really hurt you,'' Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. ''It's been our Achilles' heel in the three games, 16 turnovers. But if you have a turnover, you can deal with some of them. But the unforced ones, especially the ones where they get a layup down the other end, they're the ones that can break your back. We have to get better in that regard.''

The Mercury, who at one point of the third quarter were shooting 64 percent from the field, missed 10 of their last 16 shots.

''You just want to be aggressive every game, get the ball inside, driving, getting into the paint,'' said post player Danielle Adams, who added five points in the first minute of the fourth quarter. ''We know they have a good player in Brittney Griner, we just wanted to attack and lift her up.''

Phoenix won its first two games by an average of 11 points.

Phoenix went on a 10-2 run late in the third quarter to take a 58-53 lead, but Jia Perkins' runner gave San Antonio a 60-59 advantage going into the final period.

''We had some breakdowns, a little untypical some of them but that's because we haven't got the chemistry yet,'' Brondello said. ''We'll get better. It wasn't our best game.''

Coming off Saturday's 80-76 home win over Tulsa, San Antonio won back-to-back games after losing its opener. The Stars only won two in a row twice last season.

The 37-year-old Hammon, who played in only one game for San Antonio last year because of a broken finger and torn ACL, played in her first game of the season after missing the first two with a sprained left ankle. She had eight points and four assists in 23 minutes.

Phoenix won three of five meetings last year on its way to the Western Conference finals.


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Stars
Mercury
     
    • 49.3%

    • 56.4%

    • 26.7%

    • 36.4%

    • 72.7%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAN PHO
Total Rebounds 5 8
Offensive Rebounds 6 4
Turnovers 7 15
Fast Break Pts: 16 8
Biggest Lead: 12 5
Points in the Paint: 46 34
SAN PHO
p Robinson   14 Taurasi   21
rb Robinson   8 Griner   9
a Robinson   9 Taurasi   9
s Robinson   3 Murphy   1
b 2 players   1 Griner   4
 
  • 05/23 - SAN 78 @ PHO 74
  • 06/07 - PHO 91 @ SAN 79
  • 07/13 - SAN 61 @ PHO 90
  • 08/07 - PHO 78 @ SAN 73
San Antonio Stars (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Young-Malcolm F 23:15 4-10 0-0 1-1 -2 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 9
K. McBride G-F 19:49 4-9 1-3 0-0 -3 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
J. Appel C 26:24 3-4 0-0 3-4 -2 3 2 5 0 5 0 1 1 1 9
B. Hammon G 23:17 3-7 2-4 0-0 +10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 8
D. Robinson G 30:26 6-10 0-0 2-2 -7 1 7 8 9 2 3 1 0 0 14
J. Perkins   23:09 6-13 0-4 1-3 +4 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 13
D. Adams   19:03 3-6 0-2 1-1 +8 0 4 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 7
S. Johnson   19:14 4-5 1-1 0-0 +12 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 9
K. Alexander   11:18 0-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Christon   04:05 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Butler DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-67 4-15 8-11   6 20 26 18 14 9 7 2 5 78
  49.3% 26.7% 72.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9
Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 27:45 7-9 1-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 15
C. Dupree F 33:07 4-10 0-0 1-2 -1 1 5 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 9
B. Griner C 28:26 6-7 0-0 0-1 +1 2 7 9 3 5 0 4 4 0 12
D. Taurasi G 37:14 8-14 1-4 4-5 -3 0 2 2 9 4 0 3 0 1 21
E. Phillips G 21:30 4-8 1-2 0-0 +7 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 9
M. Bass   12:39 0-1 0-0 1-2 +2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
P. Taylor   16:19 2-4 1-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 5
S. Murphy   05:46 0-0 0-0 2-2 -1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
E. Kobryn   05:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   11:26 0-2 0-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 31-55 4-11 8-12   4 22 26 16 18 1 15 5 2 74
  56.4% 36.4% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16

inactive

  • Stars: Whyte
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Stars: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #24 Tony Dawkins, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 9171
  • Duration: 1:49
San Antonio Stars (2-1) Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Appel (Robinson gains possession) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Team Rebound 
  09:18
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42
[PHO 4-0]
Phillips Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hammon Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[SAN 2-4]
 
  08:17 Phillips Running Bank shot: Missed 
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:09
[SAN 4-4]
 
  07:50 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:08
[PHO 6-4]
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
McBride 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:53  
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  06:37
[SAN 7-6]
 
  06:30 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
McBride Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  06:24
[SAN 9-6]
 
Appel Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:12  
  06:09 Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:09 Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Appel Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  05:53  
  05:52 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Robinson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  05:42  
  05:31
[PHO 8-9]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  05:21
[SAN 12-8]
 
  05:04 Griner Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Hammon Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
Team Rebound  04:38  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  04:37  
Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Adams  04:37  
McBride 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:23 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Appel (1 BLK) 
Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
McBride Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  04:17
[SAN 14-8]
 
  04:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:10 Bonner Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:10 Griner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  04:01
[PHO 10-14]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:01  
  04:01
[PHO 11-14]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Perkins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:48  
Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:47  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:38
[SAN 16-11]
 
Adams Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21 Phillips Substitution replaced by Murphy 
McBride Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:21  
  03:21 Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21
[PHO 12-16]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  02:58  
  02:48 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:33
[PHO 14-16]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:15
[SAN 18-14]
 
  02:05
[PHO 16-18]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:48
[SAN 20-16]
 
  01:31 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:30  
Adams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:16
[SAN 22-16]
 
  01:06 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:01
[SAN 24-16]
 
  00:40.9
[PHO 18-24]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:21.2 Team Rebound 
Appel Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.2  
  00:21.2 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
Appel Substitution replaced by Hammon  00:21.2  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Alexander  00:21.2  
  00:21.2
[PHO 19-24]
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:21.2 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  00:21.2
[PHO 20-24]
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Alexander Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.8 Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Qtr
San Antonio Stars (2-1) Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Perkins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:46  
  09:33 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Perkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:10
[SAN 26-20]
 
  09:10 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:10
[SAN 27-20]
 
  08:46 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
  08:45 Team Rebound 
  08:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:31 Murphy Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:01
[PHO 22-27]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
  07:35 Kobryn Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:35 Murphy Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:26 Phillips Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Alexander Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Team Rebound 
  06:53 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:51  
Adams Layup Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Adams Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:27  
Alexander Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  06:27  
  06:27 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  06:18 Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:18 Dupree Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by McBride  06:18  
Hammon Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  06:07  
  06:05 Jekabsone-Zogota Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:49
[PHO 24-27]
Taurasi Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:30
[SAN 29-24]
 
  05:30 Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:30  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Robinson  05:30  
Adams Substitution replaced by Appel  05:30  
  05:30 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:30
[SAN 30-24]
 
  05:13 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:12  
McBride Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:04  
Appel Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST)  04:50
[SAN 32-24]
 
  04:35
[PHO 26-32]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:14
[SAN 34-26]
 
  04:05 Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Christon  04:05  
  04:05 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Robinson (6 AST)  03:41
[SAN 36-26]
 
  03:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:21 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:20  
  03:15 Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:15
[SAN 37-26]
 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:15
[SAN 38-26]
 
  03:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:59  
McBride Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:48 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:44
[PHO 28-38]
Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
McBride Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Robinson (7 AST)  02:24
[SAN 40-28]
 
  02:15
[PHO 31-40]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:28
[PHO 33-40]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Christon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:06 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:45.9
[PHO 36-40]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:19.9 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:18.4  
Young-Malcolm Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:00.7  
End of 2nd Qtr
San Antonio Stars (2-1) Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45
[PHO 38-40]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  09:18  
  09:16 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:12
[PHO 40-40]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:49  
Appel Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:48  
Appel Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hammon (1 AST)  08:39
[SAN 42-40]
 
  08:24 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:21 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McBride (1 ST) 
Appel Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (8 AST)  07:58
[SAN 44-40]
 
  07:39
[PHO 42-44]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
McBride Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:13
[PHO 44-44]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (9 AST)  06:59
[SAN 46-44]
 
Appel Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:47  
  06:37
[PHO 46-46]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:25 Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:11
[SAN 48-46]
 
  05:55
[PHO 48-48]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
Appel Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  05:55  
Appel Substitution replaced by Adams  05:55  
  05:55 Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
Hammon 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (1 AST)  05:36
[SAN 51-48]
 
  05:20
[PHO 50-51]
Phillips Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:05  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:05  
  04:48 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:47  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34  
Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Alexander  04:34  
Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:26  
  04:07
[PHO 53-51]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:50
[SAN 53-53]
 
  03:33
[PHO 55-53]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
  03:23 Bonner Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
  03:23 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor 
McBride Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:23  
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:01
[PHO 57-53]
Taurasi Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST) 
Alexander Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:43  
Alexander Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:43  
  02:34 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Robinson (2 ST) 
Robinson Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO)  02:13  
  01:57 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56
[PHO 58-53]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:56 Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:55  
  01:53 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Hammon  01:53  
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  01:38  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:37  
  01:37 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:37  
Team Rebound  01:37  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:29 Taurasi Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  01:29 Taurasi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:17 Griner Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  01:17 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:07
[SAN 55-58]
 
Adams Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.5  
  00:55.5 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.5 Team Rebound 
  00:55.5
[PHO 59-55]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  00:41.9
[SAN 58-59]
 
  00:21.9 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:20.8  
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hammon (2 AST)  00:00.8
[SAN 60-59]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
San Antonio Stars (2-1) Phoenix Mercury (2-1)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Adams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hammon (3 AST)  09:44
[SAN 62-59]
 
  09:44 Kobryn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:44
[SAN 63-59]
 
  09:35 Kobryn Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:35 Kobryn Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:23 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner 
  09:23 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  09:17
[SAN 65-59]
 
  09:03 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:53  
  08:36 Griner Hook Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:34  
Perkins Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:29
[SAN 67-59]
 
  08:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:18 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  08:07
[PHO 61-67]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:40  
  07:26
[PHO 63-67]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Adams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Team Rebound 
Hammon Substitution replaced by Appel  07:10  
Alexander Substitution replaced by Robinson  07:10  
  06:52 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:51  
  06:48 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm  06:48  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:38
[SAN 69-63]
 
  06:24 Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (3 ST) 
  06:21 Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:53 Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST)  05:48
[SAN 71-63]
 
  05:33 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Perkins (2 ST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:28
[SAN 73-63]
 
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:19 Bass Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  05:19 Taylor Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Appel Foul: Personal (5 PF)  05:06  
  04:57 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:55  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:31
[PHO 65-73]
Bonner Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:10  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Hammon  04:10  
Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:52
[PHO 68-73]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST) 
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hammon (4 AST)  03:26
[SAN 75-68]
 
  03:05 Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:01
[PHO 70-75]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:34 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:33  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Young-Malcolm Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:04  
  02:04
[PHO 71-75]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:04
[PHO 72-75]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:50 Dupree Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by McBride  01:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:35  
McBride Substitution replaced by Perkins  01:35  
  01:29 Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:29  
  01:29 Griner Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Appel Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:29  
Team Rebound  01:29  
Hammon Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:29  
Appel Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:29
[SAN 76-72]
 
  01:05
[PHO 74-76]
Phillips Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:49.2  
Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Hammon  00:49.2  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Adams  00:49.2  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:43.8  
  00:42.5 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:31.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Adams (1 ST) 
Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:07.3  
  00:05.3 Taurasi Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Appel Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:05.3
[SAN 77-74]
 
Hammon Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:05.3  
Appel Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:05.3
[SAN 78-74]
 
  00:05.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.3 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  00:00.9 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Appel Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:00.3  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSSW-SA Local 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAN
3rd West
16
18
4-6
8-9
8-9
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAN
2 players 22.5
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.5
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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