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Posted Jun 04 2014 1:16AM

PHOENIX (AP) The maturation of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner continues with the second-year post progressing on the offensive end to go along with her shot-blocking.

On Tuesday night, the Seattle Storm saw it first hand with Griner getting 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in falling to 2-6 on the young season after an 87-72 loss to Phoenix.

''I noticed it and when I go back and watch film, I'm getting deeper position, I got more poise,'' Griner said after her fifth straight in double figures. ''I'm not getting the ball and like, `Okay, what do I need to do with it next?' I'm getting it and I'm like, `Alright, they're not coming, I'm going. If they're coming, then I'm picking them apart. Where's the open man at.''

Diana Taurasi had 20 points and seven assists to lead the Mercury (4-1) to their second win over their Western Conference rival less than three weeks into the season. Taurasi said she has seen the progress in the 6-foot-8 Griner.

''I don't know if it's polished or it's more confidence, more intent during the game,'' Taurasi said. ''I think everything has slowed down for her a little bit. As a rookie, you don't know what to expect.''

First-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello knows Griner is working hard to improve.

''BG is a big target down low and she's got a little more poise about her, she's finishing well. I think that is all the work she has been doing,'' Brondello said. ''Then she is making good decisions if they trap, so she's finding that open man by making that extra pass.''

The Mercury led by 15 in the second half and ran off five straight points early in the fourth to keep the advantage in double figures for the final eight minutes.

Phoenix, the best shooting team in the league, made 33-of-62, including 28-of-42 from inside the 3-point line.

Crystal Langhorne scored 27 points for Seattle, which have lost three of the last four.

Phoenix held Sue Bird to 1-of-10 shooting and two assists in 33 minutes. She had five points. She has made only 6-of-33 from the field over her last three games.

''She's not shot it well this year but she will,'' Seattle coach Brian Agler said. ''You have to remember people put a lot of focus on her. They try and stay in her space and make it difficult for her.''

Candice Dupree added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Mercury, who beat Seattle 81-64 in Phoenix's season opener. The Storm swept the Mercury last season.

''The tough thing about Phoenix is you can't give your post player that's on Griner a lot of help because they have so many shooters around,'' Agler said. ''That puts a lot of pressure on that one-on-one situation.''

Shekinna Stricklen added 13 points and four rebounds off the bench for the Storm. Camille Little scored 14 points for Seattle.

''We came out better in the first quarter but had some defensive lapses and you can't let a team that is so talented offensively get going,'' Langhorne said.

Phoenix is off to its best five-game start since the Mercury did the same thing en route to titles in 2007 and 2009. They won back-to-back games against Seattle for the first time since the 2009 season.


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Storm
Mercury
     
    • 41.3%

    • 53.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 93.8%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SEA PHO
Total Rebounds 3 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Turnovers 14 11
Fast Break Pts: 5 9
Biggest Lead: 7 17
Points in the Paint: 34 40
SEA PHO
p Langhorne   27 Taurasi   20
rb Langhorne   8 2 players   8
a Wright   7 Taurasi   7
s Wright   3 2 players   2
b Little   1 2 players   2
 
  • 05/17 - SEA 64 @ PHO 81
  • 06/03 - SEA 72 @ PHO 87
  • 07/09 - SEA 58 @ PHO 78
  • 07/22 - PHO 89 @ SEA 71
  • 08/17 - PHO @ SEA
Seattle Storm (2-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Clark F 19:11 1-4 0-1 0-0 -17 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 2
C. Little F 30:02 4-8 1-1 5-6 -21 0 3 3 1 4 0 2 1 1 14
C. Langhorne F-C 34:54 13-21 0-0 1-1 -14 4 4 8 1 3 1 5 0 2 27
T. Wright G 27:56 2-7 0-0 1-1 -11 2 3 5 7 2 3 2 0 1 5
S. Bird G 34:22 1-10 1-5 2-2 -10 0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 5
T. Johnson   16:05 2-5 0-0 2-2 -5 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 6
N. Powell   14:57 0-2 0-2 0-0 +8 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
S. Stricklen   18:59 3-6 3-6 4-4 -1 1 4 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 13
N. Quinn   03:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. O'Hea DND - Broken Toe
A. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 26-63 5-15 15-16   9 22 31 14 21 6 14 1 6 72
  41.3% 33.3% 93.8%   team rebs: 3 total to: 15
Phoenix Mercury (4-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 30:12 3-9 0-4 2-2 +20 1 1 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 8
C. Dupree F 32:24 9-12 0-0 1-1 +15 1 7 8 4 1 0 0 2 0 19
B. Griner C 33:12 8-11 0-0 3-4 +25 1 7 8 4 2 1 0 2 0 19
D. Taurasi G 33:09 6-13 2-7 6-6 +12 1 3 4 7 4 1 3 0 0 20
E. Phillips G 20:44 3-5 2-3 1-1 +11 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 9
M. Bass   14:24 2-3 0-0 2-4 -10 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
P. Taylor   13:29 1-3 1-1 1-2 0 2 2 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 4
S. Murphy   05:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   15:52 1-5 0-4 0-0 +6 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
T. Bias   00:55 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-62 5-20 16-20   6 24 30 21 16 6 11 6 1 87
  53.2% 25.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Storm: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #30 Thomas Nunez, #39 Michael Price
  • Attendance: 8206
  • Duration: 1:51
Seattle Storm (2-6) Phoenix Mercury (4-1)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Little (Phillips gains possession) 
  09:42
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:17  
  08:57 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:56  
Clark 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:31 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bird (1 ST) 
Clark Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST)  08:26
[SEA 2-2]
 
  08:00
[PHO 4-2]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Clark Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:37  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:35  
Wright Tip Shot: Missed  07:35  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:33  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  07:29
[SEA 4-4]
 
  07:01 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Langhorne (1 ST) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:51
[SEA 7-4]
 
Langhorne Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:40  
  06:35
[PHO 6-7]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:35  
  06:35
[PHO 7-7]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:19
[SEA 9-7]
 
  06:03
[PHO 9-9]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Langhorne Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  05:50  
  05:27 Taurasi Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01
[PHO 11-9]
Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Little 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST)  04:47
[SEA 12-11]
 
Clark Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:24  
  04:24  
  04:24 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:24 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:24  
  04:24
[PHO 12-12]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:24
[PHO 13-12]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:03
[SEA 14-13]
 
  03:48
[PHO 16-14]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:24 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
Clark Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:11  
Clark Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:11  
Little Substitution replaced by Powell  03:11  
  02:50 Bass Layup Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  02:41
[SEA 16-16]
 
  02:24 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:23  
Johnson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:13
[SEA 18-16]
 
  01:57
[PHO 18-18]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:47  
  01:47 Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner 
  01:47 Bonner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen  01:47  
Johnson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Langhorne (1 AST)  01:32
[SEA 20-18]
 
  01:13 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:12  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.7 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:34.9 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:32.9  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.8 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:06.9 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:05.6  
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Seattle Storm (2-6) Phoenix Mercury (4-1)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST)  09:46
[SEA 23-18]
 
Stricklen Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:31  
  09:31 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:31 Team Rebound 
  09:31
[PHO 19-23]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  09:13
[SEA 26-19]
 
  09:03
[PHO 22-26]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:22 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
  08:05 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:05 Taylor Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:50
[PHO 24-26]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:31 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:19  
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Little Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:03  
Powell Substitution replaced by Langhorne  07:03  
  07:03 Bass Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  07:03 Murphy Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  06:55 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
Wright Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:45  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird  06:45  
  06:28
[PHO 26-26]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (1 AST) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:56
[PHO 28-26]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:48  
  05:48 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark  05:48  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST)  05:34
[SEA 28-28]
 
  05:23
[PHO 30-28]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
  05:04 Griner Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Wright Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  05:04
[SEA 29-30]
 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:49  
  04:33 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:31
[PHO 32-29]
Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:17
[PHO 34-29]
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:03 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  03:55  
  03:54 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:51 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Little Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:34  
Clark Substitution replaced by Quinn  03:34  
  03:20 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:19  
  03:09 Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  03:03  
Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Jump Ball Jekabsone-Zogota vs Quinn (Little gains possession) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:52 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:36 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:27 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:26  
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  01:48
[PHO 36-29]
Jekabsone-Zogota Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:16
[PHO 38-29]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Little Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wright (5 AST)  01:00
[SEA 31-38]
 
  00:45.9
[PHO 40-31]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (3 AST) 
Langhorne Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:31.9
[SEA 33-40]
 
  00:13.9 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:12.5  
  00:06.8 Dupree Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:06.8
[SEA 34-40]
 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:06.8  
Bird Substitution replaced by Clark  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:01.2
[PHO 42-34]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Little Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:01.2  
  00:01.2
[PHO 43-34]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Seattle Storm (2-6) Phoenix Mercury (4-1)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Langhorne Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  09:43  
Clark Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:30  
  09:17
[PHO 45-34]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST)  08:59
[SEA 36-45]
 
  08:47
[PHO 47-36]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:21 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:20  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:13 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:07 Griner Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:05  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
Team Rebound  07:57  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (2 BLK)  07:49  
Team Rebound  07:49  
Little Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:49  
Little Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:49  
Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:41  
  07:34 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  07:21  
  07:19 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:09
[PHO 50-36]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:58  
Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen  06:58  
Little Substitution replaced by Powell  06:58  
  06:48 Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:33  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:30
[SEA 38-50]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:09
[PHO 52-38]
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Langhorne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:09  
  06:09
[PHO 53-38]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST)  05:57
[SEA 41-53]
 
  05:44
[PHO 55-41]
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:26
[SEA 43-55]
 
  05:15 Phillips Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:14  
  05:10 Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:10 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:50
[PHO 57-43]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wright (6 AST)  04:38
[SEA 45-57]
 
  04:21 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Stricklen (1 AST)  04:14
[SEA 47-57]
 
  04:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:09 Bonner Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
  04:09 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Langhorne Substitution replaced by Little  04:09  
Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:09  
  03:58 Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST) 
  03:41 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:41
[SEA 48-57]
 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:41
[SEA 49-57]
 
Stricklen Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:30  
  03:30 Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:30 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by Bird  03:30  
  03:30 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:28 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:11 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:00 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Little (1 BLK) 
Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:58  
  02:52 Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:52
[SEA 50-57]
 
  02:52 Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner 
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:52
[SEA 51-57]
 
  02:40
[PHO 59-51]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:07 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Powell Substitution replaced by Langhorne  02:07  
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:43  
  01:43
[PHO 60-51]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:43
[PHO 61-51]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:31 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:31
[SEA 52-61]
 
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:31
[SEA 53-61]
 
Stricklen Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26
[PHO 62-53]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:26
[PHO 63-53]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bird 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:13  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:47.2 Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:31.2 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:31.2
[SEA 54-63]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:31.2
[SEA 55-63]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:23.4  
  00:23.4
[PHO 64-55]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:23.4
[PHO 65-55]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:04.2 Taylor Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:04.2
[SEA 56-65]
 
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:04.2
[SEA 57-65]
 
  00:00.1 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Seattle Storm (2-6) Phoenix Mercury (4-1)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41
[PHO 68-57]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Griner (4 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:22  
  08:59 Dupree Running Bank shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:56  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:43
[SEA 59-68]
 
  08:43 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  08:43
[SEA 60-68]
 
  08:28
[PHO 70-60]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Little Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:02 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:00 Bonner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Bird Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:52  
Little Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Little Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:27  
  07:27 Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Powell  07:27  
Little Substitution replaced by Wright  07:27  
Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark  07:27  
  07:27
[PHO 71-60]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  07:14  
  07:10
[PHO 73-60]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Langhorne Driving Jump shot: Missed  06:51  
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:49  
  06:39 Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:39 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Langhorne Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  06:35  
Langhorne Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:35  
  06:22 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:20  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  06:15  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:14  
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:13
[SEA 62-73]
 
  05:44 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:22 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Powell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55  
  04:55 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  04:55
[PHO 74-62]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:55
[PHO 75-62]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:42
[SEA 64-75]
 
  04:24
[PHO 77-64]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Langhorne Reverse Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Wright (7 AST)  04:03
[SEA 66-77]
 
  03:48
[PHO 79-66]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Powell Substitution replaced by Little  03:29  
  03:29 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen  03:29  
Wright Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:24
[SEA 68-79]
 
  02:59 Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Langhorne Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:54  
  02:54 Taurasi Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  02:42  
Langhorne Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:40  
Langhorne Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  02:35  
  02:31 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
  02:31 Bass Substitution replaced by Griner 
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:51 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:50  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  01:40  
Stricklen Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  01:37  
Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:37  
Wright Substitution replaced by Clark  01:37  
  01:23
[PHO 81-68]
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  01:08  
  01:06 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:54.7
[PHO 83-68]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:54.7  
  00:54.7 Bonner Substitution replaced by Bass 
  00:54.7 Griner Substitution replaced by Bias 
  00:54.7 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  00:54.7
[PHO 84-68]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Little Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:39.8
[SEA 70-84]
 
  00:22.9 Bias 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:21.9 Team Rebound 
  00:11.9
[PHO 87-70]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST) 
  00:06.2 Bias Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  00:00.7 Murphy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:00.7
[SEA 71-87]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:00.7
[SEA 72-87]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
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l
l10
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SEA
5th West
12
22
3-7
8-9
4-13
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SEA
Little 12.8
Langhorne 8.3
Bird 4.6
O'Hea 0.5
2 players 1.0
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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