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Posted Jun 15 2014 7:36PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Led by Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury ended their long losing streak against the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Taurasi had 21 points and 11 assists, Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Mercury (8-3) beat the Lynx 80-72.

Phoenix topped Minnesota for the first time since 2011 - a streak spanning 10 regular season and four playoff games.

''It's nice to win here, they are the champs and they don't lose at home,'' Taurasi said. ''But I was never really frustrated about it. When you're the better team and you beat us, I mean ... that's sports.''

Taurasi led a strong Mercury offense that shot 52.5 percent from the field, including 50 percent from beyond the arc. Brittney Griner scored 14 points and DeWanna Bonner added 12 for the Mercury, who had four players score in double figures.

The Mercury have a losing history against the Lynx, getting knocked out of the playoffs in 2011 and 2013 by Minnesota.

But Phoenix caught the Lynx at the right time, as Minnesota has lost three of its past four games after starting 7-0 on the season.

Maya Moore had 14 points for the Lynx (8-3) as Minnesota lost at home for the first time this season.

Phoenix wasted no time after the opening tip.

The Mercury ended the first quarter on a 17-4 run and led by as much as 23 in the second quarter.

''Second halves have been closer to what the Lynx have been,'' Moore said. ''We're going to have to have a more determined mindset coming out, starting games. We need to have more of a sense of urgency on the defensive end. Our offense gets energy from our defense. When that doesn't set the tone for us, our offense doesn't have as much pep.''

The Lynx trailed 50-31 at halftime, but were sparked in the second half by Minnesota guard Tan White, who had 11 of her 13 points in the second half to lead a rally.

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was called for two fouls, one technical, in the second half, both for stepping out of restricted areas on the court.

''Needless to say, a disappointing game for us as we come home for the first time in a while,'' Reeve said. ''But once again, for the second time in a row, a team dropped 50 points on us in a half.''

Moore, the 2013 WNBA Finals MVP, continued her brief slump as she had just two points in the final 20 minutes.

Moore has averaged just more than 13 points per game in June after setting the WNBA record with four straight games of 30 or more points in May. She's averaging 22.7 points per game this season.

''It's very significant, we haven't won here in such a long time,'' Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. ''We'll take any advantage we can get, but Maya is such a great player. She'll bounce back.''

Phoenix had its lead dwindle to 78-72 in the final minute, but the Lynx had missed jumpers from both White and Monica Wright in the final possessions. Wright, who had arthroscopic surgery on her left knee on April 25, was available for the first time this season on Sunday.


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 52.5%

    • 40.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 30.0%

    • 60.0%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 7 7
Offensive Rebounds 5 10
Turnovers 10 10
Fast Break Pts: 4 10
Biggest Lead: 23 2
Points in the Paint: 36 32
PHO MIN
p Taurasi   21 Moore   14
rb Dupree   10 Dantas   12
a Taurasi   11 Whalen   5
s Dupree   2 Whalen   2
b Griner   4 McCarville   1
 
  • 06/15 - PHO 80 @ MIN 72
  • 06/18 - MIN 79 @ PHO 92
  • 07/31 - PHO @ MIN
  • 08/09 - MIN @ PHO
Phoenix Mercury (7-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 26:56 5-11 1-3 1-1 +9 0 3 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 12
C. Dupree F 37:37 8-15 0-0 2-6 +13 0 10 10 5 1 2 1 0 0 18
B. Griner C 28:58 6-12 0-0 2-4 -7 2 5 7 2 3 0 2 4 0 14
P. Taylor F 22:51 3-3 1-1 0-1 +2 0 4 4 2 1 0 3 1 0 7
D. Taurasi G 36:26 6-10 2-4 7-8 +18 1 5 6 11 2 0 1 2 0 21
E. Phillips   26:37 2-6 1-3 0-0 0 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 5
M. Bass   13:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 +10 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   07:10 1-1 1-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn NWT - EuroBasket Qualifiers
S. Murphy NWT - EuroBasket Qualifiers
Total   200 31-59 6-12 12-20   5 30 35 24 15 4 10 7 1 80
  52.5% 50.0% 60.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 25:53 6-18 2-9 0-0 -11 1 5 6 3 0 1 5 0 2 14
D. Dantas F 28:34 4-9 0-0 2-2 +12 6 6 12 0 1 1 0 0 2 10
J. McCarville C 27:51 1-5 0-2 0-0 -11 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 0 2
S. Augustus G 22:42 5-11 0-0 0-0 -15 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 10
L. Whalen G 22:17 3-9 0-2 0-0 +8 2 0 2 5 2 2 0 0 1 6
T. White   28:02 5-10 3-4 0-1 -13 0 6 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 13
A. Taylor   14:50 4-6 0-0 1-3 -12 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 9
T. Liston   19:02 1-3 1-3 2-2 -1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
D. Peters   05:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Wright   05:33 1-3 0-0 1-1 +7 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3
R. Brunson DND - Right Knee Surgery
L. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-75 6-20 6-9   10 25 35 18 15 5 10 1 7 72
  40.0% 30.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: Reeve, Reeve

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Lamont Simpson, #31 Amy Bonner, #9 Denise Brooks
  • Attendance: 8957
  • Duration: 1:54
Phoenix Mercury (7-3) Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whalen (1 ST)  09:40  
  09:35
[MIN 2-0]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  09:15
[PHO 2-2]
 
  08:54
[MIN 4-2]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:37 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  08:19 Whalen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  08:19
[PHO 3-4]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  08:19
[PHO 4-4]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  08:19
[PHO 5-4]
 
  08:05
[MIN 6-5]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:51
[PHO 7-6]
 
  07:34 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:33 Dantas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:31 Dantas Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:30  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:20  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  07:19  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:17  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:15
[PHO 9-6]
 
  06:49
[MIN 8-9]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dantas (1 ST)  06:32  
  06:27 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  06:26 Team Rebound 
  06:26 Augustus Substitution replaced by White 
  06:18 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  06:04
[PHO 11-8]
 
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:54  
  05:46 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  05:40
[PHO 13-8]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:16 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:15  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  05:07
[PHO 16-8]
 
  04:45
[MIN 10-16]
White Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:45  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:45  
  04:45 White Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:44  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:20  
  04:20 Dantas Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  04:07 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:06  
  04:06 Taylor Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:06 Whalen Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:48  
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  03:48  
  03:46 McCarville Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed  03:35  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:33  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  03:27
[PHO 19-10]
 
  03:11 Moore Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:10  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:57 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:49
[MIN 12-19]
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:13 White Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:11  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  02:04
[PHO 21-12]
 
  01:42 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Augustus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13 Augustus Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:13 Augustus Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  01:13  
  01:13 Moore Substitution replaced by Liston 
  01:13 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  01:02
[PHO 23-12]
 
  00:51.9 White Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:50.9  
  00:42.6 Peters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:42.6
[PHO 24-12]
 
  00:42.6 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:42.6
[PHO 25-12]
 
  00:23.9 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:22.9  
  00:05.2 Liston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:05.2  
Team Rebound  00:05.2  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:05.2
[PHO 26-12]
 
  00:00.9 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-3) Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:49
[MIN 14-26]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Taylor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:35  
  09:21 Moore Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:20  
  09:20 Jump Ball McCarville vs Bass (Jekabsone-Zogota gains possession) 
Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:51 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:50 Dantas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:39 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:37  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  08:14
[PHO 29-14]
 
  08:05
[MIN 17-29]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:01  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:01  
Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:01  
Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  07:45
[PHO 32-17]
 
  07:30
[MIN 20-32]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Dantas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:09  
  07:01 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:59 Moore Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:57 Dantas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  06:44
[PHO 34-20]
 
  06:23 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:21  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Whalen (2 ST)  06:11  
  06:05 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Whalen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:49
[MIN 22-34]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
  05:38 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Phillips  05:38  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:38  
  05:38 Moore Substitution replaced by White 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:17
[MIN 24-34]
Augustus Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Phillips Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:56 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (2 BLK) 
  04:56 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  04:56  
  04:56 Dantas Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  04:56 Whalen Substitution replaced by Liston 
  04:56 Jump Ball Augustus vs Taurasi (McCarville gains possession) 
  04:40 White Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:39  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:18  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  04:07
[PHO 36-24]
 
  03:50 Liston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:48  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:41
[PHO 38-24]
 
  03:41 Taylor Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  03:41
[PHO 39-24]
 
  03:29 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  03:21
[PHO 41-24]
 
  03:05
[MIN 26-41]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Liston (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  02:40
[PHO 44-26]
 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:22  
  02:22
[MIN 27-44]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:22 Liston Substitution replaced by Moore 
  02:22 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:21  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:10
[PHO 46-27]
 
  01:57 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:56  
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  01:48
[PHO 48-27]
 
  01:36 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:34  
  01:19 Taylor Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:19 Taylor Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  01:10
[PHO 50-27]
 
  00:46.9
[MIN 29-50]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:36.9 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:33.7  
  00:33.7 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  00:20.9 Dantas Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:18.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.1
[MIN 31-50]
Dantas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-3) Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Whalen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:31 Dantas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:30  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:05 Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:03  
  08:58 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:58  
Team Rebound  08:58  
  08:58 Reeve Unsportsmanlike Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical Missed  08:58  
Team Rebound  08:58  
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:58  
  08:58 Dantas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:41
[MIN 33-50]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST)  08:22
[PHO 52-33]
 
  08:08
[MIN 35-52]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:39
[MIN 37-52]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:32  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:16 Moore Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Team Rebound 
  06:53 Jump Ball Moore vs Bonner (Whalen gains possession) 
  06:44 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:42  
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  06:35  
  06:34 McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:11 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:09  
  05:58 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:58 Whalen Substitution replaced by White 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:51
[PHO 54-37]
 
  05:38 Moore Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:23
[PHO 56-37]
 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:15 Dantas Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:15 McCarville Substitution replaced by Liston 
  05:02
[MIN 39-56]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
  04:48 Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:48
[PHO 57-39]
 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:48
[PHO 58-39]
 
  04:39 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:38  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST)  04:26
[PHO 60-39]
 
Bonner Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:15  
  04:15 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:15  
  04:08
[MIN 41-60]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  03:47
[PHO 62-41]
 
  03:21
[MIN 44-62]
White 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST)  03:01
[PHO 64-44]
 
  02:50
[MIN 46-64]
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  02:32
[PHO 66-46]
 
  02:05 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:04  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:46  
  01:46 Peters Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  01:46  
  01:46 Moore Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Phillips Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:34  
  01:29
[MIN 48-66]
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:02  
Phillips Tip Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.5
[MIN 51-66]
Liston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:35.1  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  00:35.1  
  00:19.8
[MIN 54-66]
White 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.2  
Bass Substitution replaced by Taurasi  00:11.2  
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Dupree  00:11.2  
Griner Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (10 AST)  00:02.1
[PHO 68-54]
 
  00:00.0 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (7-3) Minnesota Lynx (8-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:28
[MIN 56-68]
White Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:07 McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:06  
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  08:48
[PHO 70-56]
 
  08:24 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Dantas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:23  
  08:13 McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:12  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Dantas Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Taylor Violation:Kicked Ball  07:41  
  07:41 Whalen Substitution replaced by Moore 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:31  
  07:31
[MIN 57-70]
Liston Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:31
[MIN 58-70]
Liston Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:09
[PHO 73-58]
 
  06:53 Reeve Technical 
Taylor Free Throw Technical Missed  06:53  
  06:53 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  06:53  
  06:53 McCarville Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  06:39 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST) 
Dupree Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:25  
  06:09 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:08 Dantas Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  06:07 Dantas Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:05  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (11 AST)  05:48
[PHO 75-58]
 
  05:33
[MIN 60-75]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:33  
  05:33  
  05:33 Moore Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:33  
  05:33 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:32  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:57
[MIN 63-75]
White 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  04:35 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:35
[PHO 76-63]
 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  04:35  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
Bonner Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:17  
  04:04 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  04:03  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  03:48
[PHO 78-63]
 
  03:27
[MIN 65-78]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:02  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:02  
  02:49
[MIN 67-78]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taylor Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:49  
  02:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:49
[MIN 68-78]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  02:26  
  02:07 Liston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Dantas Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06
[MIN 69-78]
Dantas Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:06
[MIN 70-78]
Dantas Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 White Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:45 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:42  
  01:29 White Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:27  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Dantas Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  01:01 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:56.2 White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:37.9 Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:29.3
[MIN 72-78]
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST) 
  00:27.7 Taylor Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:27.7  
  00:25.1 Dantas Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.1  
Team Rebound  00:25.1  
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.1  
  00:24.3 Dantas Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  00:24.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 White 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:13.6  
  00:13.1 Wright Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:13.1
[PHO 79-72]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:13.1
[PHO 80-72]
 
  00:07.9 Wright Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:05.9  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 1:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
19
3
10-0
10-1
9-2
MIN
2nd West
18
6
8-2
11-1
7-5
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 1.5
MIN
Moore 23.6
Moore 8.0
Whalen 5.6
Peters 1.1
Moore 2.0