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By JOSE M. ROMERO
Posted Jun 19 2014 1:21AM

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner has raised her play this season and its made the Phoenix Mercury into first place in the Western Conference.

Griner scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Mercury to a 92-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night, offsetting Maya Moore's 36 points. The 6-foot-8 phenom has scored in double figures in 10 of the Mercury's 11 games and has three double-doubles on the season.

''If she plays like that every single game, and I don't expect her to because it's just impossible during the WNBA season, she's unstoppable,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said of Griner. ''She's hard to guard because she's such a skilled post player.''

It was the second win in four days for the Mercury over the Lynx. Sunday's victory ended a 10-game skid to their Western Conference rivals.

Diana Taurasi added 22 points and had 10 rebounds. She made five 3-pointers. Forward Candice Dupree finished with 19 points, the fifth straight game she has scored 18 or more.

Minnesota (9-4) has lost three of its last four despite Moore's effort. The WNBA's leading scorer posted 30 or more points for the sixth time in 2014, tying a franchise single season record.

''Without Maya we might have lost by 40,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ''I thought Phoenix's defense was really locked in and focused on her and she still got 36. That's pretty impressive.''

Lindsay Whalen added 22 points but the Lynx were outrebounded 41-22. Minnesota was without guard Seimone Augustus, the team's second-leading scorer. Augustus was a late scratch from the lineup due to left knee pain.

The Mercury, which defeated the Lynx June 15 to snap a 10-game regular season losing streak in the overall series, scored a season high 52 points in the first half, many of those on layups and Griner's putbacks and close-range shots. Phoenix is 6-0 this season when leading at halftime.

Phoenix led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before Minnesota trimmed the deficit to five early in the fourth quarter on a Moore 3-pointer. Moore spotted up for a three from the top of the key with 3:30 to play in the game and the Lynx down 79-74, but missed the chance to make it a two-point game.

Taurasi's 3-pointer seconds later was the pivotal basket of the game, as Phoenix ended the game on a 13-5 run..


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Lynx
Mercury
     
    • 47.1%

    • 52.2%

    • 18.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 83.3%

    • 100.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHO
Total Rebounds 6 3
Offensive Rebounds 4 11
Turnovers 6 13
Fast Break Pts: 11 7
Biggest Lead: 2 16
Points in the Paint: 40 44
MIN PHO
p Moore   36 Griner   27
rb 2 players   4 Griner   18
a Whalen   5 Taurasi   6
s Moore   5 2 players   1
b 2 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 06/15 - PHO 80 @ MIN 72
  • 06/18 - MIN 79 @ PHO 92
  • 07/31 - PHO 67 @ MIN 75
  • 08/09 - MIN 80 @ PHO 82
Minnesota Lynx (9-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 36:56 15-26 2-10 4-4 -9 0 4 4 3 3 5 0 2 0 36
D. Dantas F 22:42 3-5 0-0 0-0 -15 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 6
J. McCarville C 32:26 2-7 0-2 0-0 -20 1 2 3 3 5 0 2 0 1 4
T. White G 24:19 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
L. Whalen G 36:17 9-16 0-0 4-6 -10 0 4 4 5 1 0 1 0 2 22
M. Wright   11:41 1-4 0-0 2-2 +3 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
D. Peters   18:48 2-4 0-0 0-0 +5 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 4
T. Liston   15:04 1-5 1-3 0-0 -10 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
A. Taylor   01:47 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
S. Augustus DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Brunson DND - Right Knee
L. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 33-70 3-16 10-12   4 18 22 16 18 6 6 4 5 79
  47.1% 18.8% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 6
Phoenix Mercury (8-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 36:38 6-10 1-2 2-2 +16 1 3 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 15
C. Dupree F 36:16 7-13 0-0 5-5 +12 1 4 5 4 2 0 3 2 1 19
B. Griner C 33:50 11-15 0-0 5-5 +16 5 13 18 2 4 0 2 2 0 27
P. Taylor F 22:35 1-6 0-4 0-0 +11 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2
D. Taurasi G 31:08 8-14 5-10 1-1 +22 1 9 10 6 5 0 1 0 0 22
E. Phillips   19:09 2-4 1-3 0-0 +1 0 1 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 5
M. Bass   09:54 1-4 0-0 0-0 -2 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 2
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   10:30 0-3 0-2 0-0 -11 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Murphy DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 36-69 7-21 13-13   11 30 41 23 18 2 13 5 4 92
  52.2% 33.3% 100.0%   team rebs: 3 total to: 14

inactive

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Lynx: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #45 Tom Mauer
  • Attendance: 8963
  • Duration: 1:48
Minnesota Lynx (9-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs McCarville (Bonner gains possession) 
  09:34 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:32  
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:23 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:10 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST)  08:48
[MIN 2-0]
 
  08:31
[PHO 3-2]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Dantas Layup Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:08 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40
[PHO 5-2]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:13 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Moore Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50
[PHO 7-2]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:43  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST)  06:30
[MIN 5-7]
 
  06:10
[PHO 9-5]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:27 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:27 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
McCarville Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK)  05:11  
  05:09 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:51
[PHO 11-5]
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST)  04:29
[MIN 7-11]
 
  04:10 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:01
[PHO 13-7]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dantas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST)  03:44
[MIN 9-13]
 
White Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:34  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright  03:34  
  03:34 Dupree Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  03:34 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bass 
White Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:31  
White Substitution replaced by Whalen  03:31  
  03:19
[PHO 16-9]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Whalen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:01 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:49 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:46
[PHO 18-9]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST)  02:22  
  02:16 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
  02:12 Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:12 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters  02:12  
Dantas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  02:04
[MIN 11-18]
 
  01:50 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:46
[PHO 20-11]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:29 Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:29 Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  01:29 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:16
[MIN 13-20]
 
  00:57.9
[PHO 22-13]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:38.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:35.9
[PHO 24-13]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (1 AST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dantas (1 AST)  00:21.9
[MIN 15-24]
 
  00:21.1 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  00:06.9
[PHO 26-15]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (2 AST) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.4
[MIN 17-26]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (9-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:49
[MIN 19-26]
 
  09:34 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:33  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 21-26]
 
  09:09 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Peters Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:04  
Peters Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:04  
  08:41
[PHO 29-21]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
  08:26 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Moore Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST)  08:18
[MIN 23-29]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:07  
  08:07 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  08:07 Bass Substitution replaced by Griner 
Wright Substitution replaced by Liston  08:07  
  08:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Moore Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:54
[MIN 25-29]
 
  07:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:47 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:35
[PHO 31-25]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
  07:18 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  07:06
[MIN 27-31]
 
  06:46 Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:46  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Liston (1 AST)  06:32
[MIN 29-31]
 
  06:09 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  06:02
[PHO 33-29]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Peters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  05:43
[MIN 31-33]
 
  05:24 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Peters (1 BLK) 
  05:20 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
McCarville Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  05:20  
  05:13
[PHO 35-31]
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:13  
Moore Substitution replaced by White  05:13  
  05:13
[PHO 36-31]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:47
[PHO 38-31]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
White 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:07 Bonner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Peters Substitution replaced by Dantas  04:07  
McCarville Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 33-38]
 
  03:42
[PHO 40-33]
Taurasi Driving Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Whalen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 35-40]
 
  03:13 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dantas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:12  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
Dantas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:03  
Liston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:55 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:48 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:42
[PHO 42-35]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Liston 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
McCarville Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
  02:21  
  02:21 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Wright  02:21  
White Substitution replaced by Moore  02:21  
  02:21
[PHO 43-35]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:21
[PHO 44-35]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Moore Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:05
[MIN 37-44]
 
  01:53
[PHO 46-37]
Griner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
  01:45 Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:45  
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 38-46]
 
  01:24 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Moore Driving Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:10
[MIN 40-46]
 
  00:49.7
[PHO 49-40]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:49.7  
  00:49.7
[PHO 50-40]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Whalen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  00:43.9  
  00:36.9 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST) 
Dantas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  00:32.2
[MIN 42-50]
 
  00:25.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Moore Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[PHO 51-42]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Moore Substitution replaced by White  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[PHO 52-42]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
White Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (9-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Taurasi Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 43-52]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 44-52]
 
  09:32 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:04 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:02  
McCarville Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:42 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:24
[PHO 54-44]
Bonner Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dantas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (2 BLK)  08:08  
  08:05 Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:45
[PHO 56-44]
Dupree Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:44  
Dantas Substitution replaced by Taylor  07:44  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:28 Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  07:22
[PHO 58-44]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:22  
  07:22
[PHO 59-44]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST)  07:08
[MIN 46-59]
 
  06:52
[PHO 61-46]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  06:36  
  06:33 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:26 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:25  
  06:20 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:11
[MIN 48-61]
 
Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:57  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Peters  05:57  
  05:52
[PHO 64-48]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
  05:40 Griner Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 49-64]
 
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 50-64]
 
  05:21 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:13
[PHO 66-50]
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Peters Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:45 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:White (1 ST) 
  04:44 Griner Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:44 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
McCarville Substitution replaced by Wright  04:44  
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  04:29  
Team Rebound  04:29  
  04:27 Taurasi Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 51-66]
 
  04:27 Dupree Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
  04:27 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bass 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 52-66]
 
  04:05 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:04  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:45 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  03:44 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:41 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:41 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Peters (2 BLK) 
  03:39 Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Whalen Driving Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:24
[MIN 54-66]
 
  03:24 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:24  
  03:21 Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:05 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:04  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:56  
Peters Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST)  02:48
[MIN 56-66]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Whalen Substitution replaced by Dantas  02:48  
Peters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:37  
  02:37
[PHO 67-56]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:37
[PHO 68-56]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:20 Phillips Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  02:20
[MIN 57-68]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  02:20
[MIN 58-68]
 
  02:06 Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST) 
Moore Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:02
[MIN 60-68]
 
Dantas Substitution replaced by McCarville  01:43  
  01:37 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:35  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:23  
  01:10
[PHO 70-60]
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:51.2  
Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen  00:51.2  
  00:30.9 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.6 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  00:11.9 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Team Rebound 
Whalen Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:11.9  
  00:04.9 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.8  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Minnesota Lynx (9-4) Phoenix Mercury (8-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Moore (2 BLK) 
McCarville Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:44  
Whalen Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 62-70]
 
  09:06 Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Griner Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  09:05 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Peters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:50 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:42 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:42  
  08:42 Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:24  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST)  08:20
[MIN 65-70]
 
  08:02
[PHO 72-65]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  07:41  
  07:40 Team Rebound 
  07:20 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:18  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Griner Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
McCarville Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:57  
Whalen Substitution replaced by Liston  06:57  
  06:52 Griner Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:52 Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McCarville Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  06:38  
McCarville Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:38  
  06:21 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
  06:17 Taylor Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  06:17 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Moore Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  06:10
[MIN 67-72]
 
  05:48
[PHO 75-67]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Griner Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  05:17
[PHO 77-67]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:14  
  05:14  
White Substitution replaced by Whalen  05:14  
Peters Substitution replaced by Dantas  05:14  
Moore Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS)  04:59
[MIN 69-77]
 
  04:40 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:39  
Moore Running Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  04:26
[MIN 71-77]
 
  04:08
[PHO 79-71]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Liston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST)  03:54
[MIN 74-79]
 
  03:46 Dupree Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:46 Dupree Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:09
[PHO 82-74]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:43
[PHO 84-74]
Dupree Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Liston Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:58 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Moore (5 ST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:53
[MIN 76-84]
 
  01:53 Phillips Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  01:53
[MIN 77-84]
 
  01:38 Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Liston Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:36  
McCarville Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:10
[PHO 86-77]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST) 
Whalen Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dantas (2 AST)  00:50.9
[MIN 79-86]
 
McCarville Foul: Personal Take (5 PF)  00:48.0  
  00:41.9
[PHO 88-79]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.2  
Liston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:32.9  
McCarville 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.3  
  00:30.1 Griner Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
Dantas Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:28.5  
  00:28.5
[PHO 89-79]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:28.5
[PHO 90-79]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:24.4 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:16.9 Griner Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
Dantas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.9  
  00:16.9
[PHO 91-79]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:16.9
[PHO 92-79]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Moore 21.0
Brunson 8.7
Moore 8.5
Moore 3.0
Moore 3.0
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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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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