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By BETH HARRIS
Posted Jul 06 2014 7:07PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Diana Taurasi put up a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The ball went in, time expired and the veteran guard had coolly delivered another victory for the Phoenix Mercury. This one was extra special.

Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including a season-best seven 3-pointers, playing in front of family and friends from her nearby hometown of Chino, and the Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 94-89 for their seventh straight victory Sunday, tying a franchise record.

''In those moments, you can't really panic,'' Taurasi said. ''You actually have to feel the most relaxed because you've done all the work. You've played 38 minutes. Now, let's get a good shot and if it goes in, you feel good about it. If you don't, go on to the next game.''

Penny Taylor hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:18 to play, giving the Mercury a 90-89 lead. They got the ball back on a turnover by Kristi Toliver, leading to Taurasi's 3 with 8 seconds left that ensured the Mercury's longest winning streak since August 2006 and the longest in the WNBA this season.

''Diana is amazing,'' Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike said. ''She's going to make some crazy shots.''

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello, a former Sparks assistant, didn't bother calling a timeout.

''We know what we needed to run,'' she said. ''Diana made a big play. She's a great player. That's what they do.''

Taylor added 17 points, Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner had 15 points each, and DeWanna Bonner had 11 points and eight rebounds for Phoenix (13-3). The Mercury's winning streak has coincided with Taylor joining the starting lineup on June 15.

Candace Parker scored 10 of her 27 points in the fourth, when the Sparks (7-10) trailed by six to start and fought back to lead by four twice before losing. Toliver added 26 points, including five 3-pointers. They fell to 3-6 at Staples Center.

''It was a big-time heavyweight fight,'' Sparks coach Carol Ross said. ''They punched hard and fast, and we hit back.''

Los Angeles had chances to win after Toliver's 3-pointer put the Sparks ahead 89-87 with 2:37 to play. But they were done in by errors. Ogwumike missed two layups and Parker watched as her jumper went in and out with 46 seconds to go.

''We shouldn't have had to battle back,'' Parker said. ''I'm tired of all of us being right there. We better get it together soon.''

Phoenix broke open a tie game early in the third with a 10-0 run. Taurasi scored five in a row and Griner added a three-point play to give the Mercury a 62-52 lead. They stretched it to 68-54 on three consecutive baskets, helped by Sparks turnovers.

Ogwumike, Alana Beard and Toliver combined on a 10-5 run to close the Sparks' deficit to 73-64 going into the fourth.

Los Angeles recovered from its horrible start in the second, taking its first lead of the game on a pair of free throws by Lindsey Harding. The Sparks gained and held onto the lead while Parker was on the bench getting her first break of the game. She returned to help them stretch the lead to seven points on a layup before settling for a 47-45 lead at the break.

The Sparks trailed by 13 three times in the opening quarter, when the Mercury shot 71 percent.


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 55.6%

    • 51.5%

    • 66.7%

    • 70.0%

    • 70.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 5 4
Offensive Rebounds 5 10
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 13
Biggest Lead: 14 7
Points in the Paint: 30 36
PHO LAS
p Taurasi   32 Parker   27
rb Bonner   8 Lavender   11
a 2 players   6 Parker   6
s 2 players   3 Ogwumike   5
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 69 @ PHO 76
Phoenix Mercury (13-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Taylor F 28:42 4-7 2-2 7-8 +6 0 3 3 6 4 3 6 0 0 17
C. Dupree F 36:31 6-9 0-0 3-4 +13 1 5 6 5 0 2 1 0 0 15
B. Griner C 29:52 7-10 0-0 1-1 +11 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 4 0 15
D. Taurasi G 38:17 11-20 7-10 3-5 +8 0 2 2 6 3 1 3 1 1 32
D. Bonner G-F 35:12 5-10 1-3 0-2 +19 2 6 8 3 1 3 1 2 2 11
E. Phillips   13:01 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 2
M. Bass   13:37 1-2 0-0 0-0 -14 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   04:48 0-2 0-0 0-0 -14 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Kobryn NWT - Suspended list.
S. Murphy DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-63 10-15 14-20   5 21 26 24 14 10 15 7 3 94
  55.6% 66.7% 70.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 16
Los Angeles Sparks (7-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 35:19 6-15 0-0 2-2 -4 3 4 7 2 4 5 1 0 1 14
C. Parker F-C 33:12 11-20 2-3 3-4 -13 0 8 8 6 2 1 3 2 1 27
J. Lavender C 23:37 4-9 0-1 0-0 -11 2 9 11 2 1 0 3 0 1 8
A. Beard G-F 29:24 2-4 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 3 3 4 1 1 4
K. Toliver G 33:33 9-12 5-6 3-3 -14 1 1 2 4 2 0 2 0 1 26
A. Herrington   10:13 0-0 0-0 0-2 +5 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
S. Gruda   08:16 1-4 0-0 0-0 +10 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 2
L. Harding   26:26 2-4 0-0 4-4 +10 0 1 1 5 3 0 2 0 1 8
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Wiggins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-68 7-10 12-15   10 25 35 21 18 10 15 3 7 89
  51.5% 70.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 17

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #18 Kurt Walker, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 8064
  • Duration: 2:01
Phoenix Mercury (12-3) Los Angeles Sparks (7-9)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Lavender vs Taurasi (Ogwumike gains possession) 
  09:43 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beard (1 ST)  09:40  
  09:38 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  09:24
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:11 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:01  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  08:55
[PHO 4-0]
 
  08:44 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:42  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  08:36  
  08:29 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  08:08
[PHO 7-0]
 
  07:55 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:54  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  07:48
[PHO 9-0]
 
  07:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:36
[LAS 2-9]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:10
[PHO 11-2]
 
  06:50 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:42 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:40
[LAS 4-11]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:24 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:24
[PHO 12-4]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:24
[PHO 13-4]
 
  06:13 Lavender 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:12  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  06:01
[PHO 15-4]
 
  05:52 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:40 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  05:27
[PHO 17-4]
 
  05:15
[LAS 6-17]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  04:51
[PHO 19-6]
 
  04:44 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  04:41  
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:33  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:33  
  04:33 Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  04:33 Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda 
  04:22
[LAS 9-19]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
  04:14 Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  04:07
[PHO 22-9]
 
  03:55
[LAS 11-22]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Phillips Layup Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:36
[LAS 13-22]
Parker Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:29  
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  03:29  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:54 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:53  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:44
[PHO 24-13]
 
  02:25 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:22 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:10
[LAS 15-24]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:01  
  01:39 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:38  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  01:27
[PHO 26-15]
 
  01:18
[LAS 17-26]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  00:59.9  
  00:56.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:53.5
[LAS 19-26]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.8  
  00:31.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:24.8
[LAS 21-26]
Gruda Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
  00:05.8 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:05.8
[PHO 27-21]
 
  00:05.8 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner  00:05.8  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:05.8  
  00:04.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:03.9 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:01.2
[PHO 29-21]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (12-3) Los Angeles Sparks (7-9)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Beard Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:45
[PHO 30-21]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:29 Gruda Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:06
[LAS 23-30]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gruda (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:54  
  08:54 Gruda Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:38 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:31
[LAS 25-30]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:17  
Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:17  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:17  
Bass Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:17  
  08:05
[LAS 27-30]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (1 AST)  07:40
[PHO 32-27]
 
  07:23
[LAS 29-32]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:59
[LAS 31-32]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:52  
  06:52 Parker Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:38  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  06:28
[PHO 34-31]
 
  06:12 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:11  
  06:02 Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST)  05:54  
Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:48  
  05:48
[LAS 32-34]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:48
[LAS 33-34]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:31  
  05:31
[LAS 34-34]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:31
[LAS 35-34]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:13 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST) 
  05:04 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:04  
  05:04 Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Team Rebound 
  04:50
[LAS 37-34]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  04:39
[PHO 36-37]
 
  04:20
[LAS 39-36]
Toliver Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  04:02
[PHO 39-39]
 
  03:43
[LAS 41-39]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:33  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:31  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:29  
  03:29 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Parker 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  03:29  
  03:19 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:17  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:14  
  02:49 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  02:49  
  02:39 Herrington Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:27
[LAS 44-39]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:57
[LAS 46-39]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:39  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  01:33
[PHO 41-46]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[LAS 47-41]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:20 Herrington Substitution replaced by Beard 
  01:20 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:19 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:04 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:51.2
[PHO 43-47]
 
  00:51.2 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:51.2  
  00:50.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:38.9 Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:35.9
[PHO 45-47]
 
  00:25.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:11.9 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:10.8  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.7 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (12-3) Los Angeles Sparks (7-9)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  09:36 Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:36
[PHO 46-47]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:36
[PHO 47-47]
 
  09:13
[LAS 49-47]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  08:52 Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:52
[PHO 48-49]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:52
[PHO 49-49]
 
  08:37 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:36  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  08:30
[PHO 52-49]
 
  08:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:12
[LAS 51-52]
Toliver Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:12  
  08:12
[LAS 52-52]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  08:00
[PHO 54-52]
 
  08:00 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  08:00
[PHO 55-52]
 
  07:42 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:41 Team Rebound 
  07:40 Beard Substitution replaced by Harding 
  07:29 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:28  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST)  07:16  
Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:15  
  07:05 Lavender Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
  06:54 Toliver Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  06:54 Lavender Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:54
[PHO 56-52]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:54
[PHO 57-52]
 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:45  
  06:45 Herrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  06:45  
  06:45 Herrington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:44  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:20  
  06:08 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:07  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  06:02
[PHO 60-52]
 
  05:40 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:39  
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:29
[PHO 62-52]
 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Toliver Substitution replaced by Beard 
  05:09
[LAS 54-62]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
  04:58 Herrington Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:58
[PHO 63-54]
 
  04:58 Herrington Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:58
[PHO 64-54]
 
  04:33 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  04:33 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:08 Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  03:52
[PHO 66-54]
 
  03:45 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:41
[PHO 68-54]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:25  
  03:25 Parker Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:16  
  03:16
[LAS 55-68]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  03:16  
  03:16
[LAS 56-68]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gruda (1 ST)  03:04  
  02:44
[LAS 58-68]
Ogwumike Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gruda (2 AST) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18 Beard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
  02:15 Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:04
[LAS 60-68]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  02:02 Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Taurasi Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:40
[PHO 70-60]
 
  01:29 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:48.9 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:48.0  
  00:48.0 Gruda Substitution replaced by Harding 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beard (1 BLK)  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:29.6
[LAS 62-70]
Beard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:10.2
[PHO 73-62]
 
  00:01.0
[LAS 64-73]
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (12-3) Los Angeles Sparks (7-9)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:12 Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
  09:12 Team Rebound 
  09:06
[LAS 67-73]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beard (2 ST)  08:50  
Taylor Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:46  
  08:46
[LAS 68-73]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  08:46
[LAS 69-73]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:27 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:20  
  08:20
[LAS 70-73]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Bonner  08:20  
Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:20  
  08:20
[LAS 71-73]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (4 ST)  08:07  
  07:52
[LAS 74-73]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:50  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:20
[LAS 77-73]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  06:57
[PHO 75-77]
 
  06:30
[LAS 80-75]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (2 BLK)  06:22  
Team Rebound  06:22  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (5 ST)  06:16  
  06:02 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:00  
Griner Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST)  05:48
[PHO 77-80]
 
  05:37
[LAS 82-77]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  05:17
[PHO 80-82]
 
  05:10
[LAS 84-80]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST) 
  05:04 Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Taylor Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  04:54
[PHO 82-84]
 
  04:44 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST) 
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  04:37  
  04:18 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:17  
  04:17 Ogwumike Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  04:00
[PHO 85-84]
 
  03:46
[LAS 86-85]
Parker Turnaround Bank shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (6 AST)  03:23
[PHO 87-86]
 
  03:00 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:59  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:46  
  02:46  
  02:35
[LAS 89-87]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST) 
Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beard (3 ST)  02:19  
  02:03 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:03  
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:48  
  01:31 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:29  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  01:18
[PHO 90-89]
 
  00:48.9 Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:46.9 Toliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:38.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:31.1 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  00:08.7
[PHO 93-89]
 
  00:08.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:05.9 Ogwumike Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:04.8  
  00:04.8 Harding Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:02.8 Parker Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:02.8
[PHO 94-89]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:02.8  
  00:01.7 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 4:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
LAS
4th West
16
18
6-4
7-10
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
LAS
2 players 21.5
4 players 6.0
2 players 6.5
2 players 2.5
2 players 1.5
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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