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Posted Jul 18 2014 1:06AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Mercury have gotten contributions from all of their All-Stars during their lengthy winning streak.

But on Thursday, it was the 13th-year veteran from Australia who gave them a lift.

Penny Taylor had a season-high 23 points, added four rebounds, four assists and three steals in leading the Mercury to their 12th straight win, 101-85 over the Connecticut Sun.

The Mercury have an WNBA-best 18-3 record.

''That's the beauty of it and why I enjoy it so much,'' Taylor said. ''Because we are finding ways be effective and it's not always the easy way. We have so many players on this team with high basketball IQs. For me, that's so much fun.''

All-Star Brittney Griner added 21 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots, giving her 80 at the break for Phoenix.

Katie Douglas hit a season-high five 3-pointers and had 23 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Sun (10-14), who have lost eight of their past 10.

Phoenix - which hosts the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday - is one win, or a Seattle loss, away from clinching a playoff spot, with a month left in the season.

''Couldn't have asked for a better first half, in my first year,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''I have a great bunch of girls in there. They're professionals and they want to win, so it makes my job a little easier in that regard.''

Before the streak, no Mercury team had previously been more than 13 games above .500 and Phoenix won 19 games during the regular season a year ago on its way to the Western Conference finals.

''Phoenix is a big team, hard to match up with and they take you out of your offense because of their length,'' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. ''So tonight it was important to get on the (offensive) boards, we weren't hitting our first shot, we weren't getting the shot we wanted.''

Phoenix has won its games by an average of 12.2 points during the win streak.

Alex Bentley added 20 points for Connecticut, which was the most recent team to beat the Mercury, 96-95, on June 12.

''We're rolling, we wanted to get all these wins and protect home court,'' Griner said. ''Connecticut beat us at their place, definitely remembered that in the back of our heads, wanted to get the win so we can enjoy All-Star (game) now.''

All-Star Diana Taurasi had 14 points and six assists for Phoenix, winners of 14 of its past 15.

After trailing by as much as 14 in the first half, Connecticut used some hustle - Chiney Ogwumike's put-back after being blocked by Griner, Douglas' steal of an inbounds pass before Phoenix ran off nine straight points and led 76-61 going into the final quarter.

Ogwumike had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut, her 10th double-double of the season.

Candice Dupree, an All-Star reserve, had 14 points and seven rebounds for Phoenix.

Taylor had 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in the first half as Phoenix opened up a 51-39 lead. Phoenix led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter.

Taylor scored 12 points during a 3 1/2-minute stretch of the second quarter, then hit a 3-pointer from the baseline in the final minute of the period to put the Mercury up 50-36. Griner added nine points despite picking up her third foul with 1:53 left in the half. She had 17 points in the period.

''When you play on a team like this, the attention is sometime elsewhere,'' Taylor said. ''You have to have so much focus on BG (Griner), Diana (Taurasi), Candice (Dupree) and DB (DeWanna Bonner), and I think sometimes I can sneak in there and get a few easy ones. It was a good night for me, I made shots.

''It was just one of those games where it opened up for me.''

The Sun hit 10 of 17 from the field in the second quarter to stay close after trailing 24-14 following the first period.


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Sun
Mercury
     
    • 44.0%

    • 53.5%

    • 45.0%

    • 28.6%

    • 83.3%

    • 79.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON PHO
Total Rebounds 6 5
Offensive Rebounds 15 9
Turnovers 15 8
Fast Break Pts: 4 19
Biggest Lead: 2 21
Points in the Paint: 38 50
CON PHO
p Douglas   23 Taylor   23
rb Ogwumike   10 2 players   7
a Douglas   6 Taurasi   6
s 3 players   2 2 players   3
b Ogwumike   1 Griner   3
 
  • 06/12 - PHO 95 @ CON 96
  • 07/17 - CON 85 @ PHO 101
Connecticut Sun (10-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thomas F 22:46 3-6 0-0 2-2 -2 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 8
C. Ogwumike F 26:45 7-12 0-0 0-0 +3 5 5 10 2 3 2 2 1 1 14
K. Griffin F 22:07 4-7 0-1 0-1 -5 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 8
K. Douglas G-F 31:42 8-18 5-11 2-2 -16 3 2 5 6 2 1 5 0 1 23
A. Bentley G 31:57 8-18 2-4 2-3 -8 0 2 2 3 2 2 5 0 0 20
K. Bone   14:59 0-3 0-0 2-2 -17 4 2 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 2
R. Montgomery   19:33 2-7 2-4 0-0 -16 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6
B. Gilbreath   04:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Pedersen   16:09 1-2 0-0 2-2 -13 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
K. Faris   09:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Cain DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Hightower NWT - Left Knee Surgery
D. McCray NWT - Right Thumb Surgery
Total   200 33-75 9-20 10-12   15 24 39 15 21 7 15 1 3 85
  44.0% 45.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 16
Phoenix Mercury (18-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 19:27 2-6 0-1 0-0 +5 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
C. Dupree F 27:59 6-9 0-0 2-2 +1 3 4 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 14
B. Griner C 30:23 10-14 0-0 1-2 +17 1 4 5 3 3 1 2 3 0 21
P. Taylor F 24:45 9-12 3-5 2-3 +5 0 4 4 4 2 3 0 0 0 23
D. Taurasi G 31:24 4-11 2-7 4-4 +18 0 3 3 6 1 1 4 0 0 14
E. Phillips   19:55 1-4 0-2 6-6 +9 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 8
M. Bass   15:00 4-4 0-0 1-2 +14 2 5 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
E. Kobryn   06:38 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   10:00 0-3 0-2 2-2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Murphy   12:32 2-4 1-2 1-3 +9 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 6
T. Bias   01:57 0-2 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Total   200 38-71 6-21 19-24   9 23 32 22 13 11 8 3 1 101
  53.5% 28.6% 79.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 8

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #30 Thomas Nunez, #31 Amy Bonner
  • Attendance: 9400
  • Duration: 1:45
Connecticut Sun (10-14) Phoenix Mercury (18-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Ogwumike (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:40
[PHO 2-0]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:25
[CON 2-2]
 
  09:10 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:50  
Ogwumike Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[CON 4-2]
 
  08:35
[PHO 4-4]
Dupree Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  08:21  
  08:18 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:06 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:04  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  08:01  
  07:58
[PHO 6-4]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  07:36
[CON 6-6]
 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:27  
  07:27
[PHO 7-6]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:27
[PHO 8-6]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:08 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58
[PHO 10-6]
Dupree Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:41 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:27
[PHO 12-6]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  06:19
[CON 8-12]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  06:01  
  06:00 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:49 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:49
[CON 9-12]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:49
[CON 10-12]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:40  
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:32  
  05:19 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:17  
Ogwumike Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  05:08  
  05:03 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Griffin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:53  
  04:53  
  04:53 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Bone  04:53  
  04:38 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griffin (2 ST) 
Bone Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:31  
  04:18
[PHO 14-10]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Bone Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:18  
  04:18 Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:17  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:54  
  03:48
[PHO 16-10]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  03:36 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:21  
  03:06
[PHO 18-10]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Griffin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:46  
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:43  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  02:28
[CON 12-18]
 
  02:28 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  02:28  
  02:28 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:15  
  02:15 Kobryn Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:15
[CON 13-18]
 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Pedersen  02:15  
  02:15 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:15
[CON 14-18]
 
  01:56 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:44 Kobryn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gilbreath Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:42  
Gilbreath Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gilbreath Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16
[PHO 19-14]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:16 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  01:16
[PHO 20-14]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:02  
Bone Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:48.9  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Douglas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:34.9  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:32.2 Team Rebound 
Gilbreath Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:24.6  
  00:24.6
[PHO 21-14]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:24.6
[PHO 22-14]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.7 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.4
[PHO 24-14]
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (10-14) Phoenix Mercury (18-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  09:39  
  09:21
[PHO 26-14]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Kobryn (1 AST) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:05
[CON 16-26]
 
  09:05 Phillips Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:44 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:42  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:33
[CON 19-26]
 
  08:14 Kobryn Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:11  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:03 Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:53  
Bentley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  07:50
[CON 21-26]
 
  07:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:47 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:47 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner 
  07:37
[PHO 28-21]
Griner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:20
[CON 23-28]
 
  07:08 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Dupree Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:54
[PHO 30-23]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  06:33
[CON 25-30]
 
  06:20 Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
Bentley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  06:01  
  05:56
[PHO 32-25]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:56  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Douglas  05:56  
  05:56
[PHO 33-25]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:40 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:35 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Bentley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST)  05:31  
  05:29
[PHO 35-25]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:29  
  05:29 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  05:11
[CON 27-35]
 
  04:59 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Douglas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  04:55  
  04:52 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37
[PHO 38-27]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
  04:25 Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:25  
Bone Substitution replaced by Pedersen  04:25  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:25  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:07 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:52 Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:48  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  03:43  
  03:38
[PHO 40-27]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:36  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  03:25
[CON 29-40]
 
  03:11
[PHO 42-29]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:11  
  03:11
[PHO 43-29]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:51 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:40 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:38  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:31
[CON 32-43]
 
  02:11
[PHO 45-32]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  01:53 Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pedersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:53
[CON 33-45]
 
  01:53 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  01:53  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Faris  01:53  
Pedersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:53
[CON 34-45]
 
  01:28
[PHO 47-34]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:02  
Douglas Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:59.9  
Pedersen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST)  00:44.9
[CON 36-47]
 
  00:29.9
[PHO 50-36]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Faris (1 AST)  00:14.9
[CON 39-50]
 
Pedersen Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:03.8  
  00:03.8
[PHO 51-39]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:03.8 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:02.9  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (10-14) Phoenix Mercury (18-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
Team Rebound  09:44  
Ogwumike Running Hook Shot: Missed  09:35  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:34  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:15 Bonner Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
  09:12 Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griffin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST)  09:00
[CON 41-51]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:46  
  08:36
[PHO 53-41]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:21
[CON 44-53]
 
  07:57 Griner Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:54 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:52 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:52 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Bonner Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:49 Bonner Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:45  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:38  
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  07:32
[CON 46-53]
 
  07:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:12
[PHO 55-46]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:38 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:36  
Douglas Running Bank shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:22
[CON 48-55]
 
  06:08 Dupree Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:46  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:44
[CON 50-55]
 
  05:29
[PHO 58-50]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (5 AST)  05:22
[CON 52-58]
 
  05:09
[PHO 61-52]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Team Rebound 
  04:46 Bonner Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Douglas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:32  
  04:32
[PHO 62-52]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:32
[PHO 63-52]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  04:15  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:13  
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:11
[CON 54-63]
 
  03:59
[PHO 65-54]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:49 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:46 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:43
[CON 57-65]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:38  
  03:38
[PHO 66-57]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  03:38  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:38  
  03:38 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
  03:38 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:37  
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:13  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
Bone Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:07  
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
Bone Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:04  
  03:04 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bone Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:04
[CON 58-66]
 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Pedersen  03:04  
Bone Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:04
[CON 59-66]
 
  02:47 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:45  
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST)  02:32  
Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:32  
  02:32 Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner 
  02:32 Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  02:16
[PHO 69-59]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Bone Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Phillips (2 ST)  01:54  
  01:39 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:36  
Douglas Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  01:35  
  01:30
[PHO 71-59]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
Douglas Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  01:19  
Douglas Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:19  
Team Timeout : Short  01:19  
  01:07 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:04
[PHO 73-59]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:38.9
[PHO 75-59]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:22.9
[CON 61-75]
 
  00:08.9 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bentley (2 ST) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Phillips (3 ST)  00:01.9  
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  00:00.4  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Faris  00:00.4  
  00:00.4 Murphy Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.4 Murphy Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.4
[PHO 76-61]
Murphy Free Throw 3 of 3 (1 PTS) 
End of 3rd Qtr
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Montgomery Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:48  
  09:36
[PHO 78-61]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:21 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Faris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:07  
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  09:07  
  09:03 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:01  
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST)  08:43
[CON 64-78]
 
  08:26 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:56 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:53
[PHO 80-64]
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
  07:43 Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faris Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:43  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  07:43  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Douglas  07:43  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:23 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:14 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:12  
Douglas Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Murphy (2 ST)  07:10  
  06:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:53  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (6 AST)  06:49
[CON 66-80]
 
  06:24 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:21
[PHO 82-66]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:10
[CON 69-82]
 
  05:50 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:47
[PHO 84-69]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:27  
  05:27  
  05:27 Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Faris  05:27  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Bentley  05:27  
  05:27
[PHO 85-69]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:27
[PHO 86-69]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:15
[CON 71-86]
 
  04:52
[PHO 88-71]
Dupree Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:24
[PHO 90-71]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Team Rebound 
  04:08 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Pedersen  04:08  
  03:50
[PHO 92-71]
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST) 
Bentley Layup Shot: Missed  03:35  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:32  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:32
[CON 73-92]
 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:14  
  03:14
[PHO 93-73]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:14 Taylor Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
  03:14
[PHO 94-73]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bentley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:00
[CON 76-94]
 
  02:42 Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:34 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:16 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:14  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bentley (3 AST)  02:07
[CON 79-94]
 
  01:57 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
  01:57 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  01:57 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bias 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Gilbreath  01:57  
  01:51
[PHO 96-79]
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:37 Dupree Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:30 Bias 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:28  
Pedersen Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:15  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:13  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:12
[CON 81-96]
 
Faris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:02  
  01:02
[PHO 97-81]
Jekabsone-Zogota Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:02 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  01:02
[PHO 98-81]
Jekabsone-Zogota Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:56.3 Bias Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:44.9
[CON 83-98]
 
  00:33.9
[PHO 101-83]
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:26.0 Bias Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bentley Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:26.0
[CON 84-101]
 
Bentley Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:26.0
[CON 85-101]
 
  00:08.9 Bias Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:04.8  
Faris Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSA Local 10:00 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
6th East
13
21
3-7
9-8
4-13
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CON
Ogwumike 15.3
Ogwumike 8.5
Bentley 3.5
Ogwumike 1.4
Griffin 1.4
PHO
Taurasi 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 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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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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