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By STEVE HUNTER
Posted Jul 23 2014 1:22AM

SEATTLE (AP) Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving.

Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak in league history. The Mercury are five shy of tying the Los Angeles Sparks' record of 18 consecutive set in 2001.

''We really don't talk about it,'' Taurasi said about the long winning streak. ''We're so focused on every little moment, whatever team we're playing, shoot-around, practice, the next game. If it keeps going, great, if not, hopefully we'll start another one.''

Phoenix hopes to win its third WNBA title this year to go with championships in 2007 and 2009.

''Everyone wants to win a championship that's what's it about,'' first-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''But we have to keep our feet on the ground. Championships are not won in July they are won in September this year. It's a long way to go. We've got a tough scheduled to finish the season off.''

Phoenix spoiled what the Storm billed as Championship Night with a halftime ceremony featuring trophies displayed from Seattle's two WNBA titles in 2004 and 2010, the SuperSonics 1979 Larry O'Brien Trophy and the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Lombardi Trophy. Earl Thomas carried the NFL trophy to midcourt while Slick Watts carried the NBA trophy.

The Mercury could have another trophy of their own this year.

''One small goal of our many goals that we have,'' Dupree said about clinching a playoff berth. ''Ultimately we want to have the best record in the league and the number one spot for the playoffs.''

Crystal Langhorne had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Seattle (9-16), which dropped 2 1/2 games behind Los Angeles for the fourth andl final Western Conference playoff berth. The Storm have lost four of their last five and three in a row.

Seattle coach Brian Agler said the Mercury are tough to defend.

''I've been in this league a long time and they're one of the better offensive teams I've seen come through here,'' Agler said. ''I'm not talking about their numbers, how many points they score, I'm talking more or less on the pressure they put on you at a lot of different positions and how they space the floor. To beat a team like this you've got to really eliminate your mistakes.''

Seattle committed 22 turnovers to just 10 for the Mercury, so the mistakes were too many to overcome. Phoenix shot 53.8 percent (35 of 65) from the floor.

''We're a talented team and they're fun to coach because they love playing together,'' Brondello said. ''They're very unselfish. When we move the ball from one side to the other and inside and outside we're hard to guard.''

The Mercury won the first three meetings at home with the Storm by an average of 17.3 points. Phoenix is 9-2 on the road.


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 53.8%

    • 48.3%

    • 42.9%

    • 25.0%

    • 76.5%

    • 92.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 4 8
Offensive Rebounds 3 6
Turnovers 10 20
Fast Break Pts: 13 6
Biggest Lead: 22 2
Points in the Paint: 36 40
PHO SEA
p Taurasi   22 Langhorne   22
rb Griner   7 Langhorne   9
a Taurasi   6 Bird   6
s Bonner   2 Little   3
b Griner   5 Langhorne   1
 
  • 05/17 - SEA 64 @ PHO 81
  • 06/03 - SEA 72 @ PHO 87
  • 07/09 - SEA 58 @ PHO 78
  • 07/22 - PHO 89 @ SEA 71
  • 08/17 - PHO 78 @ SEA 65
Phoenix Mercury (19-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 28:56 3-11 0-1 4-5 +4 2 2 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 10
C. Dupree F 32:44 9-16 0-0 1-1 +16 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 19
B. Griner C 31:53 8-12 0-0 1-1 +14 0 7 7 3 1 1 1 5 0 17
D. Taurasi G 28:38 8-10 4-5 2-4 +12 0 5 5 6 3 1 4 1 0 22
P. Taylor F 21:50 2-5 1-4 2-2 +15 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 7
M. Bass   12:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
E. Phillips   14:00 0-1 0-1 3-4 +11 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 3
S. Murphy   18:54 4-6 1-2 0-0 +20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   04:52 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   02:50 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Bias   02:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total   200 35-65 6-14 13-17   3 20 23 20 15 10 10 8 1 89
  53.8% 42.9% 76.5%   team rebs: 4 total to: 10
Seattle Storm (9-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Stricklen F-G 24:46 3-11 1-5 1-2 -16 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 8
C. Little F 30:02 4-6 1-2 4-4 -19 1 4 5 2 5 3 2 0 1 13
C. Langhorne F-C 34:26 9-15 0-0 4-4 -10 0 9 9 0 3 0 1 1 2 22
T. Wright G 25:45 5-9 0-0 0-0 -19 3 2 5 3 3 1 3 0 2 10
S. Bird G 34:14 5-11 1-3 3-3 -14 0 3 3 6 0 0 3 0 0 14
A. Clark   16:05 1-2 0-1 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 2
J. O'Hea   13:24 0-1 0-0 0-0 +5 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0
N. Powell   07:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
A. Robinson   08:10 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 2
T. Johnson   05:46 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
N. Quinn DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Rolle DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-58 3-12 12-13   6 24 30 14 23 5 20 1 8 71
  48.3% 25.0% 92.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 22

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #39 Michael Price, #31 Amy Bonner, #21 Byron Jarrett
  • Attendance: 7429
  • Duration: 1:59
Phoenix Mercury (19-3) Seattle Storm (9-16)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Little vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  09:46
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:22 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:09
[PHO 4-0]
 
  09:00 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:50
[PHO 7-0]
 
  08:30
[SEA 2-7]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:12
[PHO 9-2]
 
  08:12 Stricklen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:12
[PHO 10-2]
 
  07:58
[SEA 4-10]
Stricklen Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:33 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:19 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:18  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:08
[PHO 12-4]
 
  06:55 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taurasi Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:38
[SEA 6-12]
Wright Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Little (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:13 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:12  
Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  05:56  
  05:52
[SEA 8-12]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:28  
  05:28 Wright Substitution replaced by Clark 
  05:18 Clark 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Team Rebound 
  05:09
[SEA 10-12]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:03 Little Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:55 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:46
[SEA 12-12]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:15 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:10 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:53 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:51  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  03:42  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:42  
  03:42 Stricklen Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:30  
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:24  
  03:24
[SEA 13-12]
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:24
[SEA 14-12]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:59  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:55 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:49 Clark Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  02:35
[PHO 14-14]
 
  02:35 Little Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:35 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:35
[PHO 15-14]
 
  02:18 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:16  
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Little (2 ST)  02:03  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree  01:58  
Griner Substitution replaced by Taylor  01:58  
  01:58 Little Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:49
[SEA 16-15]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bird (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:22 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Taurasi Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:16
[PHO 17-16]
 
  00:57.9 Langhorne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  00:51.9
[PHO 19-16]
 
  00:43.5
[SEA 18-19]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Phillips Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:43.5  
  00:43.5 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  00:43.5
[SEA 19-19]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  00:28.0 Robinson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:28.0 Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:28.0
[PHO 20-19]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:28.0
[PHO 21-19]
 
  00:06.2
[SEA 21-21]
Clark Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:00.4
[PHO 24-21]
 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-3) Seattle Storm (9-16)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:45 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:44  
Phillips Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  09:32  
Phillips Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:14 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
  09:12 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:10 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:54 Robinson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  08:54  
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  08:49
[PHO 26-21]
 
  08:37 Powell Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:37 Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:37 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird 
  08:37 Robinson Substitution replaced by Langhorne 
  08:37 Powell Substitution replaced by Little 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  08:21
[PHO 29-21]
 
  08:00
[SEA 23-29]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bird (3 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  07:39
[PHO 32-23]
 
  07:23 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
  07:22 Team Rebound 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:22  
  07:15 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  07:15 Team Rebound 
  07:10 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:09  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:52
[PHO 34-23]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:51  
  06:37 Little Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:37 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark 
  06:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  06:23
[PHO 36-23]
 
  05:59 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:55  
  05:52 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:46 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Little (3 ST)  05:40  
  05:23
[SEA 25-36]
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  05:09
[PHO 38-25]
 
  04:41 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:40  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  04:32
[PHO 41-25]
 
  04:06 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:04  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:55  
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:50 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33
[SEA 27-41]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
  03:27 Little Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:27 Wright Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  03:27 Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:27  
  03:24 O'Hea Violation:Kicked Ball 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Langhorne (1 BLK)  03:17  
  03:15 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04 Little Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  03:04 Little Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:04 Little Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:50
[PHO 43-27]
 
  02:40 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:37
[PHO 45-27]
 
  02:22
[SEA 30-45]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  02:02 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  02:02  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  02:02  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:33
[SEA 32-45]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bird (4 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:03 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:00 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:55.8  
  00:46.3
[SEA 34-45]
Langhorne Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.6 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:18.9 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:15.7  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:O'Hea (1 ST)  00:11.9  
  00:06.7
[SEA 36-45]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  00:00.3
[PHO 47-36]
 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-3) Seattle Storm (9-16)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:38 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:37  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  09:32
[PHO 49-36]
 
  09:08 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:06  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  08:49
[PHO 52-36]
 
Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:31  
  08:31
[SEA 37-52]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:31
[SEA 38-52]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:05
[PHO 54-38]
 
  07:47
[SEA 40-54]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:27 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  07:12
[PHO 56-40]
 
  06:59 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK) 
  06:54 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:50
[SEA 42-56]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:28  
  06:12
[SEA 44-56]
Little Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:10  
Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:54  
  05:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  05:15
[PHO 58-44]
 
  05:00
[SEA 46-58]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:38  
Griner Violation:Kicked Ball  04:35  
  04:35 Wright Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:35 Wright Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taurasi Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed  04:35  
Team Rebound  04:35  
Taurasi Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  04:35  
Team Rebound  04:35  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:16 Stricklen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:10 Langhorne Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:09  
Dupree Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  04:00  
Dupree Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:00  
  03:47 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:46  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:33 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:23 Stricklen Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:23 Stricklen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:23 Stricklen Substitution replaced by Clark 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:49
[SEA 48-58]
Little Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bird (5 AST) 
  02:42 Langhorne Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:42 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Murphy  02:42  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  02:42  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bass  02:42  
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  02:36
[PHO 60-48]
 
  02:24 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
  02:09 Little Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  02:09 Robinson Substitution replaced by Powell 
Griner Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:01
[PHO 62-48]
 
  01:47 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:42  
  01:42 Clark Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:42
[PHO 63-48]
 
  01:42 Little Substitution replaced by Langhorne 
  01:42 Wright Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  01:42 Clark Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:40 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26 Stricklen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26 Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:26
[SEA 49-63]
Stricklen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:57.8
[SEA 52-63]
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
  00:39.4 Powell Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:39.4
[PHO 64-52]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:39.4
[PHO 65-52]
 
  00:27.8 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:26.7  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
  00:01.0 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (19-3) Seattle Storm (9-16)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:44
[PHO 67-52]
 
  09:27
[SEA 54-67]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (2 AST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:10 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  08:59
[SEA 56-67]
Stricklen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:34
[PHO 69-56]
 
  08:19 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Phillips (1 BLK) 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
  08:17 O'Hea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor  08:17  
  08:09 Powell Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  08:09 Powell Substitution replaced by Little 
  08:03 Langhorne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:03
[PHO 70-56]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:03
[PHO 71-56]
 
  07:41 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird 
  07:31 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Wright 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:17  
  07:17
[SEA 57-71]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:17
[SEA 58-71]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dupree Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:04
[PHO 73-58]
 
  06:52 Bird Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST) 
Murphy Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:48
[PHO 75-58]
 
  06:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  06:41  
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  06:41  
  06:35 Bird Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  06:30
[PHO 77-58]
 
  06:16 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:14  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Little Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:56
[SEA 60-77]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:46 Wright Substitution replaced by Clark 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  05:39
[PHO 79-60]
 
  05:22 Stricklen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST)  05:12
[PHO 81-60]
 
  04:49 Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:39  
  04:39 Stricklen Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
  04:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:39 Jump Ball Clark vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:58
[SEA 62-81]
Little Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:38
[PHO 83-62]
 
  03:38 Langhorne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  03:38
[PHO 84-62]
 
  03:25 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:23  
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:50  
  02:50
[SEA 63-84]
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Bass  02:50  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  02:50  
Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn  02:50  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bias  02:50  
  02:50
[SEA 64-84]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:27 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:27  
  02:27 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bass Violation:Kicked Ball  02:21  
Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:19  
  02:13 O'Hea Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:13 O'Hea Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:50 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bias Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:46  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Phillips  01:46  
  01:46
[SEA 65-84]
Bird Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:46
[SEA 66-84]
Bird Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:35 Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:35
[PHO 85-66]
 
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:35
[PHO 86-66]
 
  01:23 Clark Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:09 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:03
[SEA 68-86]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:44.1 Clark Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:44.1  
Team Rebound  00:44.1  
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:44.1
[PHO 87-68]
 
  00:33.9 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bias (1 ST) 
Kobryn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bias (1 AST)  00:28.6
[PHO 89-68]
 
  00:15.2
[SEA 71-89]
Little 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bird (6 AST) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
SEA
5th West
12
22
3-7
8-9
4-13
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 1.5
SEA
Little 12.8
Langhorne 8.3
Bird 4.6
O'Hea 0.5
2 players 1.0
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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