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By CURTIS ZUPKE
Posted Jul 25 2014 1:51AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Phoenix Mercury's winning streak has evolved so that they don't need Diana Taurasi, Candice Dupree or Brittney Griner to lead the way.

DeWanna Bonner took her turn with a season-high 22 points to lead the Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night.

Taurasi and Griner each had 18 points and Dupree added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury (20-3), four wins shy of the Sparks' WNBA record of 18 straight wins in 2001.

Bonner recorded a season high in the first half with 20 points and finished with 22 on 7-for-9 shooting. It was the first time this season Bonner led Phoenix in scoring.

''We had a talk recently and I wanted her to be more aggressive on the offensive end,'' Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. ''People talk about our big three, but we actually have a big five . it was good for her to get going. I just want her to be aggressive. She can put numbers on the board, so I just wanted her to get involved as much as she can.''

Bonner and Griner combined to shoot 15 for 18 from the field to help Phoenix shoot 54 percent overall and score 48 points in the paint. The Mercury will go for No. 15 on Saturday against the New York Liberty, but they maintain that it's not on their mind.

''I think we worked hard for it,'' Bonner said. ''Nothing came easy. But we don't look ahead. We don't look behind at what we did or what we're doing.''

Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points and Jantel Lavender had 16 for the Sparks (10-14), who lost their fifth straight home game and are 0-2 under new coach Penny Toler. Candace Parker returned from a strained knee and had 14 points and nine rebounds.

It was a big challenge for the Sparks, who played on Wednesday and fell into a deficit early. The Mercury set season highs for points in a first half (61) and first quarter (36).

The Sparks are in the middle of five games in seven days, and Toler said they have to stay positive.

''The things we're doing are fixable,'' Toler said. ''Now I need everybody to continue believe in what we're doing. This is a tough one. These cats are hot. It's tough to play them even when you've got days between, let alone on a back-to-back. And they were coming in fresh. It was the first half that killed us.''

Phoenix led by double digits from 25-15. Taurasi made a 3-pointer early in third quarter to give Phoenix its biggest lead at 64-38 before the Sparks went on a 23-9 run finished by Candice Wiggins' 3-pointer to get to 73-61.

The Mercury's Shay Murphy scored on a drive with the shot clock winding down on the next possession and the Sparks never got closer.

Ogwumike scored 19 points in the second half but that was the main Sparks highlight on a night when owner Magic Johnson was in attendance. Toler, the longtime general manager, was hired on Sunday and said she is getting a lot of input from assistant coaches and players to ease the transition.

''I'm actually proud of them because this is a lot of distractions that we have right now and that's recognizing that even as GM,'' Toler said. ''We're trying to change some things and go forward, and it may take a minute. Obviously we want things to be instant, but it doesn't work like that.''


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Mercury
Sparks
     
    • 53.8%

    • 38.6%

    • 21.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 82.6%

    • 73.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO LAS
Total Rebounds 7 10
Offensive Rebounds 6 11
Turnovers 8 12
Fast Break Pts: 11 6
Biggest Lead: 26 0
Points in the Paint: 48 36
PHO LAS
p Bonner   22 Ogwumike   23
rb Dupree   11 Parker   9
a Taurasi   7 2 players   3
s 2 players   3 3 players   1
b Griner   3 Lavender   1
 
  • 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 (20-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 35:18 7-9 2-4 6-6 +23 0 4 4 5 2 3 3 1 0 22
C. Dupree F 30:18 5-6 0-0 0-0 +15 1 10 11 5 3 0 0 1 0 10
B. Griner C 30:22 8-9 0-0 2-4 +34 2 6 8 2 5 0 0 3 0 18
D. Taurasi G 32:04 5-17 2-10 6-8 +30 0 2 2 7 4 1 3 0 0 18
P. Taylor F 22:58 5-10 0-1 2-2 +9 1 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 12
E. Phillips   13:04 1-5 0-3 1-1 -2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 3
M. Bass   18:12 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
S. Murphy   15:28 3-5 0-0 2-2 +3 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
E. Kobryn   01:08 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias   01:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 35-65 4-19 19-23   6 26 32 24 19 10 8 6 1 93
  53.8% 21.1% 82.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10
Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 31:43 10-18 0-0 3-3 -15 3 5 8 2 2 1 2 0 0 23
C. Parker F-C 37:22 5-17 0-2 4-6 -25 1 8 9 1 0 0 3 0 3 14
J. Lavender C 27:30 6-12 0-0 4-6 -14 3 5 8 1 4 0 1 1 2 16
A. Beard G-F 21:33 4-6 0-0 0-0 -11 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 8
K. Toliver G 33:19 1-12 1-3 4-4 -15 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 7
C. Wiggins   19:03 1-4 1-1 0-0 -14 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 3
L. Harding   09:46 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 2
S. Gruda   06:06 0-0 0-0 0-2 -3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Herrington   13:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 27-70 2-6 17-23   11 23 34 14 19 3 12 1 6 73
  38.6% 33.3% 73.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Dupree, Taurasi
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #30 Thomas Nunez, #24 Tony Dawkins
  • Attendance: 10047
  • Duration: 1:57
Phoenix Mercury (20-3) Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Parker vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:39
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:13
[LAS 2-2]
Lavender Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:58 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Bonner Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:29
[PHO 4-2]
 
  08:12 Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST) 
  08:11 Toliver Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:11
[PHO 5-2]
 
Taurasi Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 Missed  08:11  
Team Rebound  08:11  
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  08:04
[PHO 7-2]
 
  07:43
[LAS 4-7]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  07:34
[PHO 9-4]
 
  07:23 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Griner Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  07:19
[PHO 11-4]
 
  07:03 Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:45
[LAS 6-11]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:20 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:18 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:18 Ogwumike Tip Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:16  
Taurasi Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:07
[PHO 13-6]
 
  05:48
[LAS 8-13]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  05:26
[PHO 15-8]
 
  05:16 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:14 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Beard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:12
[LAS 10-15]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:57
[PHO 17-10]
 
  04:42  
  04:31
[LAS 12-17]
Ogwumike Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:11
[PHO 19-12]
 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:52 Toliver Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  03:52 Beard Substitution replaced by Harding 
  03:52
[LAS 13-19]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:52 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:33
[PHO 21-13]
 
  03:16 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:12
[PHO 23-13]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:04  
Taurasi Technical  03:04  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:04  
  03:04
[LAS 14-23]
Parker Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:59  
  02:59 Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:59 Team Rebound 
  02:59
[LAS 15-23]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  02:42
[PHO 25-15]
 
  02:34 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  02:30
[PHO 27-15]
 
  02:30 Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:30 Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:30
[PHO 28-15]
 
  02:13 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:11  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:50  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  01:45
[PHO 31-15]
 
  01:29 Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  01:18
[PHO 34-15]
 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  01:12  
  01:08
[LAS 17-34]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:44.9  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  00:34.2
[PHO 36-17]
 
  00:26.6 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:26.6  
  00:26.6 Jump Ball Lavender vs Griner (Griner gains possession) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:06.7 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.0
[LAS 19-36]
Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-3) Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:44 Toliver Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:44  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  09:25
[PHO 38-19]
 
Bass Violation:Kicked Ball  09:15  
  09:04 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
  08:53 Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:53  
Team Rebound  08:53  
  08:53 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Beard 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:53  
  08:50 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:46 Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:40  
  08:40
[LAS 20-38]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  08:40  
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  08:40  
  08:40
[LAS 21-38]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:20 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
  08:13 Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:05  
Taylor Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:43
[LAS 24-38]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  07:27
[PHO 40-24]
 
  07:21 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:05 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:05  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  06:42
[PHO 42-24]
 
  06:30
[LAS 26-42]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
  06:15 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:15
[PHO 43-26]
 
  06:15 Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  06:15 Gruda Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  06:15 Beard Substitution replaced by Harding 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:15
[PHO 44-26]
 
Dupree Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:02  
Dupree Foul: Inbound (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:02  
Dupree Technical  06:02  
  06:02
[LAS 27-44]
Parker Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner  06:02  
  06:02
[LAS 28-44]
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:02
[LAS 29-44]
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:45 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:34 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Harding Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:12 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:04  
  04:56 Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:56
[PHO 45-29]
 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  04:56  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:56
[PHO 46-29]
 
  04:43
[LAS 31-46]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:33  
  04:18 Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:12  
  04:12 Herrington Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  03:56 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:35  
  03:35 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:35 Team Rebound 
  03:35 Harding Substitution replaced by Beard 
  03:35
[LAS 32-46]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:25 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:25
[PHO 47-32]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:25
[PHO 48-32]
 
  03:11
[LAS 34-48]
Lavender Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Bass Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  02:57
[PHO 50-34]
 
  02:39 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:38  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  02:34
[PHO 52-34]
 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Gruda 
  02:19 Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:19  
  02:19 Lavender Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:19
[PHO 53-34]
 
  02:19 Lavender Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:19
[PHO 54-34]
 
  02:09 Beard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:05  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
Team Rebound  01:58  
  01:58 Toliver Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:58
[PHO 55-34]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:58
[PHO 56-34]
 
  01:46 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:45 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:36 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  01:14
[PHO 59-34]
 
  00:56.1
[LAS 36-59]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
  00:44.3 Gruda Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:44.3
[PHO 60-36]
 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  00:44.3  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:44.3
[PHO 61-36]
 
Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2 Gruda Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.2 Team Rebound 
  00:33.2 Gruda Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:32.9  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:11.9 Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-3) Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:44
[LAS 38-61]
Ogwumike Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  09:29
[PHO 64-38]
 
  09:10 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:10  
  09:10
[LAS 39-64]
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  09:10  
  09:10
[LAS 40-64]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:57 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Taylor Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:54  
  08:46
[LAS 42-64]
Ogwumike Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:21 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:20  
  08:10 Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:55  
  07:44
[LAS 44-64]
Lavender Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
  07:38 Lavender Substitution replaced by Harding 
  07:26 Harding Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:26
[PHO 65-44]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:17 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  07:02  
  06:40
[LAS 46-65]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:27 Toliver Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  06:17  
  06:13
[LAS 48-65]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:58
[PHO 67-48]
 
  05:50
[LAS 50-67]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:28  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Murphy  05:28  
  05:18 Toliver Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:15  
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  05:06
[PHO 69-50]
 
  04:55 Beard Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:52  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST)  04:43
[PHO 71-50]
 
  04:24
[LAS 52-71]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:04 Team Rebound 
  04:04 Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:04 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  04:04  
  03:48
[LAS 54-71]
Ogwumike Pullup Bank shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST) 
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST)  03:32  
Murphy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:30  
  03:30
[LAS 55-71]
Toliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:30
[LAS 56-71]
Toliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:18 Harding Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  03:18  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:06
[PHO 73-56]
 
  02:50 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:48  
  02:34 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Parker 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:26 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  02:26 Team Rebound 
  02:19 Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:15  
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  02:05  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:02  
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  02:00  
  01:56 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:54  
  01:54 Harding Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  01:44 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:43 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:42
[LAS 58-73]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:00
[LAS 61-73]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:00  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  01:00  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:41.9  
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:26.0
[PHO 75-61]
 
  00:04.9 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:03.9  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (20-3) Los Angeles Sparks (10-14)
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Murphy Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  09:41
[PHO 77-61]
 
  09:25
[LAS 63-77]
Lavender Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:02  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:25 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:23  
Dupree Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  08:03
[PHO 79-63]
 
  07:54 Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST) 
  07:52 Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:52 Beard Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  07:52 Herrington Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:52
[PHO 80-63]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:52
[PHO 81-63]
 
  07:34 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:30  
  07:21 Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:06  
  06:50 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:46 Lavender Hook Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:43  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dupree (4 AST)  06:31
[PHO 83-63]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:22  
  06:11 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:07  
Bonner Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:04  
  05:51 Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:38 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:34 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:26
[LAS 65-83]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  05:14 Lavender Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:14
[PHO 84-65]
 
  05:14 Lavender Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:14
[PHO 85-65]
 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:00  
  05:00
[LAS 66-85]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:00
[LAS 67-85]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Bonner Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:54  
Bonner Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:54  
  04:43
[LAS 69-85]
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[LAS 70-85]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  04:23
[PHO 87-70]
 
  04:04 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:03  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:38 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:30 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:25 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:23  
  03:23 Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:05
[PHO 89-70]
 
Bonner Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:58  
  02:51 Parker Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  02:48  
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bonner (5 AST)  02:29
[PHO 91-70]
 
  02:16 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:14  
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dupree (5 AST)  02:04
[PHO 93-70]
 
  01:48 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:46  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:19 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:08 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dupree (1 BLK) 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Bass  01:08  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kobryn  01:08  
Griner Substitution replaced by Phillips  01:08  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bias  01:08  
  01:08 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Beard 
  01:08 Parker Substitution replaced by Lavender 
  01:08 Toliver Substitution replaced by Gruda 
  01:00
[LAS 72-93]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Kobryn 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:35.9 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Kobryn Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:28.0  
  00:28.0 Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:28.0 Team Rebound 
  00:28.0
[LAS 73-93]
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.9 Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:00.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:30 pm ET
-- TWC SN/TWC D Local 10:30 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 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 1.5
LAS
Parker 20.0
Ogwumike 7.7
Parker 4.8
Parker 1.6
Herrington 2.2
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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