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By AL BRAVO
Posted Jul 27 2014 1:08AM

PHOENIX (AP) Old Detroit Pistons ''Bad Boy'' Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury - with little success.

Brittney Griner scored 18 points and the Mercury tied the second-longest winning streak in WNBA history with their 15th straight victory, beating the Laimbeer-coached Liberty 78-63 on Saturday night.

''That `Bad Boy' stuff, that's dead in the water,'' Mercury star Diani Taurasi said. ''That doesn't work anymore. That's such `80s basketball, but I guess they keep it rolling like that.

''The physicality of the game is something we know is part of it. On occasion, we will look to get more physical, that's fine, we just have to stick to what we are doing on a nightly basis.''

Griner got her first flagrant-1 foul in the fourth quarter. Phoenix responded with a 10-0 run to put the game away.

''They are going to try a lot of things, they are going to try to play physical, they are going to try and get in our heads, get us mad,'' Griner said. ''Keep a cool head and a hot game, keep playing like we did, just get the win.''

The Mercury (21-3) matched the 1998 Houston Comets with the victory and are three short of the league mark set by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001.

Griner also had eight rebounds and six blocks, and Taurasi added 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Phoenix, which clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Tina Charles had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead New York (10-14). The Liberty had won three in a row and six of their last eight.

''We played out of our game, it wasn't our normal game,'' Laimbeer said. ''We just, for whatever reason, quick shooting, taking shots we don't normally shoot, going one-on-one, not getting any offense. In the second half, we ran our stuff, got good looks. They just didn't go in.''

Phoenix had a 20-point lead and was ahead by at least seven after the first quarter.

The Mercury held Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter to 12 points on 6-of-18 shooting. New York got within nine going into the final period but missed its first three shots in the fourth.

''We were just missing shots, we were all playing against Griner, we know what she's capable of and we know that they're a long team,'' Pondexter said.

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello echoed her stars' comments about staying mentally focused.

''Once we got our composure, we limited them to one shot per possession helps us get out and then we can execute on offense,'' Brondello said.

New York made just 27 of 83 attempts from the field, including 1 of 12 from beyond the arc.

''We're built on defense and we made a team shoot 32 percent on 83 shots, but just executing when we needed to,'' Brondello said.

The have won by an average of 13.2 points during the winning streak.

Candice Dupree added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Penny Taylor had 10 points for Phoenix, which used a 10-0 run in the second quarter to open up a close game.

New York cut it to 25-20 early in the second, but the Mercury outscored the Liberty 22-10 the rest of the half as New York missed 11 of 15 shots during a key stretch.

New York used a 10-0 run of its own in the third quarter to get back in the game. Plenette Pierson's free throw after Taurasi was hit with a technical foul cut the lead to 55-48 with three minutes left in the period. Phoenix led 60-51 going into the final quarter.

Phoenix has shot better than 50 percent in the last six games, making 31 of 60 on Saturday. That six-game run is a WNBA record, according to the team.

All five starters have led the team in scoring over the last five games and it has been the same starting lineup during the streak.

The Mercury's last loss was a 96-95 setback at Connecticut on June 12.

Griner has 94 blocks on the season for a 3.9 average. The league season record is 114, set by Margo Dydek in 1998 for Utah.


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Liberty
Mercury
     
    • 32.5%

    • 51.7%

    • 8.3%

    • 35.7%

    • 72.7%

    • 73.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYL PHO
Total Rebounds 6 7
Offensive Rebounds 14 5
Turnovers 7 16
Fast Break Pts: 7 10
Biggest Lead: 4 20
Points in the Paint: 32 28
NYL PHO
p Charles   20 Griner   18
rb Warley-Talbert   9 Dupree   9
a Cruz   4 Taurasi   10
s Pondexter   3 2 players   1
b Warley-Talbert   1 Griner   6
 
  • 07/26 - NYL 63 @ PHO 78
  • 08/12 - PHO 76 @ NYL 64
New York Liberty (10-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 20:30 2-6 0-1 2-2 -10 1 3 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 6
A. Warley-Talbert C 24:54 1-6 0-0 0-0 +4 6 3 9 0 3 0 1 1 3 2
T. Charles C 33:32 8-21 0-0 4-5 -18 2 5 7 1 3 0 2 0 3 20
C. Pondexter G 31:20 6-18 0-5 0-0 -12 2 3 5 3 1 3 2 0 1 12
A. Cruz G 22:20 1-6 1-2 0-0 -9 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 3
S. Cash   19:48 3-11 0-2 0-0 -9 3 2 5 1 1 1 1 0 2 6
S. Rodgers   18:08 1-5 0-2 1-3 -20 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
P. Pierson   16:52 1-4 0-0 1-1 -19 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
E. Carson   04:43 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Lacy   03:11 2-3 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
S. McKinney   02:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Houston   02:15 2-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total   200 27-83 1-12 8-11   14 24 38 11 13 10 7 1 12 63
  32.5% 8.3% 72.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 8
Phoenix Mercury (21-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 26:08 2-6 0-2 4-4 +10 2 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 8
C. Dupree F 29:59 7-11 0-0 0-0 +11 0 9 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 14
B. Griner C 31:44 9-13 0-0 0-1 +20 0 8 8 1 4 0 3 6 0 18
P. Taylor F 23:52 3-6 2-3 2-2 +13 0 5 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 10
D. Taurasi G 30:05 6-12 2-5 1-2 +14 0 5 5 10 2 0 4 1 0 15
E. Phillips   15:08 1-4 1-2 0-0 +9 1 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 3
M. Bass   13:12 1-2 0-0 2-2 +8 1 5 6 1 2 0 2 3 1 4
S. Murphy   13:52 1-2 0-1 1-2 +10 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 3
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   08:26 1-3 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
E. Kobryn   05:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
T. Bias   02:29 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Total   200 31-60 5-14 11-15   5 36 41 21 15 2 16 12 1 78
  51.7% 35.7% 73.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Liberty: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Liberty: --
  • Mercury: Taurasi

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #12 Scott Bolnick, #21 Byron Jarrett, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 9527
  • Duration: 1:44
New York Liberty (10-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Charles (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:49 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (1 ST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:33 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Montgomery (2 ST) 
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:27
[NYL 2-0]
 
  09:13 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST)  09:06
[NYL 4-0]
 
  08:51 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:30
[PHO 2-4]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10
[PHO 4-4]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:41 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:39  
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:24 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST) 
  07:19 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:57
[PHO 6-4]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Cruz Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  06:53  
  06:50
[PHO 8-4]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:41  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash  06:41  
  06:34 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cruz (1 ST) 
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  06:28  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:24  
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST)  06:15
[NYL 6-8]
 
  05:57 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:56  
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:45  
Charles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:42  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  05:41  
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:39  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:34
[NYL 8-8]
 
  05:21
[PHO 10-8]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59  
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59 Jump Ball Dupree vs Warley-Talbert (Pondexter gains possession) 
  04:55 Griner Violation:Kicked Ball 
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST)  04:45
[NYL 10-10]
 
  04:24
[PHO 12-10]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST)  04:08
[NYL 12-12]
 
Pondexter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:47  
  03:47
[PHO 13-12]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:47 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  03:47  
  03:47
[PHO 14-12]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Cash Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:36 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:19 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:18 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson  03:18  
  03:07
[PHO 16-12]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  02:53 Taurasi Violation:Kicked Ball 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  02:43  
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:41  
Cash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:39
[NYL 14-16]
 
  02:39 Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Charles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:22  
  02:22 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:22
[PHO 17-14]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Rodgers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK)  02:11  
Team Rebound  02:11  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:58 Team Rebound 
  01:47 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:46  
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:20
[PHO 20-14]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:44.9 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:30.0
[PHO 22-14]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:10.9
[NYL 16-22]
 
Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  00:09.6  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:09.6  
  00:09.6 Bonner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  00:09.6 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  00:04.9 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.9  
End of 1st Qtr
New York Liberty (10-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (3 BLK)  09:45  
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:24 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:20 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Warley-Talbert (1 BLK) 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:18  
Cash Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:07
[NYL 18-22]
 
  08:52 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:36 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:32
[PHO 25-18]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Montgomery Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:11  
Cash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:09  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:00 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST) 
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:54
[NYL 20-25]
 
  07:54 Phillips Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Cash Substitution replaced by Cruz  07:54  
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:54  
  07:54 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35
[PHO 28-20]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Warley-Talbert Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:23  
Warley-Talbert Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:23  
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Charles  07:23  
  07:04 Phillips Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:02
[PHO 30-20]
Murphy Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:49 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:49 Bass Substitution replaced by Griner 
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter  06:49  
Cruz Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:29 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (2 ST) 
Cruz Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:17 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:05
[PHO 32-20]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
  06:00 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Pierson Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  06:00  
Charles Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:54  
Charles Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:54  
  05:41
[PHO 35-20]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
Montgomery Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST)  05:26
[NYL 22-35]
 
  05:15 Murphy Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:15 Murphy Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:15 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:15 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:42
[PHO 37-22]
Griner Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST) 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:25  
Charles Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  04:22
[NYL 24-37]
 
  04:01
[PHO 39-24]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:34  
  03:34
[PHO 40-24]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  03:34  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash  03:34  
  03:34
[PHO 41-24]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Cash Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK)  03:17  
Team Rebound  03:16  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:01 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:00  
  02:53 Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cash Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:48
[NYL 26-41]
 
  02:21 Griner Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Warley-Talbert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  02:07  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:05  
Charles Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:00
[NYL 28-41]
 
  01:38 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:37  
Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:27  
  01:10
[PHO 43-28]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST) 
Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:10  
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson  01:10  
  01:10 Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:56.9 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.8 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:30.9
[PHO 45-28]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pierson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST)  00:19.9
[NYL 30-45]
 
  00:01.9
[PHO 47-30]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (7 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
New York Liberty (10-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:29 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Cruz (2 ST) 
  09:28 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cruz Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:03
[PHO 49-30]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (8 AST) 
Montgomery Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:48
[NYL 32-49]
 
  08:35 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:34  
Charles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  08:16  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:14  
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  08:14  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:11  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:58 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:57  
  07:55 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Warley-Talbert Hook Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:41 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:29
[PHO 51-32]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (9 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  07:17  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:16  
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK)  07:13  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  07:11  
Cruz 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST)  06:57
[NYL 35-51]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:56  
Warley-Talbert Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:43  
  06:27
[PHO 53-35]
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Charles Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cruz (4 AST)  06:13
[NYL 37-53]
 
  06:00 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:58  
  05:51 Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:34
[NYL 39-53]
 
  05:18 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:17  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:10
[NYL 41-53]
 
  05:10 Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  05:10
[NYL 42-53]
 
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:03 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  05:03 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:58 Taurasi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:40
[NYL 44-53]
 
  04:20 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  04:18  
  04:10 Kobryn Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:10
[NYL 45-53]
 
  04:10 Bonner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pierson  04:10  
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Cash  04:10  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:10
[NYL 46-53]
 
  03:53
[PHO 55-46]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (10 AST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kobryn (1 BLK)  03:45  
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:36 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cash (1 ST) 
Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:27 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:12 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:11  
  03:02 Kobryn Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:02  
Team Rebound  03:02  
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:02
[NYL 47-55]
 
  03:00 Taurasi Technical 
Pierson Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  03:00
[NYL 48-55]
 
  02:50 Kobryn Layup Shot: Missed 
Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  02:29  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner 
Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers  02:27  
  02:15 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:14  
Cash Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (6 BLK)  02:03  
  02:01 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:48
[PHO 58-48]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Pondexter Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:30
[NYL 50-58]
 
  01:12
[PHO 60-50]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  00:58.6 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Phillips Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:35.8 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.9  
  00:30.9 Murphy Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:30.9
[NYL 51-60]
 
Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  00:30.9  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery  00:30.9  
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:30.9  
  00:26.9 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  00:19.9 Phillips Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:15.9  
Cash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
New York Liberty (10-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:41 Jump Ball Griner vs Pierson (Phillips gains possession) 
  09:35 Bass Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:35 Bass Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Charles Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:06
[PHO 62-51]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST) 
Pierson Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:22
[PHO 64-51]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:22  
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter  08:22  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:06  
Charles Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (3 AST)  08:00
[NYL 53-64]
 
Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:50  
  07:50
[PHO 65-53]
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:50 Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Charles Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:49  
  07:42 Griner Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:42 Murphy Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Montgomery Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:42
[NYL 54-65]
 
Montgomery Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:42
[NYL 55-65]
 
  07:42 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Charles Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:30  
Cruz 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:22 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Cruz Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:11  
  07:11
[PHO 66-55]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:11
[PHO 67-55]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:50 Team Rebound 
Pierson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:50  
  06:32 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pondexter (3 ST) 
Charles Hook Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:19 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:03
[PHO 69-55]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Charles Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Rodgers  05:46  
Cruz Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  05:46  
Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash  05:46  
Cash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32
[PHO 70-55]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:32
[PHO 71-55]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:12 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:59 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Rodgers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:50 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:44
[PHO 73-55]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:43  
Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Carson  04:43  
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:05 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:00 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed 
Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
  03:54 Bonner Violation:Kicked Ball 
Carson Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:27
[PHO 75-55]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Cash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:11  
  03:11 Taylor Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Charles Substitution replaced by Warley-Talbert  03:11  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Lacy  03:11  
  02:53 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cash Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:51  
  02:29 Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cash Substitution replaced by McKinney  02:29  
  02:29 Bonner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  02:29 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  02:29 Griner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  02:29 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bias 
Lacy Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  02:15  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:15  
Rodgers Substitution replaced by Houston  02:15  
  02:00 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed 
Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Houston Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lacy (1 AST)  01:48
[NYL 57-75]
 
Lacy Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:36  
  01:36 Bias Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:36
[PHO 76-57]
Bias Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lacy Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:21
[NYL 59-76]
 
  01:02
[PHO 78-59]
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:39.1
[NYL 61-78]
 
  00:25.9 Bias Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST) 
Lacy Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:05.9
[NYL 63-78]
 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYL
Charles 16.9
Charles 9.0
Pondexter 3.9
Charles 0.8
Cruz 1.4
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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