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By AL BRAVO
Posted Jul 30 2014 1:25AM

PHOENIX (AP) Facing a short-handed Los Angeles Sparks team playing for the second straight night, the Phoenix Mercury needed a half to get going before cruising to their 16th straight win.

Diana Taurasi had 17 points and four assists as Phoenix beat Los Angeles 90-69 on Tuesday night, giving the Mercury the second-longest winning streak in league history. Phoenix (22-3) passed the Houston Comets' 15-game run in 1998 and moved two games shy of the WNBA mark of 18 straight by Los Angeles in 2001.

The Mercury also won their 11th straight at home, tying a franchise mark set in 1999.

Los Angeles played for the second consecutive game without leading scorer Candace Parker, who remained in California nursing a left knee strain. Despite her absence, the Sparks led by five in the first half and trailed by just three at the break.

''When their best player, you know that she's out, it's just a natural thing to take your foot off the pedal,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''I've seen it happen so much as a player, and obviously coaching experiences all around the world. So we didn't have the right energy coming out.''

Candice Dupree had 16 points and nine rebounds while Brittney Griner added 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the Mercury. Taurasi and Griner both sat out the fourth quarter.

''We kept ourselves down for 20 minutes but we got going again, that's the main thing, as long as we can change it within the game,'' Brondello said.

Nneka Ogwumike had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Sparks (12-15), who are now 2-3 since general manager Penny Toler took over as coach during the All-Star break. Los Angeles has lost four of six overall.

Kristi Tolliver added 14 points and seven assists for the Sparks, who kept it close for more than a half.

''Whenever a team comes in without their best player, other players pick up the slack and do a little bit more,'' Taurasi said. ''They showed what kind of team they are. They have a lot of heart and a lot of character, and they played really well for most of the game.''

Phoenix used a third-quarter run to break open a three-point game at halftime. The Mercury scored 12 straight points, using its break and scoring twice off of steals, to take a 62-45 lead with 3:08 left in the period.

''The crowd got in it and we got a little rattled,'' Toler said. ''When we got rattled, I think they might have outscored us 14-2, but like I told them, from that moment, as a team and as players you get better, come down, slow the ball down and let's execute. We didn't execute in that stretch.''

Phoenix led 66-51 going into the fourth quarter and did not allow Los Angeles to get any closer than 11 points.

The Mercury, who lead the league in scoring and hold opponents to the fewest points, were 39.5 percent from the field while allowing Los Angeles to shoot 58 percent although Phoenix still led 42-39 at the break.

''It was a mess,'' Dupree said. ''It was a mess on both ends of the floor. We lacked energy, missing shots, bad defense, wasn't pretty.

''It's just defense, being able to shut them down,'' she added. ''They were killing us off the pick-and-roll. We kind of eliminated that in the second half. So when we are playing good defense, we are at our best, leads out to buckets in transition, moving the ball a lot better in the second half, just good-looking basketball.''

Phoenix held Ogwumike to 2-of-9 shooting in the second half after she made 7-of-8 in the first half, scoring 14 points and grabbing five rebounds.

Reserve Shay Murphy added a second-half spark, scoring 10 points and getting three assists, mostly in the second half.

Los Angeles scored eight straight points in the first quarter to take a 24-20 lead. The Sparks held the league's best offensive team to 7-for-21 shooting. However, Taurasi and Murphy hit 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that gave Phoenix a 32-27 lead with 6:20 left in the first half.

Phoenix has beaten Los Angeles in its previous three meetings earlier this season.


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 45.8%

    • 51.4%

    • 28.6%

    • 43.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 6 4
Offensive Rebounds 6 10
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 10 13
Biggest Lead: 5 23
Points in the Paint: 38 34
LAS PHO
p Ogwumike   18 Taurasi   17
rb Ogwumike   9 Dupree   9
a Toliver   7 Taylor   5
s Toliver   2 Murphy   3
b 3 players   1 Griner   3
 
  • 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
Los Angeles Sparks (12-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Herrington G-F 30:40 2-4 0-0 0-0 -16 1 3 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 4
N. Ogwumike F 32:23 9-17 0-0 0-0 -18 1 8 9 1 2 0 0 1 3 18
J. Lavender C 29:18 3-8 0-0 0-0 -20 1 6 7 1 1 1 2 1 1 6
A. Beard G-F 24:00 4-8 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 3 6 0 4 0 1 8
K. Toliver G 31:31 6-12 2-4 0-0 -23 0 2 2 7 3 2 4 0 0 14
S. Gruda   15:22 3-9 0-0 1-2 -6 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 7
C. Wiggins   17:13 1-6 0-3 0-0 -14 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
L. Harding   13:39 3-5 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 6
N. Greene   02:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
F. Abdi   02:57 2-3 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
C. Parker NWT - Left knee strain
Total   200 33-72 2-7 1-2   6 25 31 18 17 6 15 3 5 69
  45.8% 28.6% 50.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 16
Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 26:11 5-9 2-3 0-0 +11 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 12
C. Dupree F 29:58 8-15 0-0 0-1 +29 1 8 9 2 0 1 1 0 1 16
B. Griner C 27:01 5-11 0-0 4-4 +17 4 3 7 2 3 1 3 3 1 14
P. Taylor F 21:37 2-4 1-2 0-0 +25 0 4 4 5 2 1 2 2 0 5
D. Taurasi G 26:29 6-11 1-4 4-4 +17 0 2 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 17
M. Bass   20:04 2-4 0-0 3-4 -2 3 2 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 7
E. Phillips   14:28 2-5 1-3 0-1 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 4 0 0 5
S. Murphy   21:22 4-7 2-3 0-0 +9 2 2 4 3 1 3 1 0 0 10
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   06:56 1-2 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
E. Kobryn   02:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias   02:57 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   200 36-70 7-16 11-14   10 26 36 26 9 9 15 5 3 90
  51.4% 43.8% 78.6%   team rebs: 4 total to: 16

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #13 Cameron Inouye, #45 Tom Mauer, #55 Eric Brewton
  • Attendance: 8983
  • Duration: 1:51
Los Angeles Sparks (12-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Ogwumike (Bonner gains possession) 
  09:45
[PHO 2-0]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:12 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  09:05
[LAS 2-2]
 
  08:46
[PHO 4-2]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:09 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:07  
Toliver Pullup Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:59
[LAS 4-4]
 
  07:36
[PHO 7-4]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taurasi (1 ST)  07:27  
Toliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:27  
  07:16 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:12 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:10  
Toliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:43 Dupree Hook Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST)  06:31
[LAS 6-7]
 
  06:17 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:16  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST)  06:01
[LAS 8-7]
 
  05:49 Griner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK) 
  05:47 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:44
[PHO 10-8]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  05:26  
  05:24 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Herrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:22  
  05:22
[PHO 11-8]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:22 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  05:22 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  05:22
[PHO 12-8]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST)  05:10
[LAS 10-12]
 
  04:58 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:57  
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:45  
  04:29 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:28  
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:17  
  03:59 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST)  03:44
[LAS 12-12]
 
  03:27 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Toliver (5 AST)  03:17
[LAS 14-12]
 
  02:59 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:59 Bonner Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  02:59 Griner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Herrington Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:36
[LAS 16-12]
 
  02:21
[PHO 14-16]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:10
[LAS 18-14]
 
  01:57
[PHO 16-18]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:28 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
Beard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:28  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda  01:28  
Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins  01:28  
  01:28 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  01:19
[PHO 19-18]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:04
[LAS 20-19]
 
  00:56.9 Phillips Layup Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:55.9  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  00:50.9
[LAS 22-19]
 
  00:31.9 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (1 ST) 
Toliver Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:28.3
[LAS 24-19]
 
  00:11.3 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:09.4 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:09.4 Murphy Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:08.3 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:08.3 Bass Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:08.3 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Gruda Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.3  
  00:05.3
[PHO 20-24]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:05.3 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:04.9  
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (12-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Gruda Layup Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:24  
  09:24
[PHO 21-24]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:24
[PHO 22-24]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:10 Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Toliver (6 AST)  09:04
[LAS 26-22]
 
  08:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:54  
  08:47 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gruda Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:47  
Beard Substitution replaced by Harding  08:47  
Gruda Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:47
[LAS 27-22]
 
  08:23
[PHO 25-27]
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Griner Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:53
[PHO 27-27]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gruda Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:24 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:16
[PHO 30-27]
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:07  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  07:07  
Lavender Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Team Rebound 
  06:38 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Gruda Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  06:33  
  06:20
[PHO 32-27]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Gruda Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:56
[LAS 29-32]
 
  05:39 Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:36  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:25 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  05:25 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Toliver Substitution replaced by Beard  05:25  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Herrington  05:25  
  05:16 Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lavender Hook Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:54 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:53  
Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  04:50  
  04:44
[PHO 34-29]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
  04:22 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips 
Beard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  04:19
[LAS 31-34]
 
  04:08 Griner Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:08 Griner Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gruda Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (2 ST)  03:54  
  03:50 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:42  
  03:38 Murphy Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:28  
  03:19 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:13  
  03:13 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver  03:13  
Gruda Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  03:13  
  02:59 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:52
[PHO 36-31]
Phillips Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST)  02:26  
  02:19 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:19 Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  02:19 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  02:01
[LAS 33-36]
 
  01:49
[PHO 38-33]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Toliver Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:38
[LAS 35-38]
 
  01:24
[PHO 40-35]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Toliver Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:00 Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Toliver (7 AST)  00:43.9
[LAS 37-40]
 
  00:30.9 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:28.9  
Beard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST)  00:21.9
[LAS 39-40]
 
Herrington Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:07.8  
  00:07.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.7  
  00:01.7
[PHO 41-39]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:01.7
[PHO 42-39]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (12-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Toliver Layup Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:36 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:33  
Beard Pullup Bank shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:25 Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:13
[PHO 44-39]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Herrington (4 AST)  08:47
[LAS 41-44]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:24  
  08:24
[PHO 45-41]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:24
[PHO 46-41]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:13  
Toliver Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:13  
  08:00 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lavender (1 ST) 
  08:00 Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:46  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Griner Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:26
[PHO 48-41]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  07:01  
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:58  
Herrington Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:58
[LAS 43-48]
 
  06:38 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:37  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Herrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:24  
  06:14
[PHO 50-43]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST)  05:51
[LAS 45-50]
 
  05:40
[PHO 52-45]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  05:34  
  05:31
[PHO 54-45]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:31  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Beard  05:31  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  05:09  
  05:07 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:46
[PHO 56-45]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:21 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:15
[PHO 58-45]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:14  
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  03:55  
  03:46
[PHO 60-45]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  03:23  
Beard Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:20  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding  03:20  
  03:08
[PHO 62-45]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  03:08  
  03:08 Dupree Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:07  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  02:52  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:50  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:46
[LAS 47-62]
 
  02:37 Griner Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  02:37 Griner Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins  02:37  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:11
[PHO 64-47]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:47 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:46  
Lavender Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:36  
  01:36 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  01:36 Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda  01:36  
  01:16 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:15  
Gruda Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:05 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:58.9 Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.9  
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:51.9
[LAS 49-64]
 
  00:39.8 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gruda (1 ST) 
Gruda Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:39.0  
  00:30.3 Griner Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:30.3 Griner Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:15.9
[LAS 51-64]
 
  00:05.9
[PHO 66-51]
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (12-15) Phoenix Mercury (22-3)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:46 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Toliver (2 ST) 
  09:42 Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Murphy (3 ST)  09:29  
  09:25
[PHO 68-51]
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  09:09  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:08  
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:05
[LAS 53-68]
 
  08:42
[PHO 70-53]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Gruda Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  08:26
[LAS 55-70]
 
  08:12 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:12  
  08:12 Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gruda Substitution replaced by Beard  08:12  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Herrington  08:12  
Harding Substitution replaced by Lavender  08:12  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:32
[PHO 72-55]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST)  07:16
[LAS 58-72]
 
  06:57
[PHO 74-58]
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:38  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:36  
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:18 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:17  
Beard Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:15  
  06:15 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  05:57 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:56  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST)  05:45
[LAS 60-74]
 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:44  
  05:31 Murphy Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:27  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:12
[LAS 63-74]
 
  04:49
[PHO 77-63]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bass (3 AST) 
Toliver Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:49  
  04:49 Phillips Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  04:48 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Beard Foul: Shooting Block (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:36  
  04:36
[PHO 78-63]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:36
[PHO 79-63]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Beard Foul: Offensive (6 PF)  04:30  
Beard Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:30  
Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins  04:30  
  04:14
[PHO 81-63]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (2 BLK)  03:50  
  03:48 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:43 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
  03:43 Taylor Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Gruda  03:43  
Gruda Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:30  
Herrington Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:19
[PHO 84-63]
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST) 
Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:06  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:59
[PHO 86-63]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Murphy (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Dupree Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  02:57 Phillips Substitution replaced by Bias 
Herrington Substitution replaced by Greene  02:57  
Lavender Substitution replaced by Abdi  02:57  
Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding  02:57  
Abdi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  02:36
[LAS 65-86]
 
  02:24 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK) 
Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:22  
Abdi Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:10
[LAS 67-86]
 
  01:51
[PHO 88-67]
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bias (1 AST) 
Abdi Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:19 Murphy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Harding Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:14
[LAS 69-88]
 
  00:55.9 Bias Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:53.9  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Team Rebound  00:43.5  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.8  
  00:39.9 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:34.9
[PHO 90-69]
Bias Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  00:10.0  
Team Rebound  00:10.0  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:10.0  
  00:02.0 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ESPN 2 National 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAS
4th West
16
18
6-4
7-10
9-8
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAS
Parker 20.0
Ogwumike 7.7
Parker 4.8
Parker 1.6
Herrington 2.2
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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