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Posted Jul 31 2014 11:37PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.

Maya Moore scored 20 points to power the Lynx to a 75-67 victory Thursday night, snapping the Mercury's franchise-record 16-game win streak.

Seimone Augustus added 19 points for Minnesota (21-6), which won its eighth straight.

''We kept believing, stayed with it, kept sharing the ball,'' Moore said after the Lynx shot just 38 percent but frustrated the Mercury with defense. ''Nobody was trying to individually do it on their own.''

The teams have clinched the top two spots in the West and home-court advantage in the first round. Phoenix, which won the first two matchups, had its lead for the top seed cut to 1 1/2 games.

Brittney Griner scored 18 points for the Mercury (22-4), who lost for the first time since June 12. Phoenix's streak was the second-longest in WNBA history, trailing only Los Angeles' 18-game run in 2001.

Phoenix came in leading the league at nearly 50 percent shooting from the field, but was just 37 percent (25 for 68) against the Lynx - led by Diana Taurasi's 5-for-21 effort.

''You won't see Diana shoot like that very often, but she also got a lot of attention,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''Could she have gotten a few more calls? Yes, definitely. Maybe we'll get them next time. But she's a competitor. She'll bounce back.''

Taurasi finished with 10 points, going 0-of-7 on 3-point attempts, and was whistled for five fouls, including a technical. She offered some sarcastic commentary on the physical nature of the game.

''We've got to get better at football. We will,'' she said. ''If we have to put our helmets on, that's what we're going to have to do from here on out. Like I said, we'll be ready to play football next time.''

After missing their first seven shots, Minnesota used an 11-0 run to take a 21-10 lead into the second quarter. It was quite a change for the Mercury, who have been burying teams early over the course of their record hot streak.

''I remember thinking that we were very fortunate, because if our defense wasn't as good as it was, and we're not making shots, we've got a problem,'' Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. ''Every time you play Phoenix, the first quarter is really important. These guys have had double-figure leads in the first half almost every time they've played in this streak. So we were really locked in.''

By halftime, Phoenix had cut the Lynx lead to 39-36 thanks to 12 points from Griner and 11 from Penny Taylor, who finished with 16. Lindsay Whalen scored Minnesota's last six points of the first half, leading the team with nine at the break.

The Lynx led 52-51 at the start of the fourth quarter, but found some breathing room near the seven-minute mark when Moore hit back-to-back 3s to open up a 12-point advantage.

Taurasi's jumper with 1:28 to play pulled the Mercury to 69-65, but they would get no closer.

The Lynx visit the Mercury on Aug. 9 in the teams' final regular-season meeting.


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Mercury
Lynx
     
    • 36.8%

    • 37.7%

    • 17.6%

    • 36.4%

    • 70.0%

    • 65.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO MIN
Total Rebounds 10 13
Offensive Rebounds 2 11
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 9 15
Biggest Lead: 3 13
Points in the Paint: 30 24
PHO MIN
p Griner   18 Moore   20
rb Dupree   13 Brunson   12
a Taurasi   6 2 players   5
s Taylor   4 Moore   4
b Griner   4 Wright   2
 
  • 06/15 - PHO 80 @ MIN 72
  • 06/18 - MIN 79 @ PHO 92
  • 07/31 - PHO 67 @ MIN 75
  • 08/09 - MIN 80 @ PHO 82
Phoenix Mercury (22-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 36:51 4-11 2-5 1-2 -6 0 6 6 5 1 2 1 3 0 11
C. Dupree F 35:37 5-11 0-0 0-0 +4 1 12 13 2 1 0 0 0 1 10
B. Griner C 36:55 7-9 0-0 4-5 -12 0 5 5 3 4 1 2 4 0 18
P. Taylor F 26:52 4-11 1-4 7-9 +8 0 2 2 2 5 4 2 1 1 16
D. Taurasi G 35:59 5-21 0-7 0-0 -4 0 6 6 6 5 0 4 1 3 10
M. Bass   04:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Murphy   16:01 0-3 0-1 0-2 -15 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   04:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   03:05 0-1 0-0 2-2 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Phillips NWT - Sprained Left Ankle
Total   200 25-68 3-17 14-20   2 31 33 19 17 9 13 10 5 67
  36.8% 17.6% 70.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14
Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Moore F 31:01 7-20 2-5 4-4 +5 4 5 9 3 3 4 2 1 3 20
R. Brunson F 34:30 4-8 0-0 2-2 +3 1 11 12 1 3 2 1 0 1 10
J. McCarville C 28:39 1-4 0-0 0-0 +3 2 4 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 2
S. Augustus G 31:47 8-22 0-2 3-4 +2 1 7 8 2 1 0 4 1 2 19
L. Whalen G 28:50 3-10 0-1 4-8 +17 0 5 5 5 3 0 0 0 3 10
M. Wright   18:26 4-8 0-1 0-2 -3 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 2 1 8
D. Peters   10:53 0-3 0-0 0-0 +8 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
T. White   13:56 2-2 2-2 0-0 +3 2 0 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 6
D. Dantas   01:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
T. Liston DNP - Coach's Decision
N. McKenith DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-77 4-11 13-20   11 37 48 19 22 8 13 5 10 75
  37.7% 36.4% 65.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Lynx: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: Brondello, Taurasi
  • Lynx: Augustus

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #31 Amy Bonner, #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • Attendance: 9513
  • Duration: 1:55
Phoenix Mercury (22-4) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball McCarville vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Bonner Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  09:48  
  09:38 Whalen Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:27
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:13 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
  09:11 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:10 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:09 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:08 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:51  
  08:51
[MIN 1-2]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:51 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:50  
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brunson (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:28 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:26  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:54 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:53  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  07:47
[PHO 4-1]
 
  07:28 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:27  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:01  
  07:01
[MIN 2-4]
Brunson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:01
[MIN 3-4]
Brunson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:32
[MIN 5-4]
Moore Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCarville (1 AST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:09 Augustus Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:05
[PHO 6-5]
 
  05:47 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:46 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:46 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:43 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:42  
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  05:20
[PHO 8-5]
 
  05:04
[MIN 7-8]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brunson (1 AST) 
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:51 Moore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:45 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:30 Augustus Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:27 Moore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
  04:25 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:13  
  04:13  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  04:13  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  04:13  
  04:13 Moore Substitution replaced by White 
  04:01 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:00  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:18 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:17 White Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:13
[MIN 10-8]
White 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustus (1 AST) 
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  02:54
[PHO 10-10]
 
  02:37
[MIN 12-10]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Peters (1 AST) 
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  02:26  
Team Rebound  02:25  
  02:25 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  02:25 Brunson Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:21  
  02:06 White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:41
[MIN 14-10]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Murphy Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:31 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:24
[MIN 16-10]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  01:18  
  01:10 Dantas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:03 Dantas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:01 Dantas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST) 
  00:56.3 Dantas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:56.3  
Team Rebound  00:56.3  
  00:56.3 Dantas Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:56.3  
  00:55.9 Peters Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:41.2 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
  00:40.2 Team Rebound 
  00:33.6
[MIN 19-10]
White 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Peters (2 AST) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  00:22.9  
  00:18.4
[MIN 21-10]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Whalen (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:04.9 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.3 Whalen Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (22-4) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Moore Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:13 McCarville Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
  09:12 Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taurasi Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:05  
Taurasi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:05  
  08:53
[MIN 23-10]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:43 Whalen Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:36
[PHO 12-23]
 
  08:17 Brunson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (3 ST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Missed Block: Moore (1 BLK)  08:12  
  08:10 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:04  
  07:51 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:51  
  07:40 Whalen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:40 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  07:35 Augustus Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:35 Augustus Technical 
Taylor Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  07:35
[PHO 13-23]
 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:35
[PHO 14-23]
 
  07:18
[MIN 25-14]
Brunson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustus (2 AST) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Brunson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:03
[MIN 27-14]
Wright Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Bonner  06:51  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  06:41
[PHO 17-27]
 
  06:19 Moore Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:17  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  06:03
[PHO 19-27]
 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50
[MIN 29-19]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:41 Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:41
[PHO 20-29]
 
  05:41 Moore Substitution replaced by White 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:41
[PHO 21-29]
 
  05:25
[MIN 31-21]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  05:06 Brunson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:06
[PHO 22-31]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:06
[PHO 23-31]
 
  04:55 Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:54 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:41 Augustus Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:40  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST)  04:33
[PHO 26-31]
 
  04:16 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:14  
Griner Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST)  04:05
[PHO 28-31]
 
  04:00 Wright Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:00 Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:00 McCarville Substitution replaced by Moore 
  04:00 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  03:53
[PHO 30-31]
 
  03:41
[MIN 33-30]
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Whalen (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:24  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:23
[PHO 32-33]
 
  03:01 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:00  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:31  
  02:31 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:31 Team Rebound 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  02:31  
  02:31 Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:30  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:14 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10 White Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  02:10 White Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:44  
  01:44
[MIN 34-32]
Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:44 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  01:44
[MIN 35-32]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:16 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (5 AST)  01:03
[PHO 34-35]
 
  00:46.9
[MIN 37-34]
Whalen Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.8  
  00:24.8 Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:21.2
[MIN 39-34]
Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  00:02.2
[PHO 36-39]
 
  00:00.9 Whalen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (22-4) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:43 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:41  
Griner Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  09:22
[PHO 38-39]
 
  09:01 Whalen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:41
[MIN 41-38]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:58 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:57  
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST)  07:48  
  07:41
[MIN 43-38]
Brunson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Whalen (3 AST) 
Taylor Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (6 AST)  07:21
[PHO 40-43]
 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:05  
  07:05
[MIN 44-40]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  07:05  
  07:05
[MIN 45-40]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:57
[PHO 42-45]
 
  06:44
[MIN 47-42]
McCarville Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  06:16 Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:14  
Taurasi Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  05:56 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Murphy (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  05:54  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:38
[MIN 49-42]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Whalen (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:36  
  05:36 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:36 McCarville Substitution replaced by Peters 
  05:17 Peters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:07 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dupree Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  05:00
[PHO 44-49]
 
  04:34 Brunson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:33  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:10 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:09  
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK)  04:03  
Team Rebound  04:02  
  04:02 Augustus Substitution replaced by White 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:54  
  03:41 Wright Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:40  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST)  03:33  
  03:26 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:23 Moore Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:22 White Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:16 Peters Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:15  
  03:05 Peters Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn  03:05  
  03:05 Moore Substitution replaced by Whalen 
  03:05 Brunson Substitution replaced by McCarville 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  02:59
[PHO 46-49]
 
  02:41
[MIN 51-46]
Wright Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Kobryn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:White (1 ST)  02:27  
  02:22 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  02:20  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:13 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:07 Whalen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:05  
  01:50 White Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:50
[PHO 47-51]
 
  01:50 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:36 White Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:27  
Kobryn Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:22  
Kobryn Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:22  
  01:04 Augustus Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:03  
Taurasi Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: McCarville (1 BLK)  00:42.9  
  00:42.3 Team Rebound 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:42.3  
Brondello Technical  00:42.3  
  00:42.3
[MIN 52-47]
Augustus Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  00:30.9 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Peters Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:28.7
[PHO 48-52]
 
  00:28.7 Peters Substitution replaced by Dantas 
Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:28.7
[PHO 49-52]
 
  00:19.9 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (2 ST) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST)  00:15.0
[PHO 51-52]
 
  00:00.4 Augustus Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (22-4) Minnesota Lynx (21-6)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 McCarville Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:28
[MIN 54-51]
Moore Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCarville (2 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:02
[MIN 56-51]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  08:39 McCarville Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:39
[PHO 52-56]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  08:19 McCarville Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:18  
Taylor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:17  
  08:12 Augustus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:10  
  07:59 McCarville Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Taurasi  07:59  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
Team Rebound  07:44  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:44  
Taylor Violation:Kicked Ball  07:32  
  07:29
[MIN 59-52]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McCarville (3 AST) 
Griner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Moore (3 ST)  07:17  
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:04  
  06:59
[MIN 62-52]
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: McCarville (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:57  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
Team Rebound  06:45  
  06:45 Whalen Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  06:41
[PHO 54-62]
 
  06:20
[MIN 64-54]
Augustus Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Whalen (5 AST) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Augustus (1 BLK)  06:07  
  06:05 Moore Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:02 Moore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:02 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Brunson Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  05:33
[MIN 66-54]
Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:15
[PHO 56-66]
 
  05:13 Augustus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (4 ST) 
  05:12 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:12  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:52  
  04:40 Augustus Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:39 McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:35 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34 Moore Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:34
[PHO 57-66]
 
  04:34 Augustus Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:34
[PHO 58-66]
 
  04:18 Moore Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:17  
  04:10 Moore Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (3 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:09  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bonner (5 AST)  04:02
[PHO 60-66]
 
  04:02 Brunson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:02  
  04:01 McCarville Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:43 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Moore Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:23 Brunson Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:21  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Moore (4 ST)  03:20  
  03:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:14 Wright Substitution replaced by Augustus 
  03:03 Augustus Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:38
[PHO 63-66]
 
Taylor Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:15  
  02:15
[MIN 67-63]
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:15
[MIN 68-63]
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:01 Whalen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:43  
  01:43 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:43 Team Rebound 
  01:43
[MIN 69-63]
Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  01:28
[PHO 65-69]
 
  01:11
[MIN 71-65]
Augustus Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST) 
  01:00 Brunson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:00
[PHO 66-71]
 
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:00
[PHO 67-71]
 
  00:44.8
[MIN 73-67]
Moore Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: McCarville (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:44.8  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Murphy  00:44.5  
  00:44.5 Whalen Substitution replaced by Wright 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.8 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:34.6 Team Timeout : Short 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Dupree  00:34.6  
  00:34.6 Wright Substitution replaced by Whalen 
Bonner Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.1  
  00:32.1 Whalen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.1 Team Rebound 
  00:32.1 Whalen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  00:31.9  
Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brunson (2 ST)  00:24.9  
Taurasi Technical  00:23.8  
  00:23.8 Augustus Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:23.8 Team Rebound 
  00:23.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  00:23.8  
Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:22.5  
  00:22.5
[MIN 74-67]
Augustus Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Taylor  00:22.5  
  00:22.5
[MIN 75-67]
Augustus Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Team Rebound  00:11.5  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:02.9 Augustus Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
MIN
2nd West
25
9
7-3
15-2
10-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 18.5
Griner 8.2
Taurasi 5.9
Griner 4.0
Bonner 1.5
MIN
Moore 23.6
Moore 8.0
Whalen 5.6
Peters 1.1
Moore 2.0
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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