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Posted Aug 06 2014 1:13AM

PHOENIX (AP) Even short-handed the Atlanta Dream gave the Phoenix Mercury all they could handle for three quarters. Then Diana Taurasi took over.

Brittney Griner led the Mercury with 14 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots as Phoenix rallied to beat Atlanta 75-67 on Tuesday night.

Taurasi had nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix (24-4), which has won 17 of 18 and set a franchise mark for wins in a season.

''She went into the zone, and when she goes in that zone, there's no stopping her,'' Griner said of her teammate. ''You can try whatever you want, but I mean, y'all see it every time, you can't.''

After starting slow, Taurasi stepped up in the fourth quarter.

''I pretty much didn't do anything the whole game, so I said, `I gotta help a little bit today,''' Taurasi said. ''So it was a great collective effort today.''

Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points for Atlanta (17-11), which has lost six of the last eight.

''We had to dig deep to get away with that,'' Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. ''Third quarter was very average but we responded in the fourth so that's what really matters, closing out games.''

Candice Dupree added 16 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who used an 11-3 start in the fourth quarter to erase a 51-47 deficit going into the final period.

''They got more aggressive, they got more pressure on the ball,'' Brondello said. ''So we were playing on our back foot and not our front foot, being aggressive, which is what were doing in the first half and that's what got us that lead.''

Atlanta rookie Shoni Schimmel, who won the WNBA All-Star Game MVP in the same arena on July 19, scored 13 points and had five assists off the bench. The US Airways Center crowd of 12,346, more than 3,000 more than the average, had plenty of fans of the Native American guard. Arizona has nearly 300,000 people who identified themselves in the last census as American Indian.

''It's something about this gym, she loves it,'' Atlanta assistant coach Karleen Thompson said. ''Not to mention the crowd, I mean everywhere we go, it's great. It's just great for the league.''

Head coach Michael Cooper did not make the trip while he continues to recover from tongue cancer treatment.

''I feel like we're in a good position, we're a great team, and I think people are underestimating us right now,'' McCoughtry said. ''But that's good so we can come out in the playoffs and do our damage.''

Penny Taylor added 13 points and eight assists for the Mercury, who have won a franchise-best 13 straight at home.

Atlanta went on a 16-2 run over the final 6:40 of the third quarter to take a 51-47 lead into the fourth. Phoenix was just 3-for-14 in the quarter and were outrebounded 15-5. Phoenix's six points in the quarter were the fewest in a period all season.

''There are definitely things we want to clean up going into the postseason but we still have a long way to go,'' Taurasi said. ''We have six games to really hone in on what we want to do and make sure we stay on top of the ladder. We still have a lot of work to do.''

Dupree had 16 points and five rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 41-29 lead at the break.

Griner's nine blocks gave her 112 for the season, the third-best season total in league history with six games to play. She is just two shy of the single season record.

Tuesday's game was the first of a four-game, six-day road trip.

The 2007 and 2009 Mercury teams went 23-11 during the regular season to set the franchise mark for wins.


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Dream
Mercury
     
    • 34.2%

    • 46.9%

    • 16.7%

    • 23.1%

    • 66.7%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL PHO
Total Rebounds 13 5
Offensive Rebounds 16 8
Turnovers 11 16
Fast Break Pts: 13 12
Biggest Lead: 7 13
Points in the Paint: 34 38
ATL PHO
p McCoughtry   19 Dupree   16
rb Lyttle   12 Griner   9
a Schimmel   5 Taylor   8
s Lyttle   7 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Griner   9
 
  • 08/05 - ATL 67 @ PHO 75
  • 08/13 - PHO 82 @ ATL 96
Atlanta Dream (17-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. McCoughtry G-F 26:25 7-16 2-5 3-4 +6 2 1 3 1 5 2 2 1 3 19
S. Lyttle F 37:47 4-14 0-0 0-0 -4 2 10 12 1 2 7 1 0 1 8
A. Henry F-C 32:44 4-7 0-0 1-2 0 8 2 10 0 5 0 2 1 2 9
T. Hayes G 29:45 3-14 0-5 6-7 -4 0 5 5 3 3 0 1 0 2 12
C. Dumerc G 15:19 0-2 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
S. Schimmel   26:54 6-15 1-6 0-0 -15 1 3 4 5 3 2 2 0 1 13
N. Colhado   07:16 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
J. Thomas   18:44 2-7 0-1 0-0 -10 2 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
M. Ajavon   02:53 0-2 0-0 0-2 -4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Thompson   02:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. de Souza DND - Illness
D. Milton-Jones DND - Right Achilles
Total   200 27-79 3-18 10-15   16 25 41 14 21 12 11 3 10 67
  34.2% 16.7% 66.7%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13
Phoenix Mercury (24-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 24:51 3-8 0-3 1-1 0 2 3 5 4 0 1 3 0 1 7
C. Dupree F 34:14 7-14 0-0 2-2 +6 1 5 6 2 2 1 1 0 2 16
B. Griner C 33:30 6-11 0-0 2-3 +4 2 7 9 0 3 0 5 9 0 14
P. Taylor F 31:06 4-8 1-3 4-4 +6 0 4 4 8 2 2 3 1 0 13
D. Taurasi G 28:29 6-11 0-4 2-3 +3 2 3 5 4 2 0 3 0 0 14
E. Phillips   12:59 1-4 1-2 0-0 +9 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3
M. Bass   09:49 1-5 0-0 1-2 +1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
S. Murphy   17:12 2-3 1-1 0-0 +8 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   05:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   02:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-64 3-13 12-15   8 27 35 20 9 7 16 10 3 75
  46.9% 23.1% 80.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 16

inactive

  • Dream: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Dream: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #8 Daryl Humphrey, #31 Amy Bonner, #39 Michael Price
  • Attendance: 12346
  • Duration: 1:52
Atlanta Dream (17-11) Phoenix Mercury (24-4)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Henry (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:39 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (1 AST)  09:28
[ATL 2-0]
 
  09:10 Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
Henry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[ATL 4-0]
 
  08:33 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:20 Dupree Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dumerc (1 ST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:56
[ATL 7-0]
 
  07:44 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:42  
Henry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  07:41  
  07:36
[PHO 2-7]
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  07:28  
  07:27 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:21
[PHO 4-7]
Dupree Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  06:57  
  06:56 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:51 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (2 AST)  06:38
[ATL 9-4]
 
  06:17
[PHO 6-9]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:03  
Hayes Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:43
[PHO 9-9]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:14 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:13  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:51 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (1 ST) 
McCoughtry Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:46  
McCoughtry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:46  
  04:46  
Dumerc Substitution replaced by Schimmel  04:46  
  04:46 Dupree Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:46 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:36
[PHO 11-9]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Henry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:36  
  04:36 Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:34  
Schimmel Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:20
[ATL 11-11]
 
  04:06
[PHO 13-11]
Bass Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Henry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  03:50  
Team Rebound  03:50  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40
[PHO 15-11]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
McCoughtry Pullup Bank shot: Missed  03:29  
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:26  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hayes Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:20  
Henry Substitution replaced by Colhado  03:20  
Colhado Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:09  
  02:56 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:50 Bonner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Colhado (1 BLK) 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:48  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:36  
Lyttle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST)  02:34  
Hayes Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32
[PHO 16-11]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:32  
  02:32 Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree 
  02:32
[PHO 17-11]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Colhado Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (1 AST)  02:21
[ATL 13-17]
 
  02:07
[PHO 19-13]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST) 
Schimmel Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:55
[ATL 15-19]
 
  01:40 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Colhado Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:39  
McCoughtry Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  01:32  
McCoughtry Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:32  
  01:32 Taylor Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  01:32 Bonner Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Colhado Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:24  
  01:24 Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:24 Team Rebound 
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Ajavon  01:24  
  01:24
[PHO 20-15]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:00 Phillips Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:56.9  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Schimmel Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:45.7  
  00:45.7
[PHO 21-15]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:45.7 Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Colhado Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:45.5  
Colhado Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (2 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:22.9
[PHO 23-15]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Schimmel Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Schimmel Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:04.4  
Schimmel Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.1  
Ajavon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajavon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.2  
  00:00.2 Murphy Violation:Lane 
Ajavon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-11) Phoenix Mercury (24-4)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Ajavon Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:26 Griner Hook Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:24  
Lyttle Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:08  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:06  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:51
[PHO 25-15]
Taurasi Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  08:31 Griner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:31  
Team Rebound  08:31  
Ajavon Substitution replaced by Hayes  08:31  
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:31
[ATL 16-25]
 
  08:06 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:02 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Schimmel Pullup Bank shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41
[PHO 27-16]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK)  07:21  
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:02 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (2 ST) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK)  06:56  
Team Rebound  06:56  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Dumerc  06:56  
Schimmel Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  06:56  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:28 Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (3 ST) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Team Rebound 
Hayes Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:14  
  06:14 Murphy Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:14  
  05:55 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Team Rebound 
Henry Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:54  
  05:50 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lyttle (4 ST) 
  05:35 Taurasi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:35
[ATL 17-27]
 
Lyttle Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  05:24  
  05:11 Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
McCoughtry Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dumerc (3 AST)  05:02
[ATL 19-27]
 
  04:51 Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:49  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:45
[ATL 21-27]
 
  04:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:37 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  04:37 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  04:37 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:22 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: Henry (1 BLK) 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:20  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  04:16  
  04:08 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:06  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  03:49  
  03:43
[PHO 29-21]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:12
[PHO 31-21]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:10  
Henry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:51
[ATL 23-31]
 
  02:39
[PHO 33-23]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST) 
McCoughtry Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  02:22
[ATL 25-33]
 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:13  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:13  
Lyttle Substitution replaced by Schimmel  02:13  
  02:10
[PHO 35-25]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST) 
Schimmel Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:10  
  02:10 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner 
  02:10
[PHO 36-25]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Dumerc 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:35
[PHO 38-25]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST) 
Henry Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:53.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Schimmel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Schimmel Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:47.9
[ATL 27-38]
 
  00:33.8 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:31.9 Bonner Tip Shot: Missed 
Schimmel Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:27.9  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (2 AST)  00:24.9
[ATL 29-38]
 
  00:17.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  00:17.2  
  00:00.6
[PHO 41-29]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Atlanta Dream (17-11) Phoenix Mercury (24-4)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Henry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  09:43
[ATL 31-41]
 
  09:19 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCoughtry (1 BLK) 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:18  
Henry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK)  09:11  
Henry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:05  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:01 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:53 Dupree Layup Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:52  
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:39  
  08:16
[PHO 43-31]
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
Henry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:58  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  07:49
[ATL 33-43]
 
  07:28 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:12 Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:10  
Dumerc Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:54 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (1 ST) 
  06:51 Griner Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCoughtry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:51
[ATL 34-43]
 
Dumerc Substitution replaced by Schimmel  06:51  
McCoughtry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:51
[ATL 35-43]
 
  06:39
[PHO 45-35]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (3 AST)  06:19
[ATL 37-45]
 
  06:06 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
  05:45 Taylor Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:45
[ATL 38-45]
 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:45
[ATL 39-45]
 
  05:31 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lyttle (5 ST) 
McCoughtry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (6 BLK)  05:24  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:22  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
Henry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:16  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
McCoughtry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:09  
  05:09 Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:03
[ATL 42-45]
 
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:03 Griner Substitution replaced by Bass 
  05:03 Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  05:03 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:42 Bass Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:40 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:39  
Lyttle Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (4 AST)  04:24
[ATL 44-45]
 
  04:13
[PHO 47-44]
Murphy Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Henry Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lyttle (1 AST)  03:52
[ATL 46-47]
 
  03:37 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:36  
  03:32 Dupree Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
McCoughtry Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:32  
  03:32 Dupree Substitution replaced by Griner 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:32
[ATL 47-47]
 
  03:11 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:11  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
Henry Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  02:59  
Henry Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:51  
Henry Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:51  
  02:28 Phillips Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Schimmel Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:27  
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Schimmel (5 AST)  02:22
[ATL 49-47]
 
  02:05 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:45  
Henry Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  01:44  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Henry Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:27  
  01:27 Bonner Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  01:27 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
Henry Substitution replaced by Colhado  01:27  
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:23  
  01:15 Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Lyttle (6 ST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:06  
Schimmel Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:53.9
[ATL 51-47]
 
  00:38.9 Bass Layup Shot: Missed 
Colhado Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:37.7  
Colhado Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (7 BLK)  00:12.9  
Team Rebound  00:12.6  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:12.6  
End of 3rd Qtr
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  09:44
[PHO 49-51]
Taurasi Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lyttle Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (8 BLK)  09:25  
  09:23 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:18
[PHO 51-51]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Schimmel Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  09:18  
  09:18
[PHO 52-51]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Schimmel Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Schimmel (1 ST) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:35
[ATL 54-52]
 
  08:23
[PHO 54-54]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taylor (6 AST) 
Schimmel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  08:04  
  08:00 Murphy Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:56 Taurasi Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Taurasi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:53
[PHO 56-54]
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:31  
Colhado Substitution replaced by Henry  07:31  
  07:18 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:16  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:44
[PHO 58-54]
Taurasi Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:38  
Thomas Substitution replaced by McCoughtry  06:38  
Hayes Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:26
[ATL 56-58]
 
  06:26 Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  06:26
[ATL 57-58]
 
  06:09
[PHO 60-57]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (7 AST) 
Hayes Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCoughtry (1 AST)  05:43
[ATL 59-60]
 
  05:30
[PHO 62-59]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (8 AST) 
McCoughtry Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:10
[ATL 61-62]
 
  05:02 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:01  
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37
[PHO 65-61]
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
Lyttle Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:14 Jump Ball Griner vs Henry (Taurasi gains possession) 
  03:46 Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lyttle Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:44  
McCoughtry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (9 BLK)  03:38  
Lyttle Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  03:36  
Lyttle Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:34
[ATL 63-65]
 
Henry Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:13  
  03:13
[PHO 66-63]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:13 Murphy Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:13
[PHO 67-63]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:41
[PHO 69-63]
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:27 Taurasi Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lyttle Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:26  
  02:26  
McCoughtry Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:16  
  02:16
[PHO 70-63]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:16
[PHO 71-63]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:02 Jump Ball Taylor vs Henry (Hayes gains possession) 
Schimmel Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  01:50  
  01:40 Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lyttle (7 ST) 
  01:40 Jump Ball Taylor vs Lyttle (Hayes gains possession) 
  01:34 Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:34
[ATL 64-71]
 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:34
[ATL 65-71]
 
  01:14 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Schimmel (2 ST) 
Schimmel Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST)  01:09
[ATL 67-71]
 
  01:07 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:49.9 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McCoughtry (2 ST) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:41.8 Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:31.9
[PHO 73-67]
Griner Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:31.2  
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Henry Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  00:22.9  
Schimmel 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Henry Rebound (Off:8 Def:2)  00:17.8  
  00:15.9 Jump Ball Taylor vs Henry (Hayes gains possession) 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
Team Rebound  00:09.9  
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.4 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
McCoughtry Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:04.3  
  00:04.3
[PHO 74-67]
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:04.3
[PHO 75-67]
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Murphy 
McCoughtry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
1st East
19
15
4-6
13-4
6-11
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
McCoughtry 19.8
de Souza 9.4
McCoughtry 4.2
de Souza 1.8
Lyttle 2.3
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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