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Dupree leads Mercury past Stars in overtime


By RAUL DOMINGUEZ
Posted Aug 07 2014 11:30PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Phoenix Mercury were pushed around, run ragged defensively and missed shots they normally make. They gave up a big lead, too.

It was just the kind of game the WNBA leaders needed.

Candice Dupree had 20 points and 18 rebounds and Phoenix beat the San Antonio Stars 78-73 in overtime Thursday night.

''That's what I said to my coaching staff, `This is not a bad game for us,''' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''Because, really, we haven't had a lot of close games and it's actually good preparation leading to the playoffs. Because that's what playoff basketball is like - it's a grind, it's really physical. It was good preparation for us.''

The Stars' Becky Hammon failed to score and had one assist in her first game since becoming the NBA's first full-time female assistant coach after the San Antonio Spurs announced her hiring Tuesday.

With Spurs general manager R.C. Buford in attendance for the second straight home game, Hammon spent all but 5 minutes of the second half watching from the bench as the Stars rallied from a double-digit deficit.

''It's a tough loss,'' San Antonio guard Jia Perkins said. ''We really needed that game. We hung in there, we fought, but we just came up short.''

Perkins had 24 points and Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson added 10 points each for San Antonio (13-17), which remains fourth in the Western Conference.

The Stars' magic number to clinch a playoff berth remained at one with four games remaining.

Penny Taylor scored 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 13 points and Brittney Griner had 12 for Phoenix (25-4). Dupree and Taylor combined to score 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Griner had five blocks, raising her season total to 117 and surpassing the WNBA's single-season blocks record of 114 set by Margo Dydek in 1998.

''That's probably the only one that I really care about,'' Griner said. ''Blocked shots are my favorite things. Now I've got to set it up high and try to beat it next year.''

San Antonio forced overtime after Kayla McBride outfought Phoenix for an offensive rebound following Adams' missed 3-pointer. McBride fed Perkins, who made a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds to tie it. With the Stars tightly guarding Diana Taurasi, Griner missed a jumper as regulation expired.

After being held to four points on 1-for-8 shooting in the second half, Dupree had 12 points in the final quarter and overtime. She was 5 for 8 in the fourth and overtime, including a layup that put Phoenix ahead to stay at 72-70 with 39.7 seconds remaining.

''Shots started to finally fall,'' Dupree said. ''I was taking shots in the first half that I normally make but you can't stop shooting. It's open in the second half baseline, trying to drive trying to shorten up the shots and make it a little easier.''

San Antonio opened the second half shooting 2 for 12, but closed the third quarter on a 15-4 run for its first lead since the opening minutes. The Stars closed the quarter 5-for-7 shooting, forcing the Mercury out of position off defensive switches with increased ball movement.

Perkins gave the Stars a 44-43 lead with 1:11 left in the third quarter after receiving a second chance to complete a three-point play when Anete Kobryn-Jekabsone had a lane violation on the initial miss.

Perkins later drained a 3-pointer with Taylor closely guarding, giving San Antonio its second straight 3 and a 55-49 lead with 7 minutes remaining.

''Defensively, it was one of our better games,'' Stars coach Dan Hughes said. ''I thought our activity level was good. I think we tried to work on a couple of things that I saw play out in the game today. I think that's important this time of year that our team defense gives us a chance, and it did.''


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Mercury
Stars
     
    • 41.1%

    • 35.7%

    • 6.2%

    • 36.0%

    • 89.5%

    • 57.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SAN
Total Rebounds 6 9
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 10 9
Fast Break Pts: 8 5
Biggest Lead: 14 6
Points in the Paint: 48 34
PHO SAN
p Dupree   20 Perkins   24
rb Dupree   18 2 players   11
a Taylor   6 Robinson   5
s 2 players   2 Robinson   2
b Griner   5 Young-Malcolm   1
 
  • 05/23 - SAN 78 @ PHO 74
  • 06/07 - PHO 91 @ SAN 79
  • 07/13 - SAN 61 @ PHO 90
  • 08/07 - PHO 78 @ SAN 73
Phoenix Mercury (25-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 35:34 5-13 1-5 2-3 +7 0 3 3 4 1 1 3 0 0 13
C. Dupree F 37:22 8-19 0-0 4-4 +18 1 17 18 1 1 0 1 0 0 20
B. Griner C 37:13 6-14 0-0 0-0 +8 1 7 8 3 5 2 0 5 1 12
D. Taurasi G 38:42 1-5 0-4 5-5 +15 1 3 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 7
P. Taylor F 32:54 5-12 0-4 6-7 +15 0 7 7 6 1 2 2 1 0 16
M. Bass   10:10 2-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
E. Phillips   14:29 1-3 0-1 0-0 -10 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
S. Murphy   09:21 1-3 0-1 0-0 -4 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
E. Kobryn   05:15 1-1 0-0 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   04:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
T. Bias DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 30-73 1-16 17-19   6 38 44 20 16 5 10 6 1 78
  41.1% 6.2% 89.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11
San Antonio Stars (13-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. McBride G-F 31:41 3-14 2-5 0-0 +1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 2 8
D. Adams F-C 25:06 4-15 1-6 1-2 -13 2 9 11 0 4 0 2 0 3 10
J. Appel C 28:08 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 2 9 11 4 0 0 2 0 0 2
B. Hammon G 19:09 0-3 0-3 0-0 -24 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
D. Robinson G 39:44 5-16 0-0 0-0 -2 0 3 3 5 3 2 0 0 1 10
S. Young-Malcolm   30:11 4-8 0-1 1-2 +8 3 3 6 3 1 1 0 1 0 9
J. Perkins   29:05 9-14 5-7 1-1 +8 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 24
S. Johnson   10:49 2-4 0-0 0-0 -2 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 4
A. Ndour   06:22 1-4 0-0 0-0 -1 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
S. Christon   04:44 1-3 1-3 1-2 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
K. Alexander DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   225 30-84 9-25 4-7   12 31 43 19 16 6 9 1 6 73
  35.7% 36.0% 57.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Stars: Whyte

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Stars: Hughes

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #24 Tony Dawkins, #45 Tom Mauer, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 7022
  • Duration: 2:01
Phoenix Mercury (26-4) San Antonio Stars (13-18)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Appel vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:23 Adams Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55
[SAN 2-2]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hammon (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:25
[SAN 4-2]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:59  
  07:51 Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST)  07:35
[PHO 5-4]
 
  07:13 McBride Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:00
[PHO 7-4]
 
  06:47 Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Griner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  06:36
[PHO 9-4]
 
  06:24 Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:23  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:16  
  06:04 Hammon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (2 AST)  05:52
[PHO 11-4]
 
  05:30 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
  05:17 Adams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:17
[PHO 12-4]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:17
[PHO 13-4]
 
  05:05 Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:55
[PHO 15-4]
 
  04:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:49 Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
  04:49 Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  04:32 McBride Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:31  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:13 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:01
[SAN 6-15]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McBride (1 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  03:47
[PHO 17-6]
 
  03:29 Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  03:29  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:29  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Appel Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:54 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:53  
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:38
[SAN 8-17]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  02:16
[PHO 19-8]
 
  01:58
[SAN 10-19]
Young-Malcolm Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  01:47
[PHO 21-10]
 
  01:28 Appel Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griner (2 ST) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  01:12  
  01:06 McBride Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  01:06  
Griner Substitution replaced by Dupree  01:06  
  01:06 Appel Substitution replaced by Ndour 
  00:54.9 Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:53.6 Ndour Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:49.9 Ndour Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:49.1  
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:33.9
[SAN 12-21]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (1 AST) 
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  00:18.9
[PHO 23-12]
 
  00:03.3
[SAN 14-23]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (26-4) San Antonio Stars (13-18)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:40 Young-Malcolm Running Bank shot: Missed 
  09:39 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:39
[SAN 16-23]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Ndour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:15 Ndour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:15 Hughes Technical 
Taurasi Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  09:15
[PHO 24-16]
 
Bass Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:05  
Bass Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:05  
  08:42 Ndour Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:41  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:13 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:03  
Murphy Tip Shot: Missed  08:03  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:01  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:01
[PHO 26-16]
 
  07:40 Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:39  
Phillips Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:33
[PHO 28-16]
 
  07:17
[SAN 18-28]
Ndour Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Murphy Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:50  
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  06:50  
  06:50 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Adams 
  06:35 Adams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:33  
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  06:16
[PHO 30-18]
 
  05:59 Adams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
  05:58 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:51 Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:50  
Griner Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  05:38
[PHO 32-18]
 
  05:12
[SAN 20-32]
Perkins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:47 Ndour Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Ndour Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Murphy Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:44  
  04:44  
  04:44 Ndour Substitution replaced by Appel 
  04:44 Perkins Substitution replaced by Christon 
  04:44 Johnson Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taylor  04:44  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:44  
  04:31 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:26 Adams Layup Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:25  
  04:05 Adams Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:42 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:41  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:24 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:23  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:14  
  03:14 Hammon Substitution replaced by McBride 
  03:02 Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:01  
Dupree Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:55  
Team Rebound  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Griner Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:39 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:39  
  02:22
[SAN 23-32]
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:05 Adams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:05 Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
Dupree Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  02:00  
Dupree Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:00  
  01:45
[SAN 26-32]
Christon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:40  
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:22
[PHO 34-26]
 
  01:03 Christon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:57.9 McBride Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:56.0 Team Rebound 
  00:56.0 Jump Ball Young-Malcolm vs Taurasi (Christon gains possession) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:38.2  
  00:38.2 Christon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.2 Team Rebound 
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  00:38.2  
  00:38.2
[SAN 27-34]
Christon Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Taylor Running Bank shot: Missed  00:22.8  
  00:21.9 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:11.6
[SAN 29-34]
McBride Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (26-4) San Antonio Stars (13-18)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:40 Appel Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  09:38  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:26
[PHO 36-29]
 
  09:09
[SAN 31-36]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Appel (1 AST) 
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:42 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:41  
  08:36 Robinson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Bonner Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  08:24
[PHO 38-31]
 
  08:24 Hammon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  08:24
[PHO 39-31]
 
  08:00 Adams Layup Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:59  
  07:59 Jump Ball Adams vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:43 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35 Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  07:34  
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McBride (1 ST)  07:25  
Taylor Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:25  
  07:03 McBride Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (3 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  07:01  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:37 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
  06:35 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:22 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:21  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  06:16
[PHO 41-31]
 
  05:56 Hammon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:55  
Griner Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Team Rebound 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Kobryn  05:44  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips  05:44  
  05:44 Adams Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
  05:44 Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  05:25
[SAN 34-41]
McBride 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Appel (2 AST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:45 Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:44  
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:16 Appel Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:15  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 McBride Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:00  
  04:00  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  04:00  
  03:39 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Team Rebound 
  03:32
[SAN 36-41]
Perkins Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Appel (3 AST) 
Kobryn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Griner (3 AST)  03:11
[PHO 43-36]
 
  02:51 Young-Malcolm Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:49
[SAN 38-43]
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
Team Rebound  02:26  
  02:26 Young-Malcolm Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Young-Malcolm (1 ST)  02:19  
  02:09 McBride Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:50  
  01:39
[SAN 40-43]
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:11
[SAN 43-43]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Young-Malcolm (3 AST) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:11  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Taurasi  01:11  
Kobryn Violation:Lane  01:11  
  01:11
[SAN 44-43]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.6 Appel Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Griner Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:28.6  
  00:28.6
[SAN 46-43]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.6  
Kobryn Substitution replaced by Dupree  00:28.6  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:04.9  
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:03.5
[PHO 45-46]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (26-4) San Antonio Stars (13-18)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  09:45
[PHO 47-46]
 
  09:27 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:26  
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  09:20  
  09:14
[SAN 48-47]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:34 Adams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (4 BLK) 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:32  
Griner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young-Malcolm (1 BLK)  08:19  
  08:17 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Griner Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13
[SAN 49-47]
Young-Malcolm Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:13 Young-Malcolm Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:12  
  08:12 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  07:56
[PHO 49-49]
 
  07:37
[SAN 52-49]
Adams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:25  
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:02
[SAN 55-49]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:01  
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  06:51
[PHO 51-55]
 
  06:51 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:26 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:25  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  06:14
[PHO 53-55]
 
  05:52 Perkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:47 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:46  
  05:33 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:33
[PHO 54-55]
 
  05:33 Johnson Substitution replaced by McBride 
  05:33 Adams Substitution replaced by Appel 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:33
[PHO 55-55]
 
  05:11 Young-Malcolm 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:09  
  05:04 Robinson Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  05:04 Perkins Substitution replaced by Hammon 
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:50
[PHO 57-55]
 
  04:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:23 Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  04:22  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:58  
  03:44 Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:39
[PHO 59-55]
 
  03:22 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Appel Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:20 Hammon Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  03:09
[SAN 57-59]
Appel Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Griner Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  02:46
[PHO 61-57]
 
  02:28 McBride Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griner (5 BLK) 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27 Appel Substitution replaced by Adams 
  02:17 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:33
[SAN 60-61]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: McBride (2 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  01:15
[PHO 63-60]
 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:00  
  00:46.3
[SAN 62-63]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST) 
Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:33.7  
  00:16.9 McBride Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  00:15.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:15.7  
  00:14.3 Perkins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:14.3
[PHO 64-62]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:14.3
[PHO 65-62]
 
  00:14.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.3 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by Hammon 
  00:14.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.9 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:05.5 McBride Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.7
[SAN 65-65]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: McBride (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.7  
  00:01.7 Hammon Substitution replaced by Young-Malcolm 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (26-4) San Antonio Stars (13-18)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Griner (Taurasi gains possession)
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (2 ST)  04:48  
Griner Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:29  
  04:29 Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29
[SAN 66-65]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:17 McBride Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:17  
Team Rebound  04:17  
Griner Substitution replaced by Bass  04:17  
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:17
[PHO 66-66]
 
  04:00 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Young-Malcolm Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:56
[SAN 68-66]
Young-Malcolm Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  03:45 Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:45
[PHO 67-68]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:45
[PHO 68-68]
 
  03:28 Perkins Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:14)  03:27  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:48 Adams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:15)  02:47  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 McBride Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:20 McBride Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:16)  02:19  
Dupree Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:07  
Taurasi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:06  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:32 McBride Running Bank shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:31  
  01:24 Adams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  01:24  
  01:24 McBride Substitution replaced by Hammon 
  01:24 Adams Substitution replaced by Appel 
  01:15 Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:15
[PHO 69-68]
 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:15
[PHO 70-68]
 
  01:00
[SAN 70-70]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Appel (4 AST) 
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Taylor (5 AST)  00:39.7
[PHO 72-70]
 
  00:29.8 Hammon Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
Taurasi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Taylor (6 AST)  00:24.4
[PHO 74-70]
 
  00:24.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:24.4 Hammon Substitution replaced by Adams 
  00:24.4 Young-Malcolm Substitution replaced by McBride 
  00:12.9 McBride 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:17)  00:10.3  
  00:10.3 Adams Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:10.3
[PHO 75-70]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:10.3
[PHO 76-70]
 
  00:01.6
[SAN 73-76]
Perkins 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST) 
  00:01.6 Perkins Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:01.6
[PHO 77-73]
 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:01.6
[PHO 78-73]
 
End of 1st Overtime
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSA+ Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSSW-SA Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
SAN
3rd West
16
18
4-6
8-9
8-9
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
SAN
2 players 22.5
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 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)
field goalsrebounds
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