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Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks for 28th win


By JOSE M. ROMERO
Posted Aug 17 2014 3:22AM

PHOENIX (AP) It's already been a special weekend for Brittney Griner, and if things go well on Sunday, that's just a bonus.

The All-Star center celebrated her Instagram-publicized engagement with a strong performance, scoring a team-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the Phoenix Mercury's 76-69 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night that tied the WNBA record for wins.

News broke of Griner's engagement to Tulsa Shock star Glory Johnson on Friday night and Griner had a wide smile when asked about it.

''Yeah, I'm off the market. I became a very happy person,'' Griner said. ''It was a good day, and today was a good day because we got the win. ''

The Mercury (28-5), who close the regular season at Seattle on Sunday night, matched the wins mark previously accomplished by Los Angeles in 2000 and 2001, and the Storm in 2010. Phoenix also extended its franchise-record home winning streak to 15 games.

''We're going to go into Seattle and (try to) win that game,'' Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. ''We're going to go for the record. Now that we've gotten this far, might as well.''

Candice Dupree scored 10 points and reserve forward Mistie Bass had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Mercury back-ups combined for 32 points. Brondello was able to give her starters the entire fourth quarter off.

Sparks All-Star Candace Parker did not play after scoring 24 points Friday night against Seattle. She left the US Airways Center with an ice wrap around her left knee.

Jantel Lavender led Los Angeles (16-18) with 22 points. The Sparks, third in the Western Conference, can drop to the No. 4 seed if San Antonio beats Chicago on Sunday in its finale.

The Mercury trailed for only 18 seconds of the game, at 7-6 in the first quarter, before scoring the next 10 points. Phoenix led by 14 at the end of the period were up 52-32 at halftime.

The Sparks pulled to 61-50 after consecutive Mercury turnovers and Lindsey Harding's free throw to end the third quarter. Los Angeles cut it to 70-67 on Armintie Herrington's layup with 46 seconds to go.

But the Mercury had built up enough of a lead to prevent a full comeback, despite the Sparks' late rally.

''You're up by 20, there's no use drilling our starters into the ground,'' Brondello said. ''We won in the end.''

The Mercury open the WNBA playoffs on Friday at home against either the Sparks or Stars. Los Angeles lost all five games to Phoenix in the regular season. A loss by San Antonio on Sunday will give the Sparks the No. 3 seed and a first-round matchup with defending champion Minnesota, which won three of four against Los Angeles.

''The bottom line is, everybody's beatable,'' Sparks coach Penny Toler said. ''(The Mercury) do put their shoes on like everyone else, right?''


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Sparks
Mercury
     
    • 40.3%

    • 43.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 16.7%

    • 83.3%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAS PHO
Total Rebounds 4 3
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 13 10
Biggest Lead: 1 22
Points in the Paint: 34 44
LAS PHO
p Lavender   22 Griner   19
rb Gruda   10 Bass   11
a Harding   5 Taurasi   4
s 6 players   1 2 players   2
b 2 players   1 Griner   2
 
  • 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 (16-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Herrington G-F 33:34 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 6
N. Ogwumike F 14:38 3-9 0-0 1-1 -10 0 6 6 2 0 1 2 0 1 7
J. Lavender C 32:55 9-20 0-2 4-4 -7 3 6 9 2 1 0 2 1 1 22
A. Beard G-F 18:44 0-2 0-0 0-0 -15 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Toliver G 10:00 3-3 1-1 0-0 -14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7
S. Gruda   23:20 1-8 0-0 1-2 +4 5 5 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 3
L. Harding   32:27 3-11 0-1 1-2 +3 0 4 4 5 5 1 6 0 1 7
F. Abdi   25:15 6-11 0-1 3-3 +5 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 15
N. Greene   09:07 1-4 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 2
C. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Wiggins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 29-72 1-5 10-12   9 27 36 16 21 6 14 2 3 69
  40.3% 20.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 15
Phoenix Mercury (29-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Bonner G-F 23:49 3-5 1-2 0-0 +11 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 7
C. Dupree F 17:24 5-6 0-0 0-0 +8 1 6 7 0 1 2 1 0 0 10
B. Griner C 22:54 8-13 0-0 3-3 +3 1 6 7 1 2 0 0 2 0 19
P. Taylor F 19:05 0-4 0-2 4-4 +1 0 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 4
D. Taurasi G 20:13 1-5 0-1 2-2 +8 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 0 0 4
M. Bass   22:36 4-5 0-0 2-2 -1 4 7 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
E. Phillips   21:33 2-4 1-3 3-3 +2 0 3 3 1 1 1 5 0 0 8
E. Kobryn   17:06 3-7 0-0 2-6 +4 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 8
S. Murphy   15:50 1-7 0-1 2-2 +8 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   16:56 0-6 0-3 2-2 -4 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2
T. Bias   02:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 27-62 2-12 20-24   8 33 41 13 13 9 15 3 2 76
  43.5% 16.7% 83.3%   team rebs: 3 total to: 17

inactive

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

technical fouls

  • Sparks: --
  • Mercury: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #13 Cameron Inouye, #21 Byron Jarrett, #38 Lamont Simpson
  • Attendance: 12756
  • Duration: 1:54
Los Angeles Sparks (16-18) Phoenix Mercury (28-5)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Griner vs Ogwumike (Taurasi gains possession) 
  09:50 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21
[PHO 2-0]
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:04  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:33
[PHO 4-0]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST)  08:12
[LAS 2-4]
 
  08:06 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:05  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST)  07:46
[LAS 4-4]
 
  07:34
[PHO 6-4]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK)  07:16  
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:14  
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lavender (1 AST)  07:10
[LAS 7-6]
 
  06:53
[PHO 8-7]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ogwumike Hook Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:30 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:19 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dupree (1 ST)  06:08  
  06:00
[PHO 10-7]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST) 
Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  05:46  
Beard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:43  
  05:43
[PHO 11-7]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:43
[PHO 12-7]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK)  05:29  
  05:27 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:22 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:02  
  04:49
[PHO 14-7]
Taurasi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:45  
  04:43
[PHO 16-7]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:38  
Toliver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:24
[LAS 9-16]
 
Herrington Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:13  
  04:13 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:13 Taylor Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:05 Taurasi Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:03  
Lavender Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:49
[LAS 11-16]
 
Herrington Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:41  
  03:33 Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:31 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:31
[PHO 18-11]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:54
[PHO 21-11]
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST) 
Beard Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:38 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:31 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:30  
  02:27 Taurasi Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda  02:27  
Herrington Substitution replaced by Harding  02:27  
  02:27 Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn 
  02:27 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Murphy 
  02:19 Kobryn Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Toliver Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:12
[LAS 13-21]
 
Harding Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:55  
  01:55 Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[PHO 22-13]
Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:32
[PHO 25-13]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:17
[LAS 15-25]
 
  00:50.9 Kobryn Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:48.5
[PHO 27-15]
Bass Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
  00:32.7 Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:12.9 Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.9 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:08.8
[PHO 29-15]
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-18) Phoenix Mercury (28-5)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Lavender Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kobryn (1 ST)  09:43  
  09:18 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:17 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:17 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:52 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41 Kobryn Layup Shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Abdi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:19  
Lavender Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13
[PHO 30-15]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:13
[PHO 31-15]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lavender Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:57 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:51
[PHO 33-15]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST)  07:36  
  07:32 Murphy Layup Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:29  
Abdi Layup Shot: Missed  07:21  
Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:19  
Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST)  07:14  
  07:07
[PHO 35-15]
Kobryn Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:04  
  07:04 Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi 
  07:04 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
Lavender Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:04  
Gruda Substitution replaced by Greene  07:04  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST)  06:35
[LAS 17-35]
 
  06:20 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
  06:18 Jump Ball Bass vs Greene (Greene gains possession) 
  06:15 Jump Ball Jekabsone-Zogota vs Greene 
  06:13 Taylor Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  06:01 Kobryn Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Ogwumike Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:01
[LAS 18-35]
 
  06:01 Bass Substitution replaced by Dupree 
Beard Substitution replaced by Herrington  06:01  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:52 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:46 Taurasi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
Herrington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:42
[LAS 20-35]
 
Greene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:36  
  05:36
[PHO 36-20]
Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:36 Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:35  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dupree (2 ST)  05:28  
Greene Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:21  
  05:21
[PHO 37-20]
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:21 Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner 
  05:21
[PHO 38-20]
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Abdi Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:10
[LAS 22-38]
 
  04:56 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:55  
Harding Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:49
[LAS 24-38]
 
  04:28
[PHO 40-24]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Griner (1 AST) 
Abdi Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:05 Taurasi Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Abdi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:02  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST)  03:56
[LAS 26-40]
 
  03:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:49 Taylor Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:39 Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:37  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:15
[PHO 42-26]
Dupree Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:48 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:46  
Ogwumike Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:35
[LAS 28-42]
 
Greene Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:26  
  02:26
[PHO 43-28]
Jekabsone-Zogota Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender  02:26  
  02:26
[PHO 44-28]
Jekabsone-Zogota Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harding Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jekabsone-Zogota (1 ST)  02:07  
  01:58
[PHO 46-28]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jekabsone-Zogota (1 AST) 
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  01:48  
  01:36
[PHO 48-28]
Griner Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (4 AST) 
  01:25 Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST)  01:19
[LAS 30-48]
 
  01:08
[PHO 50-30]
Griner Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harding Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK)  00:58.9  
  00:55.6 Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:39.9 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Abdi Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:24.9
[LAS 32-50]
 
  00:02.8 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.5 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Abdi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.3  
  00:01.3
[PHO 51-32]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:01.3
[PHO 52-32]
Griner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-18) Phoenix Mercury (28-5)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:17
[PHO 54-32]
Griner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
  09:03 Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:43 Dupree Jump Shot: Missed 
Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:41  
Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST)  08:33
[LAS 34-54]
 
  08:10 Griner Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:57 Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST)  07:52
[LAS 36-54]
 
  07:34 Griner Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:33  
  07:23 Taylor Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lavender Hook Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:13 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:05 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:03  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:46 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:23 Griner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gruda Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:23  
Gruda Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:23
[LAS 37-54]
 
Beard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:09  
  06:00
[PHO 56-37]
Griner Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Beard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  06:00  
  06:00
[PHO 57-37]
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:43 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:34 Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Herrington (1 ST) 
  05:29 Taurasi Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  05:15 Dupree Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:15
[LAS 38-57]
 
Beard Substitution replaced by Abdi  05:15  
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:15
[LAS 39-57]
 
  05:03
[PHO 59-39]
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST)  04:51
[LAS 41-59]
 
  04:29 Taylor Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:27  
Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  04:24  
  04:24  
  04:24 Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass 
  04:24 Taurasi Substitution replaced by Phillips 
  04:07 Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:05  
Gruda Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:57  
  03:53 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lavender Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:53
[LAS 42-59]
 
Lavender Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:53
[LAS 43-59]
 
  03:37 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:35  
Herrington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Abdi (1 AST)  03:14
[LAS 45-59]
 
  02:59
[PHO 61-45]
Griner Running Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  02:53 Bonner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Abdi Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:53
[LAS 46-61]
 
  02:53 Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Abdi Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:53
[LAS 47-61]
 
  02:37 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gruda (1 ST) 
Abdi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harding (5 AST)  02:27
[LAS 49-61]
 
  02:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gruda Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:13  
  01:59 Murphy Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Abdi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:55  
Harding Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:43  
Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:41  
Lavender Hook Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:37 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:28 Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:03  
  00:53.2 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Gruda Substitution replaced by Greene  00:53.2  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:22.9 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK) 
Harding Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:19.8  
  00:15.8 Murphy Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harding Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:15.8
[LAS 50-61]
 
Harding Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:15.8  
  00:14.9 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Qtr
Los Angeles Sparks (16-18) Phoenix Mercury (28-5)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:47 Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:25 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Kobryn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:21
[PHO 63-50]
Kobryn Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:02 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Greene Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  08:50  
Greene Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:50  
Greene Substitution replaced by Gruda  08:50  
Harding Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  08:33  
  08:27 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:24  
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Kobryn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:11 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Harding 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Gruda Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:43  
Abdi Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:31
[LAS 52-63]
 
  07:07
[PHO 65-52]
Kobryn Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harding Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:56
[LAS 54-65]
 
  06:48 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Lavender Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
Gruda Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:29  
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Gruda (1 AST)  06:21
[LAS 56-65]
 
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Kobryn Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Abdi Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Bass Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:21 Murphy Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Bass Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  05:19
[PHO 67-56]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lavender Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
Gruda Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:00  
Harding Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:56
[LAS 58-67]
 
  04:34
[PHO 69-58]
Phillips Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gruda Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:34  
  04:34
[PHO 70-58]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Harding Turnover : Double Dribble (6 TO)  04:27  
Abdi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:17  
  04:00 Kobryn Jump Shot: Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:59  
Abdi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  03:53  
  03:48 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:45  
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Herrington (2 AST)  03:29
[LAS 60-70]
 
  03:06 Jekabsone-Zogota 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Murphy Substitution replaced by Bias 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
Team Rebound  02:51  
Abdi Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 Bass Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:19 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed Block: Herrington (1 BLK) 
Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:16  
Abdi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lavender (2 AST)  02:02
[LAS 62-70]
 
  02:02 Phillips Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Abdi Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  02:02
[LAS 63-70]
 
Abdi Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:42  
  01:42 Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:42 Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gruda Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:41  
Harding Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Bass Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  01:21 Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Abdi (1 ST) 
Abdi Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:18
[LAS 65-70]
 
  01:16 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:59.9 Jekabsone-Zogota Jump Shot: Missed 
Lavender Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:57.9  
Herrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gruda (2 AST)  00:46.9
[LAS 67-70]
 
Harding Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:29.6  
  00:29.6
[PHO 71-67]
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:29.6
[PHO 72-67]
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:29.6  
  00:29.6 Jekabsone-Zogota Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Abdi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Kobryn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Harding Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:23.7  
  00:23.7
[PHO 73-67]
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:23.7
[PHO 74-67]
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:23.7  
Gruda Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Herrington (3 AST)  00:22.9
[LAS 69-74]
 
  00:22.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:22.1 Bias Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota 
  00:22.1 Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :  
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.1  
Lavender 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.3 Bass Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Harding Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:18.2  
  00:18.2
[PHO 75-69]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:18.2
[PHO 76-69]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gruda Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
Gruda Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:09.9  
Lavender 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:02.9 Bass Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 10:00 pm ET
-- FSA+ Local 10:00 pm ET
-- TWC SN/TWC D Local 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
2 players 21.5
4 players 6.0
2 players 6.5
2 players 2.5
2 players 1.5
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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