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Griner helps Mercury set WNBA record with 29th win


By MARK MOSCHETTI
Posted Aug 18 2014 12:42AM

SEATTLE (AP) Brittney Griner isn't surprised by the Phoenix Mercury's success this season. Not even her team's record-setting 29 wins.

Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season final Sunday night, setting a new WNBA mark for victories.

Candice Dupree added 16 points to help Phoenix (29-5) top the previous record shared by Los Angeles (28-4 in both 2000 and 2001) and Seattle (28-6 in 2010). Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips had 11 points apiece.

''Throughout the year, I could see it,'' Griner said. ''We just kept playing hard. We hate losing, and we just kept going every day. ... We grew and got better as the season progressed, so I definitely saw more wins coming our way.''

First-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said switching the team's mindset from offense to defense was instrumental in setting the record - one she said she didn't necessarily expect.

''I never look at wins and losses when I take over a team like that. It was more about getting the team together where I thought we needed to be (in order) to be successful,'' Brondello said. ''It was team chemistry. And it was buying into playing defense first and playing out of there on the offensive end, which is something new for this franchise.

''They bought in and really embraced what we wanted to do.''

The Mercury, who have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, will host Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday. Phoenix won all five regular-season games against the Sparks, and also beat them in three games in last year's West semifinals.

''They're a tough team - you look at their roster,'' said Mercury star Diana Taurasi, who was limited to just two points on Sunday. ''But it's whoever is best at the end of the day, and we're going to have to be that.''

Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points to lead Seattle (12-22), which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003, and the first time during coach Brian Agler's seven-year tenure with the Storm.

''It's sort of uncharted territory for us,'' Agler said. ''We can debate about why it happened. But just being (in this situation) was not easy. That being said, we talked about it in the locker room. We don't like being here, so we have to come back hungrier next year, so at this time a year from now, we're finding a way to get ourselves in the playoffs.''

Phoenix didn't give up the lead after scoring the first six points of the game. They were up 56-49 entering the fourth quarter, and extended the margin to 12 with 8:40 left. Seattle didn't closer than nine after that.

The Mercury shot 54 percent from the field (30 of 66), the 18th time in 34 games that they topped 50 percent. Their season percentage of 48.4 was a league record, beating the old record of 47.4 set by Minnesota last year. The Storm hit just 37 percent (25 of 68) and finished with fewer than 70 points for the 18th time.


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Mercury
Storm
     
    • 53.6%

    • 36.8%

    • 36.4%

    • 28.6%

    • 73.7%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHO SEA
Total Rebounds 5 6
Offensive Rebounds 4 6
Turnovers 15 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 0
Biggest Lead: 16 0
Points in the Paint: 38 32
PHO SEA
p Griner   18 Langhorne   16
rb Griner   10 2 players   5
a Phillips   5 Wright   4
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Griner   2 Robinson   1
 
  • 05/17 - SEA 64 @ PHO 81
  • 06/03 - SEA 72 @ PHO 87
  • 07/09 - SEA 58 @ PHO 78
  • 07/22 - PHO 89 @ SEA 71
  • 08/17 - PHO 78 @ SEA 65
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 28:50 2-3 1-1 0-0 +11 0 3 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 5
C. Dupree F 28:50 5-12 0-0 6-6 +20 1 6 7 3 2 0 3 0 0 16
B. Griner C 28:35 8-15 0-0 2-3 +8 2 8 10 0 2 2 5 2 0 18
D. Taurasi G 27:49 0-3 0-3 2-4 +7 0 3 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 2
P. Taylor F 24:42 5-9 1-3 0-0 +11 1 3 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 11
M. Bass   15:33 3-4 0-0 2-2 -3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 8
E. Phillips   18:20 4-4 2-2 1-2 +7 0 2 2 5 2 0 3 0 0 11
S. Murphy   11:38 3-6 0-2 0-0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
A. Jekabsone-Zogota   04:14 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
T. Bias   04:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Kobryn   07:02 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total   200 30-56 4-11 14-19   4 32 36 20 15 6 15 4 1 78
  53.6% 36.4% 73.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 15
Seattle Storm (12-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Stricklen F-G 18:31 3-8 1-3 0-0 -9 1 1 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 7
C. Little F 29:02 1-11 0-4 2-2 -2 0 4 4 3 4 0 3 0 1 4
C. Langhorne F-C 19:24 6-9 0-0 4-6 -15 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 16
T. Wright G 21:23 3-5 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 3 0 1 0 1 6
S. Bird G 23:45 3-10 2-6 0-0 -6 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
J. O'Hea   23:51 2-7 2-5 0-0 -4 3 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 6
W. Rolle   19:24 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 4 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
T. Johnson   09:11 1-3 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 2
N. Quinn   12:29 4-9 0-1 3-3 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
A. Robinson   06:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
A. Clark   16:19 2-5 1-1 0-0 -9 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 5
N. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-68 6-21 9-11   6 23 29 12 20 6 10 1 4 65
  36.8% 28.6% 81.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11

inactive

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

technical fouls

  • Mercury: --
  • Storm: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Key Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #39 Michael Price, #13 Cameron Inouye
  • Attendance: 9149
  • Duration: 1:42
Phoenix Mercury (30-5) Seattle Storm (12-23)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Little vs Griner (Bonner gains possession) 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST)  09:49
[PHO 2-0]
 
  09:49 Langhorne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:49
[PHO 3-0]
 
  09:25 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (1 AST)  09:16
[PHO 6-0]
 
  08:58
[SEA 2-6]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Griner Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  08:10
[PHO 8-2]
 
  08:10 Langhorne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58
[SEA 4-8]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Little (1 AST) 
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stricklen (1 ST)  07:44  
  07:41 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST)  07:31
[PHO 10-4]
 
  07:18 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Griner Running Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:58
[PHO 12-4]
 
  06:45 Stricklen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griner (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:28 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:27  
  06:12 Wright Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:12 Stricklen Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:59  
Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:57  
  05:40
[SEA 6-12]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dupree Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:25  
Dupree Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:25  
  05:09 Little Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
  05:03 Langhorne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:03
[PHO 13-6]
 
  05:03 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Rolle 
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:03
[PHO 14-6]
 
  04:52
[SEA 8-14]
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: O'Hea (1 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:29
[SEA 10-14]
Bird Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Rolle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:52 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:50 Rolle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Taurasi Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:50  
  03:50  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Bass  03:50  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:50  
  03:41
[SEA 13-14]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:22 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:17 Rolle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:13  
Phillips Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bonner (3 AST)  03:09
[PHO 16-13]
 
  02:57 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:56  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:47
[PHO 19-13]
 
  02:19 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 O'Hea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:16 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:14  
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:04 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:54
[SEA 16-19]
Bird 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  01:32
[PHO 21-16]
 
  01:17 Little Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:17 Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:17 Wright Substitution replaced by Quinn 
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Murphy  01:17  
  01:00 Rolle Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Bonner Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.2 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Murphy Violation:Kicked Ball  00:48.2  
  00:36.9
[SEA 18-21]
Quinn Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.4 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:04.8 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Griner (2 BLK) 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (30-5) Seattle Storm (12-23)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
  09:48 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:47  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:31
[PHO 23-18]
 
  09:13 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  08:53
[PHO 25-18]
 
  08:45 Clark Layup Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK)  08:27  
Team Rebound  08:27  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:24 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14 Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:13  
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST)  08:07
[PHO 27-18]
 
  08:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:00 O'Hea Substitution replaced by Stricklen 
  07:47 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:46  
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST)  07:39
[PHO 29-18]
 
  07:20
[SEA 20-29]
Clark Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:02 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:40  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Clark (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:19
[SEA 22-29]
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST)  06:02
[PHO 31-22]
 
Phillips Substitution replaced by Taurasi  05:52  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:52  
  05:52 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bird 
  05:52 Robinson Substitution replaced by Little 
  05:52 Quinn Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:50
[SEA 24-31]
Stricklen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bird (1 AST) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Griner  05:37  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dupree (1 AST)  05:28
[PHO 33-24]
 
  05:09 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:03  
  04:47 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taurasi (1 BLK) 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:45  
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Clark (2 ST)  04:36  
  04:31 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Taylor Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:31  
  04:31 Clark Substitution replaced by Rolle 
  04:14 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:13  
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dupree (2 AST)  04:04
[PHO 35-24]
 
  03:43
[SEA 27-35]
Stricklen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:11 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:11  
  03:11 Stricklen Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:59 Wright Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  02:59  
Griner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:50  
  02:38 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:37  
Griner Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:22
[PHO 37-27]
 
  02:22 Rolle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:22 Wright Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Griner Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  02:22
[PHO 38-27]
 
  02:10 Stricklen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:09  
Jekabsone-Zogota Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stricklen (2 ST)  02:01  
  01:53 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:51  
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Rolle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dupree Violation:Kicked Ball  01:21  
  01:09 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Team Rebound 
  01:07 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:45.9 Rolle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.6
[SEA 29-38]
Little Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:20.7 Little Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:20.7
[PHO 39-29]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:20.7
[PHO 40-29]
 
  00:01.8 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (30-5) Seattle Storm (12-23)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[SEA 31-40]
Stricklen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (2 AST)  09:19
[PHO 42-31]
 
Griner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:11  
  09:00 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:58  
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34
[SEA 33-42]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:00 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:56  
  07:53 Little Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST)  07:38
[PHO 44-33]
 
  07:18
[SEA 35-44]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Stricklen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:50 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:50  
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:32
[PHO 46-35]
 
  06:13 Little Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Taylor (2 ST) 
  06:13 Little Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  06:08 Wright Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Taurasi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:00 Langhorne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dupree Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:47  
  05:47
[SEA 36-46]
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Phillips  05:47  
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  05:47  
  05:47 Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:46  
Phillips Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:37  
  05:18 Bird Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Langhorne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:13
[SEA 38-46]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  05:04  
  04:41 Bird 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Team Rebound 
  04:40  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Murphy  04:40  
  04:38 Little Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:36  
  04:35 Stricklen Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Griner Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Bird Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:03 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:02  
  03:51 Little Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taurasi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:51  
Taurasi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:51  
  03:51 Team Rebound 
Griner Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:51  
Taurasi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:42  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Bias  03:42  
  03:36 Stricklen Jump Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:35  
  03:17 Stricklen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:17
[PHO 47-38]
 
  03:17 Stricklen Substitution replaced by O'Hea 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:17
[PHO 48-38]
 
  03:02 Langhorne Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 O'Hea Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:45 Little Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:44  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
  02:33
[SEA 39-48]
Little Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn  02:33  
  02:33
[SEA 40-48]
Little Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Taylor (4 AST)  02:21
[PHO 50-40]
 
  02:01
[SEA 42-50]
Langhorne Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bias (1 AST)  01:47
[PHO 52-42]
 
  01:28
[SEA 44-52]
Langhorne Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:09
[PHO 55-44]
 
Murphy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:50.0  
  00:50.0 Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:50.0 Team Rebound 
  00:50.0 Bird Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:50.0 Wright Substitution replaced by Clark 
  00:50.0 Little Substitution replaced by Rolle 
  00:50.0
[SEA 45-55]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:33.0 Clark Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kobryn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:33.0
[PHO 56-45]
 
Kobryn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:33.0  
  00:30.8 Rolle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:15.5  
  00:15.5
[SEA 46-56]
Langhorne Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:15.5
[SEA 47-56]
Langhorne Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bias Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:04.1  
  00:00.4
[SEA 49-56]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 3rd Qtr
Phoenix Mercury (30-5) Seattle Storm (12-23)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Dupree Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  09:38  
  09:29 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kobryn (1 ST) 
Phillips 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Taurasi (3 AST)  09:22
[PHO 59-49]
 
  09:01
[SEA 52-59]
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
  08:50 Clark Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:40
[PHO 61-52]
 
  08:19 O'Hea Jump Shot: Missed 
Kobryn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
  08:09 O'Hea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Phillips Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:09
[PHO 62-52]
 
Phillips Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:09  
  08:07 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:57 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
Dupree Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Phillips (5 AST)  07:40
[PHO 64-52]
 
  07:18 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dupree Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:17  
  07:04 O'Hea Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Kobryn Substitution replaced by Griner  07:04  
  07:04 Johnson Substitution replaced by Quinn 
  07:04 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Little 
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Little Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:43
[SEA 55-64]
O'Hea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Little (2 AST) 
Griner Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  06:22  
  06:07 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Griner (2 ST) 
Phillips Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rolle (1 ST)  06:06  
Phillips Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:06  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:46  
  05:30 Clark Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:30
[PHO 65-55]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:30
[PHO 66-55]
 
  05:15
[SEA 57-66]
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rolle (1 AST) 
Taurasi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:53  
Phillips Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:35  
Taurasi Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:30  
  04:22 Little 3pt Shot: Missed 
Taurasi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:20  
  04:08 Quinn Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dupree Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:08
[PHO 67-57]
 
Dupree Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:08
[PHO 68-57]
 
  03:54 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:53  
Dupree Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Dupree Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:37  
Phillips Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bonner (4 AST)  03:31
[PHO 70-57]
 
  03:11
[SEA 60-70]
Clark 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Little (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
Taurasi Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:04  
  03:04 Little Substitution replaced by Langhorne 
Taylor Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:49
[PHO 72-60]
 
  02:34 O'Hea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Griner Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dupree (3 AST)  02:22
[PHO 74-60]
 
  02:06 O'Hea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griner Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:05  
Griner Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  01:42  
Griner Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:39  
Griner Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:33
[PHO 76-60]
 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:33 Langhorne Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Dupree Substitution replaced by Bass  01:33  
Griner Substitution replaced by Kobryn  01:33  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Murphy  01:33  
  01:22 Quinn Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:20 O'Hea Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Murphy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:15  
  01:15
[SEA 61-76]
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jekabsone-Zogota  01:15  
  01:15
[SEA 62-76]
Quinn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.8  
  00:52.7 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:45.3
[SEA 64-76]
Quinn Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jekabsone-Zogota Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:45.3  
Phillips Substitution replaced by Bias  00:45.3  
  00:45.3
[SEA 65-76]
Quinn Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:26.2
[PHO 78-65]
 
  00:08.8 Clark Jump Shot: Missed 
Bias Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.7  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 9:00 pm ET
-- KONG Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHO
1st West
29
5
8-2
16-1
13-4
SEA
5th West
12
22
3-7
8-9
4-13
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHO
Taurasi 23.7
Dupree 7.5
Taurasi 6.3
Griner 6.0
Bonner 2.5
SEA
Little 12.8
Langhorne 8.3
Bird 4.6
O'Hea 0.5
2 players 1.0
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)
field goalsrebounds
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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