KEY STAT OF THE NIGHT
Phoenix outscored the Shock 20-16 in the pivotal fourth quarter. All 20 of the points were scored by the team’s starting backcourt of CAPPIE PONDEXTER (8 points, 4-of-8), DIANA TAURASI (5 points, 2-of-3) and KELLY MILLER (7 points, 3-of-5). Despite shooting 34.0 percent through the first three quarters (18-of-53), the Mercury shot 50 percent (9-of-18) in the final quarter.
KEY RUN OF THE NIGHT
Trailing 74-70 with 2:15 remaining in their season, the Mercury went on a 7-2 run to close out the game and force Game 5. Pondexter scored four of the seven points and assisted on the other basket, a three-pointer by Miller.
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