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Prime Time Performers

2013 WNBA Statistics
4th Quarters & Overtimes Only

Through August 25

Most Points:
159 — Cappie Pondexter, N.Y.
125 — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
119 — Ivory Latta, Was.
117 — Diana Taurasi, Pho.
115 — Angel McCoughtry, Atl.
108 — Epiphanny Prince, Chi.
106 — Tina Charles, Con.
104 — Shavonte Zellous, Ind.
100 — Glory Johnson, Tul.
99 — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
96 — Maya Moore, Min.
92 — Allison Hightower, Con.
91 — Candace Parker, L.A.
90 — Tamika Catchings, Ind.
89 — Tina Thompson, Sea.

Highest FG Pct. (min. 30 FGA):
71.1% (32-45) — Brittney Griner, Pho.
65.9% (27-41) — Mistie Bass, Con.
60.5% (26-43) — Emma Meesseman, Was.
57.6% (34-59) — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
55.8% (29-52) — Elizabeth Cambage, Tul.
54.8% (17-31) — Érika de Souza, Atl.
53.5% (23-43) — Tiffany Hayes, Atl.
52.4% (33-63) — Candice Dupree, Pho.
52.2% (36-69) — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
52.0% (26-50) — Rebekkah Brunson, Min.

Lowest FG Pct. (min. 30 FGA):
23.3% (7-30) — Briana Gilbreath, Pho.
26.7% (8-30) — Sugar Rodgers, Min.
27.1% (13-48) — Allie Quigley, Chi.
27.8% (15-54) — Alex Bentley, Atl.
28.1% (9-32) — Shay Murphy, Chi.
29.0% (20-69) — Shameka Christon, S.A.
30.2% (19-63) — Briann January, Ind.
32.1% (17-53) — Tan White, Con.
32.1% (18-56) — Matee Ajavon, Was.
33.3% (12-36) — Jennifer Lacy, Tul.
33.3% (11-33) — Kia Vaughn, Was.

Highest FT Pct. (min. 15 FTA):
94.6% (35-37) — Tanisha Wright, Sea.
94.1% (16-17) — Candice Dupree, Pho.
93.8% (15-16) — Seimone Augustus, Min.
93.5% (29-31) — Elena Delle Donne, Chi.
91.2% (31-34) — Ivory Latta, Was.
90.9% (20-22) — Nneka Ogwumike, L.A.
88.2% (30-34) — Monique Currie, Was.
87.5% (14-16) — Katie Smith, N.Y.
86.4% (19-22) — Swin Cash, Chi.
85.7% (30-35) — Courtney Vandersloot, Chi.

Most FT Attempts:
65 — Cappie Pondexter, N.Y.
56 — Diana Taurasi, Pho.
55 — Angel McCoughtry, Atl.
54 — Glory Johnson, Tul.
46 — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.

Highest 3FG Pct. (min. 10 3FGA):
68.8% (11-16) — Jenna O’Hea, L.A.
47.8% (11-23) — Cappie Pondexter, N.Y.
47.1% (8-17) — Allie Quigley, Chi.
45.5% (10-22) — Allison Hightower, Con.
44.1% (15-34) — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
43.8% (7-16) — Leilani Mitchell, N.Y.
43.5% (10-23) — Shavonte Zellous, Ind.
42.3% (11-26) — Riquna Williams, Tul.
41.7% (5-12) — Alysha Clark, Sea.
40.7% (11-27) — Candice Wiggins, Tul.

Highest Effective FG Pct. (min. 30 FGA):
71.1% — Brittney Griner, Pho.
65.9% — Mistie Bass, Con.
63.0% — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
60.5% — Emma Meesseman, Was.
59.3% — Tiffany Hayes, Atl.
59.1% — Allison Hightower, Con.
57.6% — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
55.8% — Elizabeth Cambage, Tul.
54.8% — Érika de Souza, Atl.
54.7% — Maya Moore, Min.

Highest True Shooting Pct. (min. 30 FGA):
74.3% — Brittney Griner, Pho.
70.0% — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
67.9% — Mistie Bass, Con.
65.4% — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
63.5% — Courtney Vandersloot, Chi.
63.2% — Tiffany Hayes, Atl.
63.1% — Emma Meesseman, Was.
62.6% — Allison Hightower, Con.
62.4% — Elizabeth Cambage, Tul.
59.2% — Nneka Ogwumike, L.A.

Most Rebounds:
79 — Tina Charles, Con.
69 — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
64 — Glory Johnson, Tul.
59 — Rebekkah Brunson, Min.
52 — Érika de Souza, Atl.

Most Assists:
44 — Diana Taurasi, Pho.
35 — Courtney Vandersloot, Chi.
34 — Danielle Robinson, S.A.
33 — Ivory Latta, Was.
31 — Lindsay Whalen, Min.

Most Steals:
20 — Angel McCoughtry, Atl.
17 — Karima Christmas, Ind.
16 — Tamika Catchings, Ind.
14 — Courtney Vandersloot, Chi.
13 — Maya Moore, Min.
13 — Epiphanny Prince, Chi.

Most Blocked Shots:
22 — Elizabeth Cambage, Tul.
16 — Brittney Griner, Pho.
10 — Jessica Breland, Ind.
10 — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
10 — Devereaux Peters, Min.

Most Turnovers:
24 — Angel McCoughtry, Atl.
24 — Tanisha Wright, Sea.
22 — Diana Taurasi, Pho.
19 — Cappie Pondexter, N.Y.
18 — Lindsey Harding, L.A.
18 — Glory Johnson, Tul.

Most Minutes Played:
223 — Ivory Latta, Was.
221 — Cappie Pondexter, N.Y.
219 — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
213 — Tanisha Wright, Sea.
211 — Tina Charles, Con.
208 — Candice Dupree, Pho.
207 — Alex Montgomery, N.Y.
203 — Courtney Vandersloot, Chi.
202 — Erlana Larkins, Ind.
199 — Camille Little, Sea.

Highest Efficiency Per 40 Minutes
(min. 125 Minutes Played):

31.76 — Elizabeth Cambage, Tul.
31.52 — Brittney Griner, Tul.
30.16 — Sylvia Fowles, Chi.
28.99 — Candace Parker, L.A.
27.63 — Nneka Ogwumike, L.A.
26.51 — Rebekkah Brunson, Min.
25.61 — Maya Moore, Min.
25.02 — DeWanna Bonner, Pho.
23.37 — Tamika Catchings, Ind.
22.74 — Diana Taurasi, Pho.

Margins

2013 WNBA Season

Through August 25

10+ Point Deficits Overcome to Win:
25 (18-43, 1:58/2nd) — @ Chicago 89, Connecticut 78 (Aug. 18)
21 (14-35, 6:34/2nd) — @ Washington 82, Chicago 78 (July 24)
19 (41-60, 9:16/4th) — @ Los Angeles 90, Tulsa 88 2OT (Aug. 25)
17 (15-32, 9:39/2nd) — @ Chicago 87, New York 74 (June 26)
16 (40-56, 4:01/3rd) — Chicago 79, @ Seattle 66 (Aug. 15)
16 (36-52, 1:40/3rd) — @ Connecticut 70, Indiana 64 (Aug. 1)
16 (33-49, 7:04/3rd) — New York 77, @ Indiana 72 (July 23)
16 (8-24, 9:44/2nd) — @ New York 75, Indiana 68 (June 5)
15 (10-25, 7:47/2nd) — Seattle 69, @ Chicago 60 (July 2)
14 (65-79, 8:15/4th) — @ New York 93, Washington 88 (Aug. 6)
13 (18-31, 6:30/2nd) — @ Seattle 88, Phoenix 79 (Aug. 1)
12 (53-65, 2:38/3rd) — @ Chicago 94, Minnesota 86 OT (Aug. 11)
12 (33-45, 8:32/3rd) — Los Angeles 65, @ Seattle 64 (July 20)
12 (19-31, 0:35/1st) — Phoenix 101, @ Washington 97 (June 27)
11 (19-30, 9:20/2nd) — Chicago 79, @ Washington 73 (Aug. 20)
11 (36-47, 5:40/3rd) — @ New York 78, Connecticut 68 (June 14)
11 (9-20, 3:02/1st) — @ Seattle 75, Phoenix 72 (June 2)
11 (6-17, 2:04/1st) — Indiana 79, @ San Antonio 64 (May 24)
10 (2-12, 7:45/1st) — @ Atlanta 76, Washington 58 (Aug. 18)
10 (38-48, 4:34/3rd) — @ San Antonio 69, Tulsa 65 (Aug. 4)
10 (7-17, 3:55/1st) — @ Phoenix 82, Atlanta 76 (Aug. 3)
10 (34-44, 0:03/2nd) — Minnesota 82, @ Phoenix 77 (July 21)
10 (12-22, 1:57/1st) — Phoenix 90, @ Los Angeles 84 (July 18)
10 (6-16, 3:30/1st) — @ Seattle 73, Atlanta 65 (July 14)
10 (0-10, 7:22/1st) — @ Atlanta 86, Washington 75 (June 28)
10 (35-45, 3:42/3rd) — Washington 66, @ Connecticut 62 (June 7)

20+ Point Victories:
36 — @ Los Angeles 84, San Antonio 48 (June 15)
33 — @ Los Angeles 102, Seattle 69 (May 26)
32 — @ Minnesota 91, Phoenix 59 (July 7)
31 — @ Minnesota 88, New York 57 (Aug. 18)
31 — @ Atlanta 88, Connecticut 57 (Aug. 16)
30 — @ Los Angeles 96, Minnesota 66 (July 2)
29 — Chicago 93, @ New York 64 (July 7)
28 — @ Los Angeles 87, Minnesota 59 (June 21)
27 — @ Tulsa 90, Atlanta 63 (July 21)
27 — Tulsa 86, @ Seattle 59 (July 17)
27 — @ Los Angeles 93, San Antonio 66 (July 6)
26 — @ Atlanta 93, San Antonio 67 (June 30)
24 — @ Minnesota 88, Los Angeles 64 (June 28)
23 — @ Washington 84, Tulsa 61 (June 30)
22 — @ Los Angeles 94, Indiana 72 (Aug. 16)
22 — Connecticut 88, @ New York 66 (Aug. 3)
22 — @ Minnesota 85, San Antonio 63 (Aug. 2)
22 — @ Washington 86, San Antonio 64 (July 16)
22 — @ Minnesota 94, Atlanta 72 (July 9)
22 — @ Tulsa 92, Seattle 70 (June 22)
22 — Chicago 102, @ Phoenix 80 (May 27)
21 — @ Phoenix 77, Tulsa 56 (Aug. 11)
21 — San Antonio 77, @ Seattle 56 (Aug. 9)
21 — @ Indiana 79, Chicago 58 (Aug. 3)
21 — Indiana 74, @ New York 53 (July 13)
21 — @ Chicago 92, Tulsa 71 (June 2)
20 — @ Seattle 77, Los Angeles 57 (Aug. 20)
20 — Chicago 75, @ New York 55 (July 18)
20 — @ Minnesota 99, Phoenix 79 (June 6)

One-Point Victories:
Los Angeles 65, @ Seattle 64 (July 20)
Atlanta 78, @ Connecticut 77 (June 23)
San Antonio 78, @ New York 77 OT (June 23)

Game-Winning Buzzer-Beaters:
Tan White (:00.6) — @ Connecticut 88, Atlanta 86 (Aug. 14)
Cappie Pondexter (:00.5) — @ New York 78, Tulsa 76 OT (May 31)

Records in Two-Possession Games
(Decided by 6 Points or Fewer):

5-1 (.833) — New York
5-2 (.714) — Los Angeles
7-3 (.700) — Phoenix
7-4 (.636) — Washington
3-3 (.500) — Chicago
5-6 (.455) — San Antonio
3-4 (.429) — Connecticut
3-4 (.429) — Seattle
3-7 (.300) — Tulsa
1-3 (.250) — Indiana
1-3 (.250) — Minnesota
1-4 (.200) — Atlanta

Records in Double-Figure Games
(Decided by 10 Points or More):

15-3 (.833) — Chicago
15-3 (.833) — Minnesota
12-4 (.750) — Los Angeles
10-5 (.667) — Atlanta
9-7 (.563) — Indiana
5-7 (.417) — Phoenix
4-6 (.400) — Seattle
5-8 (.385) — Washington
4-12 (.250) — Connecticut
3-9 (.250) — Tulsa
3-11 (.214) — San Antonio
2-12 (.143) — New York

Inside the Box Score: August 25

San Antonio 70, Seattle 64
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Seattle 72, San Antonio 72
Rebound Percentage: Seattle .415, San Antonio .585
Points Off Turnovers: Seattle 11, San Antonio 15
Points in the Paint: Seattle 20, San Antonio 28
2nd-Chance Points: Seattle 5, San Antonio 11
Fast Break Points: Seattle 11, San Antonio 18
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Seattle 88.9, San Antonio 97.2
Effective FG%: Seattle .415, San Antonio .444
Turnover Pct: Seattle .236, San Antonio .194
Offensive Reb%: Seattle .242, San Antonio .412
Free Throw Rate: Seattle .377, San Antonio .242
Individual Plus/Minus:
Seattle: Stricklen +8 (40-32), Thompson -2 (57-59), Little -7 (54-61), Wright -6 (51-57), Johnson -12 (37-49), Quinn +1 (53-52), Robinson +1 (17-16), Clark -11 (11-22), Hawkins -2 (0-2)
San Antonio: Johnson +9 (59-50), Adams +16 (56-40), Appel +2 (55-53), Perkins +2 (57-55), Whyte +8 (61-53), Christon -1 (33-34), Kraayeveld -7 (4-11), Alexander -1 (20-21), Poppens +2 (5-3)

New York 74, Connecticut 66
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: New York 74, Connecticut 74
Rebound Percentage: New York .540, Connecticut .459
Points Off Turnovers: New York 6, Connecticut 3
Points in the Paint: New York 34, Connecticut 22
2nd-Chance Points: New York 5, Connecticut 8
Fast Break Points: New York 3, Connecticut 4
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: New York 100.0, Connecticut 89.2
Effective FG%: New York .477, Connecticut .399
Turnover Pct: New York .176, Connecticut .095
Offensive Reb%: New York .281, Connecticut .200
Free Throw Rate: New York .185, Connecticut .159
Individual Plus/Minus:
New York: Smith +6 (50-44), Pierson +9 (57-48), Braxton +7 (47-40), Williams +5 (24-19), Pondexter +7 (54-47), Bone +1 (27-26), Milton-Jones +2 (28-26), Montgomery +6 (43-37), Mitchell +1 (20-19), Young -4 (20-24)
Connecticut: Greene -9 (57-66), Griffin -1 (56-57), Charles -12 (49-61), White -10 (50-60), Montgomery -4 (51-55), Carter -4 (15-19), Castro Marques +3 (25-22), Bass 0 (18-18), Pedersen -3 (9-12)

Los Angeles 90, Tulsa 88 (2OT)
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Tulsa 94, Los Angeles 95
Rebound Percentage: Tulsa .552, Los Angeles .448
Points Off Turnovers: Tulsa 12, Los Angeles 26
Points in the Paint: Tulsa 36, Los Angeles 60
2nd-Chance Points: Tulsa 13, Los Angeles 18
Fast Break Points: Tulsa 9, Los Angeles 11
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Tulsa 93.6, Los Angeles 94.7
Effective FG%: Tulsa .462, Los Angeles .452
Turnover Pct: Tulsa .245, Los Angeles .189
Offensive Reb%: Tulsa .341, Los Angeles .237
Free Throw Rate: Tulsa .205, Los Angeles .167
Individual Plus/Minus:
Tulsa: Powell -1 (40-41), Johnson -12 (69-81), Cambage +22 (42-20), Wiggins -6 (68-74), Goodrich +7 (52-45), Williams -6 (53-59), Jackson-Jones -20 (43-63), Diggins -4 (45-49), Hodges +8 (12-4), Lacy +2 (16-14)
Los Angeles: Beard -5 (59-64), Ogwumike +7 (62-55), Parker +8 (88-80), Toliver 0 (53-53), Harding +6 (76-70), Lavender -6 (27-33), Coleman -12 (14-26), O’Hea +9 (51-42), Hoffman -6 (2-8), Mathies +9 (18-9)

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You can view/download PDFs of the current league reports (through Aug. 25) here.

Inside the Box Score: August 24

Minnesota 84, Indiana 77
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Indiana 70, Minnesota 71
Rebound Percentage: Indiana .485, Minnesota .515
Points Off Turnovers: Indiana 24, Minnesota 16
Points in the Paint: Indiana 26, Minnesota 44
2nd-Chance Points: Indiana 14, Minnesota 10
Fast Break Points: Indiana 0, Minnesota 10
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Indiana 110.0, Minnesota 118.3
Effective FG%: Indiana .540, Minnesota .617
Turnover Pct: Indiana .200, Minnesota .197
Offensive Reb%: Indiana .303, Minnesota .333
Free Throw Rate: Indiana .143, Minnesota .078
Individual Plus/Minus:
Indiana: Christmas -12 (29-41), Catchings +1 (75-74), Larkins -14 (65-79), Zellous -8 (52-60), January -6 (64-70), Clarendon +2 (64-62), Breland -1 (14-15), Pohlen +3 (22-19)
Minnesota: M.Moore +7 (76-69), Brunson +1 (78-77), McCarville +16 (75-59), Augustus +4 (76-72), Whalen +17 (72-55), Wright -7 (28-35), Peters -4 (7-11), Jarry +1 (8-7)

Chicago 67, Atlanta 56
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Chicago 84, Atlanta 84
Rebound Percentage: Chicago .536, Atlanta .463
Points Off Turnovers: Chicago 31, Atlanta 18
Points in the Paint: Chicago 30, Atlanta 20
2nd-Chance Points: Chicago 8, Atlanta 6
Fast Break Points: Chicago 9, Atlanta 13
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Chicago 79.8, Atlanta 66.7
Effective FG%: Chicago .375, Atlanta .307
Turnover Pct: Chicago .238, Atlanta .262
Offensive Reb%: Chicago .300, Atlanta .227
Free Throw Rate: Chicago .297, Atlanta .186
Individual Plus/Minus:
Chicago: Cash +9 (50-41), Delle Donne +17 (66-49), Fowles +2 (41-39), Prince +16 (51-35), Vandersloot +10 (51-41), Young -2 (35-37), Murphy -7 (4-11), Quigley +4 (11-7), Warley +9 (26-17), Campbell -3 (0-3)
Atlanta: McCoughtry -9 (44-53), Willingham -5 (50-55), de Souza -15 (38-53), Herrington -12 (22-34), Thomas -2 (44-46), Bentley -6 (38-44), Clements -10 (26-36), Henry +4 (18-14)

Inside the Box Score: August 23

Washington 74, Atlanta 64
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Atlanta 76, Washington 77
Rebound Percentage: Atlanta .526, Washington .474
Points Off Turnovers: Atlanta 12, Washington 8
Points in the Paint: Atlanta 42, Washington 32
2nd-Chance Points: Atlanta 6, Washington 10
Fast Break Points: Atlanta 11, Washington 10
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Atlanta 84.2, Washington 96.1
Effective FG%: Atlanta .370, Washington .406
Turnover Pct: Atlanta .211, Washington .130
Offensive Reb%: Atlanta .333, Washington .281
Free Throw Rate: Atlanta .188, Washington .261
Individual Plus/Minus:
Atlanta: McCoughtry -6 (64-70), Willingham +2 (36-34), de Souza -12 (55-67), Herrington -17 (50-67), Thomas -11 (47-58), Hayes -5 (36-41), Bentley +1 (17-16), Henry -2 (15-17)
Washington: Currie +14 (65-51), Langhorne +7 (60-53), Vaughn +15 (56-41), Ajavon -7 (21-28), Latta +15 (68-53), Ruffin-Pratt +7 (33-26), Snow -6 (9-15), Meesseman +4 (23-19), Hill +5 (31-26), McKenith -4 (4-8)

Tulsa 73, San Antonio 67
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: San Antonio 72, Tulsa 71
Rebound Percentage: San Antonio .614, Tulsa .386
Points Off Turnovers: San Antonio 5, Tulsa 25
Points in the Paint: San Antonio 28, Tulsa 38
2nd-Chance Points: San Antonio 17, Tulsa 11
Fast Break Points: San Antonio 6, Tulsa 7
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: San Antonio 93.1, Tulsa 102.8
Effective FG%: San Antonio .475, Tulsa .484
Turnover Pct: San Antonio .264, Tulsa .141
Offensive Reb%: San Antonio .400, Tulsa .172
Free Throw Rate: San Antonio .148, Tulsa .190
Individual Plus/Minus:
San Antonio: Johnson -14 (49-63), Adams -15 (35-50), Appel -14 (24-38), Perkins +7 (58-51), Whyte -10 (43-53), Christon +3 (51-48), Kraayeveld +7 (18-11), Alexander +6 (43-37), Poppens 0 (14-14)
Tulsa: Powell +6 (48-42), Johnson +8 (58-50), Cambage +16 (54-38), Wiggins +6 (65-59), Goodrich +15 (60-45), Jackson-Jones -1 (25-26), Diggins +1 (25-24), Williams -5 (17-22), Lacy -11 (9-20), Hodges -5 (4-9)

Chicago 82, New York 64
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: New York 74, Chicago 75
Rebound Percentage: New York .442, Chicago .557
Points Off Turnovers: New York 11, Chicago 19
Points in the Paint: New York 24, Chicago 36
2nd-Chance Points: New York 14, Chicago 13
Fast Break Points: New York 2, Chicago 6
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: New York 86.5, Chicago 109.3
Effective FG%: New York .460, Chicago .461
Turnover Pct: New York .257, Chicago .147
Offensive Reb%: New York .267, Chicago .382
Free Throw Rate: New York .113, Chicago .158
Individual Plus/Minus:
New York: Milton-Jones -16 (35-51), Pierson -22 (45-67), Braxton -9 (30-39), Smith -16 (29-45), Pondexter -17 (48-65), Bone -9 (34-43), Montgomery -5 (23-28), Mitchell -1 (16-17), Williams -2 (35-37), Young +7 (25-18)
Chicago: Cash +23 (49-26), Delle Donne +24 (57-33), Fowles +21 (52-31), Prince +22 (56-34), Vandersloot +23 (61-38), Young +3 (44-41), Campbell -9 (21-30), Warley -3 (30-33), Murphy -5 (24-29), Quigley -9 (16-25)

Seattle 81, Phoenix 73
Team Comparison:
Total Possessions: Seattle 76, Phoenix 75
Rebound Percentage: Seattle .545, Phoenix .454
Points Off Turnovers: Seattle 21, Phoenix 14
Points in the Paint: Seattle 26, Phoenix 28
2nd-Chance Points: Seattle 9, Phoenix 2
Fast Break Points: Seattle 4, Phoenix 6
Four Factors:
Offensive Efficiency: Seattle 106.6, Phoenix 97.3
Effective FG%: Seattle .475, Phoenix .520
Turnover Pct: Seattle .171, Phoenix .213
Offensive Reb%: Seattle .258, Phoenix .167
Free Throw Rate: Seattle .424, Phoenix .392
Individual Plus/Minus:
Seattle: Stricklen +10 (67-57), Thompson +12 (68-56), Little +1 (73-72), Wright +6 (55-49), Johnson +3 (46-43), Quinn +12 (60-48), Clark -7 (15-22), Robinson -1 (12-13), Hawkins +4 (9-5)
Phoenix: Bonner -12 (69-81), Dupree -3 (71-74), Griner -5 (58-63), Gilbreath +4 (27-23), Taurasi -6 (73-79), James 0 (15-15), Thomas -3 (15-18), Kizer -5 (2-7), Houston -11 (25-36), Hornbuckle +1 (10-9)