Griner Lifts Mercury To 92-79 Win Over Lynx
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner set career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 92-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night.
Phoenix (8-3) has won four of its last five games while the Lynx, who entered the game in first place in the WNBA’s West Conference, has lost three of its last four. The Mercury outrebounded the Lynx 41-22.
Griner has scored in double figures in 10 of the Mercury’s 11 games, and recorded her third double-double of the season. The Mercury also got 22 points and 10 boards from Diana Taurasi and 19 points from Candice Dupree.
The WNBA’s leading scorer, Maya Moore, led Minnesota (9-4) with 36 points, two short of her career high. It was the sixth time Moore has scored 30 or more points in a game, which tied a franchise single season record.
It was the Mercury’s second win over Minnesota in a span of four days. Phoenix beat Minnesota on Sunday to snap a 10-game losing streak to the Lynx.
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