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Mercury rise above Silver Stars

The Phoenix Mercury defeated the San Antonio Silver Stars 81-72 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Phoenix covered the 3.5-point spread in this contest, and the combined 153 points were UNDER the posted total of 167.

Diana Taurasi had a game-high 20 points from 6-for-12 shooting to lead the Mercury.

Sophia Young garnered a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort.