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Taurasi leads Mercury over Comets

Diana Taurasi scored a game-high 37 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 111-85 win over the Houston Comets Friday night.

Phoenix easily covered the 6-point spread at home, while the combined 196 points sailed OVER the posted total of 165.

Taurasi was 11-for-18 from the field and made all nine free-throws. Cappie Pondexter chipped in with 22 points in the win.

Tina Thompson shot 11-for-16 from the field with a team-high 32 points in a losing effort.