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Mercury outlast Liberty

Mercury outlast Liberty

The Phoenix Mercury pulled out a hard-fought 97-86 win over the New York Liberty Thursday night at US Airways Center.

Phoenix covered the 8.5-point spread, and the combined 183 points sailed OVER the posted total of 166.

Penny Taylor led the Mercury with a game-high 31 points from 13-for-18 shooting, and Cappie Pondexter added 27 points in the win.

Shameka Christon and Janel McCarville each tossed in 26 points in a losing effort for the Liberty.