Mercury run past Mystics

Mercury run past Mystics

Diana Taurasi dropped 29 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury over the Washington Mystics 98-93 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix couldn't cover as 8.5-point home favorites as the teams played over the 168.5-point total set by sportsbooks.

Cappie Pondexter added 23 points for the Mercury, who got 16 points and nine rebounds from Tangela Smith in the victory.

Alana Beard went for 33 points and seven assists for Washington, while Nakia Sanford chipped in with 15 points for the Mystics.