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The Mercury rises in win over Shock

The Phoenix Mercury rose to the challenge and blazed by the favored Detroit Shock Thursday night in a 91-76 win.

Phoenix won the game as a huge 8-point road underdog, while the final score sailed OVER the posted over/under (158.5).

Cappie Pondexter went 12-for-19 from the field in the win and scored a game-high 35 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Plenette Pierson scored 14 points with nine boards and shot 5-for-12 overall in the loss.