Connecticut slips past Phoenix

Connecticut slips past Phoenix

Tina Charles netted 19 points and grabbed 23 rebounds for a double-double Friday, leading the Connecticut Sun to a 82-79 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.

Connecticut failed to cover the 5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 184 set by oddsmakers.

Sandrine Gruda added 17 points and nine rebounds for Connecticut. Diana Taurasi poured in a game-high 26 points in a losing effort.