The battle between the Sun and Mercury didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 100-78 defeat on Wednesday at US Airways Center.
Connecticut was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 165.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Connecticut got 30 points from Kara Lawson and another 15 points from Mistie Mims. Kara Lawson contributed 7 assists, while Mistie Mims cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Mercury got a 24-point performance from DeWanna Bonner, who was supported by 13 points from Charde Houston. Dymond Simon had 4 assists in a losing cause for Phoenix, while DeWanna Bonner grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 45-43 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Phoenix as they grabbed 38 boards, while Connecticut only had 29.
Connecticut heads into a battle against the Sparks. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tulsa.