Mercury avoid series sweep
The Phoenix Mercury defeated the Washington Mystics 96-83 Wednesday afternoon, avoiding a series sweep to the favored Mystics.
Phoenix won the game as a 6.5-point road underdog and the final score sailed OVER the posted total (167).
Penny Taylor shot 9-for-15 from the field, collecting 22 points, five rebounds and six assists in the win.
Alana Beard netted a game-high 23 points with five boards and three assists in the series-finale for Washington.