Mercury draw first blood
The Phoenix Mercury outplayed the Los Angeles Sparks in the fourth quarter and came away with a 103-94 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference final Wednesday night.
Phoenix won the game as 3-point underdogs, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 176.5.
Diana Taurasi led the Mercury with 28 points and six assists. Candace Parker netted 28 points in a losing effort.