New York Falls 94-87 to Mercury - Recap
The Mercury grabbed a 94-87 win over the Liberty on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from DeWanna Bonner at US Airways Center.
Phoenix did not, however, defeat the Liberty against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 165.5.
Candice Dupree had 20 points for Phoenix and Brittney Griner chipped in with 18 points. Diana Taurasi had 10 assists for the Mercury, while DeWanna Bonner was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
New York got 17 points from Cappie Pondexter in a losing cause and another 14 points from Kara Braxton. Alex Montgomery contributed 4 assists for the Liberty, while Kamiko Williams had 9 rebounds.
The Mercury hit the break leading 46-41 before taking care of business in the second half.
New York had a 38-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.