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Recap - Mercury Defeat Washington 101-97

Phoenix scored early and very often on Thursday, sprinting to a lead and going past the 130-point plateau with a 101-97 win over Washington.

Phoenix was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 166.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Diana Taurasi had 26 points for Phoenix and DeWanna Bonner chipped in with 22 points. Diana Taurasi had 8 assists for the Mercury, while Candice Dupree was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Washington got 27 points from Crystal Langhorne in a losing cause and another 17 points from Monique Currie. Ivory Latta contributed 9 assists for the Mystics, while Monique Currie had 6 rebounds.

Phoenix trailed at halftime, 50-43.

The rebound battle favored Phoenix as they grabbed 36 boards, while Washington only had 31.

Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Connecticut looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Atlanta.