Mercury vs Liberty Final: 80-76 - Recap
The Mercury grabbed an 80-76 win over the Liberty on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from DeWanna Bonner at Prudential Center.
Phoenix won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 154.5.
Phoenix got 18 points from Candice Dupree and another 17 points from Diana Taurasi. Diana Taurasi contributed 9 assists, while Diana Taurasi cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
The Liberty got a 17-point performance from Katie Smith, who was supported by 13 points from Alex Montgomery. Plenette Pierson had 6 assists in a losing cause for New York, while Plenette Pierson grabbed 15 rebounds.
The Mercury hit the break leading 43-41 before taking care of business in the second half.
New York won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-29.
Phoenix looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sky. The Liberty will aim to get back on the winning track at Indiana.