Phoenix Defeats Washington 81-66 - Recap

Phoenix earned a 81-66 victory over Washington on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Brittney Griner at Verizon Center.

Bettors who backed the Mercury were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 151.5.

Candice Dupree had 18 points for Phoenix and DeWanna Bonner chipped in with 14 points. Diana Taurasi had 10 assists for the Mercury, while Candice Dupree was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Washington got 14 points from Emma Meesseman in a losing cause and another 8 points from Monique Currie. Kara Lawson contributed 6 assists for the Mystics, while Kia Vaughn had 9 rebounds.

Washington had a 34-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Phoenix looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sun. The Mystics will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Chicago.