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Recap - Mercury Defeat Tulsa 86-78

The Mercury grabbed an 86-78 win over the Shock on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Diana Taurasi at BOK Center.

The Mercury won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.

Phoenix got 16 points from Penny Taylor and another 11 points from Kara Braxton. Penny Taylor contributed 7 assists, while DeWanna Bonner cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Tulsa got 19 points from Elizabeth Cambage in a losing cause and another 15 points from Tiffany Jackson. Doneeka Hodges-Lewis contributed 9 assists for the Shock, while Kayla Pedersen had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 46-39 at the break.

Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-30.