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Mercury Down Los Angeles 97-81 - Match Report

Los Angeles was victimized by Diana Taurasi for 34 points as the Mercury defeated the Sparks 97-81 in WNBA action on Friday.

Phoenix was an underdog by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 173.5.

Phoenix got 23 points from DeWanna Bonner and another 15 points from Charde Houston. Diana Taurasi contributed 7 assists, while DeWanna Bonner cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Los Angeles got 18 points from Kristi Toliver in a losing cause and another 15 points from Candace Parker. Candace Parker contributed 3 assists for the Sparks, while Nneka Ogwumike had 10 rebounds.

Phoenix trailed at halftime, 50-48.

Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-35.

Phoenix heads into a battle against the Shock. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Antonio.