Mercury vs Mystics Final: 90-82 - Recap
Diana Taurasi went off for 31 points and added 5 rebounds leading Phoenix to a 90-82 win over Washington on Friday at US Airways Center.
The Mercury earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 9-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 166.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Phoenix got 21 points from Brittney Griner and another 13 points from Charde Houston. Diana Taurasi contributed 5 assists, while DeWanna Bonner cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Washington got 22 points from Ivory Latta in a losing cause and another 18 points from Matee Ajavon. Ivory Latta contributed 5 assists for the Mystics, while Monique Currie had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 49-38 at the break.
Washington won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-32.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.