Mercury force deciding Game 3

Mercury force deciding Game 3

The Phoenix Mercury forced a Game 3 in their first-round playoff series with a 106-78 pounding of the San Antonio Silver Stars Saturday night.

Phoenix covered the 7.5-point spread, while the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 180.5.

Diana Taurasi had 24 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead the way.

Sophia Young netted a team-high 19 points for the Silver Stars.