Mercury down Mystics; end slide

Mercury down Mystics; end slide

The Phoenix Mercury ended a two-game losing skid by defeating the Washington Mystics 93-87 Thursday night at the Verizon Center.

Phoenix won the game as a 2.5-point underdog, and the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 177.

Cappie Pondexter poured in a game-high 24 points to lead the Mercury. Diana Taurasi added 23 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Alana Beard netted 21 points with six rebounds and three assists in a losing cause.