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Mercury vs Liberty Final: 80-76 - Recap

Mercury vs Liberty Final: 80-76 - Recap

The Mercury grabbed an 80-76 win over the Liberty on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from DeWanna Bonner at Prudential Center.

Phoenix won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 154.5.

Phoenix got 18 points from Candice Dupree and another 17 points from Diana Taurasi. Diana Taurasi contributed 9 assists, while Diana Taurasi cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

The Liberty got a 17-point performance from Katie Smith, who was supported by 13 points from Alex Montgomery. Plenette Pierson had 6 assists in a losing cause for New York, while Plenette Pierson grabbed 15 rebounds.

The Mercury hit the break leading 43-41 before taking care of business in the second half.

New York won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-29.

Phoenix looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sky. The Liberty will aim to get back on the winning track at Indiana.