Taurasi, Mercury upset Mystics

Diana Taurasi dropped 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to lead the Phoenix Mercury past the Washington Mystics 98-90 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix cashed as 1-point road underdogs as the game played over the 167.5-point total set by oddsmakers.

Cappie Pondexter added 28 points for the Mercury, who got 14 points and six boards from Tangela Smith in the win.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 31 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Washington, while Monique Currie went for 19 points for the Mystics.