Recap - Mercury Defeat San Antonio 78-73
The Mercury got a 20-point performance from Candice Dupree, who added 18 rebounds as Phoenix ran past San Antonio 78-73 on Thursday at AT&T Center.
Phoenix did not, however, defeat the Stars against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 160.5.
Phoenix got 16 points from Penny Taylor and another 13 points from DeWanna Bonner. Penny Taylor contributed 6 assists, while Candice Dupree cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
San Antonio got 24 points from Jia Perkins in a losing cause and another 10 points from Danielle Robinson. Danielle Robinson contributed 5 assists for the Stars, while Danielle Adams had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 34-29 at the break.
Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-43.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For San Antonio, they head on the road to face Tulsa.