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Recap - Mercury Defeat Minnesota 82-80

Phoenix got 24 points from Diana Taurasi en route to an 82-80 victory over Minnesota on Saturday at US Airways Center.

The Mercury earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 158.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Phoenix got 19 points from Brittney Griner and another 16 points from DeWanna Bonner. Diana Taurasi contributed 5 assists, while Brittney Griner cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

The Lynx got a 30-point performance from Maya Moore, who was supported by 18 points from Seimone Augustus. Lindsay Whalen had 4 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 7 rebounds.

The Mercury hit the break leading 43-42 before taking care of business in the second half.

Phoenix looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Liberty. The Lynx will aim to get back on the winning track vs Los Angeles.