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Phoenix Defeats Washington 78-64 - Recap

The Mercury grabbed a 78-64 win over the Mystics on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Candice Dupree at US Airways Center.

The Mercury were a 11.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 179.5.

Kara Braxton had 17 points for Phoenix and Diana Taurasi chipped in with 13 points. Penny Taylor had 7 assists for the Mercury, while Penny Taylor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Washington got 17 points from Crystal Langhorne in a losing cause and another 14 points from Matee Ajavon. Kelly Miller contributed 3 assists for the Mystics, while Nicky Anosike had 10 rebounds.

Phoenix led at halftime, 36-27.

The rebound battle favored Washington as they grabbed 32 boards, while Phoenix only had 31.

Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Los Angeles.