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Mercury vs Storm Final: 81-79 - Recap

Phoenix earned an 81-79 victory over Seattle on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Diana Taurasi at US Airways Center.

Bettors who backed the Mercury were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 168.5.

Candice Dupree had 16 points for Phoenix and Penny Taylor chipped in with 16 points. Temeka Johnson had 4 assists for the Mercury, while Nakia Sanford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.

The Storm got a 23-point performance from Sue Bird, who was supported by 16 points from Camille Little. Sue Bird had 8 assists in a losing cause for Seattle, while Swin Cash grabbed 15 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Seattle were victorious, as the score was 43-28 at the break.

Seattle had a 33-23 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face San Antonio looking for another win. For Seattle, they head home to face New York.