Taurasi, Griner lead Mercury past Stars

BY • July 7, 2017

SAN ANTONIO  -- Diana Taurasi scored 17 points and Brittney Griner had 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 92-77 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night.

Griner hit a hook shot just before the halftime buzzer to give Phoenix a 45-35 lead. She and Taurasi combined to score 24 points in the half. Taurasi scored five points during the Mercury's 11-2 run to open the third quarter for a 56-37 lead.

Phoenix cruised in the second half even after Taurasi was ejected with 8:55 remaining after her second technical foul.

Leilani Mitchell also scored 15 points for Phoenix (9-6). She made her third 3-pointer to give the Mercury an 85-65 lead midway through the fourth.

Kayla McBride scored 10 of her 22 points in the first quarter for San Antonio (1-16). Alex Montgomery added 12 points, and Kelsey Plum had six assists.

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