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Griner Dunks Twice, But Loses In WNBA Debut


PHOENIX (May 27, 2013) -- Former Baylor Lady Bear Brittney Griner dunked twice in her WNBA debut, but didn't come up with a victory.

The number one overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury saw her team fall 102-80 to the Chicago Sky on Monday. Griner became the third WNBA player to dunk and first to do it twice in one game. She had 17 points and eight rebounds, but was limited to two points in nine minutes because of fouls as Chicago built its big first-half lead.

Elena Della Donne, the No. 2 overall pick behind Griner in this year's draft, scored 22 points to outplay her rookie counterpart.

Delle Donne had 16 points by halftime as the Sky raced out to a 24-point lead. She added eight rebounds and finished only behind Candace Parker's 34-point debut for Los Angeles in 2008 and the 25 Cynthia Cooper scored for Houston in 1997.


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