Griner Helps Mercury To Third Straight Win

WASHINGTON (June 27, 2013) -- Diana Taurasi scored 26 points and DeWanna Bonner had 22 as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 101-97 on Thursday night for their third straight win.

Candice Dupree added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Brittney Griner scored 11 for the Mercury (6-4), who have won six of their last seven.

Crystal Langhorne scored 27 points on 12-of-13 shooting and Matee Ajavon had 17 for the Mystics (4-5). Washington has lost four straight.

Phoenix trailed most of the game and 77-73 entering the fourth, but the lead changed hands throughout the final minutes. Taurasi's turnaround jumper tied the score at 91 and her two free throws with 48 seconds put Phoenix in front for good.

Bonner made eight straight free throws inside the final 23.6 seconds.

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