Taurasi's 27 helps Mercury beat Lynx 112-105
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to rally the Phoenix Mercury past the Minnesota Lynx 112-105 on Wednesday.
Reserve DeWanna Bonner had 24 points for Phoenix, which won its fifth straight game and nine of 10 after beginning the season with three consecutive losses.
Penny Taylor added 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Mercury (9-4). She scored 14 in the fourth quarter to help Phoenix overcame an 11-point deficit. Candice Dupree also had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Mercury, which took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference from the Lynx.
Minnesota led 103-102 on a layup by Lindsay Whalen. Taylor then stole the ball from Seimone Augustus, was fouled and made two free throws. Taurasi added three free throws to give Phoenix a 107-103 lead.
Augustus scored 22 points for the Lynx (7-4).