Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi lead Phoenix Mercury past Connecticut Sun in WNBA playoffs
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi each scored 27 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun 96-86 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.
The Mercury face Seattle in the conference semifinals starting Sunday.
Stephanie Talbot hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 94 with 4:19 left. Griner then scored four points and had a key block on Courtney Williams to give the Mercury a 92-86 lead with 1:11 left.
Taurasi improved to 13-0 in her career in deciding playoff games. The former UConn star got the team going early.
Last year, the Mercury won 88-83 in a playoff game between the teams.
Courtney Williams led the Sun with 27 points, including a four-point play in the fourth quarter.