LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner had a season-high 33 points and 10 rebounds, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 27 points and the Diana Taurasi-much less Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 99-90 in previous traditional time on Wednesday night.
It was the 50th profession double-double for Griner, who additionally had five assists and three blocks. Diggins-Smith had eight assists and made 11 of 11 from the free-throw line. Sophie Cunningham, who made a profession-high four 3-pointers, added 13 points and a profession-simplest seven rebounds for Phoenix (8-9) in space of Taurasi, who didn’t play due to a hip injury.
She warmed up sooner than the game, however didn’t play.
The Aces (14-5) had their four-game win lag snapped and fell a game behind the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm. Las Vegas is two video games behind Seattle for the Western Conference jam in the Commissioner’s Cup championship with two video games to play.
Griner scored six consecutive points sooner than Diggins-Smith hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 bustle to originate previous traditional time and the Mercury led the remainder of the capacity.
A’ja Wilson had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Las Vegas. Chelsea Gray added 19 points and six assists and Liz Cambage scored 16 points.
The Mercury shot 2 of 19 from the sphere and dedicated five turnovers as they were outscored 20-8 in the third quarter. Kia Nurse hit a 3-pointer to present Phoenix an 11-point lead with about 3 1/2 minutes after halftime however the Aces scored the following 18 points over a six-minute span.
Cunningham omitted the 2nd of two free throws however Griner grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled with 15.9 seconds left. Griner made 1 of two from the free-throw line to present Mercury an 84-82 lead and Wilson made two execrable shots on the replace cease sooner than Cambage blocked a attainable winning shot by Griner on the tip of regulation.
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