WASHINGTON (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 17 parts, Brittney Griner had 14 parts and 10 rebounds for a franchise-anecdote 43rd career double-double, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 91-70 on Tuesday evening.
Brianna Turner furthermore had a double-double with 10 parts and 14 rebounds for Phoenix (2-1). Kia Nurse added 12 parts, and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 10 parts and five assists as each Mercury starter scored in double figures..
Phoenix made five of its 11 3-pointers in the most indispensable quarter to maintain a 21-18 lead. The Mercury completed 11 of 28 from prolonged distance while Washington became 5 of 28.
Tina Charles led Washington (0-2) with 22 parts and 12 rebounds. Charles scored 10 parts in the most indispensable quarter to transfer into ninth space on the WNBA career checklist — changing into the 11th player in league historical past to realize 6,000 parts.
Natasha Cloud added 18 parts and Ariel Atkins scored 12 for the Mystics, who are looking forward to the return of Elena Delle Donne after offseason abet surgical treatment..
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