Griner Scores 26 Points in Mercury’s 70-60 Win Over Storm
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 26 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 70-60 on Sunday for their second victory over the Storm in three days.
Griner had 14 straight points for Phoenix in the third quarter, extending a 10-point lead to 58-42. Four free throws by Alex Harden made it a 20-point advantage.
Seattle, which outscored Phoenix 15-8 in the fourth quarter, rallied to within eight on Ramu Tokashiki's baseline jumper with 1:17 left, but Noelle Quinn found Griner underneath for an easy basket to seal the victory.
DeWanna Bonner added 11 points for the Mercury (8-5), who won at Seattle 94-79 on Friday.
Phoenix has won five straight games and has beaten the Storm eight consecutive times.
Jewell Loyd led the Storm (3-12) with 16 points. Angel Goodrich had eight assists in place of veteran point guard Sue Bird, who rested. Seattle has lost five straight and 10 of 11.