Posted: Jul 2, 2014 10:53 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2014 10:53 PM
PHOENIX (AP) Candice Dupree had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their sixth straight win, 87-69 over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
Diana Taurasi added 15 points, hitting a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter to pass Katie Smith (6,452 points) for second place on the WNBA's career scoring list. Taurasi now has 6,457.
Allie Quigley scored 16 points to lead the Sky (8-9), who have lost four of six. Epiphanny Prince and Jamierra Faulkner added 11 each.
Britney Griner was held to four points but grabbed 11 rebounds and had three blocks for Phoenix (12-3).
The Mercury, who have the best record in the WNBA and have won eight of their last nine, scored 13 consecutive points in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 19.
FEVER 80, MYSTICS 77
WASHINGTON (AP) Natasha Howard scored 20 points and Erlana Larkins had 16 as Indiana used a big second-quarter to beat Washington.
The Fever outscored the Mystics 31-14 in the quarter, closing the first half with a 20-5 run to take a 42-29 lead. Lynetta Kizer scored all 10 of her points in the quarter. Indiana (8-9), winner of two straight after losing five of six, shot 53 percent from the field.
Monique Currie scored 18 points for the second straight game for the Mystics (7-11). All five starters scored in double figures, but Washington has lost two straight, both at home.
Washington rallied in the fourth quarter as Kia Vaughn's jumper cut Indiana's lead to 78-76 with 19 seconds remaining. The Fever made two free throws in the final 10.3 seconds.