Mercury take down Dream

By The Sports Network
September 8, 2013 - 5:03pm

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Diana Taurasi posted 25 points, nine rebounds
and six assists to lead the Phoenix Mercury in a 79-71 win over the Atlanta
Dream on Sunday.

Candice Dupree scored 15 points with five assists while Brittney Griner gave 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury, who have won their last three.

Angel McCoughtry had 25 points and Tiffany Hayes added 19 for the Dream, who had a three-game winning streak stopped.

Phoenix is in the third spot in the Western Conference, while Atlanta sits second in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have already clinched playoff spots.

Atlanta scored the first five points of the game, but Griner tied the game and Taurasi gave Phoenix the lead, 11-9. Phoenix took a 28-1