Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Diana Taurasi had 21 points, 11 assists
and two blocks in the Phoenix Mercury's 80-72 win over the Minnesota Lynx on
Candice Dupree added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Mercury, who beat the Lynx for the first time since 2011. Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner tallied 14 and 12 points, respectively.
The Mercury's skid against the Lynx included 10 regular season and four playoff games. Phoenix was swept by Minnesota in the Western Conference finals in 2011 and 2013.
Maya Moore had 14 points for the Lynx, who lost at home for the first time this season. Tan White ended with 13 points.
The Mercury led by as many as 23 points, but the Lynx pulled within single digits late in the fourth quarter.