Taurasi, Taylor lead Mercury past Fever

By The Sports Network
June 27, 2014 - 9:03pm

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Mercury got 43 points from
its starting backcourt in Friday's 81-76 win over the Indiana Fever.

Diana Taurasi poured in a game-high 23 points, including 11-for-11 from the free throw line, and Penny Taylor scored 20 for Phoenix, winners in four straight games. Brittney Griner, coming off a career-high 28 points, netted just four but blocked six shots to anchor Phoenix's defense.

The Mercury trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and had to play from behind in the fourth to escape Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a win.

Indiana's lead was 65-59 with