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Taurasi scores 21, Mercury win 6th straight

June 13, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 18 before fouling out late and the Phoenix Mercury won their sixth straight with a 75-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.

Taurasi made all 10 of her free throws, including three straight on one possession to tie it at 69 after Skylar Diggins-Smith was called for a technical foul. Phoenix (8-3) was 20 of 22 at the line.

Camille Little was fouled after an offensive rebound and she made both free throws to give Phoenix a 73-72 lead. After a timeout with 15.6 seconds left, Aerial Powers missed an open jumper and Diggins-Smith stepped out of bounds after getting an offensive rebound. Briann January made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Diggins-Smith hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.

Neither team made a field goal in the final three minutes.

Diggins-Smith, the WNBA scoring leader at 23 points per game, was held to 16 points for Dallas (4-4). The Wings scored 16 of their 32 second-half points at the free-throw line.

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