Sims scores 22 points, Lynx beat Mercury 83-69
PHOENIX (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday...
Parker, Ndour score 18 apiece as Sky beat Mercury 105-78
CHICAGO (AP) — Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour scored 18 points apiece to lead six Chicago players scoring in double figures and the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-78 on Sunday.
Sky pull away late to beat Mercury 94-86
PHOENIX (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 24 points and passed 1,000 career made field goals to help the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-86 on Sunday.
Aces close on 6-0 run, beat Mercury 84-79 in overtime
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday...
Bonner has 30 points, 10 rebounds; Mercury beat Liberty
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 78-72 on Sunday, extending the Liberty's losing streak...
Bonner leads Mercury over Dream 77-68
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the short-handed Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 77-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday...
Ogwumike scores 24 points, Sparks win 4th straight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points, Candace Parker added 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-74 on Thursday night for...
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Courtney Williams scored 12 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Phoenix...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 15 of her season-high 33 points in the third quarter, and the Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 99-93 on Tuesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner each scored 22 points and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Indiana Fever their sixth straight loss, 95-77 on Tuesday night.
Griner scores 17, Mercury beat Wings 70-66
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner had 17 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 14 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 70-66 on Saturday night.
Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday.
Fowles makes history, helps Lynx beat Mercury 75-62
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record with her 157th career double-double and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Phoenix Mercury 75-62 on Sunday...
Sun beat Mercury 79-64 to spoil Taurasi’s return
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-64 on Friday night to spoil Diana Taurasi's season debut.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brittney Griner had 25 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 91-68 on...
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored a season-high 31 points, including two free throws with 3.1 seconds left, to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 65-63 on Sunday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Kia Nurse scored 26 points, Tina Charles had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and the New York Liberty beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-76 on Friday night.
Bonner, Griner lead Mercury over Storm 69-67
SEATTLE (AP) — DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 69-67 on Sunday, handing the Storm their first home loss of the season.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, Leilani Mitchell had 18 points and 11 assists for her first career double-double and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 91-69 on Friday...
PHOENIX (AP) — Leilani Mitchell scored 22 points in her first start of the season and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Los Angeles Sparks their fourth-straight loss with an 82-72 victory...
Thornton, Plaisance lead Wings past Mercury 69-54
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kayla Thornton had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Theresa Plaisance added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 69-54 on Thursday...
PHOENIX (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists, Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Sparks pulled away in the third quarter...
DeShields, Vandersloot lead Sky past Mercury 82-75
CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Courtney Vandersloot added 17 with eight assists and the Chicago Sky held off the Phoenix Mercury 82-75 on Tuesday night.
Griner, Bonner lead Mercury past Fever 94-87
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 26 points, DeWanna Bonner added 25 and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominant first half to defeat the Indiana Fever 94-87 on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 15 points and Lexie Brown added 12 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Phoenix Mercury 58-56 on Thursday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Essence Carson scored 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead all five Phoenix starters in double figures, and the Mercury rallied from 12 points down to beat the Las...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx acquired Stephanie Talbot from Phoenix and Alaina Coates from Chicago in two separate trades on Tuesday for draft picks next year.
Phoenix Mercury re-sign DeWanna Bonner
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have re-signed two-time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner.
Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed.
AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Tina Charles aren't going anywhere.
Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season.
It's no real surprise that the perennial All-Stars won't hit the free-agent market.
Mercury beat Storm 86-66 to pull to 2-1 in WNBA semis
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury lost a starter before the ball went in the air. Their best player struggled to get her shots to fall, their opponent went on another big run.
DeWanna Bonner, with a big boost from Yvonne Turner, kept their season going.
Taking over the offensive lead, Bonner had 27 points and 11 points to help the Mercury to an 86-66 win over the Seattle Storm on Friday night to force a Game 4 in the WNBA semifinal series.
Mercury hit 13 3s, advance past Wings in WNBA playoffs
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Diana Taurasi collected 26 points and 12 assists, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 101-83 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the WNBA playoffs.
Phoenix (21-14) advances to play at Connecticut in another single-elimination round on Thursday.
DeWanna Bonner had 23 points, Mercury beat Liberty 96-85
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 96-85 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams, sending the Liberty to their 13th straight loss.
Stephanie Talbot added 18 points, and Diana Taurasi had 16. The fifth-seeded Mercury (20-14) will host the eighth-seeded Dallas Wings on Tuesday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Dream 104-95
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 33 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks, and Diana Taurasi added 27 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 104-95 on Friday night.
Phoenix (19-14) clinched a first-round home game in the playoffs. Atlanta (22-11) is tied for second place with Washington. The Dream play at Las Vegas on Sunday, and the Mystics close the season at Minnesota. The top-two seeds receive a double-bye in the playoffs.
Bonner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Sparks 86-78
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had a season-high 31 points, Diana Taurasi had 20 points and a career-best 14 assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 86-78 on Sunday.
Brittney Griner added 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Mercury (18-14) move a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Lynx fox sixth place in the WNBA standings.
Taurasi, Mercury never trail in 94-74 win over Fever
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi and Stephanie Talbot scored 14 points apiece to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and help the Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 94-74 on Friday night.
Coach Sandy Brondello recorded her franchise-record 100th win with the Mercury.
Delle Donne scores 30, Mystics clinch playoff spot
PHOENIX (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, Kristi Toliver added 25 and the Washington Mystics secured a playoff spot with a 103-98 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 37 points, Brittney Griner had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 104-93 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
DeWanna Bonner added 20 points and 14 rebounds for Phoenix (16-12), which had lost seven of its last eight games. The Mercury moved into a fourth-place tie in the playoff standings with Los Angeles and Washington.
Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91
PHOENIX (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91 on Tuesday night.
Loyd and Howard combined for 27 points in the first half as Seattle build a 53-44 lead. The Storm outscored Phoenix 28-16 in the third for an 81-60 advantage.
PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Diamond DeShields tied a season best with 25 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and 11 assists and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 101-87 on Wednesday in the final game before the All-Star break.
Chicago led by 16 points early in the second half but Phoenix went on an 11-2 run to pull to 61-59. Chicago opened the fourth quarter on a 7-2 run, capped by DeShields' offensive rebound and layup, and led by double figures for the final four minutes.
Moore scores 38, Lynx beat Mercury 80-75
PHOENIX (AP) — Maya Moore scored 38 points and Danielle Robinson added 16 and Minnesota held off Phoenix 80-75 on Saturday night.
Minnesota (14-10) used a 14-2 run, with Moore scoring all, in the last 3 1/2 minutes of the first quarter for a 24-17 lead. Phoenix (15-10) drew within 40-38 at halftime and took its last lead on Yvonne Turner's 3-pointer to make it 42-41 after the break. But the Lynx quickly took control and outscored Phoenix 28-12 for a 15-point lead to end the third.
Wings win with balanced attack 101-72 over Mercury
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings won their fourth straight with a 101-72 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
Aerial Powers added a season high 18 points, Azura Stevens scored 15 and Liz Cambage chipped in 13 for the Wings (11-8).
Mercury alone in 1st with 84-77 win over Sun
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 25 points, Brittney Griner scored 23 and the Phoenix Mercury took sole possession of first place in the WNBA with an 84-77 win over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.
DeWanna Bonner made a pair of key baskets down the stretch that helped the Mercury (14-5) hold off the Sun. She finished with 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.
Mercury alone in 1st with 84-74 win over Mystics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 24, DeWanna Bonner added 23 and the Phoenix Mercury stayed alone into first place with an 84-74 win over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night.
Yvonne Turner hit a 3-pointer at the end of the shot clock that made it 80-74 for the Mercury (13-5) with 36.6 seconds left and stopped a 10-3 Washington run. The Mystics (10-6) turned it over on their next possession and Diana Taurasi and Turner each added a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 25 points, Brittney Griner added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury routed the Indiana Fever 95-77 on Friday night.
The Mercury (12-5) outscored the Fever 29-13 in the second quarter and led by 32 in the third.
DeWanna Bonner added 15 points and nine rebounds and hit both of her 3-point attempts.
Taurasi scores 27, Mercury beat Liberty 83-69
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 27 points, making her first seven 3-point attempts, and the Phoenix Mercury snapped a two-game skid with an 83-69 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.
Phoenix (11-5) scored the last seven points of the third quarter to lead 67-48. New York (4-9) closed within 11 in the middle of the quarter before the Mercury pulled away for good.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 18 of her 28 in the first half and the Phoenix Mercury ran their winning streak to eight with a 92-80 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night.
Las Vegas pulled within six late in the fourth quarter but DeWanna Bonner hit a baseline 3 to make it 85-76 with 1:48 left and Taurasi made three free throws with 1:18 to go.
Mercury win 7th straight, 89-72 over Sun
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 15 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun 89-72 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to seven games.
The Mercury (9-3) have the longest active streak in the WNBA and matched the 1998 and 2014 teams for the best start in franchise history.
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 25 points, Brittney Griner had 19 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Las Vegas Aces 72-66 on Sunday.
The Aces had a 10-1 run to close to 68-64 with about three minutes to go, but Griner had two blocked shots to give the Mercury (7-3) back-to-back defensive stops, and Taurasi hit a baseline 3-pointer to push the lead back to seven with 1:05 left.
Griner, Mercury cruise to 96-79 win over Sky
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 24 points and Diana Taurasi had 18 points and seven assists to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 96-79 on Friday night.
DeWanna Bonner added 13 points, Sancho Lyttle had 12, and Briann January 11 for Phoenix. The Mercury (6-4) have won four in a row following a three-game skid.