Mercury rally, invent 13 3-pointers in 94-72 exhaust over Mystics

BRADENTON Fla. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 11 of her 24 parts in a decisive third quarter to befriend the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 94-72 on Friday night.

The game used to be the closing of three in the WNBA bubble Friday after play used to be postponed the old two days following the weekend taking pictures of Jacob Blake. Each quarter started with the team taking the ball getting a 24-second violation to promote social justice and befriend folks to get out a census and register to vote.

Diggins-Smith used to be 6 of 8 from 3-level rage in her her fifth 20-plus game of the season. Phoenix made 13 of 26 in the encourage of the arc, and outscored Washington 61-31 in the second half.

Diana Taurasi added 14 parts, six rebounds and seven assists for Phoenix (8-7). Brittney Griner did not play after leaving the WNBA’s bubble closing weekend for deepest causes.

Bria Hartley used to be helped off the bottom in the first quarter and did not return for Phoenix. She sat on the bench in the second half with ice on her appropriate knee and crutches by her aspect.

Leilani Mitchell led Washington (4-10) with 17 parts. Myisha Hines-Allen had 14 parts and 6 rebounds, and Tianna Hawkins scored 13.

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