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The Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, District of Columbia Attendance: 15,377
Griner, Bonner combine for 47 points, Mercury beat Mystics
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 Wednesday for their fifth win in six games.
Griner and Bonner each scored 15 points in the first half, and Phoenix used a 10-0 run midway through the second quarter to take a 49-44 lead at the break. The Mercury led 70-58 at the end of the third quarter and held Washington to 10 fourth-quarter points.
Briann January added 18 points and six rebounds for Phoenix (7-6).
Tianna Hawkins paced Washington (9-5) with 24 points and seven rebounds, and Ariel Atkins added 14 points. The Mystics lost back-to-back games for just the second time this season.
Washington forward Elena Delle Donne did not play after suffering a nasal fracture during the first quarter against Los Angeles on Sunday. She's averaging 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds.
Updated July 10, 2019