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Taurasi steers Mercury to win over Mystics

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.

Candice Dupree had 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 14 with a season-high 12 rebounds - her first double-double of the season - and Brittney Griner scored 13 to help the Mercury to their first win of the season.

Taurasi scored 10 points during a 23-7 run that erased a 10-point deficit and propelled the Mercury to a 69-66 lead at the end of the third quarter. She then hit three 3s in the fourth as Phoenix pushed its lead to as many as 18 points.

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