Saturday's WNBA Capsules
Games played June 29, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Diana Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner scored 19 points each to lead the Phoenix Mercury in an 89-70 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday night.
Candice Dupree added 18 points and rookie Brittney Griner had nine points before fouling out as the Mercury (7-4) set a franchise record with their fifth straight road victory and completed a sweep of a three-game road trip for the first time in team history.
Penny Taylor, who missed more than a year with a knee injury, returned for the Mercury and scored eight points.
Tina Charles had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Connecticut (2-7), which lost its fourth straight. Charles shot 3 for 18 from the floor, but made was 19 for 24 on free throws — franchise records for both makes and attempts.
SKY 94, SPARKS 82
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points and Elena Delle Donna had 20 to lead a balanced offense as Chicago held off a late Los Angeles surge.
Sylvia Fowles added 17 points in the first half before leaving with an apparent right ankle injury, Courtney Vandersloot scored12 points and Swin Cash 10 to lead the Sky (7-3).
Chicago-area native Candace Parker scored 23 points to lead the Sparks (5-4). Nneka Ogwumike had 13, Alana Beard added 11 and Jantel Lavender 10 as Los Angeles dropped to 0-4 on the road.
The Sky, winners of three straight, led 67-62 to open the final quarter and weathered a Sparks comeback that cut the lead to 70-68 on Parker’s layup with 8:00 left. Less than six minutes later, Chicago was up 84-73 following Delle Donne’s driving layup.
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