Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78

Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78
July 16, 2014, 12:00 am
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner scored 16 points, including her second dunk of the season during a key fourth-quarter stretch, as the Phoenix Mercury extended their franchise-record winning streak to 11 with a 90-78 win Tuesday night over the Washington Mystics.

The Mercury (17-3) ran off six straight points after Washington had cut the deficit to 73-65 with 8:43 left. Phoenix had led by double digits since the last three minutes of the first quarter.

Candice Dupree, announced as a WNBA all-star reserve earlier Tuesday, had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists for Phoenix, which has won 13 of 14.

Monique Currie scored 19 points to lead the Mystics, who had won back-to-back road games.

Diana Taurasi added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Mercury.