Shock Takes Tough Road Loss To Mercury

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 4:42 pm
By: News On 6

Brittney Griner had 13 points, eight rebounds and a season-high seven blocks as the Phoenix Mercury continued their hot shooting in an 86-55 rout over the Western Conference-leading Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.

Candice Dupree scored 16 points, and Monique Currie and DeWanna Bonner chipped in 11 each for the Mercury, who scored their most points of the season in front of 8,996 at US Airways Center.

Phoenix (5-5) led by as many as 33 points, and finished shooting 55.6 percent from the field. The Mercury shot 59.6 percent against the Stars on June 30, the highest in a WNBA game this season.

Tulsa (8-3) has lost consecutive games since a team record-tying eight-game winning streak.

The Shock were held to nine points in the first quarter and seven points in the third as they continue to struggle without their leading scorer, Skylar Diggins, who is out for the season after tearing an ACL on June 28.