Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Tanisha Wright and Tina Thompson each scored 19
points to power the Seattle Storm to an 80-65 win over the Phoenix Mercury
Tuesday night at US Airways Center.
Shekinna Stricklen tallied 13 points and Temeka Johnson scored 12 for Seattle,
which moved to 3-0 this season against the Mercury. Thompson, who went 11-
of-12 from the foul line, also had eight rebounds.
Candice Dupree scored 18 and DeWanna Bonner added 11 before leaving the game
with a right knee sprain. Mercury center Brittney Griner had nine points and
four blocks, but she injured her left ankle in the third quarter.
Griner landed awkwardly on her foot and left the game with 1:47 remaining in
the quarter. X-rays were negative. She recently missed five consecutive games
due to a sprained knee.
Dupree went 1-of-2 from the foul line to tie the game at 38 with 7:34 left in
the third quarter, but the Storm scored 11 of the next 12 points. Seattle was
up 61-47 going to the fourth and increased the advantage to as much as 23.
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