Mercury
Mystics
86 - 79 Final
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Mercury hold off Mystics

Aug 28, 2011 - 10:11 PM Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Candice Dupree poured in 27 points while Diana Taurasi had 21 with seven assists, leading the Mercury to an 86-79 victory against the Mystics at Verizon Center.

Nakia Sanford had a team-high nine rebounds and added six points for Phoenix, which snapped a two-game slide.

Crystal Langhorne finished with 27 points and 12 boards but was unable to steer Washington away from its eighth consecutive loss. Matee Ajavon had 15 points, and Jasmine Thomas added 14 off the bench in the setback.

The Mercury led by as many as 22 and were still up by double digits with three minutes left, when Alexis Gray-Lawson hit a jumper for an 83-67 advantage.

The Mystics drastically cut down the lead with layups from DeMya Walker, Langhorne and Kerri Gardin, and a three-pointer from Thomas with 1:20 left pulled them within 83-76.

But Washington missed its next two shots, and Marissa Coleman missed two free throws moments after as Phoenix held on.








  • PHOENIX: 86
    WASHINGTON: 79
    Final

    Aug 28 5:55 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 32 roots (Close Finish)

    Mercury 84, Mystics 79  4th - 0:04Aug 28 5:55 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 65 roots (Close Finish)

    Mercury 83, Mystics 76  4th - 1:05Aug 28 5:52 PM


  • PHOENIX: 43
    WASHINGTON: 34
    Halftime

    Aug 28 4:50 PM


  • PHOENIX: 0
    WASHINGTON: 0
    1st Quarter - 10:00

    Aug 28 4:07 PM
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    Mercury vs. MysticsAug 28 9:14 AM