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Mercury survive for fifth straight win

Aug 1, 2007 - 3:11 AM HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Diana Taurasi scored 19 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a season-high fifth straight victory, edging the Houston Comets, 76-74, on Tuesday night.

The Comets (8-18) had a chance to tie the game on the final play, but Tina Thompson missed a driving layup just before the final buzzer.

Phoenix (17-10) trailed, 68-64, midway through the fourth quarter, but Taurasi's fourth 3-pointer of the game capped a 10-0 run to give the Mercury a 74-68 lead with 3:35 to play.

Michelle Snow scored 21 points for Houston, which had four scorers in double figures. Sancho Lyttle had a career-high 15 points and Thompson added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

With the victory, the Mercury moved into a first-place tie with San Antonio atop the Western Conference, despite committing a season-high 22 turnovers.

Houston outrebounded Phoenix, 44-27, but shot only 37 percent (28-for-75) from the field.








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    HOUSTON 74 FINAL

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    PHOENIX 57
    HOUSTON 60 END, 3RD QTR

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    PHOENIX 35
    HOUSTON 35 HALFTIME

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    PHOENIX 21
    HOUSTON 21 END, 1ST QTR

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