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Brittney Griner shines in win over the Dallas Wings


Brittney Griner put on a show Saturday night to help power the Mercury past the Wings 89-85.

Scoring 27 points and notching 16 rebounds, Griner recorded her fourth double-double of the season. The center got the better of her matchup against Charli Collier, shooting 75 percent from the field.  A monster dunk in the fourth quarter served as the cherry on top for Griner’s brilliant night.

Skylar Diggins-Smith and Kia Nurse each added 21 points to the Mercury’s tally, helping Phoenix overpower the Wings down the stretch.

Dallas kept the game within reach for most of regulation, with Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale putting up 24 points each. Saturday marked Mabrey and Ogunbowale’s fourth consecutive game scoring 20 points or more. Despite the dynamic duo’s best efforts, Dallas wasn’t able to overcome the Mercury in the final minutes of the game.

Phoenix is now 3-3 and will next face the Chicago Sky on Tuesday. Dallas falls to 1-4 as they head home to host the Sparks the same night.