Brittney Griner’s monster game leads Mercury past Aces

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Brittney Griner helped the Mercury end a two-game skid Wednesday night with a standout performance in a 99-90 overtime win over the Aces.

Griner led all scorers with 33 points and 10 rebounds, marking her second 30-point game of the season. With the win, the Mercury dashed the Aces’ four-game winning streak, helping catapult the Storm back into the No. 1 spot in the WNBA standings.

It’s just the sixth game in WNBA history in which a player has scored 33-plus points, 10-plus rebounds, five-plus assists and two-plus blocks.

Griner’s performance was her ninth double-double of the season, giving her 50 for her career and making her the Mercury’s franchise leader in that category.

Skylar Diggins-Smith also helped the Mercury to victory, scoring 27 points for her ninth 20-point game of the season. The veteran guard hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to give Phoenix a 93-84 lead.

The Mercury next face off against the Seattle Storm on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.