Minnesota 67, Phoenix 59
Lynx Outlast Mercury En Route to Win
MINNEAPOLIS, June 27 (Ticker) -- After hanging around for a half, the Phoenix Mercury watched Katie Smith and the Minnesota Lynx take over.
The Mercury, who own the league's worst record, trailed by just two points at the half. But triggered by Smith, the Lynx used a 12-2 run early in the second to take control of the game.
Michele Van Gorp chipped in 12 points for the Lynx, who shot 51 percent (26-of-51) and limited the Mercury to 38 percent (23-of-61).
Tamicha Jackson scored 18 points and Anna DeForge added 15 for the Mercury, who have lost 11 of their 13 games this season.