Mercury 86, Shock 78

Mercury Take Down Shock

Posted Jul 08 2011

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored 17 points, Penny Taylor added 16 and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Tulsa Shock, 86-78 on Friday night.

Kara Braxton scored 11 points and DeWanna Bonner had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help the Mercury (7-4) get their third straight win and sixth in their last seven.

Elizabeth Cambage scored 19 points, including 7 for 8 on free throws, and Tiffany Jackson added 15 for the Shock (1-10). Kayla Pedersen had 13 points and Sheryl Swoopes scored 10 for Tulsa.

The Mercury had a 34-6 edge in fastbreak points.

Jackson scored six in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter to key a 11-2 run that pulled the Shock to 78-71 with 7:05 to play.

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