Gameday: Silver Stars @ Mercury - 7/10/13

Silver Stars @ Mercury
July 10, 2013
US Airways Center// Phoenix, Arizona

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SA Silver Stars (4-8)
24
17
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88
Phoenix Mercury (8-6)
25
15
23
17
80




GAME LEADERS
D. Adams
Points: 19
Reb: 5
Assists: 2
D. Milton-Jones
Points: 16
Rebounds: 4
Assists: 4

Adams lifts Silver Stars over Mercury

Phoenix (AP) - Danielle Adams scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to help the San Antonio Silver Stars pull away to beat the Phoenix Mercury 88-80 on Wednesday.

The Mercury were missing center Brittney Griner, who was out with a sprained left knee. It was only the second game Griner has missed since injuring the knee in early June.

DeLisha Milton-Jones added 16 and Shenise Johnson, Jane Appel and Danielle Robinson each had 13 for the Silver Stars (4-8), who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the second time in nine games overall.

Candice Dupree scored 22 points and Diane Taurasi had 20 before fouling out with 2:39 to go for the Mercury (8-6), who have lost two straight after winning five in a row.

Penny Taylor's two free throws with 8:19 left gave Phoenix its final lead, 70-69, with 8:19 left. But Adams scored five straight points and Taurasi committed three fouls to foul out of the game and also had a turnover in a 96-second span as the Silver Stars opened an 83-75 lead.