WASHINGTON (AP) - Brittney Griner scored a season-high 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury to an 81-66 victory over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
Diana Taurasi added 13 points and 10 assists for Phoenix (6-2), which has won two straight and is 2-1 so far on a five-game road trip. Candice Dupree scored 18 points and DeWanna Bonner added 14 for the Mercury.
Emma Meesseman scored a career-high 14 points for Washington (4-5), which has lost three straight and its last two at home. No other player scored in double figures for the Mystics, who are now just 2-4 at Verizon Center but 2-1 on the road.
Dupree and Griner each hit two baskets as the Mercury opened the second half on a 10-0 run to take a 47-37 lead.