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Taurasi helps Mercury beat Shock, 100-78

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury looked like the high-flying team that has been in the WNBA Western Conference finals four of the last five years.

"Today we were sharp," said Taurasi, who led the Mercury with 16 points in a 100-78 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night. "We had a good four or five days of working on things that we left on the wayside against San Antonio."

The Mercury's 78-74 setback to San Antonio on May 23 is the only loss four games into the season.

"It took us a little bit but we figured it out and we had some people come up big tonight," Taurasi added.

Offseason acquisition Erin Phillips added 15 points -- after scoring a total of 17 in the first three games combined -- to help the Mercury beat the a Shock.

Brittney Griner added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Phoenix.

Riquna Williams had 27 points off the bench for Tulsa (0-4).

Skylar Diggins had 20 points and four assists for Tulsa after being held to two points in the first 17

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