Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register

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

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus