- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and added 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.

Lisa Leslie (2004) and Margo Dydek (2001) held the previous record of 10.

The game came down to the final possession. Skylar Diggins drew a double team on an inbounds play and launched a contested shot that bounced off the rim and to Candice Dupree. Diana Taurasi cleared the ball into the frontcourt to end the game.

Penny Taylor went 10 for 10 on free throws to finish with 17 points for the Western Conference-leading Mercury (10-3), who had all five starters score in double figures in their seventh win in nine games. Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner chipped in 14 and Dupree had 11.

Diggins, Odyssey Sims and Glory Johnson scored 16 points apiece for Tulsa (6-9).

DREAM 76, FEVER 68

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 20 points in the second half and Atlanta overcame some sloppy play late to beat Indiana.

A series of late turnovers cost Atlanta (11-4) the lead and allowed Indiana (6-9) to go ahead 68-65 with 3:53 to play. But the Dream regrouped and McCoughtry’s 3-pointer with 2:04 to play gave Atlanta the lead for good at 70-68.

Celine Dumerc blocked Shavonte Zellous’ 3-point attempt with 42.8 seconds left and sealed the victory with a layup and two free throws.

Zellous scored 18 points to continue her hot stretch. She had 33 points against Tulsa on Wednesday and 18 on Friday against Phoenix, both narrow losses.

LIBERTY 67, SUN 55

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles and Cappie Pondexter scored 14 points apiece to help New York hold off Connecticut.

Trailing 63-52 early in the fourth quarter, the Sun rallied behind Alex Bentley and Chiney Ogwumike. Bentley scored seven points and Ogwumike added four during a 13-3 run that made it 66-65 with 2:21 left. Connecticut had three chances to take the lead after Ogwumike missed a free throw that would have tied it, but couldn’t convert.

New York (5-11) couldn’t extend the lead and the Sun had one last chance at victory after Anna Cruz missed a 3-pointer from the corner with 31 seconds left.

Katie Douglas’ shot from the top of the key bounced off the front of the rim with 6 seconds left and Cruz hit one free throw for the final margin.

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