- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner had 22 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, Sonja Petrovic made a go-ahead basket with 29.9 seconds left and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 78-74 on Wednesday.

After Petrovic’s floater in the lane, Emma Meesseman missed a left-handed hook shot and Griner made two free throws. Washington’s Tayler Hill had an open 3-pointer rattle out with 7 seconds left.

Diana Taurasi added 18 points on 4-of-18 shooting for Phoenix (9-13), ninth in the AP power poll. Meesseman scored 22 points and Hill added 15 points for eighth-ranked Washington (9-12).

SPARKS 77, SKY 67

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Candace Parker added 11 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Los Angeles beat Chicago.

Ogwumike was 10 of 11 from the field for her fifth consecutive game with at least 20 points. Kristi Toliver had 13 points, Jantel Lavender added 12 points and Essence Carson scored 10 for Los Angeles (19-1), the top-ranked team in the AP power poll. The Sparks had 28 assists on 33 field goals.

Elena Delle Donne scored 15 points and Quigley added 13 for sixth-ranked Chicago (8-12).

SUN 86, FEVER 64

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and eight rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 14 points, and Connecticut beat Indiana.

Shekinna Stricklen made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for Connecticut (6-14), ranked 11th in the AP power poll.

Lynetta Kizer made 9 of 11 shots and scored 18 points for fifth-ranked Indiana (9-12).

LIBERTY 86, DREAM 62

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles had 18 points and nine rebounds to help New York beat Atlanta for its fourth straight victory.

Sugar Rodgers added 13 points and Rebecca Allen scored a career-high 11 points for New York (16-6), which is ranked No. 3 in the AP power poll.

Tiffany Hayes scored 12 points and Bria Holmes added 11 points for fourth-ranked Atlanta (11-10).


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