National Sports News
Griner's career-best game lifts Mercury to 92-79 win over Lynx and into first in the West
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:05 AM EDT
Brittney Griner set career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 92-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night.
Griner has scored in double figures in 10 of the Mercury's 11 games, and recorded her third double-double of the season. The Mercury also got 22 points and 10 boards from Diana Taurasi and 19 points from Candice Dupree.
The WNBA's leading scorer, Maya Moore, led Minnesota (9-4) with 36 points, two short of her career high. It was the sixth time Moore has scored 30 or more points in a game, which tied a franchise single season record.