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Taurasi, Mercury upend Lynx 80-72

Minnesota Lynx guard Tan White (5) pushes up to the basket against Phoenix Mercury forward Mistie Bass (8) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Diana Taurasi had 21 points and 11 assists and Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-72 on Sunday.

Brittney Griner scored 14 points and DeWanna Bonner added 12 for the Mercury (7-3).

The Mercury beat the Lynx for the first time since 2011 a streak spanning 10 regular season and four playoff games.

Maya Moore had 14 points for the Lynx (8-3). The Mercury handed the Lynx their first home loss of the season as Minnesota has lost three of its past four games after starting 7-0 on the season.

After trailing by as much as 23 points, the Lynx pulled within single digits in the fourth quarter, but the comeback attempt fell short.

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