PHOENIX MERCURY

Phoenix Mercury’s late rally not enough, fall to Atlanta Dream

Jul 8, 2018, 3:45 PM
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)...
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

ATLANTA — Tiffany Hayes had 18 points and the Atlanta Dream held off a late rally to beat the Phoenix Mercury 76-70 on Sunday.

The Dream (9-9) opened the game on an 8-0 run and reached their largest lead at 62-39 on Hayes’ jumper with 4:28 left in the third quarter.

Leilani Mitchell’s 3-pointer with 47.3 seconds left closed the deficit to 73-68 for the Mercury (14-6).

Elizabeth Williams made two free throws with 25.6 seconds left and Hayes split a pair with 19.4 seconds left to help the Dream hold on.

Renee Montgomery and Brittney Sykes added 13 points each, and Elizabeth Williams and Angel McCoughtry each scored 10 for Atlanta.

Diana Taurasi scored 19, Brittney Griner added 18 and Mitchell 10 for the Mercury. Sancho Lyttle missed the game with a knee injury.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Mercury

Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury during the first half of the WNBA game at Footprint Center ...
Associated Press

Mercury’s Diana Taurasi misses potential game winner in loss vs. Sparks

Skylar Diggins-Smith led the Phoenix Mercury with 22 points in a 78-75 loss against the Sparks on Monday night.
24 hours ago
A young Phoenix Mercury fan holds up a sign "Free Brittney Griner" during a WNBA basketball game ag...
Arizona Sports

Report: Brittney Griner makes direct appeal to President Biden for freedom

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has reportedly made a direct appeal to President Biden for her freedom, ESPN's T.J. Quinn reported.
24 hours ago
"We Are BG 42" is displayed on the exterior of Footprint Center before the WNBA game between the Ph...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Mercury to host ‘Bring BG Home’ rally in support of Brittney Griner

The Mercury and Rep. Greg Stanton will host a rally in support of Brittney Griner, who remains detained, at Footprint Center Wednesday.
24 hours ago
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury during the first half of the WNBA game at Footprint ...
Alex Weiner

Mercury’s Diggins-Smith to play for Team Stewart at WNBA All-Star Game

Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith will team up with the Storm's Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird at the WNBA All-Star Game.
2 days ago
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury during the second half of the WNBA game at Footprint...
Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury’s 3-game win streak snapped in loss vs. Sky

The Chicago Sky never trailed in Saturday's rematch of last season's WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury.
3 days ago
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a heari...
Associated Press

Brittney Griner begins trial in Russian court

Elizabeth Rood, U.S. charge d’affaires in Moscow, was in court and said she spoke with Brittney Griner as she went on trial.
4 days ago
Phoenix Mercury’s late rally not enough, fall to Atlanta Dream