Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 19 points lead Mercury to win over Dream

Aug 15, 2021, 6:36 PM | Updated: 6:40 pm
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)...
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 19 points, Diana Taurasi had 18 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 92-81 on Sunday in the first game for both teams following a break for the Tokyo Olympics.

Sophie Cunningham added 17 points for Phoenix (10-10).

Brittney Griner had 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Brianna Turner added 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds.

The Mercury led 20-4 at one point and shot 35-of-70 from the field (50%) and made 10 shots from three-point range.

Courtney Williams led Atlanta (6-14) with 30 points.

The Dream shot 41% from the field and were 3-of-17 (17.6%) from three.

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