PHOENIX MERCURY

Mercury end losing streak with win over Sparks

Jun 5, 2022, 6:35 PM | Updated: 6:35 pm
(Twitter photo / Phoenix Mercury...
(Twitter photo / Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting, 3-of-4 from three-point range and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 81-74 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday.

Diana Taurasi finished with 19 points and seven assists for the Mercury (3-8), who ended a seven-game losing streak. Diamond DeShields had 11 points and Shey Peddy pitched in with 10 points and two steals.

Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points and seven rebounds to pace the Sparks (5-7). No other Sparks starter scored more than eight. Brittney Sykes totaled 14 points, four rebounds and three assists off the bench. Reserve Chennedy Carter added 10 points and three assists.

The win ended the Mercury’s seven-game losing streak.

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.
2 days 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.
2 days 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.
2 days 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 days ago
Mercury end losing streak with win over Sparks