PHOENIX MERCURY

Mercury’s Skylar Diggins-Smith scores 25 points in loss vs. Lynx

Jun 21, 2022, 10:03 PM
Aerial Powers #3 of the Minnesota Lynx looks to pass under pressure from Diana Taurasi #3 and Tina ...
Aerial Powers #3 of the Minnesota Lynx looks to pass under pressure from Diana Taurasi #3 and Tina Charles #31 of the Phoenix Mercury during the first half of the WNBA game at Footprint Center on June 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Moriah Jefferson had 12 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-71 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Minnesota, which won in Phoenix for the 10th straight time, went on a 20-8 run, capped by a corner 3-pointer by Bridget Carleton, to take a 70-61 lead.

Natalie Achonwa also scored 12 points, 10 coming in the first half, for Minnesota (4-13). Jessica Shepard grabbed 13 rebounds.

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 25 points for Phoenix (7-10). Diana Taurasi added 15 points and Shey Peddy had 12.

Tina Charles grabbed seven rebounds to eclipse 3,500 in her career. Charles is the only player in WNBA history with at least 6,850 points and 3,500 rebounds.

The Mercury led 22-11 after the first quarter.

They dropped their second-straight game and third of four.

Phoenix faces Minnesota again Thursday on the road.

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