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Bonner hits 4 3s, scores 33 points; Mercury beat Stars 83-64

San Antonio Stars' Alex Montgomery (6) fouls Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner, left, during a WNBA basketball game Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Phoenix. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP)

PHOENIX — DeWanna Bonner hit four 3-pointers and finished with 33 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 83-64 on Saturday night.

Bonner was 11 of 16 from the field and had eight rebounds. Lindsey Harding added a season-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and Alex Harden had 12 points for the Mercury (10-13) in her first career start.

Harding scored 11 points during an 18-6 run that gave Phoenix a 69-50 lead with 9 minutes to play.

Moriah Jefferson was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 14 points for San Antonio (5-17). The Stars, ranked 12th in the AP WNBA power poll, have lost four in a row.

The Mercury’s Diana Taurasi was suspended for the game after picking up her seventh technical foul of the season Wednesday night in a victory over the Washington Mystics.

Ninth-ranked Phoenix shot 51 percent from the field and 57 percent (8 of 14) from 3-point range.


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