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Seattle makes 12 3-pointers, beats Mercury 83-69

PHOENIX (AP) — Sami Whitcomb scored 18 points on six 3-pointers, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 83-69 on Tuesday night.

It was Seattle’s first victory over Phoenix since Sept. 3, 2021 after getting swept in three matchups last season.

Seattle scored 12 of the opening 15 points and cruised to a 50-36 lead at halftime. The Mercury scored just 33 points in the second half.

Phoenix stars Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi combined for just two points. Griner had two points and two rebounds in nine first-half minutes and did not play in the second half due to a hip injury. Taurasi was held scoreless for the first time since Aug. 2, 2022.

Ivana Dojkic added 14 points and rookie Jordan Horston had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Seattle (2-6), which secured its first road victory of the season. Ezi Magbegor had nine points, six rebounds and three blocks.

Sophie Cunningham led Phoenix (2-6) with 21 points. Sug Sutton added 15 points and Michaela Onyenwere had 10 points.


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