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Bonner and Dupree help Mercury hold off Storm 84-72


SEATTLE — DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points and Candice Dupree added 15 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 84-72 on Sunday night.

Monique Currie had 12 points and Cayla Francis 11 for the Mercury (3-3), who pulled away with a 16-5 run in the middle of the second quarter to a 38-28 lead.

Sue Bird rallied the Storm (2-4) within 71-69 when she put back her own missed 3-point attempt with 5:18 left in the game. But Phoenix closed on a 13-3 burst as Seattle's offense suffered a pair of shot-clock violations in the final 1:30.

Crystal Langhorne had 13 points to lead the Storm. Bird and Alysha Clark added 11 each.

Phoenix was 7 of 17 from 3-point range while Seattle was just 1 of 13.

It was the sixth contest of Brittney Griner's seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident.

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