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Candice Dupree scores 12 of her 16 points in 1st half, Phoenix cruises past Seattle 94-79

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SEATTLE — Candice Dupree scored 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 15 and Phoenix cruised past the Seattle Storm 94-79 on Friday night for the Mercury's fourth straight win.

Seattle pulled to 46-40 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Alysha Clark to open the third quarter. But Phoenix closed the quarter on a 13-0 run for a 71-47 lead. Leilani Mitchell and Noelle Quinn combined for three consecutive 3-pointers to end the quarter.

PHOTO: Seattle Storm's Crystal Langhorne finds a little room between defenders, and puts up a shot past Phoenix Mercury's Mistie Bass (8) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 10, 2015, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Seattle Storm's Crystal Langhorne finds a little room between defenders, and puts up a shot past Phoenix Mercury's Mistie Bass (8) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 10, 2015, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Brittney Griner and Mitchell added 12 points apiece for Phoenix (7-5). It was the Mercury's seventh consecutive win against Seattle.

Phoenix led 46-34 at halftime behind 37 combined points from Bonner, Griner and Dupree. Phoenix's defense held Seattle to 11 first-quarter points. Griner had four blocks in the first half.

Renee Montgomery scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half for Seattle (3-11), which has lost four straight games and nine of its last 10.

The Seattle-Phoenix game was the first of a doubleheader at KeyArena. The Seattle Pro-Am, featuring Seattle-area NBA players, started 20 minutes after the Mercury's win.

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