Phoenix Defeats Lynx on the Road
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 15 points, setting the WNBA's single-season free throw record with 59 straight, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 73-66 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Brittney Griner blocked Lindsay Whalen's fastbreak layup with 1:20 remaining and raced down the court for a layup to put Phoenix up 70-66. The Mercury made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it.
Marta Xargay Casademont added 15 points, all in the second half, to give Phoenix (14-7) a spark off the bench. Griner had 13 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, becoming the Mercury's all-time blocks leader with 274.
Bonner made her first seven free throws to break Elena Delle Donne's record set earlier this year. The Mercury All-Star's string was snapped at the 1:19 mark of the third quarter after missing two free throws.
Maya Moore had 17 points and Sylvia Fowles added 11 for Minnesota (15-6).