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Mercury beat Aces 87-60 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 04, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Brianna Turner scored 23 points, Brittney Griner added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-60 to take a 2-1 series lead in the WNBA semifinals.

The Mercury got off to another fast start and never let up, winning a second straight rout as members of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns cheered from the front row of Arizona State’s Desert Financial Arena.

Phoenix held 2020 league MVP A’Ja Wilson to eight points on 2-of-14 shooting, and limited Las Vegas to 31% shooting to move within one win of its first WNBA Finals since winning the 2014 title.

Liz Cambage led the Aces with 13 points.

The next game in the best-of-five series is on Wednesday in Arizona. The Aces need to win to avoid elimination.