Chelsea Gray, Sparks use third-quarter surge to beat Mercury

PHOENIX– Chelsea Gray had 21 factors as well as a season-high nine helps, Nneka Ogwumike racked up 12 of her 16 points in the 2nd half and also the Sparks retreated in the third quarter to defeat the Phoenix Mercury 85-68 in a WNBA game on Friday night.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt included 14 factors and six rebounds, Riquna Williams do with 11 points and Chiney Ogwumike added eight points for the Triggers, that led 38-36 at halftime.

Gray hit a pull-up jumper to offer the Stimulates (4-2) a two-point lead late in the first half and trigger a 13-3 run that made it 49-39 after her three-point have fun with 6:19 left in the third quarter. Brittney Griner’s dunk regarding two minutes later drew the Mercury within 6 yet the Stimulates scored 8 of the next 10 factors, consisting of a 3-pointer by Williams, to make it 47-35 and also led by dual numbers the rest of the method.

Griner had 24 points as well as 13 rebounds and DeWanna Bonner racked up 22 points for Phoenix metro (2-4).

The Stimulates were 10 for 17 from the area in the third quarter, while the Mercury had a hard time (4 for 18).

The Sparks completed 9 for 19 from 3-point array, with Gray going 4 for 6 as well as Williams going 3 for 5.

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