Sun Edges Mercury

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Alex Bentley scored 22 points and Katie Douglas added 16 to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-95 on Thursday night.

Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (4-6).

Candice Dupree had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Diana Taurasi scored 19 points and Brittney Griner had 18 for the Mercury (6-3)

Douglas had all of Connecticut’s points during a tiebreaking 9-2 run that gave the Sun a 94-87 lead with just under 3 minutes to go.

Penny Taylor scored on a layup and Taurasi made two free throws to pull the Mercury within three with 2:15 remaining.

Alyssa Thomas made two foul shots 14 seconds later push Connecticut’s lead back to five.

Griner and DeWanna Bonner made two free throws each to pull within one in the final minute, but Griner and Candice Dupree each missed a field goal in the final 5 seconds.

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