Even though all 10 eligible Connecticut Sun players scored (four in double digits), it was not enough to hold off the Mercury in hot Phoenix, Arizona. The Sun fell to the Mercury 77-84.
Diana Taurasi led all scorers with 25 points. During the game, Taurasi (2,632) passed Tina Thompson (2,630) for the most field goals made in WNBA history after making a 3-point shot early in the third quarter.
Also for the Mercury, Brittney Griner scored 23 points, and DeWanna Bonner had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
For the Connecticut Sun, Chiney Ogwumike, Rachel Banham, and Jasmine Thomas each scored 11 points, and Alex Bentley scored 10 points.
The Sun travel next to Las Vegas to take on the Aces July 7th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It will be the Sun’s fourth away game in seven days before they return home to Connecticut.
See photos from the game below, or visit the gallery here for full-size images.