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Phoenix will take on Seattle after Taurasi’s 31-point game

Phoenix Mercury (4-5, 2-3 Western Conference) and Seattle Storm (5-3, 0-2 Western Conference)

Seattle; Tuesday, 10pm EDT

Bottom line: Phoenix Mercury faces the Seattle Storm after Diana Taurasi scored 31 points in the Mercury’s 87-68 win over the Los Angeles Sparks.

Seattle went 4-16 at home and 8-12 in the Western Conference during the 2023-2024 season. The Storm averaged 17.7 assists per game on 27.9 field goals made last season.

Phoenix finished 9-31 overall and 2-18 in Western Conference action during the 2023-2024 season. The Mercury averaged 76.6 points per game while shooting 44.4% from the field and 32.8% from deep last season.

INJURIES: Storm: MacKenzie Holmes: Out for season (knee).

Mercury: Brittney Griner: off (toe).

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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