There was just one WNBA game played on Saturday. The Washington Mystics hosted the Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury, on the back end of a back-to-back, came out on top to improve to 13-5 on the season.
Brittney Griner (24 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks in 38 minutes) and DeWanna Bonner (23 points, eight rebounds, three assists in 37 minutes) led the way for the Mercury, and Yvonne Turner drilled a clutch three-pointer in the final minute to put Phoenix up by six.
Elena Delle Donne finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds, shooting 10 of 20 from the field and 5-5 at the free throw line.
Phoenix starting power forward Sancho Lyttle went down with an apparent knee injury with about five minutes to play. Lyttle was unable to put weight on her left knee as she was helped off the floor.
Following Saturday’s win, the Mercury head home, where they’ll host the Connecticut Sun on Thursday. The Mystics, also getting four days off, will host the Liberty on Thursday.
In this episode, host Ben Dull recaps Mercury at Mystics and takes a look back on the month of June for both teams. Topics include: why DeWanna Bonner and Sancho Lyttle in tandem add so much to the Mercury defense, both teams utilizing a switching defense and trying to attack one another, Tayler Hill continuing to impress in her return from injury, and a note on positional designations for players in All-Star voting and why it matters league-wide.