DeWanna Bonner scores 22 to pace Mercury over Lynx 81-66



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PHOENIX — DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points and the Phoenix Mercury extended their home winning streak to 22 games with an 81-66 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Candice Dupree scored 16 points, Leilani Mitchell had 11 and Alex Harden added 10 off the bench for Phoenix (2-2).

Minnesota (3-1) was led by Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus with 17 points apiece. Lindsay Whalen added 13.

Phoenix used a six-point spurt at the end of the first quarter to take the lead and settled for a 48-38 edge at the half.

Both teams shot over 48 percent in the half, but the Mercury made 5 of 8 from beyond the arc and Minnesota was 0 of 4.

The Lynx went over three minutes early in the third without scoring, and Phoenix ran its lead to 17 after a pair of Monique Curry free throws.

Phoenix's Brittney Griner served the fourth of her seven-game suspension due to her offseason domestic violence incident.

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