Phoenix started the second half on an 11-0 run, extended the run to 25-7, and held on to beat Seattle.
Seattle’s .414 field goal percentage was second-lowest allowed by Phoenix at home this season. The Storm’s 29 field goals made was tied for fewest allowed by the Mercury. Diana Taurasi, a 6-0 swingwoman, blocked four shots — her 1.91 blocks per game average is third in the league.
Cappie Pondexter led Phoenix with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists. In Phoenix’s seven wins, Pondexter has contributed 149 points, 45 rebounds, 39 assists.
Seattle trailed 72-59 with 1 minute left in the third, but shot 7-of-7 to pull to 76-74 with 6:46 remaining in the game. The defensive lapse put Phoenix -2.5 in jeopardy, and the 93-81 final score beat the 173.5 total by one-half point, making Phoenix’s fifth straight over, and nine of 11 for the season.
At home, Phoenix is 6-1 ATS and 6-1 O/U.