Mercury advance with 91-67 win over Shock
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Brittney Griner had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, DeWanna Bonner added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 91-67 Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Monique Currie scored 11 points and Candice DuPree added 10 for the Mercury, who swept the opening-round series and will next face Minnesota or Los Angeles.
Odyssey Sims scored 22 points for Tulsa in its only home playoff game in six years since moving from Detroit. The Shock will move to the Dallas area next year.
Tulsa endured a season-ending knee injury to All-Star Skylar Diggins and a pregnancy that cost Glory Johnson the season to reach the playoffs. Most of the crowd of 3,261 remained energetic and stayed until the end.