Brittney Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for San Antonio, which has lost five of six.
DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Diana Taurasi, who came in averaging a league-leading 24.6 points, was limited to 18 points for the Mercury, but Griner more than made up for it.
San Antonio gave away green shirts to commemorate its ''Go Green'' recycling campaign, but the attire might as well have been passed out in tribute to Griner.
The former Baylor standout attracted the largest crowd of the season, which included Danny Green and Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs.
Griner, who starred for four years in nearby Waco, was 11 for 19 from the field while showing off an expanding offensive game with a series of spins and bank shots to over...