Becky Hammon made of 6 of 8 3-pointers while scoring 30 points, leading the Silver Stars to an 85-66 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.
Hammon sparked a sharp-shooting performance by San Antonio, which hit 53 percent from 3-point range and 46 percent from the field. She opened the game by hitting consecutive 3-pointers as San Antonio made 3 of 5 in the first quarter. Hammon made 9 of 14 shots from the field in setting her season high for points.
The Silver Stars (2-2) scored a season-high 44 points in the first half, shooting 47 percent to open the game.
Sophia Young took over the scoring when Hammon sat in the third quarter. Young scored eight points in the period, including six of the team's final eight points of the quarter.
Young finished with 16 points and Jia Perkins added 12.
Candice Dupree and Nakia Sanford each scored 17 points to lead the Mercury (1-4), and Samantha Prahalis had 11.
Perkins' jumper early in the fourth quarter gave the Silver Stars a 70-50 lead, capping an 8-0 run that began with 27.2 seconds left in the third.
The Silver Stars had 30 fast-break points, taking advantage of 21 turnovers by the Mercury.
NOTES: Silver Stars center Tangela Smith is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Thursday on her left knee. Acquired in the offseason in a trade with the Indiana Fever, Smith had been favoring the knee before the surgery. She played less than 10 minutes combined in the Silver Stars' opening two games before sitting out the team's home opener Wednesday. . . . WNBA president Laurel Ritchie was in attendance, helping the Silver Stars celebrate their 10th anniversary as a franchise in San Antonio.