Found August 02, 2013 on Fox Sports:
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Temeka Johnson and Tina Thompson each scored 16 points and the Seattle Storm used a big third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 88-79 on Thursday night. Tanisha Wright added 14 points and seven assists, while Tianna Hawkins had 13 points as the Storm (8-10) rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first half. Thompson had seven rebounds and Johnson added seven assists. Seattle shot 11 for 26 (42 percent) on 3-pointers while outscoring Phoenix 33-9 from beyond the arc. DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds and Candice Dupree added 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Mercury (9-10). Rookie Brittney Griner scored 11 points for Phoenix. The Storm didn't take their first lead until 2 1/2 minutes into the second half, when Shekinna Stricklen's 3-pointer from the wing put them ahead 48-46. The Storm missed their first six shots of the game, fell behind 7-0 and eventually trailed by double digits before using 7-of-15 shooting on 3s to pull within three at halftime. Seattle then outscored Phoenix 28-16 in the third - including an 8-0 run - to take control. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi finished with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting before fouling out with 2:59 remaining. Taurasi picked up her final three fouls in a span of less than 4 minutes after re-entering the game with 6:58 remaining. Thompson scored 10 of her 16 points in the second quarter.
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