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Wright, Little lead Storm past Griner, Mercury

Wright, Little lead Storm past Griner, Mercury
Seattle Storm's Temeka Johnson (2) tries to drive past Phoenix Mercury's Samantha Prahalis in the first half, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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SEATTLE (AP) — Tanisha Wright scored 20 points to lead the Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 75-72 Sunday night.

Camille Little scored 13 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 11 for the Storm (1-1).

Candice Dupree had 18 points and Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Mercury (0-2). DeWanna Bonner scored 11 points and Diana Taurasi had 10.

Seattle overcame an early 11-point deficit behind 8-for-19 shooting on 3s.

After Taurasi's jumper pulled the Mercury to 68-67 with 2:31 to go, Noelle Quinn followed with a basket 20 seconds later. Little's late shot from beyond the arc with 57.6 seconds remaining stretched the lead to 73-67.

Dupree's jumper pulled Phoenix within four with 7.2 seconds remaining, but Wright made two free throws 2 seconds later to seal the win.

Bonner's 3 with less than a second left provided the final margin.
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