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WNBA round-up: Skylar Diggins-Smith stars as Phoenix Mercury end losing streak

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Highlights of the regular season game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points, Brianna Turner had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-66 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Brittney Griner added 14 points and eight rebounds to help Phoenix (6-7) avenge an 85-80 loss to the Sparks on Wednesday. The Mercury next play on June 27 against Minnesota.

Diggins-Smith scored 14 points in the first half and Griner added nine to help Phoenix build a 44-36 lead.

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Erica Wheeler scored 17 points for Los Angeles (5-6). Brittney Sykes had 14 points and Bria Holmes added 11. The Sparks were 16-of-22 from the free-throw line compared to 25-of-31 for Phoenix.

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The game was played at the Los Angeles Convention Center due to an NBA playoff game at Staples Center.

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