Taurasi scores 24 points, Mercury beat Storm to sweep series

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Seattle Storm forward Stephanie Talbot prepares to shoot against Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)
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Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives around Seattle Storm forward Stephanie Talbot during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)
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Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, front, wins a jump ball against Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, is defended by Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)
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Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith goes to the basket between Seattle Storm center Ezi Magbegor, left, and forward Stephanie Talbot during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan/The Seattle Times via AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 69-64 on Saturday to sweep the home-and-home series.

The Mercury (2-1) also beat Seattle 97-77 on Wednesday night in Phoenix.

Skylar Diggins-Smith added 14 points and five assists for Phoenix. Brianna Turner had 14 rebounds, and Tina Charles grabbed 10. Diamond DeShields had 11 points and four assists off the bench.

Jewell Loyd hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points for Seattle (1-3). Sue Bird scored two points on 1-of-11 shooting. She missed all eight of her 3-point tries. Stephanie Talbot had 14 rebounds and eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. Ezi Magbegor had 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots.

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