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Griner dunks twice, but Delle Donne scores 22 in leading Sky to 102-80 win over Mercury

  • Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, right, smiles as she looks at Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) at the start of the first half during a WNBA basketball game on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

  • Chicago Sky's Epiphanny Prince (10) gets her shot blocked by Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, left, as Mercury's Samantha Prahalis (99) looks on in the first half during a WNBA basketball game on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

  • Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne (11) scores over Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree as the Sky's Michelle Campbell (25) looks on in the first half during a WNBA basketball game on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, talks with head coach Corey Gaines as she comes out of the game in the first half during a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner scores her first basket in the first half during a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

Elena Della Donne outplayed double-dunking Brittney Griner and had the third-best rookie debut in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 102-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday.

The No. 2 overall pick behind Griner in this year's draft, Delle Donne had 16 points by halftime as the Sky raced out to a 24-point lead. She added eight rebounds and finished only behind Candace Parker's 34-point debut for Los Angeles in 2008 and the 25 Cynthia Cooper scored for Houston in 1997.

Griner became the third WNBA player to dunk and first to do it twice in one game. She had 17 points and eight rebounds, but was limited to two points in nine minutes because of fouls as Chicago built its big first-half lead.