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Dupree has 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Mercury to 6th straight win, 87-69 over Sky

  • Phoenix Mercury forward Diana Taurasi (3) acknowledges the crowd as they cheer her after she became the No. 2 WNBA career scorer, during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. From left are Brittney Griner (42), Candice Dupreee and DeWanna Bonner (24). (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury forward Diana Taurasi (3) acknowledges the crowd as they cheer her after she became the No. 2 WNBA career scorer, during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. From left are Brittney Griner (42), Candice Dupreee and DeWanna Bonner (24). (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taursai, right, is fouled by Chicago Sky guard Jamierra Faulkner (21) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taursai, right, is fouled by Chicago Sky guard Jamierra Faulkner (21) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree (4) shoots over Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. Dupree became the 22nd player in league history to reach 4,000 points during the game. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree (4) shoots over Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Phoenix. Dupree became the 22nd player in league history to reach 4,000 points during the game. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Candice Dupree had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their sixth straight win, 87-69 over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.

Diana Taurasi added 15 points, hitting a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter to pass Katie Smith (6,452 points) for second place on the WNBA's career scoring list. Taurasi now has 6,457.

Allie Quigley scored 16 points to lead the Sky (8-9), who have lost four of six. Epiphanny Prince and Jamierra Faulkner added 11 each.

Britney Griner was held to four points but grabbed 11 rebounds and had three blocks for Phoenix (12-3).

The Mercury, who have the best record in the WNBA and have won eight of their last nine, scored 13 consecutive points in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 19.