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Griner scores 19 after being hit twice, Mercury blow out Sky 97-68 in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot during the first half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor (13) high fives Diana Taurasi (3) during the second half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor (13) high fives Diana Taurasi (3) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne (11) drives against Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree during the second half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne (11) drives against Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

The underdog Sky were far more aggressive after being blown out in Game 1, fighting Phoenix for every inch early on while leaving Griner with a scratch on her eye and a bloody mouth.

Griner and her teammates shrugged it off, running away from Chicago with a 15-2 run in the second quarter and grabbing a firm hold on the best-of-five series.

Game 3 is Friday in Chicago.