Silver Stars pick up critical win over Mercury

Jia Perkins had 23 points, Becky Hammon 68 win over the Phoenix Mercury.

Danielle Robinson finished with 15 points and seven assists for San Antonio, which holds a two-game lead over fifth-place Los Angeles.

DeWanna Bonner notched 23 points and seven rebounds for the Mercury, who could have secured a postseason berth with a victory. Diana Taurasi scored 18 points, while Candice Dupree grabbed 13 rebounds in defeat.