Mercury ran out of gas in the second half of the loss to the Minnesota Lynx

Phoenix Mercury (6-11) appeared energetic Tuesday night time within the first half, however was unable to keep up its begin within the second half and fell 71-84 to the Minnesota Hyperlinks (4-13) within the heart footprint.

“It was an issue for us after they began getting stronger, we did not match that physique instantly,” mentioned Mercury staff supervisor Vanessa Nygaard.

Mercury appeared energized coming into the sport after not taking part in since Friday. That begin paid off when Mercury took a 9-2 lead at 6:35 earlier than Lynx known as a timeout. Minnesota is again

Skylar Diggins-Smith and Shea Beedy related nicely within the quarter, particularly when Bede’s shot was initially blocked by Damiris Dantas however Bedi took it again and arrange Diggins-Smith for a toes throw throw. After that play at 3:47, Mercury went 8-2 and led by 11 factors after the primary quarter.