Williams powers Sun past Mercury 91-87

 
 
Posted7/14/2018 7:00 AM
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  • Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas blows by Phoenix Mercury defender DeWanna Bonner during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas blows by Phoenix Mercury defender DeWanna Bonner during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas runs into a screen from Phoenix Mercury forward Angel Robinson (0) while pursuing Diana Taurasi (3) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas runs into a screen from Phoenix Mercury forward Angel Robinson (0) while pursuing Diana Taurasi (3) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) drives between Phoenix Mercury defenders Yvonne Turner, left, and DeWanna Bonner in the second half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) drives between Phoenix Mercury defenders Yvonne Turner, left, and DeWanna Bonner in the second half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thaoms (25) shoots over Phoenix Mercury forward Angel Robinson in the first half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thaoms (25) shoots over Phoenix Mercury forward Angel Robinson in the first half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones (35) battles Phoenix Mercury defenders Angel Robinson (0) and Brittney Griner (42) in the first half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones (35) battles Phoenix Mercury defenders Angel Robinson (0) and Brittney Griner (42) in the first half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) fends off Connecticut Sun defenders Jonquel Jones, left, and Alyssa Thomas (25) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) fends off Connecticut Sun defenders Jonquel Jones, left, and Alyssa Thomas (25) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) celebrates after being fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) in the second half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) celebrates after being fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) in the second half of WNBA basketball game action Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner drives to the basket around Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner drives to the basket around Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) picks up the foul as she and teammate Alyssa Thomas, right, defend against Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) picks up the foul as she and teammate Alyssa Thomas, right, defend against Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi during the second half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello questions the officials during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello questions the officials during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is fouled by Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones during a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is fouled by Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones during a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendeon (23) is fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendeon (23) is fouled by Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon (23) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon (23) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Courtney Williams had 25 points, including Connecticut's final six, and tied her career high with 10 rebounds to help the Sun hold on for a 91-87 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.

Chiney Ogwumike fouled out with 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Alyssa Thomas added 11 points, a career-best 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for Connecticut (11-10). The Sun snapped a three-game skid.

The Mercury's Angel Robinson made a layup to tie it at 85 with 2 1/2 minutes to play, but Williams converted a driving layup and then made a pull-up jumper from the top of the key to give the Sun a four-point lead with 45.6 seconds remaining.

Brittney Griner answered with a layup six seconds later but neither team scored again until Williams hit two free throws with 0.6 seconds to play.

Diana Taurasi hit five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Phoenix (14-8). Griner added 19 points, and DeWanna Bonner scored 16.

Both teams shot better than 51 percent from the field but Connecticut was plus-three on the offensive glass and forced 14 Phoenix turnovers while committing just seven.

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