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Griner dunks on Hamson; Mercury beat Sparks

Brittney Griner had a sick dunk on the Sparks Friday night, as she went baseline and slammed it with one hand. Oh, the Mercury beat the Sparks, too.

The Mercury are seeing 20/20 heading into post-season play topping their win column at 20 wins for the second time in franchise history.

Los Angeles came with confidence to match the Mercury's fire in this fourth and final meeting of the season. With the physical nature of Phoenix, the Sparks came ready with intensity.

With all four quarters being just one point difference, Los Angles kept the Mercury within reach.

The Sparks held their own with star Candace Parker sidelined for the game resting.

This heated match-up resulted in three technical fouls; two from Los Angeles and one from the Mercury.

The exact momentum change in this game occurred when Brittney Griner executed the three-point play with a minute left to go in the fourth to give Phoenix the lead of 66-61. The Sparks went into panic mode firing off rushed shots in any effort to inch their way back in. There was no turning back for the league defending champs with eyes glued on post-season play.

Jennifer Hamson was the Sparks only player to hit double figures with 12 points.

Griner ended with 16 points including her 13th dunk of her career, but the standout of the game for the Mercury was Monique Currie who shattered her previous season high of 14 points with a new hot 22 going 3-4 from behind the arc.

Phoenix will now set off to Tulsa to face the Shock on September 13th in hopes of starting the journey of reclaiming their title.