Mercury tie WNBA scoring record in 99-78 win over Indiana Fever

The Phoenix Mercury were on another level Wednesday night. 

With seven different players scoring in double figures, the Mercury (9-12) tied a league record and nearly set a new record when Megan Gustafson scored five straight points in the final two minutes. Gustafson finished with seven points, but the 99-78 win over the Indiana Fever (5-16) at Footprint Center was a remarkable feat from start to finish. 

“I think when we face adversity, some people say it builds character, but it’s really revealing the character of our players. They’re tremendous workers, tremendous competitors, and everyone has really stepped up,” Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard said. 

On Monday, the Mercury clamped down on the Fever’s starting five in an 83-71 win. It showed the much-needed growth of communication for the team on defense as it nears the All-Star break. 

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