The Phoenix Mercury struggled throughout three out of the game’s four quarters, ultimately falling to the Los Angeles Sparks by a score of 94-71.
The Mercury had a difficult time maintaining possession throughout the game, as seen by their total of 22 turnovers, from which the Sparks scored 16 points.
Britney Griner had a strong return to play, scoring 18 points in her first game while also grabbing 5 rebounds and recording 4 blocks.
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She exited the game with what seemed to be an ankle injury late in the battle, although by that time, they were already 15 points behind their opponent.
The Mercury’s depth is a little bit precarious due to the fact that Sophie Cunningham is already sidelined due to injury, in addition to guard Skyler Diggins-Smith.
The Sparks, on the other hand, saw five different players score in the double figures. Nneka Ogwumike led the team in scoring with 17 points and had an effective shooting night, making 6 of her 13 shots.
The Mercury had to go back to the drawing board in order to be ready for their first game at home, which will be played against the Chicago Sky on Sunday afternoon.