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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 30: Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces brings the ball up the court ahead of Brianna Turner #21 and Kia Vaughn #1 of the Phoenix Mercury during Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Playoffs semifinals at Michelob ULTRA Arena on September 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mercury defeated the Aces 117-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 117-91 last night at Michelob Ultra Arena to tie the semifinal playoff series at 1-1. All Star guard Diana Taurasi poured in 37 points, shooting 10-of-13 from the field including 8-of-13 from three point range to lead Phoenix. Brittney Griner was dominant in the post for the Mercury with 25 points and seven rebounds.

Phoenix’s 117 points was the most ever in regulation in a WNBA playoff game.

The Aces had six players in double figures led by Kelsey Plum with 25 points. Riquana Williams added 17 points for Vegas. Earlier in the day, Plum was named the WNBA’s Sixth Player of the Year.

The series now moves to Phoenix for game three on Sunday at 12 noon.

In the other WNBA semifinal Connecticut beat Chicago 79-68 to tie that series at one game apiece.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.