Lynx Beat Mercury, Cruise to Best Start in Franchise History

Brittney Griner injures leg in Mercury's loss to Lynx

Brittney Griner injures leg in Mercury's loss to Lynx

Brittney Griner led the Mercury with 15 points, but was injured and taken out of the game early in the 4th quarter. She is expected to miss three to four weeks. They shot 52 percent and held Phoenix (11-7) to 36 percent.

Sylvia Fowles scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx bounced back from last week's embarrassing loss at Chicago.

Renee Montgomery hit a jumper with 5:50 left in the first to give Minnesota a 9-8 lead and the Lynx led the rest of the way.

The 19 points scored by Augustus were a season high for her. Minnesota led by 17 at halftime.

The Lynx have whipped Phoenix in nine straight meetings.

After being evaluated by team physicians and undergoing x-rays and MRIs, Griner has been diagnosed with a left knee bone bruise and a right ankle sprain.

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