Briann January scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Fever to an 85-72 win over Phoenix on Saturday night, handing the Mercury their 10th straight loss.
Katie Douglas added 16 points and six rebounds for Indiana (14-8), which has won four of its last five games and moved three games behind first-place Connecticut in the Eastern Conference.
Diana Taurasi, in just her third game with the Mercury (4-19) this season, scored 19 points. It was Taurasi's first game for Phoenix since leading the U.S. to a fifth straight gold medal at the Olympics.
The Fever ran off seven straight points early in the fourth quarter to pull away after Phoenix had gotten within 62-56 with 9:33 remaining.
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