The Minnesota Lynx aren't dominating the injury-riddled Phoenix Mercury, but they're hanging onto the lead at halftime on Wednesday, 51-45.
The Mercury are without Diana Taurasi (strained left hip flexor) and Candice Dupree (left knee confusion) but still managed to trail by just one point after the first quarter.
Minnesota's Taj McWilliams-Franklin almost finished the first half with a double double -- she has 11 points (on 5-for-9 shooting) and nine rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson has 10 points and seven rebounds and Maya Moore has nine points.
Dewanna Bonner is carrying the Mercury with 18 points on 5-for-11 shooting. She's 6-for-6 from the line. She played the entire first half.
Minnesota's out-rebounding Phoenix 26-17 at halftime and is winning the assist battle 16-6.
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