On Wednesday night, the Phoenix #Mercury hosted the Atlanta #Dream with Phoenix looking to grab a fourth-straight win. Diana Taurasi and the Mercury did just that as they handed Atlanta an 89-84 loss. The game featured two of the Western Conference WNBA All-Star Game starters in action. Here's a look at the latest WNBA game recap for the Dream vs. Mercury including the top performers, game stats, as well as a standings update and what's next for these two teams.

WNBA game recap

The latest effort by the Phoenix Mercury was led by the league's leading scorer Brittney Griner who scored 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting. In addition, Griner grabbed eight rebounds and had a slam dunk in the second quarter to ignite the crowd.

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Teammate Diana Taurasi also stepped up, adding 20 points on 6-for-12 three-point shooting. Leilani Mitchell came off the Phoenix bench to contribute 13 points as the only other Mercury player to finish in double-digits for the game.

On the losing side, the Atlanta Dream got 21 points from Layshia Clarendon on 9-for-12 shooting from the floor. Clarendon also dished out 10 assists, giving her a double-double for the game. Brenda Sykes scored 16 points on 6-for-18 shooting. Sykes also had four assists, and three boards in the effort. Recently named as a WNBA All-Star starter, Tiffany Hayes, came off the Atlanta bench to contribute 12 points for the night.

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The game was relatively close after the first quarter and tied at the half 46-46. Atlanta surged ahead in the third to go up by six, but a 28-17 fourth quarter helped Phoenix close things out. For the game, the Dream shot 47.2 percent compared to 43.9 percent for Phoenix. However, the Mercury pulled down 40 rebounds versus just 29 for the Dream and had 24 free thrown attempts compared to just 11 for Atlanta.

Standings & what's next

With their fourth-straight win, the Phoenix Mercury are now 11-6 overall and 6-4 on their home court. Phoenix is currently third-best in the Western Conference as well as the overall WNBA standings. Next up, the Mercury play a home game against the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Atlanta Dream drop to 8-9 for the season and 3-6 on the road. The Dream are currently sitting in fourth place in the Eastern standings and seventh in the overall WNBA standings. For the Dream's next matchup, they'll have a road game against the Seattle Storm on Saturday, July 15th starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. #All Star