(Phoenix, AZ) -- Natasha Howard scored 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Storm beat the Mercury 82-70 in Phoenix. Alysha Clark added 17 and Jewell Loyd had 11. Brittney Griner scored 22 points for Phoenix. Seattle has moved up into a tie for sixth with the Minnesota Lynx at 17-and-15. The fifth and sixth seeds will host the seventh and eight seeded teams in single-game elimination matchups.