Brittney Griner's unofficial return to the WNBA on Friday night started off with lots of hugs, high fives and a long standing ovation from the home crowd when she was introduced before tipoff in Phoenix Mercury's preseason finale.

This was the first time Griner has played in competition since her December release following a prisoner exchange after spending ten months in a Russian prison for possession of cannabis oil.

How did she do? How does 10 points in 17 minutes sound? The AP reported she was casually throwing down a one-handed dunk during warmups. 

Once the game started, the 6-foot-9 center scored on a turnaround jumper in the first …

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