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Mercury's Taurasi, Griner, Dupree finalists for U.S. Olympic team

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.The trio headlined the 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team that were announced Monday.They have helped the Americans win gold at the past three Olympics and hope to be on the team in Rio this summer. The U.S. has won an unprecedented five straight gold medals...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Even sans Taurasi, Mercury have repeat in sights

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury, the people, are ready for the playoffs. The Phoenix Mercury, the team, however, could still use some conditioning. "Man, are we still talking about Diana and Penny?" forward Candice Dupree questioned with a laugh after a post-practice inquiry on Thursday. Dupree, of course, is talking about Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor, who voluntarily sat out this...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dupree, Griner lead Mercury rout of Mystics

PHOENIX -- Candice Dupree scored 18 points and Brittney Griner had 16 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 73-53 on Wednesday. Griner's reverse layup capped Phoenix's 12-3 run at the start of the third quarter that made it 48-31 lead. Washington went 4-plus minutes without a field goal and Phoenix extended its lead to 53-33 on Leilani Mitchell's corner 3-pointer...
Via Associated Press
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury Finish Sweep Of Chicago Sky For Third WNBA Title

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each, and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury beat Liberty 76-64, clinch No. 1 in West

NEW YORK (AP) Candice Dupree scored 18 points as Phoenix beat the New York Liberty 76-64 on Tuesday night, giving the Mercury home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs. Diana Taurasi had 14 points, Brittney Griner scored 12 and Erin Phillips had 11 for Phoenix (27-4), the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Dupree moved into 20th place on the league's career scoring list...
Via Associated Press
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree leads Mercury past Stars in overtime

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Candice Dupree had 20 points and 18 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 78-73 in overtime Thursday night. Becky Hammon failed to score and had one assist in her first game since becoming the NBA's first full-time female assistant coach after the San Antonio Spurs announced her hiring Tuesday. With Spurs general manager R.C. Buford in attendance...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree, January selected as All-Star reserves

Mercury forward Candice Dupree and former Arizona State guard Briann January were among 12 reserves selected for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center. Dupree, who is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the first place Mercury, joins two of her Phoenix teammates -- starting center Brittney Griner and starting guard Diana Taurasi -- on the Western Conference...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mystics can’t recover from Phoenix hot start

Candice Dupree had 19 points and Diana Taurasi added 18 as the Phoenix Mercury downed the Washington Mystics 90-78. It's over in Phoenix, #Mystics fall 90-78. All five #Mystics starters scored in double figures, led by Currie with 19. #MysticsMercury — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 16, 2014 Despite having all five starters scoring in double figures the Mystics never recovered...
Via KCM Sports
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree leads Mercury to 10th straight win

PHOENIX -- Candice Dupree scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half as the Phoenix Mercury lengthened their franchise-best winning streak to 10 games with a 90-61 victory Sunday over the San Antonio Stars. The Mercury (16-3) used a second quarter run to take a 20-point lead at the break and led by as much as 31 in the second half in winning their 12th game in the last 13 and have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree sparks Mercury to 6th win in a row

PHOENIX -- Candice Dupree had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their sixth straight win, 87-69 over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night. Diana Taurasi added 15 points, hitting a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter to pass Katie Smith (6,452 points) for second place on the WNBA's career scoring list. Taurasi, who now has 6,457 points, reached that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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