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DIANA TAURASI RUMORS

Mercury win 13th in a row

SEATTLE -- Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury stars still enjoy rare loss

PHOENIX -- For three Mercury participants, Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was business unusual. OK, so like the typical all-star tilt, this was an exhibition, something of an invitation-only pick-up game -- if a pick-up game can be nationally televised and conducted at US Airways Center with 14,685 live witnesses. Having nothing much at stake then, we're left with some anomalies...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Deflecting Brondello leads Mercury rise

PHOENIX -- The forecast called for extended periods of efficient offense -- including a high probability for heavy rain -- with intermittent defense leading to abundant lightning. But that was what we were looking up and waiting to experience last year. Unfortunately, the Mercury -- sidetracked by injury and expectation -- required a late-season rally to finish 19-15 a year ago....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Taylor rally Mercury past Fever

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Phoenix Mercury picked up their intensity in the second half and rallied past the Indiana Fever. Diana Taurasi scored 23 points, Penny Taylor added 20 and Candice Dupree had 18 to help Phoenix erase a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Indiana 81-76 Friday night. "Really it was more about effort," Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus, technicals doled out

Diana Taurasi planted a kiss on Seimone Augustus during Thursday night's game. The refs handed out a pair of technicals for what went down.
Via Gamedayr
September 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Diana Taurasi Gets a Technical After Kissing Seimone Augustus

This has got to be a first for the WNBA, no? Diana Taurasi received a technical on Thursday night during the 4th quarter of the Western Conference Finals game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx after she kissed Seimone Augustus. You can see from the video that the two ladies got in each other’s faces and Diana took the road less traveled. The result was a whole...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Passion for game still drives Mercury star Taurasi

PHOENIX With the end of her 10th season in sight, the most important variable attributed to the WNBAs brightest star hasnt been diminished. Through the tribulations of an uneven season, passion for the game stills governs her approach. I love coming to the gym, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi said in an interview after Wednesdays practice. Its the only thing I want to do when I get...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury's Taurasi, Griner named WNBA All-Stars

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi and center Brittney Griner were voted starters for the WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday night. This is the fifth time in franchise history that the Mercury have had multiple All-Stars (1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011). The selection for Taurasi was the franchise-record sixth All-Star nod of her career. She was previously named...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury notes: Taurasi's turnovers, Griner's knee

PHOENIX -- Construction of the hypothetical Phoenix Mercury powerhouse was set back Wednesday night by some shoddy labor. The checklist of particulars is presented by superstar guard Diana Taurasi. "Our spacing was terrible, our screening wasnt good and we didnt take care of the ball," Taurasi said a few minutes after an 80-69 loss to the Minnesota Lynx that marked the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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