DIANA TAURASI RUMORS

Taurasi leads Mercury into WNBA semifinals

NEW YORK -- Diana Taurasi tends to play her best when the most is on the line.The star guard scored 30 points and Brittney Griner added 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury beat the No. 3 New York Liberty 101-94 on Saturday night. Taurasi is 13-3 in WNBA elimination games in her storied career, including a 6-0 mark on the road."I'm not...
Via Associated Press
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
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September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurasi scores 26, leads Mercury past Sparks

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 26 points and made two free throws with 8 seconds left to ice the Phoenix Mercury's 70-66 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.The Mercury (12-14) had their largest lead at 64-55 on Brittney Griner's basket with 6:33 left. Los Angeles crept within 68-66 on Kristi Toliver's 3-pointer with 1:24 left but would not score again. It was Toliver...
Via Associated Press
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurasi back with Mercury, shoots for 4th WNBA title

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi is back -- back from another triumphant season in Europe, back in the WNBA after taking a year off, and back for a shot at a fourth Olympic gold medal.A month shy of her 34th birthday, she leads what looks to be a powerhouse Phoenix Mercury team in search of its, and her, fourth WNBA title."Diana's a pretty special player," said Mercury coach Sandy Brondello...
Via Associated Press
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi will skip WNBA season to rest at request of Russian club

Last season, Diana Taurasi averaged averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for the Phoenix Mercury and helped them to the WNBA title. If the team is going to repeat this season, they will have to do so without the services of the seven-time All-Star. At the request of UMMC Ekaterinburg, the team she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Diani Taurasi scores 31 points, leads Mercury into WNBA Finals

  Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi signs multi-year extension with Mercury

PHOENIX -- Guard Diana Taurasi on Friday signed a multi-year contract extension with the Phoenix Mercury, it was announced on the team's website. Taurasi, the most decorated player in team history and one of the best players in women's basketball history, is in the 11th year of her storied WNBA career that has been spent entirely with the Mercury. Terms of the deal were not disclosed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury nets seveth staright win

LOS ANGELES -- Diana Taurasi put up a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The ball went in, time expired and the veteran guard had coolly delivered another victory for the Phoenix Mercury. This one was extra special. Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including a season-best seven 3-pointers, playing in front of family and friends from her nearby hometown of Chino, and the Mercury...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 06, 2014  |  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. "We had to play...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi leads Mercury past Shock

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 16 points and Erin Phillips added 15 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 100-78 on Friday night. Brittney Griner added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Phoenix (3-1). Riquna Williams had 27 points off the bench for Tulsa (0-4). Skylar Diggins had 20 points and four assists for Tulsa after being held to two points in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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