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DIANA TAURASI RUMORS

Mercury adjusting to life without Taurasi as training camp opens

PHOENIX -- Almost every repeat champion will tell you it's harder the second time around. For the 2015 Phoenix Mercury, the degree of difficulty may be even greater than for most defending titleholders. The 2014 WNBA champions began training camp this week without their longtime leader, point guard Diana Taurasi, who is sitting out the 2015 WNBA season to rest up for her winter season...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  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

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

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 AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree made...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 10, 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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