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Mercury sweep Sky to win WNBA title

credit: WNBA.com The Phoenix Mercury completed their three game sweep of the Chicago Sky on Friday night to win the 2014 WNBA championship, defeating them 87-82. WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi put in 24 points as did her teammate Candice Dupree. What made their efforts especially huge was that Brittney Griner was unable to play due to an eye injury. The Mercury knew that they needed...
Via Pass The Pill
September 15, 2014  |  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 win third WNBA title with sweep of Sky

  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 a retinal...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 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...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree, Mercury hold off Stars

SAN ANTONIO -- 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 Fox Sports Arizona
August 07, 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...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream can't hold off Mercury

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 14 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots, and the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Atlanta Dream 75-67 on Tuesday night. Diana Taurasi had nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix (24-4), which has won 17 of 18 and set a franchise mark for wins in a season. Candice Dupree added 16 points and six rebounds. Angel McCoughtry scored...
Via Fox Sports South
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 23, 2014  |  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
July 19, 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...
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...
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

Mercury win streak reaches nine in Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Diana Taurasi scored 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 13 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 72-66 Friday night for their ninth straight victory. Brittney Griner added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the league-leading Mercury (15-3). Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago before getting into foul trouble. The Sky (8-12) have lost four straight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 11, 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

Mercury's Griner sets record in narrow win

TULSA, Okla. -- Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and added 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday. The game came down to the final possession. Skylar Diggins drew a double team on an inbounds play and launched a contested shot that bounced off the rim and to Candice Dupree. Diana Taurasi cleared the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 29, 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. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury finally top Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS -- Led by Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury ended their long losing streak against the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Taurasi had 21 points and 11 assists, Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Mercury (8-3) beat the Lynx 80-72. Phoenix topped Minnesota for the first time since 2011 -- a streak spanning 10 regular season and four playoff...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Visiting Mercury eclipse Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 21 points and 11 assists and Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-72 on Sunday. Brittney Griner scored 14 points and DeWanna Bonner added 12 for the Mercury (7-3). The Mercury beat the Lynx for the first time since 2011 -- a streak spanning 10 regular season and four playoff games. Maya...
Via Fox Sports North
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun pull away late, hold off Mercury

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Alex Bentley scored 22 points and Katie Douglas added 16 to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-95 on Thursday night. Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (4-6). Candice Dupree had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Diana Taurasi scored 19 points and Brittney Griner had 18 for the Mercury (6-3) Douglas had all of Connecticut'...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree, Griner lead Mercury by Stars in 20T

SAN ANTONIO -- Diana Taurasi refused to give in when the Phoenix Mercury were at a low point. The veteran guard was still playing despite picking up three quick fouls, and 13 seconds proved more than enough time to right the team's fortunes against the San Antonio Stars. Candice Dupree had 26 points, Brittney Griner added 16 points and 18 rebounds and Phoenix rallied for a 91...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury cut 2 players to finalize roster

The Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday finalized their roster for the start of the 2014 season. Needing to trim their roster by two players, the Mercury waived center Krystal Thomas and guard Briana Gilbreath-Butler. The team's 11-player roster for the season opener on Saturday is as follows: NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS 8 Mistie Bass F 6-3 190 12/02/1983   Duke 7 23 Tiffany...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx will face Dream in finals for another shot at crown

Weather the downturns, convert in key moments. It's how the Lynx built the WNBA's best record a third year in a row. It's how they won more road games than any other team. It's how they breezed past a stretch of four losses in five outings and overcame injuries to three different starters throughout the year. It's how they swept Seattle in the first round of...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx will face Dream in finals for another shot at crown

Weather the downturns, convert in key moments. It's how the Lynx built the WNBA's best record a third year in a row. It's how they won more road games than any other team. It's how they breezed past a stretch of four losses in five outings and overcame injuries to three different starters throughout the year. It's how they swept Seattle in the first round of...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx sweep Mercury, advance to 3rd straight finals

Maya Moore scored 27 points, Seimone Augustus had 22, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 72-65 Sunday to advance to the WNBA Finals for the third straight year with a sweep in the best-of-three Western Conference finals. Minnesota will open the finals next Sunday at home against Atlanta, which completed its sweep of Indiana earlier Sunday. Diana Taurasi had 21 points...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury's season ends as Lynx finish sweep

PHOENIX (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 27 points and Seimone Augustus had 22 as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 72-65 Sunday to advance to the WNBA finals for the third straight year with a sweep in the best-of-three Western Conference finals. Minnesota will open the finals next Sunday at home against Atlanta, which completed its sweep of Indiana earlier Sunday. Diana Taurasi...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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