DIANA TAURASI NEWS

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
2 hours 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
3 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
6 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
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner, Taurasi will start for West in WNBA All-Star Game

Hometown favorites Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner will be part of the Western Conference starting lineup for the WNBA All-Star Game to be played at US Airways Center on Saturday, July 19. It will be the first All-Star game for Griner. The location makes it even more special. "It means everything," Griner said. "Being here in Phoenix, playing in front of the home...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  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
16 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner's career high sends Mercury past Shock

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored a career-high 28 points, Diana Taurasi added 14 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 91-80 on Friday night. Penny Taylor had 19 points for first-place Phoenix (9-3), which led by 15 in the second half before having to hold off the Shock. Tulsa pulled within six in the final 7 minutes. Griner was coming...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 21, 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

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

Mercury rally past Sparks to improve to 2-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With Magic Johnson sitting along the baseline, the Los Angeles Sparks were eager to make a positive first impression on their new owner. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury ruined that plan. Taurasi scored 23 points, including the go-ahead runner in the final minute, and the Mercury defeated the Sparks 74-69 Sunday night to spoil their home opener. Taurasi added...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mater Dei's Katie Lou Samuelson named Gatorade State POY

It was just a regular Thursday in statistics class for Mater Dei forward Katie Lou Samuelson. That was until classmate and Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest reached over to tell her some news. Forrest, who led the Monarchs to the PAC-5 title game last December, showed Samuelson an article saying she had been named Gatorade State Player of the Year. "It was pretty cool,"...
Via Fox Sports West
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Much-hyped Mercury fall short in turbulent season

A season with high expectations resulted in a coaching change and enough success to get the Phoenix Mercury within two wins of the WNBA Finals. Still, the overall season had to be labeled a disappointment. The Mercury had the highest of hopes, and plenty of hype, going into 2013, having perennial all-star Diana Taurasi healthy and able to lead a group of veteran players and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

With season over, where do Mercury go from here?

PHOENIX -- Now that the unexpectedly reopened Mercury funhouse has closed for another season, we can step away and consider where its characters may go from here. Well, Diana Taurasi will be flying to Europe for the winter, and rookie center Brittney Griner has a presumably big-paying gig in China. Like almost all of the WNBA, the Mercury players will be working in professional...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

With season over, where do Mercury go from here?

PHOENIX -- Now that the unexpectedly reopened Mercury funhouse has closed for another season, we can step away and consider where its characters may go from here. Well, Diana Taurasi will be flying to Europe for the winter, and rookie center Brittney Griner has a presumably big-paying gig in China. Like almost all of the WNBA, the Mercury players will be working in professional...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx seek to advance to another WNBA Finals Sunday

Diana Taurasi's peck on Seimone Augustus' cheek provided a light-hearted moment in an otherwise uneventful Minnesota Lynx blowout victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Another lackluster performance could result in Phoenix kissing its season goodbye. Minnesota looks to make it a perfect 7 for 7 against the Mercury this season while...
Via Fox Sports North
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

WNBA stars garner huge Internet attention

Diana Taurasi became an Internet sensation when the Phoenix star gave Seimone Augustus of Minnesota a peck on the cheek after the pair were called for double personal fouls in Minnesota's 85-62 rout of the Mercury on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Video of the moment has garnered more than 1.6 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours. While it was...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi And Seimone Augustus Received A Double Technical For Kissing

Did I lure you in with the sexy, racy title? Good. Because that’s not really what happened at all. Last night, the Minnesota Lynx took a 1-0 lead over the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA Western Conference Finals, and Diana Taurasi led the way for Phoenix in the losing effort with 15 points. However, Taurasi lost her cool a little in the 4th period and shoved Seimone Augustus with...
Via With Leather
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury’s Diana Taurasi kisses Lynx Seimone Augustus during WNBA Western Conference Finals

Were you aware that the Western Conference finals were happening right now in the WNBA between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx? Well, they are and during Thursday night’s match up. Mercury star Diana Taurasi and Lynx guard Seimone Augustus got into a little on court mix up, ending up face-to-face with a bit of trash talk. Diana decided to make nice and give Seimone a...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Finally, there's kissing in the WNBA

Unfortunately it's Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
Via Bob's Blitz
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi kisses chick during confrontation

Video: Dirty, dirty Diana
Via Beer Mug Sports
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WNBA players kiss, then get fouls

Basketball players for generations have employed talking smack to get under opponents' skin. But on Thursday night, Diana Taurasi took the smack to a whole new level. In the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference finals between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx, the whistle blows after Taurasi throws an arm at Minnesota's Seimone Augustus. The two...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi Kissed a Girl During a WNBA Playoff Game (Video)

I think the WNBA playoffs or something are going on, I am not exactly sure, but they are kissing girls during the game, so I figured someone might find that interesting. H/T CJ Zero
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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