Welp, it seems the WNBA finally learned how to steal headlines away from other major pro leagues. All it took was one of its superstar players announcing her plans to sit out the entire 2015 season. I doubt it’s the preferred strategy for the all women’s professional basketball league, but it’s a move that certainly got people’s attention Tuesday afternoon.
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
PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will sit out the 2015 WNBA season after receiving a lucrative offer from her Russian club team to rest this summer.
Taurasi led the Mercury to their third WNBA title in 2014, earning finals MVP honors before returning to Russia, where she's played the past several offseasons.
Taurasi sent a letter to Mercury fans saying it was a tough...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago
Another championship could be headed to the Valley of the Sun, in the coming weeks. After last night’s decisive (96-78) victory, Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury closed out their playoff series with the Minnesota Lynx and have advanced to the 2014 WNBA Finals. Over the last few years, Minnesota has emerged as one of Phoenix’s bigger adversaries. During...
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
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...
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...
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...
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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...