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.
The season-long rivalry between the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury comes down to one final game. The teams meet Tuesday night with the winner earning a berth in the WNBA Finals.
The WNBA announced Thursday morning that Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the leagues Most Valuable Player. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals.
The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season.
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 on Friday at home against Atlanta, which completed its sweep of Indiana earlier Sunday. Diana Taurasi had 21 points for Phoenix, but was 6 of 21 from the field. Candice Dupree added 17 points, while No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner was held to six points and 10 rebounds.
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.
Maya Moore hit a 3-pointer, stole an inbounds pass and made a layup in the final minute to lift the Minnesota Lynx to their sixth straight victory, an 82-77 win over the Phoenix Mercury.
Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore will forever be linked by more than just the birthday they share.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Diana Taurasi took over in the second overtime and helped the Phoenix Mercury outlast the Minnesota Lynx in the highest scoring game in WNBA history. Taurasi scored 11 of her 31 points […]