Tag Archives: Diana Taurasi

Mercury Season Ends on Questionable Foul Call; 72-71 to Lynx

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Update Monday at 1:12 p.m.- The WNBA released a statement about the controversial foul call late in game two of the Western Conference Finals. WNBA STATEMENT ON CALL IN LYNX-MERCURY GAME   NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 – Renee Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, issued the following statement today regarding the foul call with ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner earns Defensive Player of the Year

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury squad start their playoff march to a possible second consecutive WNBA title Thursday night against the Tulsa Shock. Griner and the Mercury have a good omen on their side. In 2014, Griner earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. And hours before game one of the Western Conference semi-finals, she ... Read More »

Mercury Use Offensive Chemistry to Beat the Stars 85-78

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury jumped out to an early lead against the San Antonio Stars and never looked back winning 85-78 Tuesday night. Right from the start, the Mercury pushed the tempo of the game and looked to get Candice Dupree involved. “Candice, she’s a play maker, so we need the ball in her hand because she always makes ... Read More »

Mercury Celebrate Opening Night with 2014 Championship Rings and a Win

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury started the 2015 season with an elaborate ceremony presenting the team their 2014 WNBA Championship rings and unveiling the championship banner in the rafters. The team’s star and arguably the best player in the WNBA, Diana Taurasi was in attendance, as was Penny Taylor and suspended Brittney Griner. The Mercury were joined by an ... Read More »

The Mercury Will Rely Heavily on Dupree and Bonner

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Mercury open the 2015 season Friday as the defending WNBA Champions. Head coach Sandy Brondello’s starting five will look a lot different than last season’s record-setting, championship winning team. Arguably one of the best to play the WNBA game, point guard Diana Taurasi will not step foot on the court this season for the Mercury, ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Rise to be 2014 WNBA Champions

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The storied season for the Phoenix Mercury is complete. Friday night the Mercury claimed the 2014 WNBA Championship by defeating the Chicago Sky in game three, 87-82. The big story heading in to the night was Brittney Griner undergoing an outpatient retinal eye procedure and was not cleared to play in game three by doctors. Her post ... Read More »

Mercury Put on a Clinic in Game 2 with Unselfish Play

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The Phoenix Mercury players decided to come together as a team, play like a team and are now winning like a team. They haven’t lost at home in 109 days, dating back to May 23rd. And even more impressively, with the starting line-up of Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, DeWanna Bonner, Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner, the team ... Read More »

Mercury Trounce Sky in Game One of WNBA Finals

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The Phoenix Mercury are a poised, mature and talented group playing like they want to collect a third WNBA title in the program’s history. Sunday afternoon, the Mercury played host to the Chicago Sky for game one of the WNBA finals where they routed the Sky to an 83-62 victory. The game for the Mercury ended up ... Read More »

The Mercury Are Going to the Finals

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The Phoenix Mercury have competed all summer long to get to the five-game WNBA finals that decides it all. After a 96-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx Tuesday night, the Mercury now have the chance to a win a third title in the team’s history. Both team’s stormed out of the gates with high intensity, energy and ... Read More »

Mercury Dominate in Game One of Western Conference Finals

By: Kayla Mortellaro There is a saying that permeates throughout sports, ‘defense wins championships’ and the Phoenix Mercury have taken that approach behind head coach Sandy Brondello. The Mercury handed the Minnesota Lynx a huge loss in game one of the WNBA Western Conference Finals, 85-71, and more impressively held the league MVP, Maya Moore to just nine points. During ... Read More »