Re: Phoenix Mercury win 2014 WNBA championship
“We have the best player in the world, Diana Taurasi,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. “When you put the ball in her hands at crunch time, she makes it happen.”
Taurasi made big plays as the Sky were threatening to force a Game 4. She hit a tiebreaking 16-foot jumper and was fouled with 14.3 seconds left and made the ensuing free throw to put Phoenix up 85-82. Taurasi shot 4 for 9 on 3s and became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer in the finals. She had some help. After she reached the podium, she slid her MVP trophy over toward her teammate Candice Dupree, a former Sky player who also scored 24 points on 11-for-16 shooting.