by Ben Osborne
The Mercury beat the Fever last night, 94-86, to close out the WNBA Finals with a 3-2 series victory. The Mercury were led by Diana Taurasi, who had 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal as DT—one of the freshest players in the world, regardless of sex, in my opinion—took home the Finals MVP.
It was the second title in three years for the fast-paced Mercury, who won it in front of a sold-out crowd at America West Arena. From the Arizona Republic:
After the game, just before the purple and yellow confetti fell, DeWanna Bonner, Tangela Smith, Diana Taurasi, and Cappie Pondexter all stood on top of the scorer’s table to celebrate with the sellout crowd of 17,313. It was fitting. All four had a hand in the victory that clinched the championship.
“I never, never want to give it back,” Taurasi said. “It was such a nice feeling when that buzzer went off. For all of us. When the buzzer rang, we knew we did something special. We did it as a group.”
Congrats to the Mercury.