The Phoenix Mercury capped off a stelar WNBA season, winning their third championship. The Mercury swept away the hopes of the Chicago Sky in the best-of-five series. Winning game 3 on the road against a very determined Chicago team.
Diana Taurasi, finals MVP, in typical Diana Taurasi fashion led her team to a game 3 win by scoring 14 of her 24 points in the 4th quarter. The biggest shot being a jumper over Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot with the game tied at 82 and 14 seconds left in the game, she was fouled and made the free throw to put the Mercury up for good. ”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 was the difference maker leading the Mercury to victory in Game 3 on Friday without star center Brittney Griner.