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Taurasi Takes Over

October 1, 2021 Taurasi Takes Over

By: Carlos Alvarez

Diana Taurasi (37 Points) Knocks Down Eight 3s as Mercury Rout Aces

The WNBA semifinals continued with Game 2s on Thursday night, but Diana Taurasi stole the show with an epic shooting performance. Both matchups are tied at 1-1 after two games in the best-of-five series. The Game 3 swings are slated for Sunday afternoon, and we’ll find the WNBA finals pairings by next week.


#5 Mercury def. #2 Aces (117-91)

Phoenix handled Las Vegas in Game 2 behind Diana Taurasi’s 37 points. Taurasi buried eight 3s (8-for-11) in an unconscious shooting night that saw the Mercury shred the Aces from the opening tip. Brittney Griner added 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. (Series Tied 1-1)


#1 Sun def. #6 Sky (79-68)

The top-seed Sun got back in the semifinals thanks to a fourth-quarter defensive showcase. Connecticut outscored Chicago 21-9 in the final period to avoid the 0-2 deficit in the series. Five Sun players tallied double figures, including DeWanna Bonner (15 points, 8 rebounds) and a double-double off the bench from Alyssa Thomas (15 points, 11 rebounds). (Series Tied 1-1)


WNBA Semifinals: Game 3s (Sunday)

Sun at Sky (1:00 pm ET)

Aces at Mercury (3:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

WNBA: Record Night for Taurasi, Mercury in Game 2 Rout Over Aces

Yahoo! Sports: Aces’ Kelsey Plum Wins Sixth Player of the Year Award


Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images