Phoenix evens WNBA Finals at 1-1 with 91-86 win over Chicago
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago’s Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old.
As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the player recently named the greatest in the WNBA’s 25-year history.
Anyone who knows anything about Taurasi knows what happened next.
Summoning the will that’s made her great for so long, Taurasi scored eight of her 20 points in overtime to help the Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-all with a 91-86 win over the Sky on Wednesday night.
“That’s the GOAT right there,” said Mercury center Brittney Griner, who dunked and had 29 points. “We know time is going down, it’s crunch time, we have all the faith in the world she’s going to make big shots for us.”
Game 3 is tonight in Chicago.