Diana Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals.
Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx's 11-game winning streak.
Brittney Griner scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 92-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night, offsetting Maya Moore's 36 points. The 6-foot-8 phenom has scored in double figures in 10 of the Mercury's 11 games and has three double-doubles on the season.
Minnesota is headed back to a familiar place — the WNBA finals.
Maya Moore scored 27 points, Seimone Augustus had 22, and the Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 72-65 Sunday to advance with a sweep in the best-of-three WNBA Western Conference finals.