Taurasi, Merc look to tie WNBA Finals

Pressure doesn't worry Taurasi, but star needs to shoot better for Phoenix

Originally Published: October 6, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Phoenix's Diana Taurasi swears she actually prefers it this way: being on the road, playing in an arena of people cheering against her. Actually, she says she can't really tell that they are cheering against her. It's just the energizing noise of a basketball game to her.

That said, she understands that the circumstances make it feel as if the Mercury -- down 2-1 in the best-of-five WNBA Finals -- are really going against the tide.

"This is when you come ...

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