9:00 PM ET, October 9, 2009
PHOENIX -- The core of the dynamic Phoenix Mercury is a trio as talented as any in the game.No wonder they win WNBA championships.
• Diana Taurasi, who was named Finals MVP, had 26 points, six rebounds and four assists.
• Taurasi joins former Houston Comets star Cynthia Cooper as the only players in WNBA history to win the league scoring title, the regular season MVP award, the WNBA championship and the Finals MVP award in the same year.
• The Mercury join the defunct Houston Comets (4 titles), the Detroit Shock (3 titles) and the Los Angeles Sparks (2 titles) as the only teams in WNBA history to win the league championship on multiple occasions.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||33-75 (.000)||30-63 (.000)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-19 (.316)||10-17 (.588)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-20 (.000)||24-25 (.000)|
|Fast Break Points||8||2|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|