Mercury fall to Lynx on Diana Taurasi Night

July 1, 2017

PHOENIX -- Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 91-83 to spoil Diana Taurasi Night on Friday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Phoenix trailed by eight points with two minutes remaining, but closed to 85-83 on Taurasi's 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left.

Sylvia Fowles and Rebekkah Brunson combined for four straight free throws on Minnesota's next two possessions to seal it.

Lindsay Whalen added 14 points for Minnesota (12-1). Brunson grabbed 10 rebounds and moved into third on the WNBA career list with 3,079. She trails Lisa Leslie (3,307) and Tamika Catchings (3,316).

Camille Little scored 16 points, and Taurasi added 15 for Phoenix (7-6).

In addition to giving away 5,000 bobbleheads for Diana Taurasi Night, the Mercury sectioned off an area behind a basket and brought in live goats to honor Taurasi for becoming the WNBA's all-time scoring leader and the league's "Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T)."


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