Diana Taurasi moved into the highest 10 all time in WNBA video games performed within the Mercury’s 2021 season opener Friday evening.
And as soon as once more, the 17-year veteran performed hero for her longtime staff.
With time winding down within the fourth quarter and Taurasi’s Mercury trailing by one in opposition to the Lynx, Phoenix got here up with a important steal. Taurasi caught a cross within the frontcourt and drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with time frozen on the clock.
In the end, the officers decided that 1.1 seconds remained after Taurasi’s shot fell. The Mercury held on as that final second bled off the clock to earn a 77-75 victory.
Taurasi completed the sport with 14 factors, eight rebounds and 5 assists.
Her game-winning 3 wasn’t the one one to fall on the primary evening of the season. Fellow previous No. 1 choose Sabrina Ionescu hit with 0.4 seconds left to present the Liberty a win over the Fever within the league’s season opener.