Taurasi leads Mercury past Fever in OT

Taurasi leads Mercury past Fever in OT

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Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi shoots against the Seattle Storm in the first half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Seattle. Taurasi led all scorers with 31 points. The Storm won 78-71. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 7:56 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored seven of her 32 points in overtime, all on free throws, as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 93-89 on Sunday.

Candice Dupree had 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Mercury (1-3), who were the WNBA's last winless team this season. Marie Ferdinand-Harris added 17 points, including the final two free throws with 8.5 seconds left for Phoenix, which trailed by 12 late in the third quarter.

Jessica Davenport had 20 points and nine rebounds before fouling out 13 seconds into the extra period, and Jeanette Pohlen added 17 points, including 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in the first, for the Fever (3-3). Tamika Catchings also scored 17.
 

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