Taurasi guides Mercury past Sparks

By The Sports Network
May 19, 2014 - 12:03am

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Diana Taurasi tallied 23 points,
including the go-ahead bucket with 32.7 seconds left to send the Phoenix
Mercury to a 74-69 triumph over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday at Staples
Center.

Candace Parker knocked down two free throws to give the Sparks a 69-68 lead with 44.2 ticks to play, but Taurasi got a running jump shot to fall at the other end to put the Mercury back in front.

Alana Beard missed a jumper on LA's next touch and Taurasi hit two free throws to make it a three-point game with 24.3 seconds left. After Kristi Tol