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Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

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CHICAGO (AP) The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.

Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

"We have the best player in the world, Diana Taurasi," Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. "When you put the ball in her hands at crunch time, she makes it happen."

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