If you’re a basketball fan and love seeing incredible performances, and if you for some reason you were unable to watch Game two of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Phoenix Mercury, then you missed a treat.
Two words, one name: Diana Taurasi.
She's hailed as the G.O.A.T. when it comes to the WNBA. That alone should garner some recognition when it comes to basketball lore and legends – we mean, given the present state of the great G.O.A.T. debate revolving around the names of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James these days, and the constant fluctuation, being able to almost solidly say that one player is the G.O.A.T. is tantamount, to say the least. That player is Diana Taurasi, the star guard for the Phoenix Mercury.
"THE GOAT DELIVERS AGAIN!" pic.twitter.com/Y2Hi8uTXZq— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) August 29, 2018
No one needs to be reminded of Diana Taurasi's brilliant collegiate career where she led the Connecticut Huskies to three consecutive national championships and broke numerous records. Now in her fourteenth year in the WNBA, Taurasi touts an unbelievably impressive professional resume that includes three WNBA championships, a WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, two WNBA Finals MVP’s, and multiple All-Star appearances, not to mention she is the leading points holder in WNBA history. Once again, no one truly needs to be reminded of Taurasi’s impeccable basketball skills, all of which has garnered her the title of G.O.A.T., but in case you or anyone forgot, Taurasi dropped a buzzer beating three-point shot to send the Game two of the semi-finals into overtime and spur on the remarkable comeback for the Phoenix Mercury, who were down by 19 at one point.
Diana Taurasi capped the night with a tying three-point shot, but even before the ice-water shot to force OT, the superstar guard put on a clinic to rally her team, finishing with 28 points, six rebounds, and eight assists. In the end, her team loss 91-87 in OT, but not without Taurasi’s heroics in Game 2 of the WNBA Semi-Finals.
Sue Bird, the superstar guard for the Seattle Storm, went head to head with Taurasi, a rivalry that basketball fans have seen over the years, dating back to their collegiate careers when Bird was the prospect Taurasi’s host. So far in this series, Bird has had the upper hand despite great performances by Taurasi. It’s a must win for the Phoenix Mercury on Friday Night.