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Report: Diana Taurasi wrecked locker room door after loss

Field Level Media
19 Oct 2021, 01:40 GMT+10

Future Hall of Fame player Diana Taurasi reportedly broke the visiting locker room's door in Chicago after the Phoenix Mercury lost in the WNBA Finals on Sunday afternoon.

The Next website reported that Taurasi repeatedly slammed the door, including a photo that showed the door with an extensive crack through the middle.

Further, none of the Mercury players met with the media after the Chicago Sky rallied in the fourth quarter to win the game 80-74 and claim the WNBA Finals 3-1. Taurasi scored 16 points in the loss but shot just 4-for-16 from the floor. She was hit with four personal fouls -- three in the first half.

The Mercury led the Sky 72-65 with 4:42 left in the game.

Taurasi was fined $2,500 after Game 2 of the finals for pushing referee Tiara Cruse out of the way to help teammate Sophie Cunningham get to her feet. Taurasi was issued a technical foul in the first quarter of Sunday's loss for aggressively clapping in the face of Cruse.

It was Taurasi's first loss in the WNBA Finals after winning in 2007, 2009 and 2014.

Taurasi and her wife, former WNBA player Penny Taylor, just welcomed their second child ahead of the finals.

--Field Level Media

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