Too Much Diana Taurasi and Miscues Knock Mystics Off Pace In Fourth Quarter In a 96-83 Loss to Phoenix

If the Mystics were going to come away with a victory over the Phoenix Mercury today at the Verizon Center, they would have needed to hold on to the ball and stop Diana Taurasi, the problem is they could not do either one.

After the game, Mystics Head Coach Richie Adubato was really disappointed with the play of his team.

“It was a combination of us not making shots and turning the ball over,” Adubato said. “I haven’t looked at the tape but I bet we had 10 in the last quarter. We just made errant passes, bad decisions on the pass. It was a contagious thing. It wasn’t just one particular person” said Audubato.

If the Mystics could have found a way to stop Kelly Miller, Coco’s twin sister and Taurasi, they might have had the chance to keep in the game in the fourth quarter.

Phoenix started the fourth period trailing 71-69 but outscored the Mystics 27-12 in the quarter, when Penny Taylor scored eight points, and Diana Taurasi and Kelly Miller each added five.

Alana Beard led the way for the Mystics with 23 points, but that was the best highlight of the afternoon as the remainder of the team could not find the combination to keep the ball in their hands.

Diana Taruasi Controlled The Fourth Quarter

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