Mientras Astou Ndour and the Chicago Sky remained on the court celebrating the first WNBA title in their history, the Phoenix Mercury they left the parquet lamenting after falling in the fourth game of the final. A defeat that they did not know how to fit in and especially their star Diana Taurasi.
The best player in history, as the WNBA itself recognized only a few days ago, could not contain her frustration and as reported The Next Hoop pay it with the door to the visiting changing room at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, which smashed after hitting her repeatedly as a result of her anger at the defeat and her own performance in the finals.
Taurasi finished the fourth match with 16 points, but with just 25% accuracy in field goals (4 of 16) and three losses of the ball. Numbers that were reflected in the Arizona game, which his last 11 throws failed to try to force a fifth game against the Illinois team.
The Mercury’s anger was also reflected in the press room. The Arizona team players declined to comment. to the media after the game and only his coach gave a brief press conference before leaving the pavilion on the team bus, just a few minutes after his defeat.