Most WNBA teams made draft picks Monday that made sense and helped fill a need in their current rosters.
Diana Taurasi scored 31 points and Cappie Pondexter added 23 to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Minnesota Lynx for a 96-87 victory on Friday night.
Diana Taurasi scored 19 of her 32 points in the second half to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 103-96 on Wednesday night.
Minnesota native Kelly Miller scored a season-high 16 points, and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Lynx 95-79 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
The Phoenix Mercury defied long odds to win the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft, then decided a 30-year-old All-star forward would provide more immediate help than anyone available from the college ranks.
Cappie Pondexter hit a 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left and then stole the inbound pass to lift the Phoenix Mercury past the Minnesota Lynx 81-78 Wednesday.