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Mercury Acquires All-Star Kelsey Bone

June 25, 2016 - PHOENIX - The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today acquired All-Star forward/center Kelsey Bone from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for rookie guard Courtney Williams, the rights to 2016 second-round pick Jillian Alleyne, and San Antonio's 2017 second-round pick (acquired by Phoenix earlier this season), the team has announced. "In-season trades rarely net you an All-Star like Kelsey Bone," said Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman. "Even though she is in just her fourth year, Kelsey is an established talent in ... Full Story

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New York Liberty Holds off Chicago 80-79 for Sixth-Consecutive Win

June 24, 2016 - NEW YORK, NY - The New York Liberty held off the Chicago Sky 80-79 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden, to win its sixth game in a row and improve to 10-4 overall for the first time since 2001. The six-game winning streak is the Liberty's longest since 2010. Once again it was Tina Charles leading the way for the Liberty, as the league's top scorer and rebounded notched her 10th double-double of the season with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go along with four assists. Prior to the game, Charles was officially presen... Full Story

Taurasi Becomes Fastest Player in WNBA History to Score 7,000 Career Points

June 24, 2016 - PHOENIX - And then there were three. Tonight, three-time WNBA Champion, three-time Olympic gold medalist, seven-time WNBA All-Star and five-time WNBA scoring champion, Diana Taurasi, added another achievement to her already storied career, becoming just the third player in WNBA history to reach the 7,000-point mar?k, joining Tina Thompson (retired) and Tamika Catchings (active). The Mercury will celebrate Taurasi's accomplishment with the X-Factor, the WNBA's best fans, at the team's next home game at Talking Stick Resort... Full Story

Tina Charles' Near Triple-Double Powers Liberty Past Atlanta 90-79 in Double Overtime

June 22, 2016 - ATLANTA, GA. - New York Liberty forward Tina Charles finished one rebound shy of a triple double as the Liberty won its fifth game in a row and took over sole possession of first place in the WNBA Eastern Conference with a 90-79 double overtime win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday afternoon at Philips Arena. Charles finished with 23 points, a career-high 10 assists, and 9 rebounds, to flirt with what was nearly the first triple double in franchise history. She was one of six Liberty players in double figures, as New Yo... Full Story

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