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Mercury Guard Diana Taurasi Medically Cleared to Play

August 19, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

PHOENIX - After being a full participant in individual and team pregame warmups before Sunday's game against New York, Mercury guard and WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi has been cleared to play by the team's medical staff, the team announced today.

Taurasi will be activated and serve her one-game suspension on Tuesday, August 20 at Las Vegas and will be eligible to play in the Mercury's next home game on Sunday, August 25. The one-game suspension stems from leaving the Mercury bench during an altercation in the Mercury's game on August 10 against Dallas.

With the return of Taurasi, guard Arica Carter has been released.

After coming within one win of trip to the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury return in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix looks to continue its title quest on August 20 against the Las Vegas Aces. Tickets for the Mercury's next home game on Sunday, August 25 against the Chicago Sky, and the remaining three home games, at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting

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