Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mercury Rise to the Top

On Friday, the Phoenix Mercury secured a WNBA championship by defeating the Indiana Fever 94-86, in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Diana Taurasi scored 26 points in the deciding game and won Finals MVP honors.

The Mercury overcame a 2-1 series deficit to claim the title. It's the Mercury's second WNBA title in three seasons. It's an impressive feat.

But is it the most impressive feat? Does this make the Mercury the best sports dynasty in Arizona history? Yes and yes.

Several professional sports franchises in Arizona have won on a consistent basis. The Phoenix Suns won 50-plus games four seasons in a row (2004-2008). The Arizona Cardinals advanced to the Super Bowl last season. The Arizona Diamondbacks, in 11 seasons, have four playoff appearances, including a World Series title in 2001. Every sports franchise in the state has enjoyed some type of success, but not every franchise has enjoyed the Mercury's level of success.

(Continue to Arizona Sportspage)
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