Taurasi: Lynx 'beat us to every loose ball, every rebound'
June 20, 2013 — 12:21pm
In case you missed it, the Lynx knocked off the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday night, holding the home team to only nine points in the fourth quarter.
Afterward, the Mercury had nothing by praise for the way Minnesota played.
Diana Taurasi, the league's leading scorer, told the Arizona Republic: “They beat us to every loose ball, every rebound. They kind of out-toughed us at every position. That’s just something we can’t let happen.”
The Phoenix coach, Corey Gaines, added: “For every shot they missed, they got the ball back 50 percent of the time. Those led to easy shots. You can’t have that. They wanted the ball more and they got it and that was the game.”
It wasn't easy for the Lynx, who fell behind by five points in the third quarter owing to a 17-2 Mercury run. But the Lynx were tougher and, in the end, knocked off a team that has improved more than a bit since coming to Target Center earlier in the season.
You can read the entire game report from the Republic here.
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