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Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi suspended one game without pay

Published on May 21, 2017


Statement from the WNBA:

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been suspended one game without pay for hitting San Antonio Stars forward Dearica Hamby in the back of the head with a forearm, it was announced today by Jay Parry, Chief Operating Officer, WNBA.

The incident, for which Taurasi was assessed a technical foul, occurred with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter of the Mercury’s 78-72 victory over the Stars on Friday, May 19 at AT&T Center. After further review, the league office has rescinded the technical but upgraded the play to a Flagrant Foul 2.

Taurasi will serve her suspension on Tuesday, May 23 when the Mercury hosts the New York Liberty at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

This post is part of the thread: 2017 WNBA Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


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