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Taylor's spark helps down Sparks

Veteran Taylor gives Mercury something Sparks don't have: a force off the bench

Originally Published: September 23, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

You can imagine what Diana Taurasi was thinking after her Phoenix Mercury beat Los Angeles 103-94 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

"We got Penny Taylor -- and you don't!"

Yeah, we're having a little fun here with what surely will be remembered as the signature line for Taurasi's great career, thanks to a certain Mr. Auriemma in Connecticut.

And in Wednesday's game, Taurasi was her usual "she's earned the MVP this season" self, with 28 points and six assists. ...

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