"Diana's a pretty special player," said Mercury coach Sandy Brondello, who also coached Taurasi in Russia last season. "She's the best player in the world, but I haven't seen her play as well as she did this past offseason (in Europe)."
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"We are hitting our peak at the right time and that's what you want going into the playoffs, feeling good about yourself," Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. "It all starts with defense with me."
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