WNBA Playoff History: 2009

Mercury Cool Fever To Win Second Title
The 2009 WNBA Finals opened with one of the greatest games in WNBA history, a 120-116 overtime win for the Phoenix Mercury over the Indiana Fever that shattered numerous WNBA records on its way to becoming the highest scoring game in league history. The Fever would rebound to win the next two games to take a 2-1 series lead and put them on the verge of their first WNBA title. However, the Mercury rebounded to win Game 4 on the road to send the series back to Phoenix for a decisive Game 5, which the Mercury won 94-86 to win their second WNBA title in three years. League MVP Diana Taurasi added another trophy to her collection as she was awarded Finals MVP honors after averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 rebounds for the series and posting a game-high 26 points in the clinching game.

Conference Semifinals
-Phoenix defeats San Antonio 2-1
San Antonio 92, Phoenix 91
Phoenix 106, San Antonio 78
Phoenix 100, San Antonio 92

-Los Angeles defeats Seattle 2-1
Los Angeles 70, Seattle 63
Seattle 75, Los Angeles 74
Los Angeles 75, Seattle 64

-Indiana defeats Washington 2-0
Indiana 88, Washington 79
Indiana 81, Washington 74

-Detroit defeats Atlanta 2-0
Detroit 94, Atlanta 89
Detroit 94, Atlanta 79

Conference Finals
-Phoenix defeats Los Angeles 2-1
Phoenix 103, Los Angeles 94
Los Angeles 87, Phoenix 76
Phoenix 85, Los Angeles 74

-Indiana defeats Detroit 2-1
Detroit 72, Indiana 56
Indiana 79, Detroit 75
Indiana 72, Detroit 67

Finals
-Phoenix defeats Indiana 3-2
Phoenix 120, Indiana 116 (OT)
Indiana 93, Phoenix 84
Indiana 86, Phoenix 85
Phoenix 90, Indiana 77
Phoenix 94, Indiana 86

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