PHOENIX – In celebration of three-time WNBA Champion, four-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time WNBA scoring champion Diana Taurasi surpassing Tina Thompson as the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday, the Phoenix Mercury will host Taurasi Night brought to you by State Farm during the team’s matchup with the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, June 30 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Diana Taurasi bobblehead, courtesy of State Farm.
The contest will serve as a game-long celebration of the WNBA’s new all-time leading scorer, featuring a number of special video tributes and vignettes in-arena during the game to celebrate Taurasi’s legacy and contributions to the Mercury throughout her 13-season tenure with the organization. Additionally, the team will unveil an exclusive banner at Talking Stick Resort Arena to memorialize Taurasi’s historic accomplishment.
As part of Taurasi Night, the Mercury Team Shop will offer a variety of exclusive merchandise to commemorate her remarkable achievement.
Regarded as perhaps the greatest women’s basketball player of all time, Taurasi has been one of the league’s premier scorers in her 13 seasons. Now the record-holder for career points, she already owns the top two single-season scoring marks in league history (2006, 2008), the league record for 20-point and 30-point games, and has led the league in scoring a WNBA-record five times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). Taurasi owns the third-highest career scoring average in league history, and currently ranks seventh in the league in scoring at 18.6 points in 2017, her highest scoring average since 2013 (20.3).
Fans can visit PhoenixMercury.com/promos to view a complete schedule of theme nights, fan giveaways and exciting promotional opportunities. Tickets to the Mercury’s Taurasi Night matchup against the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, June 30 and other Mercury home games are available at PhoenixMercury.com or by phone at 602.252.WNBA.