Flashback: Mercury crowned

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Diana Taurasi, center, Cappie Pondexter, left, and Penny Taylor celebrate their Game 5 win over the Fever in 2009.

On this day in 2009, the Phoenix Mercury won their second WNBA title by beating the Indiana Fever 94-86 in Game 5 of one of the best series in league history. The Mercury were led by their Big Three of Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor. Taurasi, the regular-season MVP in 2009, also was named MVP of the Finals. The series was highlighted by a 120-116 overtime victory for Phoenix in Game 1.