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Updated Jun 17, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Mercury's Diana Taurasi named WNBA Player of the Week

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi (3) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike (30) and Kristi Toliver during the second half in a WNBA basketball game on Friday, June 14, 2013, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Sparks 97-81. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named the WNBA Player of the Week Monday.

The ten-year veteran averaged 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and eight assists per game for the Mercury in wins over the Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock.

In Sunday's 108-103 win over Tulsa, Taurasi pumped in a team-high 29 points, including eight in overtime to help the Mercury (3-3) seal their third straight win.

The weekly honor is the 15th of Taurasi's career -- which ties her for the third-most in league history with Lisa Leslie.

Taurasi and the Mercury return to the court Wednesday night when they host the Minnesota Lynx (4-1) at US Airways Center.

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