Mercury’s Kia Nurse hits buzzer-beater to defeat Chicago on road
Jun 1, 2021, 8:38 PM | Updated: Jun 2, 2021, 11:58 am
The Phoenix Mercury drilled their second game winning shot of the season on Tuesday night as they defeated the Chicago Sky 84-83.
Mercury guard Kia Nurse called game on the final possession of Tuesday’s contest as she hit a buzzer beating three-pointer to close on the game.
KIA NURSE WILD GAME-WINNER FROM THE LOGO 🚨
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Nurse ended the game with 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added three assists for Phoenix.
“I never make the half-court shot, thank God this went in.” 😂
Kia Nurse gets real with it after hitting a half-court game winner. pic.twitter.com/8TCEVtujjV
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“Brezzy Brianna Turner told me to shoot it, I never make the half-court shot, thank God this one went in,” Nurse said.
Phoenix guard Skylar Diggins-Smith dropped 24 points and dished out five assists in the victory as the Mercury collected their fourth win of the season.
As a team, the Mercury out rebounded Chicago 35-28.
Phoenix shot 40% from deep against Chicago as they went 8-20 from three.
The Mercury will look to defeat the Sky once again on Thursday night, tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.