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Diana Taurasi avoids question about broken door after Finals loss

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Diana Taurasi is staying mum on the broken door in Wintrust Arena.

After the Phoenix Mercury’s loss in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday, The Next Hoops reported that Taurasi had cracked a door to the visitor’s locker room through the middle.

When asked about the door during the Mercury’s exit interviews on Monday, Taurasi played coy.

“There were a lot of doors in there,” she said.

Mercury players drew criticism for skipping Sunday’s postgame press conference. On Monday, Mercury coach Sandy Brondello — who did talk to the media after the game — said she didn’t realize her players had declined to participate.

“To be quite honest, I didn’t know they didn’t talk to the media,” she said. “If I think about it, this is Chicago’s moment.”

Mercury center Kia Vaughn echoed that sentiment during her exit interview.

“Yesterday was very emotional,” she said. “I don’t think anyone should focus on the fact that a lot of us were emotionally drained. It was more about celebrating Chicago.”

On Tuesday, the WNBA fined the Mercury $10,000 for violating league rules governing postgame media access.