WNBA: Mercury’s Diana Taurasi suspended one game

The WNBA announced on Sunday that Diana Taurasi has been suspended one game.

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was suspended one game without pay for hitting San Antonio Stars forward Dearica Hamby in the back of the head with a forearm.

Taurasi was assessed a technical foul on the play that happened with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter of the Mercury’s 78-72 victory over the Stars on Friday, May 19. After further review, the league office has rescinded the technical but upgraded the play to a Flagrant Foul 2.

Taurasi will serve her suspension on Tuesday, May 23 when the Mercury hosts the New York Liberty at Talking Stick Resort Arena.