Storm lose to Mercury in last 6 seconds

Storm lose to Mercury in last 6 seconds
Seattle Storm's Camille Little, right, battles Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor for a loose ball in the third quarter of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Storm 81-79. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX (AP) - Diana Taurasi picked off an errant pass by Sue Bird and made a driving shot with 6.3 seconds left to lift the Phoenix Mercury past the Seattle Storm 81-79.

Swin Cash missed an 8-footer and Taurasi knocked the ball out with 0.1 seconds left to preserve the win, which snapped Phoenix's nine-game losing streak to the Storm and completed the second-biggest comeback in franchise history.

The Mercury trailed by 18 at halftime, but Taurasi helped them chip away, and scored nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter.

Bird had 23 points and eight assists for the Storm, which has lost four of five.

Penny Taylor and Candice Dupree each had 16 points for Phoenix, which moved to within four games of first-place Minnesota in the West.