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Sun Still Shines Despite Loss To Taurasi, Mercury

Sun Still Shines Despite Loss To Taurasi, Mercury

There was plenty to celebrate about this Sun season, and celebrate the Sun did before their first playoff game in five years.

Jonquel Jones, who set the WNBA record for rebounds in a season, was named the league's most improved player. WNBA president Lisa Borders talked about how Jones started playing on a makeshift court and shooting at a milk crate in her grandmother's backyard in the Bahamas and how Jones came to run off 20 double-doubles this season after only two last year.

"Whaaaat?" Borders said in exaggerated appreciation.

Then she turned to Curt Miller, who took a 14-20 team, overcame a yearlong injury to Chiney Ogwumike, other in-season injuries and...