Tag Archives: Minnesota Lynx

Mercury Season Ends on Questionable Foul Call; 72-71 to Lynx

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Update Monday at 1:12 p.m.- The WNBA released a statement about the controversial foul call late in game two of the Western Conference Finals. WNBA STATEMENT ON CALL IN LYNX-MERCURY GAME   NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 – Renee Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, issued the following statement today regarding the foul call with ... Read More »

Mercury Cruise Past Lynx 79-67

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury started off the afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx with energy, passion, and an aggressive mentality. Getting off to a fast start was something that the Mercury have not done often this season, but Sunday afternoon Phoenix had a three point lead after the first quarter and built it to a 15 point lead by ... Read More »

Mercury Fall to Sparks 78-68; On 3-Game Skid

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— A feeling unfamiliar to the Phoenix Mercury encompassed US Airways Center Friday night as the Los Angeles Sparks left the court winners, 78-68. The Mercury are now on a three-game losing streak, and have dropped two-straight at home for the first time since July 10 and 14, 2013. Right from the start of the game, the Mercury ... Read More »

Fever Out-Play Mercury; Phoenix Loses 75-63

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury were out-hustled, out-matched, and ultimately out-played by the Indiana Fever Sunday afternoon. The final buzzer sounded and the score read 75-63 in favor of Indiana, but in front of 11,336 fans at US Airways Center, and a national television audience on ESPN2; the game was never that close, and the Mercury had no answers ... Read More »

Mercury Find Stride to Beat Lynx 73-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury saved their most complete game for their 21st game of the season and knocked off the Minnesota Lynx 73-66 Friday night. The Mercury were aided by strong rebounding, bench play, and the usual solid play from the big-three. “We knew that it would have to be 40 minutes and it was a game of ... Read More »

Mercury Fight Past Lynx 81-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury pulled off the upset Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx 81-66. Head coach Sandy Brondello preaches defense as the key to winning games for the Mercury. Sunday, the team knocked down one of the best teams in the Western Conference who was previously undefeated and averaging 85 points per game in the first three ... Read More »

Mercury Dominate in Game One of Western Conference Finals

By: Kayla Mortellaro There is a saying that permeates throughout sports, ‘defense wins championships’ and the Phoenix Mercury have taken that approach behind head coach Sandy Brondello. The Mercury handed the Minnesota Lynx a huge loss in game one of the WNBA Western Conference Finals, 85-71, and more impressively held the league MVP, Maya Moore to just nine points. During ... Read More »

Griner Steals the Show to Help Mercury Advance

 By: Kayla Mortellaro Brittney Griner led the charge for the Phoenix Mercury as they stormed past the Los Angeles Sparks to advance to the WNBA Western Conference Finals. The Mercury defeated the Sparks 93-68 to earn the right to face the Minnesota Lynx, defending WNBA Champions on August 29 at 7 p.m. at U.S. Airways Arena. Griner had a historic ... Read More »