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Mercury Blaze Past Shock 88-55 to take Game One Series Lead

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— From the moment the ball tipped-off at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Mercury had the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor as they battled the Tulsa Shock in game one of the WNBA Western Conference semi-finals. The Mercury was energized, focused, determined, and played phenomenal team ball. At half time, Phoenix was leading by 30 points and ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner earns Defensive Player of the Year

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury squad start their playoff march to a possible second consecutive WNBA title Thursday night against the Tulsa Shock. Griner and the Mercury have a good omen on their side. In 2014, Griner earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. And hours before game one of the Western Conference semi-finals, she ... 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 Pull Out a Thrilling 87-84 win Over the Shock in OT

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury sure do like to keep things exciting. After falling down by 13 points, the Mercury fought hard in the second half to tie the game with the Tulsa Shock by the end of regulation. And with 5 seconds to play and the score still tied in overtime, the in-bounded pass went to DeWanna Bonner, who ... Read More »

All-Stars Dupree and Griner Shine in Mercury 80-71 Win Over Dream

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury had a lot to celebrate about on Tuesday as the team defeated the Atlanta Dream 80-71. In addition to the win, Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner were named as WNBA All-Star starters and went out and played just like All-Stars against the Dream, each scoring a game-high 22 points and each grabbing 7 rebounds. “It’s ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury’s Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner Named WNBA All-Star Starters

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and Candice Dupree were named as 2015 WNBA All-Star starters Tuesday. Griner has been selected as an All- Star starter all three years she has been in the league while Dupree will be making her first All-Star start but her fifth overall appearance (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015). Dupree has started in all 13 games for the ... Read More »