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  • San Antonio Stars' Monique Currie, left, shoots around Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner during second-half WNBA basketball game action Friday, May 19, 2017, in San Antonio. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

    Mercury beat Stars as Brittney Griner gets second straight double-double

    Griner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second straight double-double, Taurasi added 17 points and the Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars on Friday.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) is fouled by Indiana Fever's Erica Wheeler (17) during the second half of a first round WNBA playoff basketball game, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Brittney Griner leads Mercury past Fever with career scoring night

    Brittney Griner scored a career-high 32 points and had 10 rebounds and three blocks, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever on Wednesday.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi smiles as she speaks during a news conference at the team's basketball media day, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Diana Taurasi agrees to multi-year extension with Mercury

    One of the all-time greats in Phoenix Mercury history is not leaving the Valley any time soon, as Diana Taurasi and the team agreed to a multi-year extension, the team announced.
  • Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello shouts instructions during the second half of a first round WNBA playoff basketball game against the Indiana Fever, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. Phoenix won the game, 89-78. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New-look Mercury fall to Dallas in season opener

    Phoenix, with 10 new players on its roster, raced to an 11-point lead midway through the first quarter but fell to Dallas.
  • Arizona State forward Sophie Brunner (21) drives to the hoop against Michigan State during a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    ASU’s Sophie Brunner among 12 to make the Phoenix Mercury roster

    Sophie Brunner graduated from Arizona State just days ago, but her week got a little bit sweeter when the Phoenix Mercury announced she made their roster.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, right, shoots over Minnesota Lynx defenders Lindsay Whalen, center, and Maya Moore in the second half of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Lynx won 113-95. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Diana Taurasi, basketball: A relationship not close to ending in Phoenix

    “There’s still a part of me that thinks I’m not a good basketball player,” Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi said at the team's media day.
  • Dallas Wings forward Glory Johnson (25) is blocked by Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The Wings won 77-74. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury live on Suns pregame show

    Center and four-year vet Brittney Griner signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Mercury live on the Suns' pregame show.
  • Mercury acquire Little, Alleyne and ship out Dupree as part of 3-way deal

    The Phoenix Mercury traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut.
  • Mercury trade for All-Star Danielle Robinson

    The Phoenix Mercury added to its roster on Tuesday by trading for three-time All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson.
  • Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello shouts instructions during the second half of a first round WNBA playoff basketball game against the Indiana Fever, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. Phoenix won the game, 89-78. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Mercury, coach Brondello agree to contract extension

    The Phoenix Mercury announced they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with coach Sandy Brondello.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, right, shoots over Minnesota Lynx defenders Lindsay Whalen, center, and Maya Moore in the second half of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Lynx won 113-95. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Taurasi says Mercury need to get tougher inside to improve in 2017

    “We have to get tougher on the interior. I think that’s a weakness throughout the season that just hurt us way too much,” Diana Taurasi said.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, keeps the ball away as Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore defends in the first quarter of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Mercury bow out of playoffs in sweep by Lynx

    Maya Moore scored 20 points to help the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury for a three-game sweep of the semifinal series.
  • Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, center, dives for the ball against Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor (13) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball semifinals, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in St. Paul. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Mercury fall to Lynx, down 2-0 in semifinal series

    Diana Taurasi had 31 points for the eighth-seeded Mercury. Penny Taylor added 16, and Marta Xargay had 10.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, keeps the ball away as Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore defends in the first quarter of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Mercury blown out by Lynx to open WNBA semifinal series

    The Phoenix Mercury fell in the series opener against the Minnesota Lynx in the 2016 WNBA semifinal playoff round.
  • Mercury forward Penny Taylor returned to the Phoenix Mercury on a hunt to bring home one last championship to the Valley. (Photo by Lindsey Wisniewski/ Cronkite News)

    Mercury embrace underdog role heading into series against Lynx

    PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury have entered uncharted territory. Every time they’ve brought home a WNBA championship in the past, the Mercury were the top-seeded team in the playoffs. This year, the eighth-seeded Mercury snuck into the playoffs during the final week of the season, despite a losing record (16-18). And now, the Mercury hope […]