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    Griner named WNBA All-Star, joins Mercury teammate Taurasi

    Brittney Griner was a putting together an MVP-like season before getting injured on Friday. Although she won't play, she was still named an All-Star.
  • Minnesota Lynx forward Natasha Howard looks to shoot during a WNBA basketball game against the Phoenix Mercury, Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP)

    Short-handed Mercury fall to Lynx

    The Phoenix Mercury were without Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner and fell to the Minnesota Lynx Sunday night.
  • 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. Phoenix won the game, 89-78. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Mercury’s Griner expected to be out 3-4 weeks with knee, ankle injury

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is expected to miss three to four weeks with a left knee bruise and a right ankle sprain, the team announced Saturday.
  • FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Stars' Monique Currie, left, and Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, grab for a rebound during the first-half of a WNBA basketball game, in San Antonio. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP, File)

    Brittney Griner injures leg in Mercury’s loss to Lynx

    Mercury star Brittney Griner sustained a leg injury early in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the court in the team's loss to the Lynx.
  • San Antonio Stars' Monique Currie and Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, grab for a rebound during first-half WNBA basketball game action Friday, May 19, 2017, in San Antonio. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)  AP)

    Brittney Griner dunks, Mercury drop Dream

    Brittney Griner had her 10th career dunk and scored 28 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 89-84 on Wednesday night.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi shoots as Connecticut Sun's Kelly Faris, left, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Mercury’s Diana Taurasi named WNBA All-Star starter

    It's almost a given at this point that if eligible, the Mercury's Diana Taurasi will be a starter in the WNBA All-Star Game.
  • 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’s Brittney Griner named Western Conference Player of the Week

    Brittney Griner was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday after she posted a pair of 30-point games in leading the Mercury to three wins.
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    Griner leads Mercury over Liberty for third win in a row

    Brittney Griner had 31 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 81-69 on Sunday.
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    Taurasi, Griner lead Mercury in 92-77 win over Stars

    Diana Taurasi scored 17 points, Brittney Griner had 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, and the Mercury beat the Stars 92-77 on Friday night.
  • 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)

    Brittney Griner posts 30 points, Mercury beat Mystics

    Brittney Griner scored 30 points for her third 30-plus game of the season and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 88-80 on Wednesday night.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi calls to her teammates as Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot defends during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Mercury fall to Lynx on Diana Taurasi Night

    In addition to giving away 5,000 bobbleheads for Diana Taurasi Night, the Mercury sectioned off an area behind a basket and brought in live goats to honor the "Greatest of All Time."
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    Mercury set up ‘goat’ petting zoo for Diana Taurasi Night

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi is often referred to as one of the greatest women's basketball players of all time and the team decided to get clever on the night honoring her.
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    Week of Valley players throwing out first pitch continues

    Mercury great Taurasi was the latest to throw the first pitch at the D-backs game, joining Coyotes' Joseph, Suns' Jackson and Cardinals' Reddick.
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    Griner throws one down in Mercury win over Storm

    Griner now has nine regular season dunks in her career and 10 if you include the playoffs. The rest of the WNBA has had six dunks combined.
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    Griner, Taurasi combine for 50 in Mercury win over Storm

    Brittney Griner had her ninth career dunk and and matched Diana Taurasi with 25 points to help the Mercury beat the Storm 85-82 on Friday night.