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2-1, 1st in Western Conference

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Phoenix Mercury spoiled the Seattle Storm's home opener 87-82 Sunday night, taking an early lead behind Brittney Griner's dominant post play and holding off a comeback attempt by forcing a turnover with 3.2 seconds left and the Storm down three. Griner had 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Breanna Stewart led the Storm with 22 points, 15 boards and three assists. Phoenix joins the Chicago Sky as the two teams who are 2-0 after the WNBA's opening weekend.

Taurasi hits milestone in Mercury's opening win (1:09)
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Taurasi first in WNBA to reach 1,000 career 3s

Diana Taurasi scored 26 points in the Mercury's 86-78 season-opening win over the Dallas Wings on Friday night, when she became the first player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers

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Back from Russia, Griner sets sight on title, MVP

Entering her sixth season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is focusing on being the league's MVP and leading the Phoenix Mercury to a championship. She had a league-best six 30-point games last year.

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Will we crown a first-time WNBA MVP in 2018?

You know the perennial MVP front-runners. But is this the season a player such as Brittney Griner or Breanna Stewart breaks through as MVP?

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Around the Rim: Live at the Final Four

During a live presentation of Around the Rim, A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Briann January chat with hosts LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby.

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Mercury's Taurasi adds another title -- Mom

The Mercury's Diana Taurasi and former Mercury standout Penny Taylor announced the birth of their son, Leo. "I'm in a new chapter of my life," Taurasi said. "I'll take any advice anyone has."

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Mercury deal Robinson, get January in 2 deals

The Mercury made two trades, dealing Danielle Robinson to the Lynx for the No. 12 pick while sending their No. 8 pick to the Fever for Briann January.

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What's next for Team USA's backcourt?

After helping USA Basketball win two Olympic gold medals, Lindsay Whalen has retired from international ball. What does that mean for Team USA's backcourt, and which guards might be poised to make the roster for this fall's World Cup?

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Picture this: 6-foot-5 Elena Delle Donne in a bobsled

Brittney Griner on a snowboard? Skylar Diggins-Smith as a curler? Elena Delle Donne in a bobsled? What Winter Games events do the members of the USA Basketball women's national team player pool fantasize about pursuing? Diana Taurasi is all about hockey.

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Bird, Taurasi headline U.S. women's hoops pool

Eleven members of the 2016 Olympic team that won a sixth consecutive gold medal for the Americans are in the pool of 29 players that was announced Thursday.

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2 WNBA players denied visas into Turkey

WNBA players Emma Cannon and Brionna Jones have been denied visas for entry into Turkey with their Russian team this week, fallout from a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Turkey.

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Sparks, Lynx to meet in WNBA Finals once again

It's no surprise that Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet for the second consecutive season in the WNBA Finals. But that doesn't mean both teams didn't have to work really hard to get here.

Sparks edge Mercury to cap three-game sweep (1:22)
Sparks advance to WNBA Finals on Parker heroics (1:43)

Parker's layup helps Sparks sweep Mercury

Candace Parker's driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.

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Griner's toughest obstacles are already behind her

With all she has overcome this summer, Phoenix center Brittney Griner relishes the challenge of trying to come back against the Sparks, who are looking to sweep the Mercury out of the playoffs Sunday (ESPN, 5 ET).

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Parker puts Sparks on brink of return to WNBA Finals

Despite suffering an ankle injury two days before, Candace Parker was a threat all over the court Thursday. The Sparks star set the tone from the opening tip and finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as L.A. took a 2-0 lead over Phoenix.

Team Leaders 2018

  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Points Per Game

  • Assists Per Game

  • Field Goal Percentage

  • Rebounds Per Game

  • Steals Per Game

  • Blocks Per Game

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.3
Rebounds Per Game27.7
Assists Per Game17.7

Team History