With Brittney Griner playing limited minutes and Diana Taurasi frustrated by foul trouble, the Mercury fell below .500 as Seattle rallied for an 88-79 victory at KeyArena.
The Mercury can rely on a getting a steady performance every game from calm, cool and effective forward Candice Dupree.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Michelle Smith takes a look at the Phoenix Mercury.
Phoenix is mired in a 4-19 season, but DeWanna Bonner -- the league's perpetual Sixth Woman of the Year -- has transformed into the team's go-to talent.
Doping allegations led to a five-month break from the game. She's vindicated, and coaches say the layoff has helped her.