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  1. Phoenix Mercury's championship run ranks among best teams in WNBA...

    Mechelle Voepel

    From breaking the record for regular-season wins to all five starters averaging double figures, and from a near perfect run through the playoffs to losing just one game at home all season, Phoenix's title run ranks the Mercury among the best WNBA championship teams ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  2. Diana Taurasi -- who else? -- leads Phoenix Mercury to WNBA champ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It took a total team effort for Phoenix to overcome Brittney Griner's absence and sweep Chicago. But in the end, Diana Taurasi played the biggest part in winning the franchise's third title.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  3. Phoenix Mercury look to close out Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner not playing in Friday's Game 3 seems to be the only thing that might prevent Phoenix from sweeping Chicago in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  4. Australian influence steers Phoenix Mercury toward WNBA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Outside of the United States, no nation has had a bigger impact on the WNBA than Australia. And three Aussies have Phoenix one win away from a third championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. More mature, mentally tough Brittney Griner bounces back from blo...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to help Phoenix deliver an even bigger blow to Chicago: The Mercury are on the brink of a sweep in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  6. Why Penny Taylor matters just as much as Phoenix Mercury's other ...

    Michelle Smith

    Uncertainty about her basketball future plagued Penny Taylor the past two seasons as she fought back from a knee injury. Tuesday, her pivotal performance helped put Phoenix on the brink of another WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  7. Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner wants defense to define her gam...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner was such a force on defense Sunday as the WNBA Finals opened that she would have been one of the game's most valuable players even if she hadn't scored a point. And that's exactly how she wants it.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  8. Phoenix Mercury get big hand from honorary assistant coach and 11...

    Michelle Smith

    The Mercury are up 1-0 in the WNBA Finals and winning off the court, too. The team is helping its honorary assistant coach, 11-year-old Mia McPoland, spread the word about a rare blood disorder, and maybe even find a match for a bone marrow transplant.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  9. Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree, Brittney Griner destroy Chicago...

    Michelle Smith

    With Sky star Elena Delle Donne spending most of the game on the bench, forward Candice Dupree and center Brittney Griner gave Phoenix a force inside that Chicago just couldn't counter.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  10. Elena Delle Donne's absence too much for Chicago Sky to overcome ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Even with a healthy Elena Delle Donne, Chicago would be an underdog in the WNBA Finals. But with the Sky star limited to just 10 minutes in Game 1, Chicago's chances of beating Phoenix for the championship are slim.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  11. Candice Dupree's 26 leads Mercury to rout of Sky in Game 1

    Brittney Griner set the tone for a dominating Phoenix performance with a playoff record eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury routed the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  12. Five Questions facing Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Can Chicago win one of the first two games in Phoenix? How big of a factor will Elena Delle Donne be? Can the Sky do anything to slow Mercury star Diana Taurasi? The answers to these and more will determine which team hoists the WNBA trophy.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  13. Feeling like she's 'never good enough' drives Phoenix Mercury's D...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Diana Taurasi has piled up championships at every level and secured her place among the all-time greats. But an "inner insecurity" that she's never good enough keeps driving the 32-year-old, who is as fascinating, riveting and mesmerizing as ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  14. Phoenix Mercury versus Chicago Sky in the WNBA Finals? How'd that...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Phoenix is the clear favorite in the WNBA Finals, a championship series with more than its fair share of stars and intriguing matchups. But Chicago wasn't even supposed to be here and has proved it can pull an upset.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  15. Diana Taurasi takes over, leads Phoenix Mercury to WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Every star had stepped up. But Diana Taurasi shined the brightest, scoring 13 unanswered points and 31 overall to lead Phoenix past defending champion Minnesota and into the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  16. Can Phoenix Mercury end Minnesota Lynx's Western Conference reign...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After dominating the rest of the league this summer, Phoenix and Minnesota meet for one last time this season with a spot in the WNBA Finals on the line.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014