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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Five questions for the WNBA postseason

    Michelle Smith

    We take a look at the five biggest questions facing the eight teams -- including five with losing records -- in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  5. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury back on top in WNBA power rankings

    Michelle Smith

    With less than a week to play in the regular season, everyone is still chasing Minnesota and Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  6. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx quiet doubters, dispatch Phoenix M...

    Michelle Smith

    After seeing a lot of preseason predictions pick Phoenix to win it all in 2013, Minnesota went to work to prove otherwise. Sunday, the Lynx swept the Mercury for a third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  7. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx sprint past Phoenix Mercury in Gam...

    Michelle Smith

    Thursday was supposed to be different. But instead of finding their first win against Minnesota this season, the Mercury Phoenix failed to execute at both ends of the floor.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  8. WNBA playoffs - Brittney Griner game winner lifts Phoenix Mercury...

    Michelle Smith

    Brittney Griner hadn't exactly been the star of Phoenix's postseason. But with 4.9 seconds left in Monday's decisive Game 3, the rookie hit the winning shot over WNBA MVP Candace Parker to send the Mercury into the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury Western Confer...

    Michelle Smith

    Phoenix is 0-5 against Minnesota this season. Will things be any different when they meet in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  10. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Sparks look to step it up in playoff...

    Michelle Smith

    After missing out on first place in the West, Los Angeles is hoping its best basketball is ahead in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  11. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles vs. Phoenix preview

    Michelle Smith

    With high-scoring offenses and star-studded rosters, the Sparks-Mercury matchup is the best series of the first round.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  12. WNBA - Playoff picture coming into focus

    Michelle Smith

    As the WNBA regular season winds down, we take a look at which teams are headed to the postseason, which squads need to step up to secure a berth, and which stars are heating up the MVP race.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  13. WNBA - Seattle Storm rally to top Phoenix Mercury

    Michelle Smith

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  14. WNBA playoffs -- Minnesota Lynx dictate tempo, take down Phoenix ...

    Michelle Smith

    Minnesota showed naysayers its stellar regular-season record was a sign of things to come.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  15. WNBA playoffs -- Minnesota Lynx best Phoenix Mercury in battle o...

    Michelle Smith

    In a game between two of UConn's finest, Maya Moore and the Lynx bested Diana Taurasi and the Mercury.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  16. WNBA playoffs - It's current success vs. experience out West

    Michelle Smith

    Minnesota had 27 wins in the regular season and was 3-2 against Phoenix, but the Mercury know how to win when it counts -- in the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011