Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game
PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season
The Phoenix Mercury enter the All-Star break on a franchise-record 12-game winning streak and have compiled a gaudy 18-3 record.
So the best players squaring off in Phoenix makes undeniable sense.
“It kind of matches the momentum of the team,” said West coach Cheryl Reeve of the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, “the excitement surrounding the team.”
Mercury stars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner are starters for the West in Saturday’s game, with teammate Candice Dupree among the reserves. Taurasi makes her seventh All-Star appearance. Griner was supposed to start as a rookie last year but sat out the game because of injury. She enters the game off her second dunk of the season Tuesday night.