Phoenix Mercury Schedule 2014
There has never been a better time to get tickets to see the Phoenix Mercury in action
that right now, with a star studded roster that is guaranteed to bring excitement to the court every night. With players like
Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi and Candace Dupree, the Mercury are always one of the top teams in the league. As the new season
begins, the Mercury are out to prove that they are the best team in the league and live up to the expectations everyone had
for them when they drafted Baylor's superstar Brittney Griner first overall last season. The Griner-Taurasi combination will
be a powerful force in the WNBA for many years to come and they hope that 2014 is the year that they win the franchises third
As the season tips off for the Mercury, the schedule gets off to a hot start from the beginning when the
Mercury welcome the Seattle Storm to US Airways Center for an exciting match that will set the tone for how things may go
in the Western Conference this season. Seattle is always a force to be reckoned with thanks to the legendary Sue Bird, who
has been one of the league's best and most consistent players for over a decade. With Sue Bird, the Storm have won two WNBA
Championships and will be one of the Mercury's top rivals to win it all in 2014. This is one of the early season match-ups
that Mercury fans will not want to miss.
The Mercury will have a chance for revenge on June 18, for the rematch of the
2013 Western Conference Finals when the Minnesota Lynx visit the US Airways Center. Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay
Whalen and company know that the Mercury will be out to prove that the road to the championship still goes through Phoenix.
Minnesota has earned the top record in the WNBA for the last three seasons and the Mercury will need to beat the best in order
to be the best, so this is one match-up that should me circled on every Mercury fan's calendar.
The Chicago Sky, the
top seed in the Eastern Conference in 2013, come to Phoenix on July 2 to take on the Mercury at the US Airways Center. Elena
Delle Donne is coming off of a spectacular rookie season and will be trying to keep the momentum going for Chicago, who is
coming off of their best season since entering the WNBA in 2005. Griner, Taurasi and company are looking to bring another
championship back to Phoenix, so pick any number of exciting games on their schedule, grab your family and friends and come
out to US Airways Center to cheer on the home team.
Phoenix Mercury History
As one of the WNBA's original
eight teams, the Phoenix Mercury have a long history of lots of ups, a few downs, and a ton of exciting moments that have
made the Mercury one of the WNBA's most successful franchises. The inaugural Mercury team that first took the court under
the legendary Cheryl Miller in 1997 and made an immediate impact by making the playoffs, as they did in their second season
as well. They were led by players like Jennifer Gillom and Michele Timms, who helped make the Mercury a huge hit with fans
in the Phoenix area. The move that had arguably the biggest impact on the Mercury franchise was the drafting of the sharpshooting
guard Diana Taurasi, a three time National Champion at the University of Connecticut, in 2004. Taurasi made an immediate impact
on the franchise, winning the WNBA Rookie of the Year. During her illustrious career, Taurasi is a five time scoring champion
as well as a World Champion and Finals MVP. The drafting of Baylor sensation Brittney Griner in the 2013 draft may be the
beginnings of a dynasty in Phoenix.
Phoenix Mercury Experience
Since 1997, when the Mercury tipped off
as one of the WNBA's first franchises, the Phoenix area has embraced the Mercury with incredible passion and loyalty. A game
at the US Airways Center in the perfect atmosphere for families looking for world class basketball. With Diana Taurasi nailing
threes and Brittney Griner dunking in the low post, a day with the Mercury is one that your family will not soon forget. There
is a ton of action waiting for you when you watch the best female basketball players on the planet tip off every night. Check
the schedule and get your tickets to the beautiful US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Mercury Trivia
Mercury coach is the only coach to win an NBA Championship and WNBA Championship?
The answer is Paul Westhead, who won
a championship as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980, Magic Johnson't rookie season. He took over the Phoenix
Mercury in 2005, immediately improving the slumping team. He led the Mercury to a championship in 2007.