Liberty’s 8-game win streak at stake in visit to Mercury


Jonquel Jones is soaring as the New York Liberty aim to extend their winning streak to nine games when they visit the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night. New York hasn’t lost since dropping back-to-back games on May 23 and 25. The Liberty (12-2) are a half-game behind the league-leading Connecticut Sun. New York began its winning streak with an 81-78 home win over Phoenix on May 29. Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty with 22 points

Mercury to play host to versatile Storm team that is rolling


The Seattle Storm have shown off their variety of weapons while rolling to eight victories in their last nine games. They’ll try to continue their hot streak when they visit the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday afternoon. The Storm’s bench had a significant role in the team’s most recent victory, a 92-84 road triumph against the Dallas Wings on Thursday night. Seattle (9-4) used just three reserves, but Jordan Horston, Sami Whitcomb and Mercedes Russell outscored

Aces look to shake off adversity while visiting Mercury


The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces will try to snap their first three-game losing streak since 2019 when they face the host Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night. Las Vegas (5-5) is coming off Tuesday’s 100-86 loss to the Lynx, letting all five Minnesota starters score at least 14 points. A’ja Wilson led the Aces with 28 points and eight rebounds, with Kelsey Plum adding 13 points. “This is a long, long, long season,” Wilson

Napheesa Collier leads Lynx into matchup with Mercury


The high-flying Minnesota Lynx are going for their fourth straight win when they visit the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night in a Western Conference matchup. Minnesota (7-2) leads the West and is two games behind Connecticut for the top record in the league, while fourth-place Phoenix (4-6) hopes to build on its 3-1 home mark. Overall, however, the Mercury have lost five of their last six games. The Lynx are coming off an 86-62 win

Losing skid behind them, Mercury try to snap Storm’s winning streak


The Phoenix Mercury, who snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday, will go on the road Tuesday to face a Seattle Storm team that has won its last four games. Phoenix’s four-game skid was capped by three consecutive losses on the road. The Mercury (4-5) had a triumphant return home Sunday with an 87-68 win over the Los Angeles Sparks. Diana Taurasi, 41, made seven 3-pointers and finished with 31 points. “We had lost four in

Seeking consistency, Mercury, Sparks meet


The Los Angeles Sparks or host Phoenix Mercury will get a much-needed victory when the Western Conference rivals meet on Sunday night. The Mercury (3-5) are trying to end a four-game losing streak, with three of those defeats coming by at least 15 points. The Sparks (2-5) have fallen in three of their past four games, but the losses have come by a combined 16 points. Phoenix’s first-year coach, Nate Tibbetts, was looking for answers

Lynx, Mercury both seek bounce-back efforts

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The Minnesota Lynx will try to bounce back from a lopsided loss when they take the court against the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night in Minneapolis. The Lynx are coming off an 80-66 defeat against the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. It marked a rare setback for a team that won four of its first five games and had its first loss come by one point. Lynx veteran Napheesa Collier said she and her

Kahleah Copper, Mercury look to heat up vs. Liberty


Tuesday afternoon, Kahleah Copper was recognized as the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for a dynamic three-game stretch in which she averaged 29.7 points. By the end of the day, Copper and the rest of the Phoenix Mercury were struggling to score while getting blown out by the undefeated Connecticut Sun. Copper and the Mercury (3-3) hope they can quickly rebound from a sub-par showing Wednesday night in their visit to the New

Sun entertain Mercury, eye first 6-0 start in team history


The Connecticut Sun are off to their third 5-0 start in franchise history, and their past four wins were decided by a combined 16 points. Coming off another close win, the Sun attempt to start a season with six straight wins for the first time Tuesday night when they host the Phoenix Mercury in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun are off to the same five-win start as the 2021 and 2018 seasons. After opening with a

Streaking Mercury face Wings in clash of WNBA’s top two scorers

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The Phoenix Mercury enter their home game against the Dallas Wings on Saturday on a three-game winning streak, their longest since June 2022. Their best result so far was a 98-88 road victory over the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday. The Mercury (3-1) tied a franchise record by making 16 shots from 3-point range at Las Vegas before hitting 10 more in an 83-80 victory over the visiting Washington Mystics on Thursday.