Have any of you guys been watching the Mercury? They had an amazing single-game elimination playoff match the other night against the Washington Mystics. The Mercury were down by 2 in the final seconds, and then this happened...
Here's what Bleacher Report has to say about the Mercury's playoff hopes:
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/290 ... postseasonPhoenix Mercury
One can make a case that there's a sizable gap between the top five and everyone else in the WNBA.
That's a roundabout way of writing that the Mercury are the tough-luck losers of the playoff draw after finishing 13-9, which gives them the same playoff status as the 8-14 Wings in the single-elimination gauntlet.
A Mercury team featuring some of the game's all-time greats in Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith now has zero wiggle room in its quest for the WNBA semifinals.
This team has the skills, resume and experience to get the job done, but without Brittney Griner, who left the bubble for personal reasons, it may be a tall order, especially against teams with talented backcourts like the franchises above them in the standings.
However, their impressive 6-0 stretch in the back half of the WNBA regular season shouldn't be discounted. If they bring that magic to the playoffs, then they'll be very tough to beat.
I'm planning to watch as many of their games as I can, and I'll post here in this thread about each game. Who else will watch?