With only two weeks left in the WNBA regular season, there’s a strong chance that the Phoenix Mercury will be the worst team in the league, but they might also be the best. In spite of a truly awful season, the Mercury is still in sniffing distance of the Western Conference’s fourth and final playoff spot thanks to the return of Diana Taurasi.
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While the Mercury are fighting to get into the playoffs, they’re also only a game ahead of the team they’ll be hosting at US Airways Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, on Friday, September 14: the cellar-dwelling Tulsa Shock. For better or worse, the game will set the Mercury on one path or another. A win would keep the Mercury’s dim title hopes alive; a loss, and the Mercury will end up trying to avoid the indignity of being the league’s worst team.
Fri., Sept. 14, 7 p.m., 2012