If the Mercury can finish the season with a winning record, Griner will be a serious contender for this year’s MVP honors. Meanwhile, Taurasi — never to be outdone — became the league’s all-time leading scorer this season. The feat, while rightfully galvanizing her Greatest of All Time status, has stolen some headlines from her towering teammate’s breakout year. Nevertheless, Griner and Taurasi will pack a formidable postseason punch for the Merc, should they make it there. First, they’ll have to take care of the Washington Mystics when they visit Talking Stick Resort Arena.
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