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The Phoenix Mercury do drills on court before US Airways Center opens its doors.
How big of a deal was Friday's WNBA championship game in Phoenix? Well, consider this: the only other times a basketball team's won a championship in this city, it was the Boston Celtics beating the Phoenix Suns on our home court in 1976, and then the Chicago Bulls beating the Suns on home court in 1993. When the Phoenix Mercury won their first WNBA championship in 2007, they were in Detroit. And when the Suns won their first NBA championship -- oh wait, never mind. That hasn't happened...full story
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