Phoenix Mercury look to show Seattle Storm recent dominance of fixture can continue | NBA News


The Phoenix Mercury are looking to defeat the Seattle Storm for the second time in four days when they meet on Saturday in Seattle.

Five players scored in double figures for the Mercury (1-1) in Wednesday’s 97-77 win over the short-handed Storm (1-2), who have lost two in a row, and they’ll be looking to repeat the trick live on Sky Sports Mix from 8pm on Saturday evening.

The recent success follows on from last season’s WNBA Playoffs when the Mercury shocked the then-reigning world champion Storm in overtime.

In the midweek game, Tina Charles paced Phoenix with a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double. The former league MVP knocked down three of her four attempts from 3-point distance.

“I just always want to get better,” Charles said. “I know my game still has a ways to go. I’m always looking at Diana (Taurasi) and she’s always looking for ways to get better….

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